23 terms

Frankenstein Vocabulary 2

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respite
a short period of rest or relief
repose
rest, calmness, tranquility
imbue
1. To saturate, as with stain or dye 2. To inspire, permeate, or pervade
chimera
A creation of the imagination; an impossible and foolish fancy
lassitude
state or feeling of weariness, diminished energy, or listlessness
asylum
a place offering protection and safety; a shelter
precept
A rule or principle imposing a particular standard of action or conduct
pertinacity
The state of holding firmly or tenaciously to a purpose, belief, or opinion; stubbornness
salubrious
conducive or favorable to health or well-being
vacillate
To swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another; waver
assuage
1. to make something less intense or severe
2. to pacify or calm
encomium
Warm or glowing praise
perambulation
A walk, stroll, or roam through or about
placid
1. peaceful, calm, quiet
2.satsified; complacent
indelible
Incapable of being removed, erased, or washed away; permanent
amiable
Having a pleasant disposition; good-natured; cordial; sociable; congenial
ignominy
Great personal dishonor or humiliation; shameful or disgraceful action, conduct, or character
imperial
1. Regal; majestic
2. Outstanding in size or quality
odious
Exciting hatred or repugnance
verdant
1. green (as with vegetation)
2. lacking experience; naïve or innocent
conjecture
To infer from inconclusive evidence; guess
exhortation
language intended to incite and encourage
hovel
1. a small, miserable dwelling
2. an open, low shed