Othello Vocab

obsequious a) part of speech- synonym b) definition- characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference; fawningc) That (doting on his own obsequious bondage), Wears out his time much like his master’s assd) She’s constantly followed by obsequious assistants who will do anything she tells them to.
vexation a) part of speech- noun b) definition- the state of being vexed, irritation; annoyance:c) Yet throw such changes of vexation on’t,d) Next day he fell ill of rage and vexation of spirit, contracted a dysenteric ailment, and died a week later at Newark
lascivious a) part of speech- adj. b) definition- arousing sexual desirec) To the gross clasps of a lascivious Moor,d) Such lascivious material is admittedly few and far between.
promulgate a) part of speech- verb b) definition- Promulgate is to make known, to teach or to put into effect.c) I shall promulgate. I fetch my life and beingd) Their answer was to promulgate an alternative vision around which peace- and liberty-loving nations could rally.
alacrity a) part of speech- noun b) definition- cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingnessc) A natural and prompt alacrityd) For their willingness to work for so little, they are accepted with alacrity.
sated a) part of speech- verbb) definition- satisfy (any appetite or desire) fully c) When she is sated with his body she will find the errors of her choice.d) But its hunger for foreign investors has been sated.
beguile a) part of speech- verbb) definition- to take away from by cheating or deceivingc) I am not merry, but I do beguiled) She’d used her daughter’s identity to beguile the two men.
impediment a) part of speech- noun b) definition- obstruction; hindrance; obstacle c) the impediment most profitably removed, without d) Taking this job would have been a impediment to your goals.
egregious a) part of speech- adj. b) definition- extraordinary in some bad way; glaring; flagrantc) For making him egregiously an assd) We are shocked by the more egregious examples of callous indifference.
carouse a) part of speech- verb b) definition- to engage in a drunken revelc) To Desdemona hath tonight carousedd) They carouse all night.
prate a) part of speech- verb b) definition- to talk excessively and pointlessly; babble:c) Dost thou prate, rogue? (strikes him)d) They prated on until I was ready to scream.
peevish a) part of speech- adj. b) definition- cross, querulous, or fretful, as from vexation or discontentc) Any beginning to this peevish odds,d) While he can be peevish and even mean, he is also frequently funny and generous.
procure a) part of speech- verbb) definition- to obtain or get by care, effort, or the use of special meansc) Procure me some access.d) Meanwhile his institution and others are working to procure good data.
ruminate a) part of speech- verb b) definition- to chew the cudc) As thou dost ruminate, and give thy worst of d) He was chewing his gum ruminate.
cuckold a) part of speech- noun b) definition- the husband of an unfaithful wife.c) A cuckold is a man who has been cheated on by his wife, d) Her flirtation with his best friend made him feel like a cuckold.
vehement a) part of speech- adj. b) definition- zealous; ardent; impassionedc) With any strong or vehement importunity.d) There is resistance, sometimes vehement resistance, to the efforts that make it possible.
trifle a) part of speech- noun b) definition- an article or thing of very little value c) And let him find it. Trifles light as aird) Service is accommodating, if sometimes a trifle slow.
veritable a) part of speech- adj. b) definition- being truly or very much soc) Most veritable, therefore look to ‘t well.d) A veritable triumph.
venial a) part of speech- adj. b) definition- able to be forgiven or pardoned; not seriously wrong, as a sin c) So they do nothing, ’tis a venial slip.d) And rudeness, as long as it is non-violent, is a venial sin.
credulous a) part of speech- adj. b) definition- willing to believe or trust too readily, especially without proper or adequate evidence; gullible.c) Work on, My medicine, work! Thus credulous fools d) He is credulous on the one hand and intensely loyal on the other.
censure a) part of speech- noun b) definition- strong or vehement expression of disapprovalc) In mouths of wisest censure.d) The newspapers were unanimous in their censure of the tax proposal.
palate a) part of speech- noun b) definition- Anatomyc) And have their palates both for sweet and sourd) They may be pricey but your palate will be grateful.
direful a) part of speech- adj.b) definition- dreadful; awful; terrible.c) ‘Tis some mischance, the cry is very direful.d) There is no mystery about the origin of this direful disease.
portents a) part of speech- noun b) definition- an indication or omen of something about to happen, especially something momentous.c) These are portents, but yet I hope, I hoped) The polls corroborate the baleful economic portents.
pernicious a) part of speech- adj.b) definition- causing insidious harm or ruin; ruinous; injurious; hurtfulc) If he say so, may his pernicious sould) This pernicious cycle must end.
odious a) part of speech- adj.b) definition- deserving or causing hatred; hateful; detestable.c) You told a lie, an odious, damn├Ęd lie.d) The war would be repulsive because the leader was odious.
marred a) part of speech- verbb) definition- to damage or spoil to a certain extent; render less perfect, attractive, useful, etc.; impair or spoilc) All that is spoke is marred.d) He points out places where the riverbanks are marred by freshly cut roads.
circumscription a) part of speech- noun b) definition- The act of being circumscribing c) Put into circumscription and confine. d) Circumscription, the pastor and one delegate of the council.
commencement a) part of speech- noun b) definition- beginning c) It was a violent commencement in her and thou shalt see an answerable sequestration. d) He was also chosen to deliver a commencement address.

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