Scarlet Letter voc 2

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appellation

a name or title

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villified

speak or write about it an abusively disparaging manner

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inimical

tending to obstruct or harm

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Colloquy

(formal) a conversation

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Trammeled

deprive of freedom of action

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Extenuation

Make (guilt or an offense) seem less serious or more forgivable

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Uncouth

(of a person or their appearance or behavior) lacking good manners, refinement, or grace

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Mollified

appease the anger or anxiety of (someone)

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Folly

Lack of good sense; foolishness

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Insidious

Proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects

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Venerable:

Accorded a great deal of respect, especially because of age, wisdom, or character

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Progenitor:

A person or thing from which a person, animal, or plant is descended or originates; an ancestor or parent

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Annals

A record of events year by year

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Ludicrous

So foolish, unreasonable, or out of place as to be amusing; ridiculous

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Warily

Cautiously; carefully

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Tumult

A loud, confused noise, especially one caused by a large mass of people

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Piety

The quality of being religious or reverent

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Lore

A body of traditions and knowledge on a subject or held by a particular group, typically passed from person to person by word of mouth

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Somnambulism

Sleepwalking

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Pauper

A very poor person