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16 terms

Fall of the House of Usher-Vocab

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oppressively
unjustly inflicting hardship and constraint
coincidentally
done or happening by chance
pallor
an unhealthy pale appearance
hypochondriac
a patient with imaginary symptoms and ailments
melancholy
a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed
tapestries
artworks made of cloth, often used as wall hangings
bleak
offering little or no hope, inhospitable
peculiar
markedly different from the usual
torment
the act of harassing someone
gruels
A thin mixture of grains or legumes in milk or water
catalepsy
a trancelike state with loss of voluntary motion and failure to react to stimuli
heirs
people who carry on the tradition of predecessors
languishes
becomes weak or feeble
superstitions
false beliefs based on fear and ignorance
aghast
feeling great dismay or horror
mad hilarity
roaring laughter