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Chapter 1

 1.  mortify – (to) discipline by self denial

 2.  vintage – wine

 3.  coquetry – flirting; flirtatiousness

 4. florid – ornate; showy; fancy

5. sordid – foul; depressingly squalid; morally degraded

6. abreast – side by side

7. Juggernaut – an overwhelming force that crushes everything in its path

8. apothecary – druggist; pharmacist

9. harpy [harpies] – [often capitalized] – a monster with the head and trunk of a woman & the tail, wings, and talons of a bird [very mean creatures, wild and crazy]

10. apocryphal – questionable; of questionable authorship or authenticity; erroneous; fictitious

11. muse [musing] – consider; deliberate at length; think over

12. pedantical(ly) – exact; marked by a narrow, often showy concern for book learning and formal rules

13. pedant [chap. 3] – one who stresses trivial details of learning

Chapter 2

14. divinity – God; theology [so “a volume . . . of divinity” would be a religious book]

15. holograph – a document written completely in the handwriting of its signee

English IV