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Vocabulary. The Cask of Amontillado By Edgar Allen Poe. Preclude. Verb To make impossible. Fettered. Verb To chain. Motley. Adjective Composed of many different and unrelated elements or colors Noun A clown costume. Rapier. Noun A long, slender, two-edged sword. Explicit.

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Vocabulary

The Cask of Amontillado

By Edgar Allen Poe


Preclude

  • Verb

  • To make impossible


Fettered

  • Verb

  • To chain


Motley

  • Adjective

  • Composed of many different and unrelated elements or colors

  • Noun

  • A clown costume


Rapier

  • Noun

  • A long, slender, two-edged sword


Explicit

  • Adjective

  • Definite


Repose

  • Verb

  • To lie at rest

  • Noun

  • Calmness


Flagon

  • Noun

  • A large container for liquids, as wine or liquor


Niter

  • Noun

  • A white or gray harden form of potassium nitrate


Sconces

  • Noun

  • A wall bracket for candles or light


Implore

  • Verb

  • To beg; ask with sincerity


Flambeaux

  • Noun

  • Lighted torch


Amontillado

  • Noun

  • A variety of sherry


Impunity

  • Noun

  • Protection against punishment


Accost

  • Verb

  • To approach and speak to in a bold way


Connoisseurship

  • Noun

  • Expert knowledge in some particular field , often in art or food


Immolation

  • Noun

  • A Sacrifice


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