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Antigone Vocabulary Flashcards

Antigone Vocabulary Flashcards
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The root word of the adjective brazenly, which means shamelessly and boldly
Brazen
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The root word of the adjective abhorrent, which means detestable
Abhor
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The root word of the adjective prevailing, which means dominant (like a 'prevailing opinion')
Prevail
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The root word of the adjective tumultuous, which means turbulent, disorderly, and agitated
Tumult
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Succor
Assistance or help provided to someone in need
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Brazen
Boldly shameless, open and unabashed
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Abhor
To detest or strongly dislike
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Prevail
To succeed, rise, or dominate based on greater strength, power or influence
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Tumult
A strong sense of confusion, chaos, disorder, and agitation
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Flashcard Content Overview

Antigone is a classic tragedy about the perils and aftermath of war. This flashcard set will help you to review a number of vocabulary words that may be unfamiliar to a modern reader. The set reviews several words that are not frequently used in everyday conversation, and provides opportunities to practice recognizing how they may be modified and used in different parts of speech. The flashcard set is a handy way to go over a few of the more challenging words that you will come across as you read Antigone.

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Tumult
A strong sense of confusion, chaos, disorder, and agitation
Prevail
To succeed, rise, or dominate based on greater strength, power or influence
Abhor
To detest or strongly dislike
Brazen
Boldly shameless, open and unabashed
Succor
Assistance or help provided to someone in need
The root word of the adjective tumultuous, which means turbulent, disorderly, and agitated
Tumult
The root word of the adjective prevailing, which means dominant (like a 'prevailing opinion')
Prevail
The root word of the adjective abhorrent, which means detestable
Abhor
The root word of the adjective brazenly, which means shamelessly and boldly
Brazen
Glutted

Filled to excess

As in '...or ever his jaws were glutted with our gore'

Tempestuous

Having strong, volatile or stormy emotions

As in, 'he who so lately, in the frenzy of the mad onset, was raging against us with the blasts of his tempestuous hate.'

Maladies

Sicknesses or illnesses

As in, 'from baffling maladies he hath devised escapes'

Portent

A sign or omen that something is coming.

As in, 'What portent from the gods is this?'

Wheedling

Coaxing, or using flattery to persuade someone to do something

As in, '...use not wheedling speech with me'

Revere

To show and have great respect

As in, 'it is lost labour to revere the dead.'

Mouldering

To decay or waste away

As in 'if a husband had been mouldering in death'

Forlorn

Hopeless and dreary, destitute, lonely

As in '...forlorn of friends, unhappy one, I go living to the vaults of death.'

Rue

To regret or feel sorrow over something

As in, '...her guards have cause to rue their slowness.'

Hearken

To listen, pay attention, or pay heed to

As in, '...do thou hearken to the seer.'

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