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

The WordsEdit

Covet: to long for with envy or to want very much

Sepulcher: grave, tomb, or vault for burial

Dissever: to separate or divide into parts

Dauntless: fearless; not able to be intimidated, frightened, or discouraged

Tremulous: marked by fear; trembling or quivering

Disapprobation: disapproval

Prostrate: lying flat with the face downward

Profuse: giving or pouring forth freely; produced freely or abundantly

Implore: to ask or beg earnestly; pleading in a passionate way, often with desperation or great distress

Obeisance: a gesture of respect or reverence, such as a bow or curtsy; the respect shown by such a gesture

Mien: appearance, manner, bearing, or way of carrying or conducting oneself

Beguile: deceive, cheat, or mislead

Gaunt: thin and bony, often from hunger or age

Iniquity: wickedness, sinfulness, or evil

Remonstrance: a protest, complaint, objection

Intimate: to make known directly or to hint or imply

Antipathy: a strong or deeply-rooted dislike

Indecorous: lacking propriety or good taste

Ostentatious: characterized by a showing display; pretentious

Sagacious: wise; having keen perception and sound judgment

Parts of SpeechEdit


  • sepulcher
  • disapprobation
  • obeisance
  • mien
  • iniquity
  • remonstrance
  • antipathy


  • covet
  • dissever
  • implore
  • beguile
  • intimate


  • dauntless
  • tremulous
  • prostrate
  • profuse
  • gaunt
  • indecorous
  • ostentatious
  • sagacious