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These words were given to British Studies (English Honors) students in class, by Sr. Jude for upcoming test on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011.


a division or contrast between two things that have polar or opposite qualities (e.g. good and bad, fair and foul) --> equivocation.

Dramatic irony

a type of irony, in which the significance of a character's words or actions are clear to the audience but unknown to the character.


to take out/kill the king (which disrupts order of society).


take the thrown. Usurp the line breaks chain and disrupts the system. Breaking of the natural order.


to say one thing while meaning something different; to us ambiguous language so as to conceal the truth or to avoid categorical statements

Tragic Flaw

a fatal flaw in one's character, usually leading to the downfall of the hero or heroine


Hell; one of the rivers in Hades


to foresee or predict the future a.k.a witches


to scold or criticize angrily


omens; a herald


feelings of guilt or moral scruple that follows a crime or sin


crimson or pinkish-red color


underling or servant of an important person


the killing of a patent or near relative


bitter, especially longstanding resentfulness


compensation for loss or harm done; also a reward for efforts or work performed


the killing of a king

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