The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Glossary

repast

meal

fair quarter

good deal

apprehension

wariness towards something

heartily

sincerely

absurd

ridiculous

sphere

domain

possessor

owner

vanity

shallowness

mortify

cause someone to feel very embarrassed

stifle

to suffocate or to supress

subdue

to overcome

refutations

proofs that something is false

dispute

to argue

wrought

toiled

scarce

barely

scrivener

a scribe; notary; public writer

parsimony

stinginess

victuals

food

scurrilous

using vulgar, abusive language

exactitude

preciseness