Scarlet Letter Vocab
| Appeals to the imagination use of the “willing suspension of belief”. Romanticism stresses emotion rather than reason.
| Puritan (n)
| Religious reformers that emerged during 16th century. Puritan sought to cleanse the culture of what they regarded as corrupt, sinful practices.
| Sepulchers (n)
| A small room or monument cut in rock or built of stone, in which a dead person is laid or buried.
| Inauspicious (adj.)
| Not auspicious; not conducive to success
| Physiognomies (n)
| A person's facial features or expression, esp. when regarded as indicative of character or ethnic origin.
| Augured (v)
| To predict, especially from signs or omens; foretell.
| Betoken (v)
| Be a sign of; indicate.
| Not conforming with accepted or orthodox standards or beliefs.
| Venerable (adj.)
| Accorded a great deal of respect, esp. because of age, wisdom, or character.
| Infamy (n)
| An evil or criminal act that is publicly known.
| Rotundity (n)
| The state or quality of being rounder plump.
| Purport (v)
| Appear or claim to be or do something, esp. falsely; profess.
| Malefactresses (n)
| A woman who violates the law or does evil.
| Beadle (n)
| A parish officer having various subordinate duties.
| Haughty (adj.)
| Pertaining to, dealing with, or regulating expense or expenditure.
| Evanescent (adj.)
| Vanishing; fading away; fleeting.
| Ignominy (n)
| Disgrace; dishonor; public contempt.
| Pertaining to or of the nature of rheumatism.
| Meridian (n)
| the great circle of the celestial sphere that passes through its poles and the observers zenith
| Iniquity (n)
| Gross injustice or wickedness.
| Bearing or deserving ignominy
| Calm, peaceful, and untroubled; tranquil
| The furthest point or limit of something
| A wooden framework with holes for...
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