Carmilla Glossary

Carmilla Glossary

trepidation

An anxious feeling of concern about something that you are about to do.

bereave

The feeling of loss that results from a loved one have recently died.

inveigh

Strong criticism of someone or something that they have done or said.

sacrilege

Disrespectful treatment or scorn toward that which is considered holy or sacred.

ruminate

Carefully studying or pondering over something for a long period.

churlish

Chronically rude, unfriendly, and unpleasant.

undulate

Moving in a wavelike manner.

atrocious

Terrible to an appalling degree.

revenant

Something or someone returning after death or long absence.

conjurer

An entertainer who performs tricks of disappearance and other types of legerdemain.

impale

To drive a sharp object through something or someone.

entreat

Persuading someone to do something almost to the point of begging them.

stratagem

A very precisely devised plan of action.

quackery

Medical methods and procedures deemed to be useless that exists only to get money from dupes.

acumen

Smarts and forethought to predict future obstacles for the purpose of overcoming them.

scanty

Insufficient in quantity or volume.

trifle

Of little import or value.

pallid

Extremely pale; bloodless.

fiend

Evil and corrupted; a malevolent entity.

cortege

A solemn procession.

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