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Frankenstein Vocab

disquisition

a formal discourse

exordium

a exposition or introduction of a speech or composition

dissipate

dispel, cause to disappear

solemnization

to turn into or observe a formal ceremony

candor

speaking openly what one thinks, giving an honest opinion

manifold

of many kinds, many and various

dilatory

tending to delay, not prompt

guise

mask, pretense

coveted

eagerly desired (usually something of something of someone else's)

impediment

hindrance, obstacle

intimated

suggested indirectly, hinted

machinations

evil plottings, secret schemes

acquiesced

to give in to, to consent passively

sedulous

hard-working, diligent

indolence

idleness, laziness

variegated

to give a variety of colors, to diversify

promontory

point of land extending into the water

chastened

restrained for excess, moderated

ineffectual

useless, without effect

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