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Scarlet Letter Vocabulary

Vocabulary Words from Scarlet Letter (english 10)
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Imbued
v. to inspire with a feeling/quality/opinion
Uncongenial
adj. Not agreeable/pleasing; hostile
physiognomy
n. outward appearance; facial features
amenable
Adj. Agreeable
Imbibing
v. to absorb i.e. knowledge, ideas, features
inscrutable
adj. not readily understood; difficult; mysterious
superfluous
adj. being more than is necessary; excessive
pestilence
n. deadly disease; epidemic, widespread, plague
emaciated
adj. thin/skinny due to starvation
visage
n. facial expression
phantasmagoric
adj. illiusion-like, ghostly, deceiving appearances
lurid
adj. gruesome, horrible, revolting, vividly descriptive
purge
V. To purify, cleanse, remove sin
rankle
v. to cause anger or to feel angry
infamous
adj. extremely bad reputation, detestable
efficacy
n. power to produce an effect/result
veneration
n. feeling/expression of awe/reverence/respect
cabalistic
adj. secret, hidden meaning, mystic
guise
n. appearance or false appearance; deceit; disguise
vehemence
n. fury, anger, extreme expression of emotion
torrent
n. rushing stream; overflowing
appellation
n. name, title
somniferous
adj. induce sleep
inextricable
adj. from which once cannot escape; inescapable
somnambulism
n. sleep walking; trance
unwonted
adj. out of the ordinary; unusual; rare
panoply
n. wide ranging, splendid display, special dress, ceremony attire
Impropriety
N. Improper (state of being)
Intangibility
N. Unable to be perceived, unclean
Eldritch
Adj. Strange, weird, spooky