Frankenstein Vocabulary

Odious hateful or detestable
Inure to accustom to hardship; to habituate
Capitulate to surrender unconditionally or on stipulated terms; to give up resistance
Conciliate to overcoming the distrust of hostility of; to placate or win over
Fastidious excessively particular or demanding
Solicitude state of anxiety or concern
Cull to choose, select, or pick
Ameliorate to make or become better
Syndic civil magistrate having different powers in different countries
Plait to braid, as a hair or straw
Interment act or ceremony of interring; burial
Penury extreme poverty; destitution
Vagrant Person who wanders about idly and has no permanent home or employment; vagabond; tramp
Cherub member of the second order of angels, often represented as a beautiful rosy-cheeked child with wings; person, esp. a child, with a sweet, chubby, innocent face
Torrent stream of water flowing with great rapidity and violence
Predilection tendency to think favorably of something in particular; partiality; preference
Inclement severe, rough, or harsh; stormy; not kind or merciful
Chimerical unreal; imaginary; visionary; wildly fanciful; highly unrealistic
Avidity eagerness; greediness
Imbue to impregnate or inspire, as with feelings, opinions, etc
Tyro beginner in learning anything; novice
Impediment obstruction; hindrance; obstacle
Repine to be fretfully discontented; fret; complain
Aver to assert or affirm with confidence; declare in a positive or peremptory manner
Preceptor instructor; teacher; tutor
Slough area of soft, muddy ground; swamp
Multifarious having many different parts, elements, forms, etc.
Progeny descendant or offspring, as a child, plant, or animal
Abortive failing to succeed; unsuccessful
Imprudence not prudent; lacking discretion; incautious; rash
Prognosticate to forecast or predict from present indications or signs; prophesy
Respite delay or cessation for a time, esp. of anything distressing or trying; an interval of relief
Amiable having or showing pleasant, good-natured personal qualities; affable
Repugnance strong distaste, aversion, or objection; antipathy
Imbue impregnate or inspire, as with feelings, opinions
Imbibe to consume by drinking; to drink
Prepossess to possess or dominate mentally beforehand, as a prejudice does
Recapitulation brief review or summary, as of a speech
Panegyric lofty oration or writing in praise of a person or thing; eulogy; formal or elaborate praise
Palpable readily or plainly seen, heard, perceived, etc.; obvious; evident; capable of being touched or felt; tangible
Mien air, bearing, or demeanor, as showing character, feeling, etc.
Physiognomy the face or countenance, esp. when considered as an index to the character
Pedantry the character, qualities, practices, etc., of a pedant, esp. undue display of learning
Abstruse hard to understand; recondite; esoteric
Facile moving, acting, working, proceeding, etc., with ease. sometimes with superficiality
Endue to invest or endow with some gift, quality, or faculty
Apparition supernatural appearance of a person or thing, esp. a ghost; a specter or phantom; wraith
Insupportable not endurable; unbearable; insufferable
Infallible absolutely trustworthy or sure
Unremitting not slackening or abating; incessant
Emaciated marked by abnormal thinness caused by lack of nutrition or by disease
Incipient beginning to exist or appear; in an initial stage
Lassitude weariness of body or mind from strain, oppressive climate, etc; lack of energy; listlessness; languor
Livid deathly pale; pallid; ashen
Languor lack of energy or vitality sluggishness
Incredulous not credulous; disinclined or indisposed to believe; skeptical
Specter visible incorporeal spirit esp. one of a terrifying nature; ghost; phantom; apparition
Pertinacity quality of holding tenaciously to a purpose, course of action or opinion resolute
Convalescence gradual recovery of health and strength after illness; period during which one is convalescing
Fetter chain or shackle placed on the feet
Dissipate to scatter in various directions; disperse; dispel
Antipathy natural, basic, or habitual repugnance; aversion
Docile easily managed or handled; tractable; teachable
Encomium formal expression of high praise; eulogy
Diffident lacking confidence in one’s own ability, worth, or fitness; timid; shy
Dilatory tending to delay or procrastinate; slow; tardy
Pedestrian going or performed on foot
Perambulate to walk through, about, or over; travel through; traverse
Salubrious favorable to or promoting health
Verdant green with vegetation; covered with growing plants or grass
Indelible making marks that cannot be erased, removed, eliminated or forgotten
Deposition the giving of testimony under oath
Depravity the state of being corrupt, wicked, or perverted
