Presentation on theme: "Frankenstein vocabulary 1. Temptation A desire for something, especially something that is considered wrong or harmful Syn. Lure; enticement Ant. Repulsive."— Presentation transcript:
Frankenstein vocabulary 1
Temptation A desire for something, especially something that is considered wrong or harmful Syn. Lure; enticement Ant. Repulsive There are too many temptations to work in an ice cream store.
Console to provide comfort to someone who is sad syn. soothe; cheer up ant. depress When my mother died, I had many friends who offered to console me in my grief.
Fond feeling of affection and caring for someone syn. doting; loving; tender ant. uncaring; callous I have grown fond of this old house.
Intention something that you plan to do; having a purpose in mind syn. intent; objective; goal Victor started his experiments with only good intentions.
Omen a sign of something that will happen in the future syn. premonition; prophecy; forecast His mother’s illness was the first omen of Victor’s future misery.
Wickedness evil behavior; mean and dangerous actions syn. iniquity, malice, evilness ant. virtuous, goodness His wickedness was exposed when the killer went on trial.
Custom something that people always do or how they routinely behave syn. tradition; norm; practice ant. novelty; originality It is our custom to have Thanksgiving at my sister-in- law’s house and Christmas at mine.
Theory an idea or belief about something that is arrived at through guesswork syn. speculation; conjecture; supposition ant. fact; practice The theory that the earth was the center of the universe was finally disproved by Copernicus in the 16 th century.
Glaring easily seen or detected; intensely bright; angry expression syn. obvious; conspicuous; evident ant. Inconspicuous; dim; obscure The report was full of glaring mistakes.
Hideous something that is horrible to see or hear; morally disgusting syn. ugly; repugnant; repulsive; gruesome; shocking ant. attractive; agreeable Jared’s face was so hideous that children screamed when they saw him.
Torment to inflict pain either physically or emotionally syn. persecute; harass; taunt ant. comfort torture; a source of severe pain syn. anguish; agony; distress ant. happiness; ecstasy The creature torments Victor with threats against Elizabeth.
Destiny a force that predetermines (arranges in advance) what happens to someone syn. fate; luck; providence Victor believed that destiny was responsible for his future.
Descend I had to descend the steep slope carefully or I would have lost my balance. syn. go down; come down; plummet ant. ascend; rise to go down a staircase, hill, etc; to be related to an ancestor
Distinct clearly different from others; easy to hear, see, smell or understand; undeniable syn. dissimilar; diverse; apparent; evident; conspicuous ant. unclear; faint; vague When he spoke, he had a distinct accent, but I wasn’t sure from where.
Remorse a strong feeling of guilt and regret syn. repentance; shame; compunction ant. shameless; content; unrepentant The criminal felt no remorse for his repugnant acts.