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Handmaid’s tale voca

Handmaid’s tale vocab

Pungent strong and sharp to the sense of taste or smell
Taint place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
Palimpsest a manuscript on which more than one text has been written
Forlorn marked by or showing hopelessness
Wail a cry of sorrow and grief
Yearn desire strongly or persistently
Insatiable impossible to fulfill, appease, or gratify
Surly unfriendly and inclined toward anger or irritation
Avert turn away or aside
Reproach express criticism towards
Threshold the starting point for a new state or experience
Genteel marked by refinement in taste and manners
Jaunty having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air
Servile submissive or fawning in attitude or behavior
Whimsical determined by chance or impulse rather than by necessity
Demure shy or modest, often in a playful or provocative way
Ravenous extremely hungry
Menial relating to unskilled work, especially domestic work
Hoard save up as for future use
Surrpetitiously in a secretive manner
Mesmerized having your attention fixated as though by a spell
Sedate dignified and somber in manner or character
Disconsolate sad beyond comforting; incapable of being soothed
Chalice a bowl-shaped drinking vessel
Sanctity the quality of being holy
Quagmire a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
Parley a negotiation between enemies
Lugubrious excessively mournful
Wretch someone you feel sorry for
Unfathomable impossible to come to understand
Stagnant not circulating or flowing
Bludgeon strike with a club
Created by: VKimbrell718
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