This vocabulary follows the rules of any vocabulary assignment.  The twenty words can be found throughout the 18th Century Literature unit, and their memorization and comprehension can help with an overall understanding of the text.

The WordsEdit

Expedient: providing an easy and quick way to solve a problem

Importune: to urge or entreat persistently or repeatedly

Scrupulous: conscientious; careful; principled

Deference: a way of behaving that shows respect

Eminent: famous; outstanding

Inducement: something that persuades or influences

Censure: strong disapproval

Raiment: clothing; garments

Propagate: to spread widely

Prodigious: enormous

Auspicious: showing or suggesting that future success is likely

Copious: large in amount or number; abundant

Schism: a division in a church

Scourge: a cause of trouble or suffering

Avarice: greed

Pernicious: causing great harm or damage often in a way that is not easily seen or noticed

Odious: disgusting; hateful

Contrive: to form or make in a skillful or clever way

Vindication: the act of defending

Sagacity: the quality of perception; wisdom

Parts of SpeechEdit


  • Deference
  • Inducement
  • Censure
  • Raiment
  • Schism
  • Scourge
  • Avarice
  • Vindication
  • Sagacity


  • Importune
  • Propagate
  • Contrive


  • Expedient
  • Scrupulous
  • Eminent
  • Prodigious
  • Auspicious
  • Copious
  • Pernicious
  • Odious