Julius Caesar Act Vocab Flashcards

vocabulary
Terms Definitions
insurrection
Rebellion
Tributaries
captives
peevish
fretful
fret
worry
firmament
the sky
infuse
instill, ingrain
base
degrading, unworthy
Affable
friendly, courteous, amiable
apparition
a ghostly figure
Lupercal
festival of Lupercus
Abridge
to shorten, to diminish
carrion
dead and decaying flesh
ides of march soothsayer
forshadowing
prodigies
persons endowed with exceptional qualities or abilities or exceptional accomplishment
servile
slavelike; humbly submissive to authority
beholding
to observe; look at; see.
redress
to set right or make amends
Fray
A noisy fight or quarrel; brawl
discourse
communication of thought by words; talk; conversation:
chafe
to irritate or make sore by rubbing
flatterer
to try to please by complimentary remarks or attention.
exalted
to raise in rank, honor, power, character, quality, etc.; elevate:
conspirator
person who takes part in a conspiracy/ faction
Enfranchise
to free from slavery; to grant the right to vote
corruption
the act of corrupting or state of being corrupt.
bestow
confer or present an honor or right or gift
cassius convinces
cinna to placed the forged letters on brutus room
flavius and murellus are two
officials that are not happy about Caesar's arrival
constancy
faithfulness
Inexplicable
unexplainable
base
low
brutus' servent
lucus
Rendered
give, assign
dank
disagreeable damp
Saucy
impertinent; insolent
Puissant
(adj) powerful, mighty
lamented
cry over, regret
rive
to tear apart
Ambition
strong desire to achieve
Accounted
fully armed or dressed
Antony
loyal friend of Caesar's
infirmity
a bodily ailment or weakness
Tyrant
A cruel and oppressive dictator.
Praetor
Second highest Roman magistrate position, held for 4 years.
caesar and brutus
two tragic heroes
apt
(adj) especially suited to the circumstances
emulation
effort to equal or surpass another
Marullus
tribune, joins Flavius in derobing Caesar's statues, tells commoners to stop cheering Caesar who was Pompey's enemy
replicate
to repeat, to copy, or to duplicate
Decius Brutus
Conspirator; Attended the Senate on March 15 (plans to flatter Caesar and bring him to the Senate House)
First Triumverate
Pompey, Julius Caesar and Marcus Licinius Crassus
affability N
easiness to approach and speak to
cassius
"this day i breathed first, time has come around and where i began is where i shall pend."
Lepidus
Lepidus: The last of the Triumvirs - this old man holds little real power and is used in Mark Antony's own words as a loyal, trusted man - who is [fit] to be sent on errands:" (Act IV, Scene I, Line 13).
Caesar set a record for holdong how many consecutive triumphs the year before?
4
Patrician
the upper class of Rome born into a life of high education, wealth, and power.
tragic flaw
a character traits that leads to his or her own downfall or destruction
prodigious
so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe
How does Cassius reflect his Epicureanism?
When he thinks it's their responsibility to take care of what should be done.
How does Brutus show his Stoicism?
When he wants the general good and thinks rationally about things that need to be done.
What does Caesar say to Antony infront of everyone? What does this tell you about Caesar?
Caesar wants Antony to make sure he touches Calpurnia so she can have kids. He wants a son to carry out the rule for him.
sensible
wary
loath
unwilling
Clamored
exclaimed loudly
taper
a candle
Perceive
To understand.
staccato
short and crisp
Yoke
subjugation or bondage
levy
to impose or collect
tarry
leave slowly and hesitantly
disposed
having a tendency/having prepared
raven crow kite
symbol of death
garland
a wreath of flowers, leaves
Casca
first to stab Caesar; tribune
entreat
ask for or request earnestly
How does Brutus die?
by his own sword
vile
morally evil or wicked; disgusting or repulsive
Trabonius
the only conspiritor not to stab Caesar
interim
(n) the period of time between; the meantime
Who states the following: "So call the field to rest; and let's away,/ To part the flories of this happy day."
