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Flashcards in Ch12- Scarlet Letter Deck (16):
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PALL

(n.) a cloth of velvet for spreading over a coffin; a coffin

2

ZENITH

(n.) a highest point or state

3

WIELD

(v.) to exercise power

4

INEXTRICABLE

(adj.) incapable of being disentangled

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EXPIATION

(n.) the act to atone for

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BANDYING

(v.) to pass back and forth

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MILLSTONE

(n.) anything that grinds or crushes

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LURID

(adj.) gruesome; horrible; revolting

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GRISTLY

(adj.) containing cartilage

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HERETOFORE

(adv.) before this time; until now

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SHRINE

(n.) building which contains shelter to some religious relic

12

VAULT

(n.) a space or chamber enclosed for safekeeping of valuables

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GABLE

(n.) the portion or side of a building enclosed by or masking the end of a pitched roof

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ERUDITE

(adj.) characterized by great knowledge; learned or scholarly

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SCURRIOUS

(v.) to move quickly or in haste

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PORTENT

(n.) an indication or omen of something about to happen