Wuthering Heights Vocabulary


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In Wuthering Heights, when Lockwood says, 'I began to doubt whether he were a servant or not…he showed none of a domestic's assiduity in attending on the lady of the house,' what does he mean by assiduity?

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1. In Wuthering Heights, Lockwood asks Nelly to tell him the history of Heathcliff because 'he must have had some ups and downs in life to make him such a churl.' What does he mean by churl?

2. Which of the following terms from Wuthering Heights means sacrifice?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To get a better idea of what you grasp of the vocabulary in Wuthering Heights, we've assembled these study materials. For the quiz, you will need to define various terms from the text.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goals of these resources are as follows:

  • Identify what is meant by sacrifice
  • Understand the term miscreant
  • Define palaver

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as churl and assiduity
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the term palaver and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the meaning of sacrifice

Additional Learning

Learning more about the story's verbiage is possible with the lesson called, Wuthering Heights Vocabulary. Study objectives covered in the lesson are as follows:

  • Assess what is conveyed in the text with regard to unhappy families and hostile relationships
  • Define cant
  • Understand what is meant by equanimity
  • Define heterodox
  • Identify what is meant by laconic
  • Understand the meaning of querulous and sententious