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Frankenstein Vocab Quiz 1

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Ardent
having, expressive of, or characterized by intense feeling; passionate; fervent
Chimerical
unreal; imaginary; visionary or unrealistic
Evince
to show clearly; make evident; prove
Imbue
to impregnate or inspire, as with feelings, opinions, etc
Injunction
a command or order, or the act or instance of enjoining or a judicial process or order requiring the person or persons to who it is directed to do a particuar act or to refrain from doing a particular act
Inure
to become beneficial or advantageous OR to accustom to hardship, difficulty, pain, act.; toughen or harden; habituate
Paroxysm
any sudden, violent outburst; a fit of violent action or emotion
Penury
extreme poverty; destitution or insufficiency
Recompense
to repay; reward, as for service, aid, etc.
Suppliant
petitioner
Abstruse
difficult to comprehend
Arduous
hard to accomplish or achieve; marked by great labor or effort; hard to climb
Ascribe
to refer to a supposed cause, source, or author
Dogmatism
an assertion of opinion especially when unwarranted or arrogant; a viewpoint or system of ideas based on insufficiently examined premises
Encomium
glowing and and warmly enthusiastic praise
Incipient
beginning to come into being or to become apparent
Palpable
capable of being touched or felt; easily perceptible; easily perceptible by the mind
Panegyric
a eulogistic oration or writing; formal or elaborate praise
Transmute
to change or alter in form, appearance, or nature and especially to a higher form
Vacillate
to sway through lack of equilibrium, to waver in mind, will, or feeling hesitate in choice of opinion or courses