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Frankenstein Vocabulary (Lists 3 and 4)

vocabulary from Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein
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vestige
a mark, trace, or visible evidence of something that is no longer present or in existence
succor
help, relief, aid, assistance
imprecate
to invoke or call down (evil or curses), as upon a person
sanguinary
ready or eager to shed blood, bloodthirsty
abject
utterly hopeless, miserable, humiliating, or wretched
manifested
to make clear or evident to the eye or the understanding, show plainly
exordium
the beginning of anything
candor
the state or quality of being frank, open, and sincere in speech or expression
machinations
crafty schemes, plots, intrigues.
sedulous
persistently or carefully maintained
torpor
sluggish inactivity
placid
pleasantly calm or peaceful
diffidence
lacking confidence in one's own ability, worth, or fitness, timid, shy
languor
lack of spirit or interest
acme
the highest point, summit, peak
invective
vehement or violent denunciation, censure, or reproach
haughty
disdainfully proud, snobbish, scornfully arrogant
flit
to move lightly and swiftly, fly, dart, or skim along
extricate
to free or release from entanglement
asseverations
to declare earnestly or solemnly, affirm positively