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What does promiscuous mean in The Cask of Amontillado?

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What does promiscuous mean in The Cask of Amontillado?

'The Cask of Amontillado':

Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Cask of Amontillado' is more than 170 years old. Some of the words in the story may be difficult to understand because they are archaic or their meaning has changed over time. Words often change through the years. For example, the word 'awful' used to mean something that filled you with wonder or 'awe.' Now we use the word to refer to something very bad or terrible.

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In 'The Cask of Amontillado,' the word 'promiscuous' means haphazard. It is used in this context, 'From the fourth side the bones had been thrown...

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When reading stories from the past, sometimes we can get bogged down in archaic vocabulary. In this lesson, we will learn and review important vocabulary words from the short story, ''The Cask of Amontillado'' by Edgar Allan Poe, to help us understand the plot and capture the imagery presented.


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