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EA poe short story vocab

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an incarnation in human form
dissolution
somebodys death
dauntless
unaccustomed to fear
sagacious
Having or showing keen discernment, sound judgment, and farsightedness. Shrewd.
castellated
Having battlements and high walls like a castle.
eccentric
unconventional
august
dignified and splendid
buffoons
Clowns, ludicrous figures
voluptuous
inclined or devoted to a life of sensual pleasure
bizarre
grotesquely odd
hue
shade of color
tapestry
a heavy piece of fabric with a woven pattern or picture. Use: wall hanging, upholstery.
candleabrum
A candlestick with multiple branches allowing it to hold a number of candles. Also spelled "candelabra".
profusion
a great deal
emanate
come from
countenance
expression on ones face
monotonous
repetitious and uniteresting
sedate
lacking sense of hurry or urgency
reverie
daydream
tremulous
trembling from fear or nervousness
grotesque
seeming strange or ludicrous through being out of place or unexpected
piquant
sharply stimulating or provocative
writhe
move in a twisting way
decorum
Propriety and good taste in conduct or appearance
propriety
quality of being socially appropriate
habiliment
Clothing. The dress characteristic of an occupation or occasion.
spectral
ghostly
impetuous
acting impulsively
dissimulation
Hiding under a false appearance.
impunity
Freedom from any punishment, loss, or consequences
retribution
punishment
immolation
to be killed as a sacrificial victim
abscond
to run away secretly, escape
catacomb
Freedom from any punishment, loss, or consequences
fettered
to restrain somebody