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FRA 8th grade "Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allen Poe

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avatar
any incarnation or embodiment, as of a quality or a concept in a person
profuse
given or poured forth freely and abundantly
dauntless
feerless
sagacious
wise, showing sound judgment
castellated abbey
a monastery or convent built with turrets and battlements, like a castle
masked ball
a ball at which masks and fancy costumes are worn
impeded
barred, hindered, or obstructed
prevailing
predominant
emanating
coming forth, issuing, as from a source
countenances
faces; facial features
precincts
boundaries, walls
constrained
forced; compelled
perforce
by or through necessity; necessarily
sedate
calm, quiet, composed
meditation
deep, continued thought
pervaded
spread or diffused throughout
tremulousness
a state of trembling or quivering
conceptions
formulations of ideas or mental concepts
fete
French for "party"
"Hernani"
a romantic play by the French writer Victor Hugo, first presented in 1930
anon
soon
cessation
ceasing or stopping
Herod
the Biblical king responsible for the massacre of innocent children in his attempt to kill the infant jesus. To "out-Herod Herod" is to be more evil than the worst of tyrants
decorum
porpriety and good taste
habiliments
clothing
mummer
masked person
impetuosity
rashness; impulsiveness
prostrate
lying with the face downwards
grave-cerements
shrouds, cloths that cover a body for burial
tangible
that can be touched or felt by touch
dominion
rule or power to rule