Vocab Words 3/11
(adj) of or relating to marriage, matrimonial, conjugal
|Connubial||"A life of _______ bliss seems very distant to Paul, but he is fascinated by the older man's description of marriage."|
|Inchoate||(adj) not yet completely developed, rudimentary, just begun, lacking order due to its newness|
|Inchoate||"Iago has the _______ inklings of a plan that might bring down the great general."|
(adj) seeming to be coolly unconcerned or indifferent
|Nonchalant||"Paul realizes that the soldiers assume a more _______ mien whenever the shelling ceases."|
(adj) not genuine, authentic, or true. Counterfeit, not from the claimed or pretended source
|Spurious||"Iago's respect for Othello is _______; he hates the man, yet feigns allegiance to him."|
|Aegis||(n) support, protection, control|
|Aegis||"Desdemona, under Othello's _______ from the day she shirks her father's control, is powerless to resist his ways."|
|Pertinacious||(adj) holding tenaciously to a purpose, course of action, or opinion; resolute, extremely or objectively persistent|
|Pertinacious||"Iago knows that he runs the risk of appearing overly _______."|
|Vituperative||(adj) describing harsh and abusive speech; denouncing violently|
|Vituperative||"Othello's _______ words to the men are partly driven by a sense of unease that violence should have sprung up so suddenly in the midst of his trusted soldiers."|
(v) to swing or move to and fro, as a pendulum does; to vary or vacillate between different beliefs, opinions, conditions, etc.
|Oscillate||"Othello will move past the point where he _______s between faith in his wife and gnawing uncertainty of her fidelity."|
(adj) lacking in intelligence or reason, beast-like, below the dignity of reason or humanity
|Bestial||"Othello feels himself reverting to his _______ instincts and emotions."|
|Obsequious||(adj) cringing, fawning, compliant to excess [describes a brown-nose or suck-up]|
|Obsequious||"Paul scorns those who are _______ to the superior officers; he himself does no more than tollow orders begrudgingly."|
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