Frankenstein Vocabulary Word List Flashcard Example #72227

Abhorrent
adj. hateful; detestable
Racial discrimination was abhorrent to us all.
Appalling
adj. shocking; horrifying
Jeremy’s conduct was appalling; therefore, he was always in and out of the principal’s office.
Ardent
adj. passionate; enthusiastic
Kayla was so ardent about the UK that she wanted tomove there when she turned 18.
Augmented
adj. increased; added to
He augmented his summer income by painting houses.
Benevolent
adj. naturally good
Victor’s benevolent attitude become bitter after he had his heart broken.
Calamity
n. disaster
Not having enough food for the party was a total calamity.
Capacious
adj. roomy; spacious
The capacious cage was big enough to keep the dog content.
Caprice
n. whim; whimsy
Her caprices had made his life impossible
Carnage
n. slaughter; massacre
The carnage at the murder scene was too intense for even the cops to take.
Commiserate
v. feel sympathy; empathise
Bob went over to commiserate with Rose on her grandmother’s death.
Conflagration
n. fire; blaze
The conflagration caused everyone to leave the campsite in a panic
Countenance
n. facial features; appearance
erin’s countenance when she got her new puppy showed how excited and happy she was.
Cursory
adj. half-hearted; not thoroughly done
A cursory job on our homework will give you a bad grade.
Debilitated
v. weakened; made unable
A woman who had felt chronically debilitated and unwell for years decided to go to rehab.
Detrimental
adj. harmful; damaging
Fast food is detrimental to the human race.
Diabolical
adj. Devilish
The Joker’s diabolical plan was to try and kill the Batman.
Dilate
v. expand
The eye doctor dilated the woman’s pupils to give him a better look.
Emaciated
adj. thin and wasted
The emaciated dog had to be put down.
Epithets
n. abusive words
Her epithets to all the kids is what gave her the title of school bully.
Exhortations
n. Urging
no amount of exhortation had any effect on me and my decision about going away for school.
Expedient
adj. suitable; practical
Either side could break the agreement if it were expedient to do so.
Fetter
n. shackle
The fetters around the slaves’ necks and wrists prevented them from escaping.
Harrowing
v. distressing; agonising
A harrowing film about racism and violence caused me to feel sad and angry.
Ignominious
adj. disgraceful
no other party risked ignominious defeat.
immutable
adj. unchanging
The immutable fact of life is that you will die.
Imperious
adj. Domineering
The pregnant woman’s imperious demands were satisfied when her husband got her what she wanted.
Inclemency
n. Storminess
The weather’s inclemency caused people to question if they should wear sunglasses or bring an umbrella.
Indefatigable
adj. untiring; tireless
Jane’s son seemed to be indefatigable because he never seemed to be able to fall asleep.
Indolence
n. laziness
My indolence cause my dad to yell at me to get out of bed and go to a place called “outside”.
Inexorable
adj. relentless; unyielding
the seemingly inexorable march of new technology.
Interment
n. burial
Interments took place in the churchyard.
languid
adj. lacking energy
They turned with languid movements from back to front so as to tan evenly.
Obdurate
adj. stubborn
The obdurate donkey refused to move from the shade.
Obliterated
v. destroyed completely; terminate
Karen, Matt, and Arthur obliterated the statues.
Oblivion
n. forgotten
The men at the bar drank themselves into oblivion.
Odious
adj. hateful
her odious terms kept getting on my nerves so I punched her in the face.
Paroxysm
n. spasm; convulsion
Her violent paroxysms on the floor caused everyone to move everything out of the way so she wouldn’t hurt herself.
Penury
n. extreme poverty
He died in a state of virtual penury.
Perdition
n. complete ruin
Atlantis was left in complete perdition after it sank to the bottom of the sea.
Physiognomy
n. face; countenance
Her physiognomy showed that she had American Indian heritage.
Portend
v. predict
The gridlock at the top of the leader board portends a sudden-death playoff.
Posterity
n. future generations
The posterity of today’s generation will grow up with extensive technology.
Precipitous
adj. steep
The precipitous ski slope was labelled as a double black diamond.
Progeny
n. child; offspring
Mary Shelley called Frankenstein her “hideous progeny”.
Prognosticated
v. predicted
The Mayans prognosticated the end of the world.
Purloined
v. stolen
The thief purloined the rubies from the jewellery store.
Rankling
v. Irritating
David kept on rankling his sister so she screamed in frustration.
Repugnance
n. loathing; repulsiveness; disgust
Clarice’s growing repugnance at the sight in front of her ceased when the, what seemed to be dead, creature woke up.
Retrospect
n. looking back on the past
In retrospect, I should’ve done my winter break work at the beginning and not the end.
Reveries
n. daydreams
My reveries during class distract me from the teacher in front of me.
Salubrious
adj. healthful
The girl’s room became salubrious once she cleaned it.
Sanguinary
adj. blood-thirtsy
The most sanguinary war ever in American history was the Civil war.
Satiated
v. fully satisfied
The woman was satiated after eating Thanksgiving dinner.
Slaked
v. quenched
My thirst was slaked when I had a lemonade.
Sophisms
n. Misleading argument
Eric’s sophism to Max gave him the wrong directions allowing Eric to win.
Sustenance
n. nourishment; food and drink
Necessary sustenance for a child is food, water, protection, and love.
Timorous
adj. fearful
the timorous shriek left us all shaken and scared.
Vacillating
v. fluctuating; wavering
I had, for a time, been vacillating between teaching and journalism.
Wantonly
adv. immorally; cruelly
Dexter wantonly killed the man who murdered his wife.
Wretched
adj. miserable
The wretched man had been homeless with no money to his name for 17 years.

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