Othello Act 1 Vocab

Epithets (N) An abusive and insulting word or phraseSynonym: InsultAntonym: compliment
Propriety (N) politeness Synonym: polite or appropriate Antonym: disrespectful
Obsequious (adj) attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery. Synonym: brownnosing Antonym: arrogant/ assertive/ insulting
Inept (adj) incompetent Synonym: uselessAntonym: Useful
Lascivious (adj) Driven by lustSynonym: indecent/ Lewd/ evil minded
Usurp (v) seize and take control without authority Synonym: commandeer/Seize/highjackAntonym: surrender/ relinquish/ protect
Promulgate (v) to make an idea, belief, etc.. known to many Synonym: declare/ publish Antonym: conceal/ bottle up
mountebank (n) a boastful unscrupulous pretender. Synonym: ImposterAntonym: integrity
alacrity (n) liveliness and eagerness. Synonym: alertness Antonym: unwillingness
Moor (n) a member of a Muslim people of mixed Berber and Arab decent, now living chiefly in northwest Africa Synonym: MuslimAntonym: Catholic