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Othello Vocab

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Moore
a member of a Muslim people of Berber and Arab descent living in Northwest Africa
Bombast
Inflate of language; exaggerated
Prattle
Foolish; to babble
Heathen
a person who does not belong to a widely held religion; unreligious
Obsequious
obedient or servile compliance
Cashiered
To dismiss someone from armed services/office; fired
Visage
a person's facial expressions/appearance
Homage
special honor or respect shown publicly
Vexation
annoyed/frustrated
Lascivious
sexual behavior; lust
Rebuke
sharp disapproval or criticism; reprimand
Promulgate
promote or make widely known
Reverend
a person who serves the church; worthy of respect
Valiant
determination or courageous
Conjuration
a magic incantation or spell
Vices
evil habit; weakness*
Beguile
charm or enchant someone; distract
Alacrity
brisk and cheerful readiness; eagerness
Consecrate
to make or declare something sacred (church)
Perdurable
enduring continuously, everlasting; permanent
Embayed
confined to a bay
Tempest
A violent storm
Stoutly
With courage and determination; strongly
Chides
Scold
egregiously
outrageous; extraordinary in a bad way
Knavery
dishonest person/not trustworthy
Wanton
deliberate; malicious
Provocation
making someone annoyed deliberately
Infirmity
Physical or mental weakness (Cassio's drinking)
Prologue
introductory act
Rogue
dishonest person; scoundrel or thief
Entreats
begs earnestly; requests
Strife
bitter conflict
Hydra
Greek multi headed serpent
Importune
persistent about something (asking someone)
Enfettered
enchained
Pestilence
evil influence; a fatal epidemic disease, especially bubonic plague
Procure
To obtain
Suitor
A man who courts or woos a woman
Fortification
a defensive wall or other reinforcement built to strengthen a place against attack
Citadel
A fortress; setting
Solicitor
Lawyer
Boon
A thing that is helpful or beneficial
Perdition
(in Christian theology) a state of eternal punishment and damnation into which a sinful and unpenitent person passes after death
Chaos
Great confusion, disorder
Ruminate
Think deeply about something
Cuckold
A man whose wife is unfaithful
Earnest
Serious and sincere
Slander
False charges and malicious oral statements about someone
Begrimed
To cover or blacken with dirt
Pontic Sea
The Black Sea (famous for the strong and constant current with which it flows through the Bosporus into the Mediterranean where the water level is lower)
Lies
Lodges
Moist
A moist hot hand was taken as a sign of lustful nature
Castigation
Reprimand someone severely
Liberal
Free, open
Licentious
Seeking to be normal but accusing as unfaithful
Venial
Easily excused; pardonable
Raven
A harbinger of death
Importunate
Extremely demanding; insistent
Epilepsy
Seizure disorder
Strumpet
Prostitute
Expostulate
Express strong disapproval or disagreement
Procreants
To beget and conceive offspring; to create
Cistern
A tank for storing water
Bawdy
Indecent; humorously obscene
Insinuating
There is more meaning behind what is actually said
Notorious
Famous for something bad
Purgatory
A place of temporary punishment
Restitution
Repayment
Alabaster
A white or delicately tinted fine-grained gypsum.
Prometheus
the Titan who stole fire from heaven and gave it to mankind
Portents
things that foreshadow a coming event : omens, or signs
Perjury
Lying under oath
Eclipse
The partial or total blocking of one object in space by another
Pernicious
(adj.) extremely harmful; deadly, fatal
Coxcomb
Idiot
Malignant
(adj.) deadly, extremely harmful, evil; spiteful, malicious