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Vocabulary in the Cask of Amontillado . Impunity. Originates from the word punish Means Freedom from punishment Montresor desires to punish with impunity. Definitively . Comes from root word definite Here –ly ending makes the word change from an adjective to an adverb

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impunity
Impunity
  • Originates from the word punish
  • Means Freedom from punishment
  • Montresor desires to punish with impunity
definitively
Definitively
  • Comes from root word definite
  • Here –ly ending makes the word change from an adjective to an adverb
  • Here means conclusive; precise; authoritative or accurate
repose
Repose
  • Noun meaning Sleep; calm; peacefulness; to lie prone
  • Here Montresor is referring to the the corpses that fill the walls of the wine cave
obstinate
Obstinate
  • Adjective meaning stubborn; defying control or treatment
  • Fortunato’s unwillingness to abandon his quest to taste the Amontillado
rampant
Rampant
  • Adjective meaning uncontrolled, without restraint
  • This refers to the Montresor crest in which a snake roams free and untethered
niche
Niche
  • Noun meaning a recess or cove; a special area
  • Montresor refers to the cellar he approaches with Fortunato
remote
Remote
  • Adjective meaning distant; secluded
  • Montresor refers to the barren location and how distant it is from everything else
precluded
Precluded
  • Verb meaning to be made impossible in advance
  • Montresor believes that it is impossible for for him to be risking anything by killing Fortunato
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Gait
  • Verb meaning the way one walks
  • Montresor refers to the drunk way that Fortunato walks
colossal
Colossal
  • Adjective meaning amazingly large
  • Here Montresor is referring to the large supports inside of the catacombs
retribution
Retribution

An abstract noun meaning punishment for offenses.

In this case, Montresor does not want any retribution for his vengeful act.

unredressed
Unredressed
  • Unredressed-- When the steps taken to amend a wrong doing are undone. Montresor does not want his vengeance to be unredressed
redresser
Redresser
  • The one who remedies a wrongdoing
  • Montresor fancies himself as a redresser
contextual sentences
Contextual Sentences
  • Write a sentence using each one of these vocabulary words. You may change the form of the word to plural or past tense, but you must use it in a sentence that clearly shows your knowledge of the meaning of it. Post your completed sentences to the dropbox.