The House of the Seven Gables (Webster's Thesaurus Edition) by Nathaniel Hawthorne

By Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Judge Pyncheon was unquestionably an honor to his race. He had built himself a country-seat within a few miles of his native town, and there spent such portions of his time as could be spared from public service in the display of every grace and virtue--as a newspaper phrased it, on the eve of an election--befitting the Christian, the good citizen, the horticulturist, and the gentleman. There were few of the Pyncheons left to sun themselves in the glow of the Judge's prosperity. In respect to natural increase, the breed had not thriven; it appeared rather to be dying out.

Tiptoe: (v) tip, tippytoe, creep, patter, skirt, skip, tilt, sidle, lean; (adj) alert; (n) quieter. ANTONYM: (v) clump. 44 The House of the Seven Gables The inevitable moment was not much longer to be delayed.

Unsatisfactorily: (adv) badly, insufficiently, inadequately, weakly, pathetically, pitifully, disappointingly, imperfectly, absurdly, embarrassingly, derisorily. ANTONYMS: (adv) satisfactorily, impressively, well, perfectly, competently. Nathaniel Hawthorne 41 described. Owing to the projection of the upper story--and still more to the thick shadow of the Pyncheon Elm, which stood almost directly in front of the gable-the twilight, here, was still as much akin to night as morning. Another heavy sigh from Miss Hepzibah!

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