Glossary for the Fall of the House of Usher by Chen

Glossary for the Fall of the House of Usher by Chen

Glossary for The Fall of the House of Usher by Chen

1. desolate - Dreary; dismal.

2. precipitous - Resembling a precipice; extremely steep.

3. ghastly- Inspiring shock, revulsion, or horror by or as if by suggesting death; terrifying.

4. proprietor - One who owns or owns and manages a business or other such establishment.

5. recognisable- possible to recognize.

6. equivocal - Open to two or more interpretations and often intended to mislead; ambiguous.

7. appellation - an identifying name or title.

8. discernible- Perceptible, as by the faculty of vision or the intellect.

9. dilapidation - to bring into a condition of decay or partial ruin.

10. antiquity - Ancient times, especially the times preceding the Middle Ages.

11. scrutinizing - To examine or observe with great care; inspect critically.

12. phantasmagoric - an exhibition or display of optical effects and illusions.

13. armorial – relating to, or bearing heraldic arms.

14. cordiality - Serving to invigorate; stimulating.

15. pallid - Lacking intensity of color or luminousness.

16. prominence - The quality or condition of being prominent.

17. arabesque - A ballet position in which the dancer bends forward while standing on one straight leg with the arm extended forward and the other arm and leg extended backward.

18. enunciation - To pronounce; articulate.

19. guttural - Of or relating to the throat.

20. emaciation – to cause to lose flesh so as to become very thin.

21. succumbed - To submit to an overpowering force or yield to an overwhelming desire; give up or give in.

22. educe - To assume or work out from given facts; deduce.

23. rhapsodies - Exalted or excessively enthusiastic expression of feeling in speech or writing.

24. prolixity - Tending to speak or write at excessive length.

25. obstinate - Stubbornly adhering to an attitude, opinion, or course of action

26. melancholy - Sadness or depression of the spirits; gloom

27. bleak - Providing no encouragement; depressing

28. reveler – someone who is engaged in noisy partying or merrymaking.

29. importunate – troublesomely urgent

30. insoluble – not able to be solve or explain.

31. tarn – a small steep-blanked mountain lake or pool.

32. annihilate – to destroy

33. sojourn – temporary stay

34. munificent – very liberal in giving or bestowing.

35. collateral – accompanying as secondary or subordinate.

36. patrimony – an estate inherited from one's father or ancestor.

37. trepidation - a tremendous motion.

38. gossamer – film of cob weds floating in air in calm clear weather.

39. abhorrence – to regard with extreme repugnance

40. deplorable - Worthy of severe condemnation or reproach.

41. ennui - Listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest

42. abeyance – temporary inactivity

43. incubus – one that oppresses or burden like a nightmare.

44. impetuous – a person who don't normally think on impulse.

45. commingled – to mix together.

46. reeling – stink smell

47. miasma – vaporous exhalation formerly believed to cause disease.

48. donjon – a massive inner tower in a medieval castle.