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fervent

characterized by intense emotion; compare the ways in which Frankenstein and Walton suffer from a fervent desire for fame.

satiate

fill with satisfaction; explain why the creation does not satiate Frankenstein; examine the effects of an insatiable desire for knowledge

Ardent

characterized by intense emotion; define the ways in which Frankenstein's parents are ardent ones.

assailed

attacked; explain why the little girl's father assailed the monster after saving her life---scared of difference

Capacious

spacious; explain why the novel is so capacious--creating life is reflective of the space--the arctic is untouched by humans they are returning to "Eden" the creator and his creation

suppliant

humbly entreating; explain why and how the monster is suppliant when he reunites with Frankenstein in the cave to tell the story

paroxysm

a sudden outburst; a fit; Why did Frankenstein suffer a paroxysm when he returned to his apartment lab with Clerval

chimerical

Fantastic; unreal; impossible; absurd; Explain why critics would call "Frankenstein" chimerical.

cursory

hasty and without attention to detail; Explain how Frankenstein allowing the monster to free roam is a cursory.

avidity

A great eagerness or greed for something; Explain the monster's avidity for a companion.

procure

get by special effort

pertinactiy

a persistent; stubborness; Describe what ways Frankenstein shows a pertinacity for his work on the monster.

diffident

shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved

unbridled

not restrained or controlled

conjectured

guessed

depraved

marked by immorality

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