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

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