Frankenstein Vocabulary Words

By: Raven Slade
Core 4

Obsession

The domination of one's thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image, or desire.

Sentence: Charlotte had an obsession of pandas.

Example: Michael Jackson and his music

Synonym: Passion

Antonym: Hatred

Agitate

To move or force into violent, irregular action.

Sentence: The loud music from up stairs agitated the water in the glass.

Example: A football player violently pushing another player

Synonym: disturb

Antonym: calm

Toiled

Hard and continuos work; exhausting labor or effect.

Sentence: Chris toiled on his lawn, making it look presentable for his family.

Example: Working out in the gym

Synonym: strive

Antonym: relax

Grotesque

Odd or unnatural in shape, appearance, or character; fantastically ugly or absurd; bizarre.

Sentence: The monster's description sounded very grotesque to Lena.

Example: Frankenstein's face

Synonym: monstrous

Antonym: normal

Feverish

Excited, restless, or uncontrolled, as if from fever.

Sentence: When I came in from outside in the cold, I drunk coffee which began to make me feverish.

Example: Person who can't go to sleep without sleeping pills

Synonym: hectic

Antonym: collected

Convulsive

Of the nature of or characterized by convulsions or spasms.

Sentence: The freezing temperature, left my shivers convulsive for some time.

Examples: A person with epilepsy

Synonym: unstable

Antonym: controlled

Devoured

To consume destructively, recklessly.

Sentence: During soccer practice, I dream of devouring large amounts of food due to the change in our lunch time.

Examples: Snake eating a rat whole

Synonym: gobble

Antonym: nibble

Anatomy

The science dealing with the structure of animals, humans, and plants.

Sentence: The anatomy of a frog includes a heart, liver, stomach, and kidneys, much similar to a human's anatomy.

Examples: The insides of a human

Synonym: dissection

Antonym: connection

Gnarled

Having a rugged, weather-beaten appearance.

Sentence: Lena's great-grandmother hands had a gnarled appearance when I gave her a handshake after our introduction.

Examples: An old tree's branches

Synonym: twisted

Antonym: straight

Shunned

To keep away from because of dislike or caution.

Sentence: When the little boy was accused of harassing a nice person, many of his friends shunned him.

Example: A skunk

Synonym: avoid

Antonym: accept