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30 terms

The Scarlet Letter

A set of 30 vocabulary word found in The Scarlet Letter
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abash
cause to feel embarrassed
amenable
open and responsive to suggestion; friendly
augur
predict a good or bad outcome
auspicious
conducive to success
congenial
pleasant because of a personality, quality, or interest that are similar to one's own
contumely
insolent or insulting language
demeanor
outward behavior or appearance
discerning
showing or having good judgment
deportment
a person's behavior or manner
edifice
a large imposing building
efficacy
the ability to produce a desired result
eminence
fame or recognized superiority
grievous
of something bad, very serious, or severe
hypocrisy
the practice of claiming to have moral standards to which one's own behavior does not conform
ignominious
deserving or causing public disgrace or shame
impediment
an obstruction
indubitable
impossible to doubt
infer
deduce or conclude
lurid
very vivid in color creating an unpleasant effect
malefactor
person who commits a crime
peremptory
insisting on immediate attention
phantasmagoric
sequence of real or imaginary images like seen in a dream
physiognomy
a person's facial features or expressions
pillory
wooden framework with holes for the head and hand
prefigure
be an early indication
sojourn
a temporary stay
successive
following one another
sumptuary
relating to or denoting laws that limit private expenditure of food and personal items
transgress
infringe or go beyond the bound of
evanescent
soon passing out of sight, memory or existence