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Sciavolino Frankenstein Vocabulary Volume 1

Volume 1 Frankenstein Vocab Test
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fervent
ardent; passionate or enthusiastic
satiate
to satisfy, fill, or quench
injunction
order or command (or a ban)
peruse
to examine or read thoroughly
inure
to toughen or harden
fortitude
strength, courage
daunting
intimidating, frightening, or overwhelming
capacious
large or spacious
dross
waste matter or refuse
suppliant
one who begs or pleads for something
inexorable
unstoppable, unyielding, inevitable
prudence
care, caution, good sense
solicitude
concern, consideration, attentiveness
capitulate
to give in or surrender
benevolence
kindness, compassion, generosity
melancholy
sad, low, or depressed
impertinent
impolite or disrespectful
poignant
emotionally touching
eloquence
powerful, fluid, effective use of language
evince
to show or demonstrate
paroxysm
convulsion or fit
fastidious
particular; hard to please
ardent
fervent
indefatigable
tireless
deplore
to disapprove of; to despise
sustenance
nourishment, nutrition
penury
poverty
abode
house or dwelling
rapture
ecstatic joy or delight
capricious
unpredictable or impulsive; changeable
predilection
preference or tendency toward something
chimera
a fantasy, daydream, figment of the imagination
imbue
to fill or saturate with
multifarious
varied, assorted
progeny
offspring
sacrilege
blasphemy, disrespect, profanity
respite
break from; relief from; rest
invincible
unconquerable
repugnant
disgusting, revolting
uncouth
uncivilized; rude or ill-mannered
imbibe
to drink
reprobate
degenerate, rascal
countenance
(noun) face or facial expression
panegyric
(noun) encomium
insurrection
rebellion or revolt
mien
a person's manner or conduct; appearance or expression
physiognomy
countenance
dogmatic
rigid, inflexible, unbending
pedantic
academic; relating to schooling or learning
abstruse
puzzling, complex, or mysterious
facile
easily accomplished or attained; easy
recourse
option, alternative, or remedy
consummation
completion or fulfillment
arduous
difficult, strenuous
incipient
initial or early stages of something
delineate
to define, outline, or describe
lassitude
lethargy, tiredness
tumult
uproar or commotion
languor
lassitude
incredulous
disbelieving or doubtful
pertinacious
persistent or determined (stubborn)
mercenary
working or acting merely for money or other reward
odious
highly offensive, hateful, disgusting
immutable
absolute, unchangeable
chastise
to scold, punish, or reprimand
encomium
a formal expression or high praise; a tribute
approbation
approval or consent
diffident
shy or insecure
perambulate
to walk around
salubrious
healthful, wholesome
conjecture
to guess or speculate
prognosticate
to predict
promontory
a high point of land or rock projecting into the sea or other water
tempest
storm; uproar
venerable
respected, admired
ignominious
shameful, disgraceful
execrate
to curse or damn something hated or detested
adduce
to cite as evidence or proof
exculpate
to free or clear from blame
indignation
anger or resentment
guile
trickery, fraud, deception
obdurate
obstinate, stubborn
perdition
hell; damnation
avowal
statement or declaration
absolution
forgiveness or pardon
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