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Frankenstein Vocabulary

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Ungenial
Not favorable to natural growth
Niche
An ornamental recess in a wall or the like, usually semicircular in plan and arched, as for a statue or other decorative object
Encompassed
To form a circle around, to enclose, surround
Disposition
The prevailing or predominant tendency of ones spirits, natural inclination
Inexorable
Unyielding; unalterable
Trifling
Of very little importance; trivial; insignificant
Countenance
Appearance, especially the look or expression of the face
Paroxysm
Any sudden, violent outburst; a fit of violent action or emotion
Fastidious
Excessively particular, critical, or demanding; hard to please
Indefatigable
Unable to be tired out; unflagging
Subsistence
The state or fact of existing, the providing of sustenance or support
Disconsolate
Without consolation or solace; hopelessly unhappy; inconsolable
Apparition
A supernatural appearance of a person or thing, especially a ghost; a specter or phantom; wraith
Ignoble
Of low grade or quality; inferior. Not noble; of humble descent or rank
Fervent
Having or shown great warmth or intensity of spirit, feeling, enthusiasm
Multifarious
Having many different parts, elements, forms
Uncouth
Strange and ungraceful in appearance or form, awkward, clumsy, or unmannerly
Annihilation
The act or instance of being extinct, or destroyed
Erroneously
Containing error; mistaken; incorrect or straying from what is moral, decent, proper, etc.
Abstruse
Hard to understand; recondite; esoteric, beyond ordinary knowledge or understanding
Endued
To have invested or endowed with some gift, quality, or faculty
Minutiae
Precise details; small or trifling matters
Charnel
A repository for dead bodies
Delineate
To portray in words; describe or outline with precision
Diligence
Constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken; persistent exertion of body or mind.
Unremitting
Not slackening or abating; incessant
Convalescence
The gradual recovery of health and strength after illness
Mercenary
Working or acting merely for money or other reward; venal. Often hired to serve in a foreign army, guerrilla organization, etc
Vacillating
Not resolute; wavering; indecisive; hesitating, fluctuating
Irksome
Annoying; irritating; exasperating; tiresome
Perambulations
(Perambulate); to walk through, about, or over; travel through; traverse
Callous
Insensitive; indifferent; unsympathetic
Prognosticate
To forecast or predict (something future) from present indications or signs; prophesy
Adduced
To bring forward in argument or as evidence; cite as pertinent or conclusive
Conjecture
The formation or expression of an opinion or theory without sufficient evidence for proof
Unhallowed
Not hallowed or consecrated; not regarded as holy or sacred
Purloined
To take dishonestly; steal; commit theft; pilfer
Degradation
The state of being degraded, worn down; physically or emotionally
Barbarous
Uncivilized; wild; savage; crude