Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka- Vocabulary

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Admonish

V
to caution against something
to reprove or scold

Brusque

A
abrupt in manner
blunt

Fathom

V
to measure the depth of something by sound
to penetrate the truth of

Fulminations

N
a violent censure or explosion

Harbinger

N
a person who shares the approach of another
foreshadowing or an omen

Plaintively

A
expressing sorrow or melancholy

Ravenous

A
hungry or famished
intensely eager for gratification

Supine

A
inactive, passive, or inert

Vaulted

A
constructed or covered with a vault

Vermin

N
noxious animals that are hard to control
an obnoxious person

Comatose

A
affected by coma
lacking alertness or energy

Inveigle

V
to lure by flattery or artful talk

Pallid

A
pale and deficient in color
lacking vitality or interest

Poignantly

A
distressing to the feelings
affecting the emotions or mental appeal

Ruminations

N
(product of)
to meditate or muse
to "chew the cud"

Settee

N
a chair for at least two people, has a back and arms

Apathetic

A
showing little or no emotion or animation
not interested or concerned

Bailiwick

N
a district where a bailiff has jurisdiction
persons area of skill or work

Harry

N
to annoy or harass

Impelled

V
to drive forward
to move onward

Perusal

N
a reading
V
the act of perusing

Quizzically

A
odd
questioning or puzzled

Vouchsafe

V
to grant or give as a favor
to allow or permit

Windfall

N
an unexpected gain or piece of good fortune

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