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Frankenstein Vocabulary 3

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flagrant
conspicuously offensive
meed
fitting reward, return, or recompense
deprecate
to express disapproval of 2a.. PLAY DOWN: make little of 2b. to BELITTLE, DISPARAGE
sagacity
wisdom
sage
wise person
myriad
a great number
imprecate
to curse or invoke evil on
imprecation
a curse
precipitous
very steep
epithet
1a : a characterizing word or phrase accompanying or occurring in place of the name of a person or thing b: a disparaging or abusive word or phrase
sanguinary
bloodthirsty; murderous; consisting of blood
dilatory
tending or intending to cause delay
meander
to wander aimlessly
precipice
a very steep cliff
palpitate
to beat rapidly; throb
ennui
boredom
languid
weak, listless, slow
remonstrate
to present and urge reasons in opposition; complain (usually used with with)
propagate
to multiply sexually or asexually; to cause to spread out
tumult
commotion, riot, violent outburst
insuperable
incapable of being surmounted, overcome, passed over, or solved
vexations
a cause of trouble; affliction
besought
begged for earnestly
opprobrium
1. something that brings disgrace 2a. public disgrace or ill fame that follows from conduct considered grossly wrong or vicious b. CONTEMPT, REPROACH