Scarlet Letter set 5

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  • Machinations:

n. A scheming or crafty action or artful design intended to accomplish some usually evil end.

2
  • Prattle:

v. talk at length in a foolish or inconsequential way.

3

Solace:

: n. Comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness.

4
  • Wormwood:

n. A woody shrub with a bitter aromatic taste, used, especially formerly, as an ingredient vermouth and absinthe and in medicine.

5

Tempestuous:

adj. Characterized by strong and turbulent or conflicting emotion.

6

Morbid:

adj. Characterized by or appealing to an abnormal and unhealthy interest in disturbing and unpleasant subjects, especially death and disease.

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Pathos:

: n. A quality that evokes pity or sadness.

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  • Swarthy:

adj. Dark-skinned.

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  • Smite

v. strike with a firm blow.

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  • Stigma:

n. A mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person.