Renner Oedipus Vocabulary

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Scion

noun; a decedent of a wealthy, aristocratic or influential family; an heir to a throne

succor

noun; something that brings aid; helps

Goad

verb; to incite or rouse like something that pains as if it were pricking; urge or persuade

Gibes

noun; taunting words (mean spirited but playful); sarcastic remarks

scourge

verb; to punish severely or to drive as if by blow of a whip; to whip severly

augury

noun; divinitation from auspicies or omens; fortune telling from an object

calumny

noun; the act of uttering false charges or misrepresentations maliciously calculated to harm another's reputation

Engender

verb; to cause to exist or to develop a living thing or idea. Can ______a flower but not a painting

Circumspect

adjective; a person careful to consider all circumstances and possible consequences

compunction

noun; anxiety arising from awareness of guilt

foundering

verb; to become disabled; to go lame; also to submerge for example a ____________ship is one that is flipped over

Ferment

noun; a state of unrest

sacrilege

noun; a violation to what is sacred to god. example: kicking over a gravestone

elude

verb; to escape the perception, understanding or grasp. Cannot ____capture.

Clemency

noun; disposition to be merciful and especially to moderate the severity of punishment due

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