Othello Vocabulary Words Flashcards

Terms Definitions
indign
unworthy.
Indiscreet
Reckless, careless
Direful
dreadful ominous
bounteous
generous (n)
Recoil
Retreating or withdrawing
Knavery
lack of honesty
circumscription
circumscribed state; limitation.
Indict
An accusation, to charge
nether
situated down or below
conjunctive
serving to connect; connective:
Assails
To attack vigorously or violent
perplexed
filled with uncertainty : puzzled
incontinent
lacking in moderation or self-control
profane
characterized by irreverence or contempt for God or sacred principles or things; irreligious.
Nuptial
Pertaining to marriage or marriage ceremony
Treacherous
likely to betray trust : unreliable.
denote
to serve as an indication of
sooty
covered, blackened, or smirched with soot.
horologe
any instrument for indicating the time, esp. a sundial or an early form of clock.
pernicious
causing insidious harm or ruin; ruinous; injurious; hurtful:
upbraids
to criticize severely : find fault with ; to reproach severely : scold vehemently
Fulsome-adjective
Excess to the point of disgust, extreme lavishness
bowdlerize
to expurgate (a written work) by removing or modifying passages considered vulgar or objectionable.
Folly
State or quality of being folish; lack of understanding or sense
loathe
: to dislike greatly and often with disgust
affinity
a natural liking for or attraction to a person, thing, idea, etc.
suborned
to induce to commit perjury; also : to obtain (perjured testimony) from a witness
Desdemona: His bed...
Desdemona: His bed shall seem a school
Desdemona: His bed...
Act III Scene III - Cassio and Desdemona meet, Iago shows Othello suspicion
observe her well with Cassio; Wear your eyes thus: not jealous, nor secure.
Look to your wife,
Roderigo: Thick-...
Roderigo: Thick-lips
Roderigo: Thick-...
Act I Scene I - Iago and Roderigo settle and hail Brabantio
That either makes me, or fordoes me quite.
This is the night
Iago: You'll have your daughter ...
Iago: You'll have your daughter cover'd with a barbery horse
Iago: You'll have your daughter ...
Act I Scene I - Iago and Roderigo settle and hail Brabantio
Othello: She's gone. I am...
Othello: She's gone. I am abus'd, and my relief must be the loathe her
Othello: She's gone. I am...
Act III Scene III - Cassio and Desdemona meet, Iago shows Othello suspicion
Iago: In Venice, they do let...
Iago: In Venice, they do let God see the pranks they dare not show their husbands
Iago: In Venice, they do let...
Act III Scene III - Cassio and Desdemona meet, Iago shows Othello suspicion
Call up her father.
Rouse him. Make after him, Poison his delight,
Proclaim him in the streets. Incense her kinsmen,
And, though he in a fertile climate dwell,
Plague him with flies. Though that his joy be joy
Yet throw such changes of vexation on't,
As i
Iago to Roderigo - " Let's wake Desdemona's father and tell him rumors of Othello and Desdemona." Iago is beginning his plans in ruining Othello's life. He's going to spread rumors and irritate Desdemona's father.
If she be fair and wise, fairness and wit,
The one's for use, the other useth it.
Iago to Desdemona: "If a woman is pretty and smart, she uses her good looks to get what she wants."
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