Antigone Vocabulary

ANARCHISTS Those who reject all forms of coercive control and authority
APHORISM Tersely phrased statement of a truth or opinion; an adage
ASTRAY Away from the right or good; straying to or into wrong or evil ways
AUGURY Art, ability, or practice of making predictions
AUSPICIOUS Attended by favorable circumstances
BARBARIC Without civilizing influences
BARROW Large mound of earth or stones placed over a burial site
BLASPHEMY Profane act, utterance, or writing concerning God
BRAWL Noisy quarrel or fight
BRAY Loud, harsh sound resembling that of a donkey
BRAZEN made of brass
CALAMITY Event that brings terrible loss; disaster
CARRION Feeding on dead and decaying flesh
CITADEL Fortress in a commanding position in or near a city
CLEMENT Inclined to be lenient or merciful
COMPREHENSIVE Marked by or showing extensive understanding
COMPULSIVE having the capacity to exert a strong, irresistible influence on
CONSIDER Think carefully about
CONTEMPT Feeling or attitude of regarding someone or something as inferior
DECREE Authoritative order haing the force of law
DEFERENCE Yielding to the opinion, wishes, or judgement of another
DEFLECTS Turns aside or causes to turn aside
DEFY Refuse to submit to or cooperate with
DEMORALIZING Undermining the confidence or morale of; dishearten
DIRGES Funeral hymns
DIVINERS Those who can predict the future
DROWSE To be half asleep
EDDY Current of water moving against the direction of the main current
EDICT Formal command
EMBERS Small, glowing pieces of coal or wood, as in a dying fire
ENDURED Bore with tolerance
ENTRAILES Internal organs, especially the intestines
FOLLY Lack of good sense, understanding, or foresight
GALES Very strong winds
GLUT Fill beyond capacity, especially with food
IMPLACABLE Impossible please or appease
INSOLENCE Rudeness or disrespect
LAMENTATION Cry of sorrow and grief
LITHE Marked by effortless grace
MARSHAL Military officer of the highest rank in some countries
PERVERSE Obstinantely persisting in an error or fault; wrongly self-willed or stubborn
PIETY Quality of being pious or reverent
PREVAIL To be greater in strength or influence; truimph
PROCLAMATION Official, formal, public announcement
PROW Forward part of a ship’s hull
ROUSED Excited, as to anger or action; stirred up
SATED Satified to excess
SENTRIES Guards, especially soldiers posted at a given spot to prevent the passage of unauthorized persons
SLACKEN Make or become less tense, taut, or firm;loosen
SUBORDINATE Subject to the authority or control of another

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