Frankenstein Vocab Quiz 1

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Ardent

having, expressive of, or characterized by intense feeling; passionate; fervent

Chimerical

unreal; imaginary; visionary or unrealistic

Evince

to show clearly; make evident; prove

Imbue

to impregnate or inspire, as with feelings, opinions, etc

Injunction

a command or order, or the act or instance of enjoining or a judicial process or order requiring the person or persons to who it is directed to do a particuar act or to refrain from doing a particular act

Inure

to become beneficial or advantageous OR to accustom to hardship, difficulty, pain, act.; toughen or harden; habituate

Paroxysm

any sudden, violent outburst; a fit of violent action or emotion

Penury

extreme poverty; destitution or insufficiency

Recompense

to repay; reward, as for service, aid, etc.

Suppliant

petitioner

Abstruse

difficult to comprehend

Arduous

hard to accomplish or achieve; marked by great labor or effort; hard to climb

Ascribe

to refer to a supposed cause, source, or author

Dogmatism

an assertion of opinion especially when unwarranted or arrogant; a viewpoint or system of ideas based on insufficiently examined premises

Encomium

glowing and and warmly enthusiastic praise

Incipient

beginning to come into being or to become apparent

Palpable

capable of being touched or felt; easily perceptible; easily perceptible by the mind

Panegyric

a eulogistic oration or writing; formal or elaborate praise

Transmute

to change or alter in form, appearance, or nature and especially to a higher form

Vacillate

to sway through lack of equilibrium, to waver in mind, will, or feeling hesitate in choice of opinion or courses

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