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Vocabulary-Emerson's Essays

"Self-Reliance" "from Nature" "Experience"
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eclat
brilliant success
lethe
forgetfulness; a dreamy state of forgetfulness
hobgoblin
a source of fear or worry
suffrage
support or the right to vote
expiate
to make amends, show remorse or suffer punishment
aboriginal
indigenous; existing from the earliest known times
parallax
apparent change of position
impertinence
boldness and rudeness, especially to a superior
rogue
someone who is unscrupulous or dishonest or mischievous
docility
the quality of being easily taught or controlled
inly
in an inward way
perpetual
constant, unchanging
sublime
that which inspires awe
admonishing
mildly warning
manifold
many different
indubitably
without a doubt
integrate
unify
slough
outer layer of a snake's skin, which is shed periodically
perennial
recurring yearly
blithe
carefree
occult
hidden
indigence
destitution; extreme poverty
indolent
lazy, lethargic and not showing any interest
intercalate
to insert extra time into the calendar
lubricity
lewdness; behavior that is obscene or unchaste
coadjutor
an assistant
sot
an offensive term for somebody who habitually drinks alcohol to excess
tempest
a severe storm with very high winds
ballast
something that gives bulk or stability