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26 terms

The Scarlet Letter Vocab 2

Spak Period 6
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Lurid
adjective causing shock or disgust
amenable
adjective willing to cooperate
besmirch
verb to sully, soil
gesticulate
verb to make gestures
ignominy
noun shame, dishonor
caprice
noun sudden, impulsive action
quell
verb to suppress
inscrutable
adjective mysterious
intrinsic
adjective fundamental values
pervade
verb to become diffused throughout every part of
wan
adjective lacking color
dauntless
adjective very brave
emaciated
adjective very thin
propensity
noun a natural tendency
futurity
noun a future state
propinquity
noun nearness of place
purport
verb to present the appearance of being
dexterity
noun the ability to use your hands skillfully
multitudinous
adjective forming a great number
somnambulism
noun sleepwalking
accost
verb to confront boldly
austerity
noun an at of self-denial in respect to something regarded as luxury
abase
verb to lower
scurrilous
adjective abusive or defamatory
defunct
adjective no longer existing or functioning
chasm
noun a deep gorge