Eng 2 Lit. Book Words

These words come from the English 2 Literature Book. They are within the sections introducing Greek plays, particularly "Antigone."
STUDY
PLAY
evaluate
Examine and judge carefully.
assess
set or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine)
contradictory
unable to be both true at the same time
deficient
inadequate in amount or degree
dominant
exercising influence or control
sated
satisfied
sententiously
self-righteous
deflects
turns or makes go to one side
edict
an official order
brazen
bold
waver
pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness
deference
a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
contempt
lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
vile
evil
piety
religious devotion
lamentation
a cry of sorrow and grief
rash
too hasty, reckless
protagonist
the main character
antagonist
the character who works against the protagonist in the story