Gothic Lit Vocab

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mien

a person's appearance, manner, or demeanor

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beguile

influence by slyness

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ghastly

shockingly repellent; inspiring horror

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dirge

a song or hymn of mourning as a memorial to a dead person

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pallid

deficient in color suggesting physical or emotional distress

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venerable

worthy of respect because of age, dignity, or character

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decrepit

weakened, worn out, impaired, or broken down by old age, illness, or hard use

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deferential

extremely respectful(treatment)

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dispute

to question or doubt

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efface

to wipe out; erase

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contagion

spreading of disease

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dauntless

fearless

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pervade

to spread throughout

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sagacious

wise

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untenanted

not occupied

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obliterate

to wipe out, leaving no trace

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coquettish

flirtatious

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temerity

foolish boldness

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diffident

shy and timid; lacking self-confidence

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virulent

extremely poisonous or harmful

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