Candor th estate or quality of being frank, open, and sincere in speech or expression
Acquittal discharge or release
Ignominious discreditable; humiliating
Exculpate to clear from a charge of guilt or fault; free from blame; vindicate
Execrate to detest utterly; abhor; abominate; to curse; imprecate evil upon; damn; denounce
Adduce to bring forward in argument or as evidence; cite as pertinent or conclusive
Wantonly maliciously or unjustifiably
Timorous fearful
Tedious long and tiresome
Bauble showy, usually cheap, ornament; trinket
Guile insidious cunning in attaining a goal; release from consequences, obligations, or penalties
Obdurate unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings; stubborn; unyielding
Manacle (verb) to handcuff; fetter
Absolution a freeing from blame or guilt; release from consequences, obligations, or penalties
Perdition state of final spiritual ruin; loss of the soul; damnation
Inexorable unyielding; unalterable
Hapless unlucky; luckless; unfortunate
Abhorrence feeling of extreme repugnance or aversion; utter loathing; abomination
Ephemeral lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory
Pallid pale; faint or deficient in color; wan
Precipitous characterized by a cliff, or cliffs, with vertical, nearly vertical, or overhanging face
Malignity state or character of being malign; malevolence; intense ill will; spite
Maw symbolic or theoretical center of a voracious hunger or appetite of any kind
Commiserate to feel or express sorrow or sympathy for; empathize with; pity
Scourge cause of affliction or calamity
Impervious not permitting penetration or passage; impenetrable
Offal refuse; rubbish; garbage
Assuage to make milder or less severe; relieve; ease; mitigate
Disconsolate without consolation or solace; hopelessly unhappy; inconsolable
Purloin to take dishonestly; steal
Taper candle, esp. a very slender one
Viands articles of food
Abstain to hold oneself back voluntarily, esp. of fresh flourishing vegetation
Immure to enclose within wall; to shut in; seclude or confine; to imprison
Verdure greenness, esp. of fresh, flourishing vegetation
Succor help; relief; aid; assistance
Imprecate to invoke or call down as upon a person
Benignity the quality of being benign; kindness
Sanguinary full of or characterized by bloodshed; bloody
Exordium the introductory part of an oration, treatise, etc
Sedulous diligent in application or attention; persevering; assiduous
Indolence the quality or state of slothfulness
Palpitate to pulsate with unusual rapidity from exertion, emotion, disease, etc.; flutter
Ennui feeling of utter weariness and discontent resulting from satiety or lack of interest; boredom
Expedite to speed up the progress of to hasten
Languid lacking in vigor or vitality; slack or slow
Congenial agreeable, suitable, or pleasing in nature or character
Sophism specious argument for displaying ingenuity in reasoning or for deceiving someone; any false argument; fallacy
Exasperate to irritate or provoke to a high degree; annoy extremely
Requite to give or do in return
Insuperable incapable of being passed over, overcome, or surmounted
Promontory high point of land or rock projecting into the sea or other water beyond the line of coast; a headland
Politic shrewd or prudent in practical matters; tactful; diplomatic; contrived in a shrewd and practical way; expedient
Augury the art or practice of an augur; divination; an omen, token, or indicaiton
Visage the face, usually with reference to shape, features, expression, etc.; countenance; aspect; appearance
Torpor sluggish inactivity or inertia
Paroxysm any sudden, violent outburst; a fit of violent action or emotion
Bier frame or stand on which a corpse or the coffin containing it is laid before burial
Invective vehement or violent denunciation censure, or reproach
Adjure to charge, bind, or command earnestly and solemnly, often under oath or the threat of a penalty
Repast quantity of food taken or provided for one occasion of eating; a meal
Impassive without emotion; apathetic; unmoved; unconscious; insensible; not subject to suffering
Asseveration an emphatic assertion
Mutable liable or subject to change or alteration
Insatiable incapable of being satisfied or appeased
Opprobrium disgrace or reproach incurred by conduct considered outrageously shameful; infamy
Contumely insulting display of contempt in words or actions; contemptuous or humiliating treatment
Immaculate spotlessly clean; free from moral blemish or impurity; pure; undefiled
Conflagration destructive fire, usually an extensive one
Casuistry specious, deceptive, or oversubtle reasoning, esp. in questions of morality; fallacious or dishonest application of general principles; sophistry

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