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Phantom of the Opera Definitions


									                         Phantom of the Opera: Vocabulary
1. amiable: adj. having or showing pleasant, good-natured personal qualities; affable
2. bereft: adj. deprived
3. distortion: noun a false, perverted, or disproportionate meaning; a
4. ensnare: verb to capture in, or involve as in
5. ingénue: noun the part of an artless, innocent, unworldly girl or young woman,
especially as represented on the stage; an actress who plays such a part or specializes
in playing such parts.
6. insolent: adj. boldly rude or disrespectful
7. guardian: noun a person who guards, protects, or preserves
8. labyrinth: noun an intricate combination of paths or passages in which it is
difficult to find one's way or to reach the exit.
9. lair: noun a secluded or hidden place, especially a secret retreat or base of
operations; a hideout or hideaway
10. puerile: adj. childishly foolish; immature or trivial
11. purge: verb to rid of whatever is impure or undesirable; cleanse; purify.
12. prodigy: noun a person, especially a child or young person, having extraordinary
talent or ability
13. queue: noun a file or line, especially of people waiting their turn
14. parchment: noun the skin of sheep, goats, etc., prepared for use as a material on
which to write: a manuscript or document on such material
15. prima donna: noun a first or principal female singer of an opera company.
16. spectre: noun a ghost; phantom; apparition
17. torment: verb to afflict with great bodily or mental suffering; pain; to worry or
annoy excessively; to throw into commotion; stir up; disturb.
18. suitor: noun a man who courts or woos a woman.
19. reign: noun the period during which a sovereign occupies the throne; royal rule
or authority; sovereignty; dominating power or influence
20. triumphant: adj. having achieved victory or success; victorious; successful

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