Pre-Ap Vocab 3 (Antigone)

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repulse

driving back; repelling

sated

filled; satisfied

swagger

bold, arrogant strut

comprehensive

including all of the relevant details

senile

mentally impaired

sententiously

in a trite and moralizing way

lithe

flexible and graceful

insolence

bold disrespect

waver

show doubt or uncertainty about what to do

transcends

goes beyond the limits of

deference

courteous respect

malicious

mean-spirited, spiteful people

somberly

earnestly and solemnly; in a gloomy manner

piety

loyal, dutiful devotion

vigil

purposeful watching and staying awake

transgress

disobey

wrath

intense anger

calamity

great misfortune resulting in immense loss and sorrow; disaster

recoils

draws back, as in fear or disgust

defile

make dirty

tragedy

a play, novel, or other narrative depicting serious events in which the main character comes to an unhappy end.

tragic hero

high ranking character who has a tragic flaw that directly causes his downfall

tragic flaw

error of judgement or character flaw

hamartia

tragic flaw

hubris

a sort of arrogant pride or over-confidence

catharsis

the release of emotional tension by watching the tragic hero's terrible fate

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