Frankenstein words Flashcards

vocabulary
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poignant
heartbreaking
tranquility
peacefulness
Purloined
Stolen
execration
Cursing
multifarious
adjective- diverse
emaciated
extremely thin
Postpone, delay
Defer
Hapless
unlucky; luckless; unfortunate
metaphysical
mystical, abstract, spiritual
physiognomy
face or appearance
entreat
(v) to beg; implore
Countenance (Noun)
Someone's facial expressions.
uncouth
awkward, clumsy, or unmannerly:
lassitude
Lack of energy; ennui
Pedantry
the character, qualities, practices, etc., of a pedant, esp. undue display of learning
Harrowing
extremely disturbing or distressing; grievous
docile
easily managed or handled; tractable:
deprecate
to express earnest disapproval of.
alleviate
To make easier to endure
repugnance
the state of being repugnant.
promontory
a bluff overlooking a lowland; cliff
laborious
requiring much work, exertion, or perseverance:
transitory
not lasting, enduring, permanent, or eternal.
antipathy
a basic, or habitual repugnance; aversion or dislike
rapturously
full of, feeling, or manifesting ecstatic joy or delight.
parched
to make extremely, excessively, or completely dry, as heat, sun, and wind do.
palpitate
to cause to pulsate or tremble.
ephemeral
lasting a very short time, transitory
Walton
this character says, "One man's life and death matters not"
Capacious
capable of holding much; spacious or roomy
amass
to gather for oneself; collect as one's own; to collect into a mass or pile
admiration
a feeling of wonder, pleasure, or approval.
complacency
a feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, defect, or the like; self-satisfaction or smug satisfaction with an existing situation, condition, etc.
reveries
a state of dreamy meditation or fanciful musing:
enkindle
to kindle into flame, ardor, activity, etc.
consternation
a sudden, alarming amazement or dread that results in utter confusion; dismay.
archaic language
Mary Shelley uses this when Victor talks to the magistrate to show authority
Mortification (noun)
A death of a body part; rotting.
panegyric
a lofty oration or writing in praise of a person or thing; eulogy.
delineate
to trace the outline of; sketch or trace in outline; represent pictorially:
zeal
fervor for a person, cause, or object; eager desire or endeavor; enthusiastic diligence; ardor.
perceived
to become aware of, know, or identify by means of the senses:
celestial
of or relating to the sky and the heavens; divine
imbibed
to absorb or soak up, as water, light, or heat:
epithets
any word or phrase applied to a person or thing to describe an actual or attributed quality:
Prudent
wise or judicious in practical affairs; sagacious; discreet or circumspect; sober
Fortitude
Courage
Commence
Begin
Obdurate
stubborn
insatiate
insatiable:
purloin
(v) steal
serenity
calmness, peace
inexorable
unyielding; unalterable:
fiend
evil spirit; devil
Candour
(kaan dohr)
honest expression
penury
extreme poverty; destitution.
Infallible
absolutely trustworthy or sure
debilitate
to weaken, to enfeeble
Syn: earnestly, zealously, fervently
Ant: idly, listlessly, expediously
Ardently
meed
a reward or recompense.
tempest
noun- violent storm or agitation
stigma
mark of disgrace or infamy
ardent
having, expressive of, or characterized by intense feeling; passionate; fervent:
acme
the highest point; summit; peak:
puerile
childishly foolish; immature or trivial:
capitulate
(v) to surrender often (after negotiating terms); to yield
Emaciate (Verb)
To make weak or feeble.
rapture
ecstatic joy or delight; joyful ecstasy.
imperious
domineering in a haughty manner; dictatorial; overbearing:
prognosticated
to forecast or predict (something future) from present indications or signs; prophesy.
assail
to attack vigorously or violently; assault.
integrity
adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.
alloy
something that impairs the quality or reduces the value of the thing to which it is added
detest
to feel intense and often violent antipathy toward
recompense
to repay; remunerate; reward, as for service, aid, etc.
ignoble
not noble; of humble descent or rank.
gaunt
extremely thin and bony; haggard and drawn, as from great hunger, weariness, or torture; emaciated.
execrate
to curse; imprecate evil upon; damn; denounce:
opprobrium
the disgrace or the reproach incurred by conduct considered outrageously shameful; infamy.
abhorred
the most used word of Frankenstein is this
mercenary
working or acting merely for money or other reward; venal.
demoniacal
of, pertaining to, or like a demon; demonic:
conjecture
an opinion or theory so formed or expressed; guess; speculation.
tenants
a person or group that rents and occupies land, a house, an office, or the like, from another for a period of time; lessee.
progeny
a descendant or offspring, as a child, plant, or animal.
hovel
a small, very humble dwelling house; a wretched hut.
Ardently
having, expressive of, or characterized by intense feeling; passionate
exculpated
to clear from a charge of guilt or fault; free from blame; vindicate.
She catches scarlet fever from Elizabeth
How does Victor's mother die?
Bestow
to present as a gift; give; confer
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