Frankenstein Glossary

 

Term Definition
Abhorrence A feeling of strong disgust. 62
Apparition An unusual or unexpected sight. 8
Approbation An act of approving formally or officially. 57
Benevolence Disposition to do good. 10
Callous Feeling or showing no sympathy for others. 46
Condemnation The state of being condemned. 86
Convalescence To recover health and strength gradually after sickness or weakness. 136
Countenance A calm expression. 10
Deposition A testifying especially before a court. 52
Despondency The state of being extremely low in spirits. 76
Disdain A feeling of contempt for someone or something regarded as unworthy or inferior. 68
Eccentricities A deviation from an established pattern or norm. 1
Eloquence The quality of forceful or persuasive expressiveness. 11
Emaciated To waste away physically. 9
Enticements To attract by arousing hope or desire. 2
Exhortations Language intended to incite and encourage. 79
Exultation The act of being extremely joyful. 70
Fastidious Having high standards; showing or demanding excessive delicacy or care. 12
Filial Having or assuming the relation of a child or offspring. 19
Forebodings An omen, prediction, or presentiment especially of coming evil. 1
Gales A strong current of air. 7
Harrowing Acutely distressing or painful. 14
Ignominy Deep personal humiliation and disgrace. 57
Immutable Not capable of or susceptible to change. 66
Impertinent Not restrained within due or proper bounds especially of propriety or good taste. 10
Imprecate To invoke evil on. 100
Indefatigable Incapable of being fatigued. 136
Indignation Anger aroused by something unjust, unworthy, or mean. 55
Insatiable Incapable of being satisfied. 164
Insurmountable Incapable of being overcome. 115
Irrevocably Not possible to reverse or change. 13
Melancholy Depression of spirits. 10
Penury A cramping and oppressive lack of resources (as money); severe poverty. 16
Perdition Archaic; utter destruction. 58
Poignant Designed to make an impression. 11
Precarious Depending on the will or pleasure of another. 121
Precipices A very steep or overhanging place. 64
Prognosticated To foretell from signs or symptoms. 23
Prophetic Foretelling events. 60
Remonstrate To present and urge reasons in opposition. 140
Reverence Honor or respect felt or shown; profound adoring awed respect. 15
Satiate The quality or state of being fed or gratified to or beyond capacity. 1
Splendour Great brightness or luster. 1
Succour Something that furnishes relief. 100
Sullen Gloomily or resentfully silent or repressed. 64
Tenement A house used as a dwelling. 99
Vagrants One who has no established residence and wanders idly from place to place without lawful or visible means of support. 17
Vivacity The state of being lively in temper, conduct, or spirit. 53
Wretch A miserable person; one who is profoundly unhappy or in great misfortune. 9
Zeal Eagerness and ardent interest in pursuit of something. 87
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