Analysis of Major Vocabulary Terms: Wuthering Heights Essay

Trey’s Wuthering Heights Vocab List: Remember folks, use CTRL+F to search this X/Y/Z = X Y Z; the /’s are spaces Chapters 1-3, Chapters 4-9, Chapters 10-17, Chapters 18-24, Chapters 25-30, Chapters 31-34 Misanthropist: Hates mankind Manifested: To appear (also: ship’s cargo) Flags: Flat stones used to pave walkways Soliloquize: Talking to yourself Peevish: Having strong annoyance; Pissed-off Ejaculation: Sudden forceful speech HURR DURR LETS USE THIS ON EVERY LINE OF THE BOOK Surly: Rude, unfriendly Penetralium: Innermost part (of a building) Sundry: Various, separate Stalwart: Hardy, sturdy

Gypsy: Wandering people, GIVE ME YOUR TEARS GYPSY Slovenly: Untidy/dirty Morose: Gloomy Impertinence: Absurdity (you got this, right? ) Vis/a/Vis: Face-to-face with (it’s French) Tacit: Implied, silent Physiognomy: Judgment by facial features Vexatious: Anger, confusion, disorder (all of those) Loath: Reluctant (not loathe) Prudential: To be careful, cautious Laconic: Using few words; short/brief Essay: To attempt (THIS IS NOT THE NOUN FORM, DO NOT CONFUSE WITH NOUN FORM) In/a/pet: State of ill humor Corrugated: Wrinkled, folded Assiduity: Diligence Sagacity: Sound judgment (no bias? ) Reprobate: Deprived of moral values (demons, etc)

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Malignity: Malevolence Ensconcing: Sheltering, snug (This chair is ensconcing me; yes, it IS a verb) Postern: Private entrance (backdoor) Copestone: Top stone, “the last straw” Miscreants: Heretical, villainous (HERESY) Virulency: Hostility, having a temper Vapid: Lacking interest, dull Dilapidation: Falling into a state of decay (don’t use with living things, it just doesn’t work) Garret: Attic (of a house) Asseverated: To declare Owd/Nick: Old Nick; The Devil (it’s a saying) Lachrymose: Mournful Seventy/Times/Seventy: Religious rule about forgiving often (just remember “forgiveness”) Tenacious: Persistent

The/yell/was/not/ideal: When Lockwood didn’t know he was yelling (shouting when you don’t mean to) Maxillary: Your jaw-bone Changeling: Child that magically replaces another child (evil demons, spirits, etc) Querulous: Complaining Grimalkin: Spiritual form of a cat; Cat-demon (FILTHY GRIMALKIN; Kevin should get this one) Orisons: Prayers (religious) Sotto/voce: In an undertone (aside) Egress: Go out (yes) Impalpable: Difficult to grasp, mentally or physically Exotic: FOREIGN, NOT SEXUAL (this is a noun, btw) Indigenae: Natives (Native Americans) Liverpool: Large British seaport, filled with poverty Bairns: Children

Interloper: One who intrudes into a field unannounced Who/made/the/living/answer/by: Who made a living (money) by doing something Evincing: To display, to show Cant: To beg, to speak hypocritically (IT’S A VERB, NO APOSTROPHE) Vociferated: Shout, cry-out Execrations: Curse Culpable: Blamable Lascar: Asian or Indian sailor Expostulating: To express disagreement of disapproval Negus: Spiced beverage (I like this word) Beaver: Heavy woolen cloth Discomfiture: Embarrassment Cant: Slanting (THIS IS THE ADJECTIVE FORM) Dour: Gloomy Equanimity: Mental stability (sound-mind) Prognosticate: To forecast, predict

Consumption: Disease that eats away at the body (think Tuberculosis) Doggedly: Stubborn Dissipation: Overindulgence, wasteful Hector: Bully (it’s a verb) Antipathy: Disgust (think opposite of sympathy) Petulantly: Fretful, worry Imperiously: Arrogant Assiduously: Very careful Waxed: Became, grew Livid: Bluish (color), angry (used with both definitions) Consternation: Shocked dismay, alarmed Timidity: Shy Blasphemer: One who commits a BLASPHEMY Imprecations: Cursing someone Grat: Wept Mools: Mounds of earth over a grave Winsome: Charming Catechism: Formal series of questions (interview)

