amphetamine
a drug that increases energy
anthrax
a highly infectious animal disease
anthropomorphic personification
an idea in human form
bedlam
a term for an asylum for the insane
copulate
to engage in sexual intercourse
curator
the custodian of a museum
dyke
slang term for lesbian (usually offensive)
enunciate
to state clearly
formaldehyde
a gas used chiefly as a disinfectant and preservative
grimoire
a manual of black magic
incorporeal
without material form or substance
inquest
an investigation into the cause of an unexpected death
interim
the time between one event and another
languorous
lacking spirit or liveliness
lummox
an awkward, stupid person
morphine
a narcotic drug used to relieve pain
mortuary
a room where dead bodies are kept
oneiromancer
someone who divines through the interpretation of dreams
penny dreadful
a melodramatic paperback novel
purveyor
someone who provides supplies or particular items
raiment
clothing
ramshackle
in broken-down condition
roiling
agitated vigorously
sanitarium
a hospital for recovery, or the treatment of chronic diseases
siamese twins
a pair of identical twins born with their bodies joined
stroppy
noisy and stubborn
surfeit
a state of being more than full
susurrus
a light, indistinct noise
transmute
change in appearance or nature
travail
hard work, a difficult ordeal