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Anthem Vocab

transgressions a violation of a law or command
garment an article of clothing
lashed to move violently or suddenly
wisdom knowledge gained through life experience
forbade (past tense of forbid) to hinder or prevent by command
vocation a strong feeling of suitability for a particular career or occupation
furrows long, narrow trenches in the ground made by a plow
pyre a heap of combustible material
solidarity unity or agreement of feeling or action
preference setting another person or thing above another in estimation
sieve an instrument with a mesh or perforated bottom used to separate coarse and fine parts
transgressor a person who disobeys the law; criminal
holier more exalted or worthy of devotion or praise
unconquered unbeaten, unvanquished, and undefeated
fathom understand a difficult problem or enigmatic person after much thought
hastened be quick to do something
lodestone a piece of magnetite or other naturally magnetized materiel
moat a deep, wide ditch filled with water surrounding a castle or town as a defense
tarried to delay or be tardy
submission obedience
conceive take into one's mind
transgression breaking a law or commandment
abyss a bottomless gulf or pit
scornful full of open dislike and disrespect or derision often mixed with indignation
tarried to stay in place when one should be moving
illustrious well known, respected, and admired for past achievements
infamy well known for a bad quality or deed
decreed an authoritative order having the force of law
corruption something that has been changed from its original form, fallen apart, decayed
solitude the state or situation of being alone
harness to bring under conditions for effective use (like harnessing a horse with straps to guide its path)
humblest modest, not proud or arrogant
torrent a stream of water flowing with great rapidity and violence
ecstasy rapturous delight
midst in the middle of
reverence honor or respect
covet to desire wrongly
serfdom the state or condition of a slave
botched spoiled by poor work
edict a decree (order) issued by a sovereign (king or queen) or person in authority
sheer marked by great and continuous steepness
broad covering a large area
manuscripts books or documents
virtue behavior showing high moral standards
ego a person's sense of self esteem or self importance
hearth the floor of a fireplace
reverence deep respect for someone or something
endeavoring trying hard to achieve something
sanction a threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule
Created by: MisCoy17