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Inferno

A place of fiery heat or destruction

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Canto

A chapter in an epic poem

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Epic

A long narrative story about the journey of a hero

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Allegory

A story that is read on both a literal and symbolic level

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Sloth

Laziness

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Wrath

Anger

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Gluttony

Excess

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Pride

A high opinion of one's own importance or superiority

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Lust

A passionate desire of craving

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Avarice

Greed

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Malice

Spite

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Fraud

A deception deliberately practiced in order to secure unfair or unlawful gain

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Incontinence

Inability to control yourself

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Miser

A stingy cheap person

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Tremulous

Trembling; Fearful

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Bliss

Supreme happiness

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Opportunist

A person who makes decisions to benefit himself

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Putrid

Extremely rotten or decayed

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Woe

Distress

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Omnipotence

The quality of being all powerful

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Forsaken

Abandoned