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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

Vocabulary

The Cask of Amontillado

By Edgar Allen Poe


Preclude
Preclude

  • Verb

  • To make impossible


Fettered
Fettered

  • Verb

  • To chain


Motley
Motley

  • Adjective

  • Composed of many different and unrelated elements or colors

  • Noun

  • A clown costume


Rapier
Rapier

  • Noun

  • A long, slender, two-edged sword


Explicit
Explicit

  • Adjective

  • Definite


Repose
Repose

  • Verb

  • To lie at rest

  • Noun

  • Calmness


Flagon
Flagon

  • Noun

  • A large container for liquids, as wine or liquor


Niter
Niter

  • Noun

  • A white or gray harden form of potassium nitrate


Sconces
Sconces

  • Noun

  • A wall bracket for candles or light


Implore
Implore

  • Verb

  • To beg; ask with sincerity


Flambeaux
Flambeaux

  • Noun

  • Lighted torch


Amontillado
Amontillado

  • Noun

  • A variety of sherry


Impunity
Impunity

  • Noun

  • Protection against punishment


Accost
Accost

  • Verb

  • To approach and speak to in a bold way


Connoisseurship
Connoisseurship

  • Noun

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


Immolation
Immolation

  • Noun

  • A Sacrifice


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