The Nightingale and The Rose (Wilde Short Stories) Vocabulary

to clasp
to hold tightly
to clasp
wretched
very unhappy or ill
wretched
to flutter
to fly through the air with short, quick, light movements
to flutter
to soar
to fly high in the sky
to soar
scythe
a sharp instrument with a curved blade for cutting grass etc. It is a traditional symbol of death.
scythe
to ebb (away)
to fade away and become less and less
crimson
a rich, deep red
crimson
to linger
to stay as if not wanting to go
sorrow
a great sadness
sorrow
to purchase
to buy something (using money)
to purchase
to weep
to cry softly
to weep
meadow
a field where grass and wild flowers grow
meadow
sincerity
an honest way of behaving that shows that you really mean what you say or do
sincerity
ecstasy
a feeling of great happiness and joy
ecstasy