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20 terms

Rob Scarlet Letter Ch 7-11

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cabalistic
mystic, occult
chirurgical
surgical
contagion
the ready transmission or spread, as of an attitude, idea or emotion from person to person; harmful or undesirable contact or influence
deportment
demeanor, conduct
despondent
dispirited, feeling or showing profound hopelessness
emaciated
gradually wasted away
erudition
knowledge by research
imperious
dictatorial urgent commanding
leech
a person who clings to another person
pestilence
a deadly epidemic disease
demerits
punishments for wrongdoing
ethereal
light or airy
expiation
the meansby which atonement or eparation is made
inextricable
incapable of being disentangled
inimical
harmful hostile
ominous
foreboding threatening
portent
ominous signifiicance
scurrilous
insulting offensive
somnambulism
sleepwalking; performing acts while asleep
zenith
the highest point or state; culmination; the point in the sky directly above the observer