Antigone Vocabulary 3 Flashcards

vocabulary
Terms Definitions
Retribution
Punishment
sated
filled, satisfied
sate
to satisfy
lineage
synonyms: background, ancestry
peripety
reversal of fate
Oeidpus
means 'swollen foot"
brazen
shameless or impudent:
Who was Antigone's father?
Oedipus
Portent
(N)
A sign or forewarning
What were reactions usually?
Conservative
deity
a god or goddess.
warrant
authorization, sanction, or justification.
Suicide
the act of killing yourself
Ignoble
(Adj)
Of lonely origin, without honor
epode
final stanza of the ode
hallow
to make holy; sanctify; consecrate.
noble
distinguished by rank or title.
edict
any authoritative proclamation or command
accord
harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters
noun
theatron
"Seeing place" where the audience sat
strident
making or having a harsh sound
bravado
a pretentious, swaggering display of courage.
dissipate
to scatter in various directions; disperse; dispel.
skene
small hut like building behind the stage used as a dressing room and later as a backdrop for painted settings
messenger
tells new happening away from scene; reports acts of violence not allowed to be seen
Gorged
to eat greedily or stuff to capacity
these two people are foils
Ismene and Antigone
perverse
willfully determined or disposed to go counter to what is expected or desired
defile
to make foul, dirty, or unclean; pollute; taint; debase.
Who is Eteocles?
Polyneices' brother that received full military rights at burial
waver
show doubt or uncertainty over what to do.
Myth
an old story, rooted in a particular society that explains a mystery
benefactor
a person who confers a benefit; kindly helper.
convocation
a formal assembly at a college or university, esp. for a graduation ceremony.
quibble
an instance of the use of ambiguous, prevaricating, or irrelevant language or arguments to evade a point at issue.
Falling Action
a direct result of the climax, leading to a solution to the conflict
dramatic irony
when the audience knows more than the characters
arraign
to call or bring before a court to answer to an indictment.
What is on every stage to honor Dionysus?
Altar of Dioinysus
What does Eurydice utter with her last words?
a curse on Creon
What was the purpose of the masks?
allowed actors to switch roles and play female parts
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