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AP ENG III Lesson 6 Vocab

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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