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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