Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Vocab Away!

15 Vocabulary Terms from Dracula:
1. Argumentativeness: fond of or given to argument and dispute

2. Athwart: from side to side

3. Condition: social position; a particular mode of being of a person or thing

4. Dogged: persistent in effort; stubbornly tenacious

5. Drugged: to stupefy or dull with or as if with a drug

6. Friend: a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard; a person who is on good terms with another

7. Horror: an overwhelming and painful feeling caused by something frightfully shocking, terrifying, or revolting; a shuddering fear

8. Idle: not working or active

9. Moment: an indefinitely short period of time

10. Mundane: of or pertaining to this world or earth as contrasted with heaven; worldly; earthly; common; ordinary; banal; unimaginative

11. Rebuff: a blunt or abrupt rejection, as of a person making advances

12. Strength: the quality or state of being strong

13. Unwound: to undo or loosen from or as if from a coiled condition

14. Vulpine: cunning or crafty

15. Zoophagous: carnivorous

7. Horror shoots through the veins of Jonathan Harker when he sees Dracula in the streets of London.

11. According to Van Helsing, Dracula has the strength of 20 men.

13. When Mina unwound the cloack from Lucy's neck, there were "pin" marks, which was later found to be vampire bites.

15. The zoophagous patient Renfield drew attention to himself like no other patient did.

All definitions from!
N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Sep. 2009 .

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