Injudicious: Without judgment Fate/of/Milo: Eaten by wolves (yes) Bled: Drew blood (medical reasons) Munificent: Very generous Dilatory: Slow (wasting time) Phalanx: Tight group of things; finger/toe bone (used both definitions) Sizar’s/Place: Scholarship entry into Cambridge University Averred: To assert or allege Sough: To rustle (leaves, etc) Beck: Nod to attract attention Fastidiousness (say this one 3 times quickly): Demanding, delicate (used both definitions) Presentiment: Feeling like something will happen Covetousness: Wanting someone else’s stuff Furze: Prickly evergreen shrub (European cactus? Avarice: Greed Malevolence: Harmful Mitigating: Partly excusing crime (pardons) Mawkish: Sentimental Propitiate: Win somebody’s favor Impudence: Nerve, audacity (Being a total dick) Approbation: Approval (to do something) Intractable: Difficult to deal with (hard math problem, etc) Ignominious: Shameful Derision: Mocking scorn Leveret: Rabbit during its first year of birth (baby rabbit) Stolidity: Not excitable, unemotional Stoical: Enduring, tolerant Compunction: Shame Peremptorily: Dictatorial (expecting to be obeyed); Urgent (used both definitions) Pertinaciously: Resolute

Pigeons’/Feathers: Pigeons’ feathers prevented the soul from leaving the body; bullshit myth Elf-bolts: Arrowheads to kill cows; more bullshit myth Paroxysm: Sudden outburst of emotion Kirk: Church Sanguine: Confident (also blood-red, you know, from Macbeth) Obviate: Avoiding something Slattern: Offensive term against women (for hygiene or sexual activity) Importuned: BOTHER, BOTHER, BOTHER, BOTHER Alacrity: Eager Perspicacity: Acute perception Brach: Female dog Abject: Miserable, despicable, humble (first two are used, pretty sure third will be too) Iteration: Repetition Preter-human: Superhuman

Basilisk: Snake with legs that turns you to stone; bullshit myth Wisht! : Hush! Innuendoes: Hint of something improper (sexual innuendoes everywhere) Comminations: Denounce, threaten with punishment Near: Tightfisted (Honestly, we’re pretty sure this is “angry”) Incipient: Developing Brown/Study: Deeply absorbed in one’s own somber thoughts Cogitations: Ponder something Ague: Fever (like a cold) Trepidation: Apprehension, trembling Puling: While (NOT PULLING) Accede: Assent, come to power Salubrious: Good for your health Bathos: Excessive pathos, abrupt change to normal pattern (not sure which one) Contrariety: Opposite

Michaelmas: Feast of St Michael (religious) Diurnal: Daily Sackless (I lol’d): Quiet, innocent Slough/of/Despond: Hopeless despair Bugbear: Inspiring imaginary terror (bugbears are scary) Credulity: Gullibility Elysium: Ideal place/condition; Greek Heaven; bullshit myth Lethargy: Tiredness Enigmatical: Hard to understand Attenuated: Long and narrow (HURR DURR) Ling: Heather (it’s a plant) Vivisection: Operating on live animals (Jesus fuck what) Spleen: Bad temper (NOT THE ORGAN) Cockatrice: Serpent with the power to kill upon eyesight; bullshit myth Eft: Type of salamander

Bevy: Group of things Supplications: Appeal made to someone in authority (Please don’t kill me, Great Alien Overlord) Adroitly: Skillful Emulous: Motivated by rivalry (Trainer Gary wants to battle! ) Appropriate: To take something for own use (IT’S A VERB) Saturnine: Melancholy, caused by lead poisoning (honestly, I have no clue on the second definition) Indolence: Lazy Obdurate: Stubborn Paragon: Model, perfect person, templar Sidled: Move furtively Admonition: Rebuke, advice Protracted: Lasting a long time And that’s it. Don’t forget to read the book guys; Sparknotes can only go so far. :3

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