Octavius
gait
a manner of walking or moving on foot
apprehensive
in fear or dread of possible evil or harm
Tyranny
1. That part of *tyranny* that I do bear I can shake off at pleasure.
2. I can shake off the tyranny that now oppresses me whenever I choose.
3. rule by one who has absolute power without legal right
Julius Caesar, Pompay, Marcus Crassus
3 people making up the triumvirate
So can I. So every bondman in his own hand bears the power to cancel his captivity.
Casca, Cassius, conspirators
What does Antony say about Brutus's character at the end?
He is the noblest Roman of them all
What is Casca's opinion of the way Caesar refused the crown?
It was harder for him to refuse it each time
cogitations
thoughts
drachma
roman coin
conceptions
emerging ideas
pendarus
caccius' servent
Empowers
gives power to
Recount
relate in details
ope
poetic for open
Appertain
V to relate to
Repeal
to get rid of
salute
a sign of respect
Reinforced
Strengthened militarily with manpower and supplies
profess
to claim, at times insincerely
decree
an authoritative order having the force of law
contaminate
dishonor, disgrace,to make impure or unstable,
Iamb
metrical foot consisting of two syllables, one unstressed, one stressed
augurer
a person who makes predictions based on signs/omens
vanquish
(v) to overcome, suppress, or subdue and opponent
Republic
a government system based off respect for the law, as opposed to the will of a king or priest. A democratic system in which voters choose leaders and experts to make the decisions on behalf of community, but with the caveat that personal affairs will be respected and not meddled.
Who gives in for their military strategy?
cassius
heralds
a person who comes before to announce what follows
tincture
1. a tint or slight coloration
2. a hint or small amount of something
Whet
to sharpen, put an edge on; to make keen or eager
Who are all the conspirators?
Cassius, Casca, Cinna, Decius, trebonius, Metellus, and Ligarious
What happens in this brief scene (act 5, scene 2)?
The battle begins
How does Cassius feel about the Roman people now?
He calls them trash
What is Caesar's response to Calpurnia's terror?
Whatever the gods have destined will happen so we must just go on with our day.
At The Lupercal Feast, what does Caesar order Calpurnia to do?
Stand near the race course so that when Antony ran by, she would be struck with the goat skin and become fertile
As Act 2 Scene 2 opens what is the setting
Morning of Ides of March at Caesars house
disjoins
separates
intermit
at intervals
vulgar
coarseness, grossness, obscenity
miscontrued
to interpret wrongly
octavious&antony brutus&cassius
_&_ VS _&_
havoc
violent and needless disturbance
hie
to hasten; to hurry
Dramatic Irony
advanced knowledge (especially concerning plot) made aware by the author to the audience, but not to a character who will commit an inappropriate action while thinking it is best. Tragedies and comedies favor this device.
augment
to make or become greater
who suggests getting rid of anthony
caccius
Octavius is...
a general in Caesar's army
countenance
bearing or expression that offers approval or sanction : moral support
visage
the face (as in shape, features, expression) appearance
Tempest
A violent commotion or disturbance. Or a violent wind.
soothsayer
someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)
valor
the qualities of a hero or heroine
Elizabethan Age
1588 defeat of the spanish armada, supported arts
lepidius, amelius, antony, ocatvous
new members of the triumphrate
Julius Caesar
Roman Emperor who wants the crown of Rome
Flavius and Murellus
tribunes that were killed for cheering for Caesar's enemy, Pompey
orchids, draguma, arbors, parks
things caesar leaves to his people (4)
At the opening of the play the plebeians are celebrating...
Caesar's victory over Pompey
What does the Soothsayer tell Caesar?
Beware the Ides of March (March 15). This is called foreshadowing (warning).
Pums and word play are important in Shakespeare's plays. Identify and explain the puns the cobbler uses.
The cobbler jokes about mending soles which is true. People get confused though when he talks about conscience before he says it. "A trade, sir, that I hope I may use with a safe conscience, which is indeed, sir, a mender a bad soles. The cobbler jokes about the similarity of awl (a shoemaker's tool) to the word all in his life. "Truly, sir, all that I live by is with awl. I meddle with no tradesman's matters nor women's matters, but with all."
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