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The Scarlet Letter Vocab List 1

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abstruse
difficult to understand; obscure
antipathy
a deep-seated feeling of dislike; aversion
apotheosis
the highest point in the development of something; culmination or climax
aver
state or assert to be the case
bane
a cause of great distress or annoyance
caprice
a sudden and unaccountable change in mood or behavior
colloquy
a conversation
dearth
a scarcity or lack of something
deleterious
causing harm or danger
dissemble
conceal one's true motives, feelings, or beliefs
dryad
a nymph inhabiting a forest or tree, such as an oak tree
edifice
a building, especially a large, imposing one
enmity
the state or feeling of being actively opposed or hostile to someone or something
erudite
having or showing great knowledge or learning
exhort
strongly encourage or urge someone to do something
feign
pretend to be affected by a feeling, state, or injury; indulge in pretense
ignominy
public shame or disgrace
imp
a mischievous child; a small, mischievous devil or sprite
impute
represent as being done, caused, or possessed by someone;attribute
inauspicious
not conducive to success; unfavorable
indefatigable
(of a person or their efforts) persisting tirelessly
inducement
a thing that persuades or influences someone to do something
iniquity
immoral or grossly unfair behavior
loquacity
talkative