Presentation on theme: "Frankenstein vocabulary 2. Woe syn.- sorrow, burden, anguish ant.- joy grievous distress, affliction, or trouble Her woe at the loss of her parents was."— Presentation transcript:
Woe syn.- sorrow, burden, anguish ant.- joy grievous distress, affliction, or trouble Her woe at the loss of her parents was distressful to see.
Ravings irrational speech; talking wildly; remarkable or extraordinary; to give approval His ravings scared the other people in the room because he did not make any sense. The show won rave reviews on its remarkable photography. syn. frenzied, rant, rage; applaud; superb ant. Reason, calm; criticize; poor
Caress to touch someone with affection; to affect someone in a soothing way; a gentle touch syn. embrace, cuddle, hug ant. ignore, push away Studies show that all babies need to be caressed to feel loved and if they aren’t held they can not relate well to others.
Revive to come back to life, full strength or consciousness; to become active or accepted once more syn. renew, revitalize, restore, recover, resuscitate ant. destroy, kill, deaden, lull In CPR class, we learned how to revive someone who is not breathing. Frank Sinatra was able to revive his career with the film “From Here to Eternity.”
Wretch someone who is pitied by others; someone who is viewed with contempt or disapproval The beggar looks dirty and miserable; he is truly a wretch of society. Dorian Grey was a wretch who committed every conceivable sin because he knew it only affected his picture syn. outcast, beggar, derelict, lowlife, delinquent, pariah ant. favorite, idol, goody-two-shoes
Writhe to make violent twisting and rolling movements with the body, especially as a result of severe pain; to feel a strong emotion, especially embarrassment or shame. The stomach pains came so quickly it made me writhe and thrash in bed. My supervisor’s reprimand in front of my colleagues caused me to writhe in embarrassment. syn. squirm, struggle, thrash, twist, flail ant. still, smooth, calm
Fiendish cunning and malicious; resembling a devil or demon The Evil Queen takes fiendish delight in torturing people. syn. evil, malevolent, crafty, devilish ant. pleasant, inept
Loathe to hate or despise someone or something I loathe mayonnaise and will not even have it in my house. syn. detest, abhor ant. adore, like
Confront to challenge somebody face to face; to encounter difficulty The manager has to confront the employee that stole the office supplies. The constant flow of information is just one of the difficulties that society has to confront in today’s world. syn. provoke, threaten; tackle, contend ant. avoid
Resolve to decide to do something; to find a solution to a problem (syn. undertake; settle) (ant. waver, prevaricate; indecisive) strong belief in an idea or cause (syn. tenacity, purpose) (ant. indecision, doubt) He resolved to reform the nation's laws. Mary resolved the disagreement between her sisters by giving each of them something to be happy about. The new president of the company began to make changes to the products with great resolve.
Sensation a physical feeling; excitement about something, great interest After eating the hot pepper, I had a burning sensation in the mouth and throat. The new Hunger Games movie is causing a huge sensation. syn. perception; ruckus, commotion ant. numbness; lull, calmness
Obsession an idea or feeling that completely occupies the mind. The stalker had an obsession with the movie star and was arrested when they tried to break into their house. syn. fixation, preoccupation ant. indifference
Churn to mix or move violently; to produce in large amounts; to beat cream until it becomes butter The rapids churn the water and it tosses our raft. The reporter churns out many stories, but doesn’t care about accuracy. syn. agitate, whip ant. calm, still
Fulfill to perform a task or complete something; to satisfy or fulfill a dream/desire He can fulfill his obligation to his mother by cleaning out the attic. Diane fulfilled her dream of becoming a surgeon. syn. accomplish, discharge; realize, achieve ant. neglect, renege; fail
Mourn to feel sad at somebody’s death; express sadness at something that is lost We mourn the loss of our sister every winter because she died right around the holidays. Because she mourns her looks and youth, she constantly has plastic surgery to keep her appearance as young as possible. syn. grieve; lament ant. rejoice, celebrate