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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