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29 terms

scarlet letter vocab 3

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defunct
dead or inactive
firmament
the vault or arch of the sky; heavens
replete
fully or abundantly provided or filled; complete
malevolence
arising from intense or vicious ill will, spite, or hatred
scurrilous
insulting; scandalous; grossly and offensively abusive
pauper
a very poor person
foliage
a cluster of leaves, flowers, and branched
imbibe
to take in or retain; absorb; drink
ethereal
celestial, heavenly
chasm
a marked diversion, separation, or difference
acquiesce
to accept or comply tacitly or passively
rankle
to cause persistent keen irritation or bitter resentment
usurp
to seize and hold (a position, power, etc.) by force or without legal right
retribution
punishment given in return for something wrong committed; revenge
verdure
condition of health and vigor
petulant
insolent or rude in speech or behavior
propensity
an intense and often urgent natural inclination
acrid
deeply or violently bitter
asperity
roughness; severity; harshness
scintillating
sparkling; witty; brilliant or keen, as in talent
loquacious
exceedingly talkative; garrulous; rambling
prattle
to talk in a foolish or simpleminded way
contiguity
the quality or state of next or near in time or sequence
misanthropy
hatred or disgust of mankind
invigorate
to give life and energy to animate
recoil
to fall back under pressure; retreat
consecrate
the act of making or declaring sacred
satiate
to satisfy fully
sentinel
one that watched or guards