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26 terms

Poe Vocab

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affinity
a natural attraction or feeling of kinship
anomalous
abnormal; irregular
chimera
a fantasy; a horrible creature of the imagination
conflagration
a large destructive fire
debauchery
moral corruption
demeanor
(behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
dilapidation
The condition of being run-down or in need of repairs
docile
willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed
equivocal
open to question
expedient
a means to an end
fervid
Full of intense passion or zeal
forbearance
patience, lenience
impetuous
marked by violent force
interment
the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave
munificent
very generous
palpable
capable of being touched or felt
peevish
easily irritated or annoyed
prodigious
enormous
pertinacity
stubbornness
sagacious
acutely insightful and wise
solicitous
full of anxiety and concern
succinct
brief, concise
trifling
the deliberate act of wasting time instead of working
upbraid
express criticism towards, blame
vagary
unpredictable action or behavior
wan
become pale and sickly