Frankenstein Vocabulary

Natunatural philosophy – the science of matter and energy and their interactions
Enounce – speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
Charnel house – a vault or building where corpses or bones are deposited
Anatomize – dissect in order to analyze
Emaciate – grow weak and thin or waste away physically
Ardour – feelings of great warmth and intensity
Galvanism – electricity produced by chemical action
Prognosticate – make a prediction about; tell in advance
Inquirer – someone who asks a question
Pursuit – the act of following in an effort to overtake or capture
Procure – get by special effort
Alchemist – one who tried to change ordinary metals into gold
Bestow – give as a gift
Elixir – a substance believed to cure all ills
Enticement – something that seduces or has the quality to seduce
Proficiency – the quality of having great facility and competence
Rankle – gnaw into; make resentful or angry
Transmute – change or alter in form, appearance, or nature
Inclemency – excessive sternness
Dogmatism – arrogant or stubborn insistence that one’s views are correct
Recapitulation – a summary that repeats the substance of a longer discussion
Unhallowed – not hallowed or consecrated
Imbibe – take in liquids
Relinquishing – the act of giving up and abandoning a struggle or task etc.
Multifarious – having many aspects
Benevolent – showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding
Benignity – the quality of being kind and gentle
Repine – express discontent
Lucerne – important European leguminous forage plant with trifoliate leaves and blue-violet flowers grown widely as a pasture and hay crop
Indefatigable – showing sustained enthusiasm with unflagging vitality
Endeavour – a purposeful or industrious undertaking
Pittance – an inadequate payment
Reverential – feeling or manifesting veneration
Disinclined – unwilling because of mild dislike or disapproval
Interment – the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave
Turbulence – instability in the atmosphere
Erroneously – in a mistaken manner
Abide – dwell
Prepossess – cause to be preoccupied
Enounce – speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way
charnel house – a vault or building where corpses or bones are deposited

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