Study New Words From Scarlet Letter Vocabulary List

Decorous: characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste;

Ponderous: having great mass and weight and unwieldiness;

Evanescent: tending to vanish like vapor;

Inefficacious: lacking the power to produce a desired effect;

Ludicrous: amusing or laughable through obvious absurdity, incongruity, exaggeration, or eccentricity;

Benevolence: desiring to do good to others;

Aspiration: strong desire, longing, or ambition: goal. ghastly: terrifyingly horrible to the senses: frightening;

Malice: desire to see another suffer;

Scantly: scarcely enough;

Malevolence: arising from intense or vicious ill will, spite, or hatred;

Foliage: a cluster of leaves, flowers, and branches;

Lunacy: wild foolishness; insanity;

Beneficence: an office to which the revenue from an endowment is attached;

Vivacity: being lively in temper or conduct:

Gratuitous: without apparent reason or justification;

Sigma: a mark of shame or discredit;

Penitence: regret for sin or wrongdoing.

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