American Literature 1800s Vocabulary

Torrent
A strong and fast-moving of water or other liquid

Unobtrusive
Not conspicuous or attracting attention

Lugubrious
Looking or sounding sad and dismal

Savant
A learned person, especially a distinguished scientist

Vestiges
A trace of something that is disappearing or longer exists

Sentinel
A soilder or guard whose job is to stand and keep watch

`Epitaph
A pharse or statement written in memory of a person who has died, especialley as an inscription on a tombstone.

Bereave
Be deprived of love one through a profound absence especially due to the loved ones death

Alacrity
Brik and cheerful readiness

Despairing
Showing the loss of all hope

Diligent
Having or showing care

Legacy
An amount of money or property left to someone

Belligerent
Hostile and aggressive

Muse
To think about something

Farce
a comic dramatic work using buffoonery and horseplay and typically including crude characterization and ludicrously improbable situations.

Contrive
create or bring about (an object or a situation) by deliberate use of skill and artifice.