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The Scarlet Letter Vocabulary Bellringers. Chapters 1-3. 1 . E DIFICE- n a large, imposing building 2. INAUSPICIOUS- adj not favorable; unlucky 3. RANKLE- v to cause anger or resentment. Chapters 1-3 cont’d.

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chapters 1 3
Chapters 1-3

1. EDIFICE- n a large, imposing building

2. INAUSPICIOUS- adj not favorable; unlucky

3. RANKLE- v to cause anger or resentment

chapters 1 3 cont d
Chapters 1-3 cont’d.

4. PRETERNATURAL- adj beyond what is normally found in nature

5. SAGACITY- n wisdom; sound judgment

6. MIEN- n a person’s manner; a way of carrying one’s self

chapters 4 6
Chapters 4-6

7. EFFICACY- n effectiveness

8. REQUITAL- n something given in return

9. VIVIFY- v to give life to; to animate

chapters 4 6 cont d

Chapters 4-6 cont’d.

10. REPUGNANCE- n extreme distaste

11. INVIOLABLE- adj sacred; not to be

injured

12. REVILE- v use abusive language

chapters 7 9
Chapters 7-9

1. RUFF- nhigh, stiff collar worn by men and women

2. PANOPLY- na complete suit of armor

  • TRANSGRESSION- n sin; act that is against

the law

chapters 7 9 cont d
Chapters 7-9 cont’d

4. MOUNTBANK- n one who entertains with jokes or tricks

5. PROVIDENTIAL- adj showing the guidance of God

6. IMPORTUNATE- adj annoying persistent; insistent

chapters 10 12
Chapters 10-12

7. INIMICAL- adj hostile; harmful

8. PROPAGATE- v to breed

9. SOMNIFEROUS- adj sleep-inducing

chapters 10 12 cont d
Chapters 10-12 cont’d.

10. ETHEREAL- adj not earthly; heavenly

11. ABTRUSE- adj hard to understand

12. MACHINATION- n scheme of evil intent

chapters 10 12 cont d1
Chapters 10-12 cont’d.

13. SOMNAMBULISM- n sleepwalking

14. TORPID- adj without sensation; sluggish

15. SCURRILOUS- adj coarse; vulgar

chapters 13 15
Chapters 13-15

OBVIATED- V anticipated and made unnecessary

PROPINQUITY- N nearness in place or time

SEDULOUS- ADJ diligent; careful and busy

ENIGMA- N something hard to understand or explain; mystery

chapters 16 18
Chapters 16-18

LOQUACITY- N Excessive talkativeness

MISANTHROPY- N Hatred or disgust of humankind

COLLOQUY- N conversation

chapters 19 21
Chapters 19-21

ACCOSTING- V attacking

INURED- V accustomed to accept something undesirable

VICISSITUDE- N changing circumstances

chapters 19 21 cont d
Chapters 19-21 cont’d

IRREFRAGABLE- V not to be disputed or contested

WORMWOOD- N something bitter and grievous; bitterness

BUCKLER- N a shield worn on the left arm

chapters 22 24
Chapters 22-24

PATHOS- N sympathetic pity

INGNOMINY-N great personal dishonor or humiliation

SURMISE- V to imagine or infer on slight grounds

chapters 22 24 cont d
Chapters 22-24 cont’d

APOTHEOSIS- N elevation to divine status

NUGATORY- ADJ having no force; inoperative

PENITENCE- N regret for sin or wrongdoing