Antigone Vocabulary #2 Flashcards

False protagonist
Terms Definitions
Antagonist
The person or force that opposes the protagonist
Protagonist
The central character and the one who the reader is generally meant to sympathize with
Imagery
The "word pictures" that appeal to the senses and bring the written word to life
Auspicious
Favorable, indicating good fortune
Deference
Respect and honor due to another
My grandmother complains that kids today do not show any deference.
Perverse
Determined to go against what is reasonable, expected, or desired; contrary
My dad tells me I am perverse when I say that I want to go winter camping.
Absolve
To free from blame
The DNA results will absolve the suspect.
Prevail
To be superior in power or influence; to succeed
Cunning will often prevail over brute force.
Defile
To spoil the purity of; to make dirty or unclean
His horrible crime defiled his reputation forever.
Clement
Forgiving; merciful
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