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.