Frankenstein Vocabulary

By: Elizabeth Perry

Obsession

The little girl's obsession with cheese caused her to have a lot of gas.

Synonym: Addiction

Antonym: Indifference

Agitate

Bob constantly being poked by Sally made Bob become agitated.

Synonym: Disturb

Antonym: Tranquilize

Toiled

Plowing in the field all day was toiled work.

Synonym: Labor

Antonym: Laziness

Grotesque

The child's painting was grotesque but everyone said it was beautiful.

Synonym: Unsightly

Antonym: Beautiful

Feverish

Susan had to stay home from school because she looked feverish.

Synonym: Burning

Antonym: Calm

Convulsive

Beyond trying to keep the child's temperature down there is really no other effective way of preventing further convulsions.

Synonym: Uncontrollable

Antonym: Harmony

Devoured

The children were so hungry when the pizza box touched the table they devoured all of the pizza.

Synonym: Consume

Antonym: Nibble

Anatomy

My mommy said you have to take anatomy in order to become a nurse.

Synonym: Composition

Antonym: Connection

Gnarled

The gnarled oak limb was on the brink of breaking off of the old oak tree.

Synonym: Distorted

Antonym: Untwisted

Shunned

The young boy was shunned at school for liking my little ponies.

Synonym: Avoid

Antonym: Accept