OTHELLO ACT I VOCABULARY

Beguile Noun – Mislead or delude – “And often did beguile her of her tears, When did I speak of some distressful stroke That my youth suffer’d”
Bereft Adjective – deprived of, made unhappy through a loss – “The rites for which I love him are bereft me And I a heavy interim shall support By his dear absence.
Bombast Noun – pompous in speech and manner – “But he; as loving his own pride and purposes, Evades them, with a bombast circumstance horribly stuffed with epithets of war.”
Consecrate Verb – to make or declare sacred – “I saw Othello’s visage in his mind, And to honour and his valiant parts Did I my soul and fortunes Consecrate.”
Discourse Noun – Conversation- “but still the house-affairs with her fence which ever as she could with haste dispatch, she’ld come again and with the greedy year devour up my discourse.”
Homage Noun – honor or respect shown publicly – “do themselves homage these fellows have some soul; and such a what do I professed myself.”
Incense verb – to make very angry – “call of her father, rouse him: make after him, poison his delight, proclaim him in the streets; incense her Kinsman”
Iniquity Noun – wickedness – I lack iniquity sometimes to do me service: nine or 10 times I had thought to have yerk’d him under the ribs.
Knave Noun – tricky, unprincipled or deceitful fellow – that, doting obsequious bondage, wears out his time, much like his master’s ass.
Obsequious Adjective – excessively obedient or attentive.
Palpable Adjective – able to be touched or easily perceived – I’ll have’t disputed on; ‘Tis probate and palpable to thinking.”
Prattle Verb- to speak in a foolish manner; to babble incessantly.
Promulgate Verb – to announce, make known – ‘Tis yet to know,–Which, when I know that boasting is an honour, I shall promulgate —
Vexation Noun – annoyance, irritation – Yet throw such changes of vexation on’t, As it may lose some color.
Visage Noun – the appearance conveyed by a person’s face – others there are who trained in forms of buys it is of duty keep their hearts attending on themselves and throwing but shows Service on their lords do well thrive by them and when they have lined their coats.

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