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Oedipus Rex Vocabulary Flashcards

Oedipus Rex Vocabulary Flashcards
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Prevaricate
To dodge a question and respond in a misleading way. To avoid giving the frank truth.
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Mitigate
To make less severe or less damaging. To ease the damage or lessen the pain.
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Roisterer
A person with a lot of personality who brings life and merriment to a party. Someone who is loud, energetic, boisterous.
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Petulance
To be stubbornly irritable or sulky
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Taciturnity
The opposite of talkative. A habit of being quiet, uncommunicative, and removed from conversation.
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Extirpate
To get rid of entirely, to root out, to eradicate
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Sluggard
Someone who is 'sluggish', or lazy and inactive
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Beseech
To plead for, beg, or implore someone
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Welter
Rolling, heaving, or moving turbulently
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Venerable
Esteemed and worthy of respect, honor, and admiration
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Flashcard Content Overview

This set of flashcards reviews the challenging vocabulary used in the Greek tragedy, Oedipus Rex. The set covers words related to foresight and omens ('soothsayer', 'prescience', and 'augury'), requesting and receiving aid ('beseech', 'supplicants', and 'succor'), and various kinds of human behavior ('taciturnity', 'sluggard', 'petulance', and 'roisterer'). Review this set of flashcards to better understand the dramatic and tragic story of Sophocles' play, Oedipus Rex.

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Venerable
Esteemed and worthy of respect, honor, and admiration
Welter
Rolling, heaving, or moving turbulently
Beseech
To plead for, beg, or implore someone
Sluggard
Someone who is 'sluggish', or lazy and inactive
Extirpate
To get rid of entirely, to root out, to eradicate
Taciturnity
The opposite of talkative. A habit of being quiet, uncommunicative, and removed from conversation.
Petulance
To be stubbornly irritable or sulky
Roisterer
A person with a lot of personality who brings life and merriment to a party. Someone who is loud, energetic, boisterous.
Mitigate
To make less severe or less damaging. To ease the damage or lessen the pain.
Prevaricate
To dodge a question and respond in a misleading way. To avoid giving the frank truth.
Sanguine

1. Red like blood

2. Positive, buoyant, or cheerful

Ensanguined
To turn red, like the color of blood. 'Ensanguined' has a connotation with blood.
Respite
A break from distress and pain. A time of relief, even if temporary.
Supplicants
A person who respectfully asks for or prays for assistance
Succor

1. To give aid and provide support

2. Help and assistance

Progeny
Children, offspring, or descendants
Sojourning
Staying or residing somewhere for a brief period of time. To live some place for a while, but not permanently.
Soothsayer
A seer, psychic, or person who is able to predict the future
Augury
An omen, a signal that indicates that something bad is going to happen
Suborned
To have used bribery or other coercive efforts in order to make someone lie or break laws
Prescience
Foresight. Knowledge or insight about something before it happens.

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