the scarlet letter - part 1 vocab
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marked by decency and good taste
an ancestor in the direct line
calling forth respect through age, character, and attainments
worthy of praise
resembling a "tempest" : turbulent, stormy. characterized by strong and turbulent or conflicting emotion
an event or a time marked by an event that begins a new period or development.
to move freely or at will
exemption or freedom from punishment, har, or loss
a scarcity or lack of something
tending to vanish like vapor. fading or disappearing
of or due from a son or daughter. "filial affection"
an established preference for something
an identifying name or title
not conducive to success; unpromising.
a person's facial features or expression - judging from ones facial expression
portend (foreshadow/fortell) a good or bad outcome
to appear or claim to be doing something - especially falsely (something implied or inferred)
disgraceful or dishonorable conduct, quality, or action.
a person's look or manner especially one indicating their character or mood
to decrease in force or intensity
subdue or silence someone / put an end to (a rebellion or other disorder), typically by the use of force.
(especially of a person's manner or actions) insisting on immediate attention or obedience, especially in a brusquely imperious way.
the ability to produce a desired or intended result.
exceeding what is sufficient or necessary
intense disgust. the quality or fact of being contradictory or inconsistent
help in a difficult situation / something that furnishes relief
an object held to act as a charm to avert evil and bring good fortune
impossible to understand or interpret.
a sudden and unaccountable change of mood or behavior/ seemingly unmotivated action
a sequence of real or imaginary images like those seen in a dream.
not spoiled, corrupted, or polluted/belonging to the earliest period or state
a large and scholarly book
to offer as example, reason, or proof to advance in discussion or analysis
a hanger-on who seeks advantage or gain
having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgment; shrewd/ of keen and farsighted penetration and judgement
speak or write about in an abusively disparaging manner ex) "he has been vilified in the press"
foreboding or foreshadowing evil
tending to obstruct or harm/ unfriendly; hostile/ being adverse often by reason of hostility or malevolance
tending to induce sleep; soporific.