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15 terms

Scarlet Letter Flash Cards

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dauntless
(adj) Not to be intimidated; fearless
Importunate
(adj) Urgent of persistent in solicitation
Sagacity
(N) acuteness of mental discernment
Inimical
(Adj) unfriendly
Palliate
(V) to relieve or lessen without curing
Odious
(adj) highly offensive
Abstruse
(adj) hard to understand
Torpid
(adj) inactive or sluggish
Sedulous
(adj) Diligent in action/attention
Penance
(N) punishment undergone in token of penance for sin
Penitence
(N) regret for ones wrongdoing
Vicissitude
(N) a change in the course of something
Dissolute
(Adj) Indifferent to moral restraints
Contiguous
(adj) in contact
Parable
(n) short allegorical story designed to teach some truth