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The Scarlet Letter vocabulary 6

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phantasmagoric
of a rapidly changing series of images
eminence
position of great distinction
cloister
convent
discern
to understand, perceive, or comprehend
furrowed
wrinkled
heterogeneous
of different origins or not of the same kind
abate
to make less or deduct
convulsive
violent
writhing
twisted or contorted
imperceptible
not noticeable or not observable
sagacity
wisdom
genial
cheerful or friendly
exhort
to urge, beg, or plead
lofty
elevated or high
tremulous
quivering or trembling
pervaded
spreaded throughout
quietude
calmness
demeanor
manner or personality
peremptory
undeniable, final, or absolute
sojourn
visit or brief, temporary stay
monarchy
rule by a single person
polychromatic
showing a variety of colors
polytheism
belief that there is a plurarity of gods
monocle
eyeglass for one eye
monogram
two or more letters interwoven to represent a name
monolith
single stone of large size
monologue
long speech by one person in a group
polyglot
speaking several languages
polygon
a closed plane figure having many angles, many sides
polytechnic
dealing with many arts or sciences
buffoon
(n) clown or fool
ostentatious
(adj) showy
precocious
(adj) unusually advanced at an early age
superfluous
(adj) extra, more than necessary
tumult
(n) state of confusion or agitation