Othello Act III, IV & V Vocabulary

Shrift noun 1. Confession, especially to a priest sentence: Go to see a shrift this Sunday. 1.1 Absolution by a priest
Importune verb1. Ask (someone) pressingly and persistently for or to do something sentence: She importunes me to put the groceries away.1.1 Approach (someone) to offer one’s services as a prostitute
Ruminate verb1. Think deeply about somethingsentence: Together we sat ruminating about what love means to us. 2. (Of a ruminate) chew the cud
Suborn verb1. Bribe or otherwise induce (someone) to commit an unlawful act such as perjury sentence: Joe suborned the witness to lie about the murder.
Edify verb1. Instruct or improve (someone) morally or intellectuallysentence: Professer Mullen edifies us on how to properly write an essay.
Iniquity noun 1. Immoral or gossly unfair behavior sentence: He figured out the inequity that was happening while he wasn’t home.
Entreaty noun 1. An earnest or humble requestsentence: The captain denied the request for the crews entreaties.
Fulsome adjective1. Complementary or flattering to an excessive degree sentence: They posted a fulsome amount of comments on her Instagram photo. 2. Of a large size or quantity; generous or abundant sentence: This year there was a fulsome amount of kale during the harvest.
Mandate noun1. An official order or commission to do somethingsentence: Gandhi fought for a mandate to try and bring India to independence. 2. The authority to carry out a policy or course of action, regarded as given by the electorate to a candidate or party that is victorious in an election sentence: As leader of the U.S, Obama has the right to mandate what he pleases. verb1. Give (someone) authority to act in a certain way sentence: The general has the authority to mandate the solders to stay out for longer. 1.1 Require (something) to be done; make mandatory sentence:2. Assign (territory) under a mandate of the League of Nationssentence: We learned about the mandate that is the League of Nations in history this year.
Bawdy adjective1. Dealing with sexual matters in a comical way; humorously indecent sentence: noun1. Humorously indecent talk or writing sentence:
Incontinent adjective 1. Having no insufficient voluntary control over urination or defecation sentence: 2. Lacking self-restraint; uncontrolled sentence: The fans at the basketball game had no incontinent.
Cozen verb1. Trick or deceive sentence: My mom tells me not to cozen my brother. 1.1 Obtain by deception sentence: He was able to cozen more money for the fundraiser.
Pernicious adjective1. Having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way sentence: The media has a pernicious effect on how girls view their bodies.
Trifle noun1. A thing of little value or importance sentence:1.1 A small amount of something sentence:2. A cold dessert of sponge cake and fruit covered with layers of custard, jelly and cream sentence: verb 1. (trifle with) Treat (someone or something) without seriousness or respect sentence:2. Talk or act frivolouslysentence:2.1 (trifle something away) Waste something, especially time, frivolouslysentence:
Strumpet noun1. A female prostitute or a promiscuous women sentence:
Malign adjective1. Evil in nature or effect; malevolent sentence: All the bones in her body were malign. 1.1 (Of a disease) malignant
Traduce verb 1. Speak badly of or tell lies about (something) so as to damage their reputation sentence: She traduced about her best friend in order to make her life miserable.
Propriety noun 1. The state or quality of conforming to conventionally accepted standards of behavior or morales sentence:1.1 (properties) The details or rules of behavior conventionally considered to be correct sentence:1.2 The condition of being right, appropriate or fitting sentence:
Choler noun1. (In medieval science and medicine) one of the four bodily humors, identified with bile, believed to be associated with a peevish or irascible temperamentsentence:
Dilatory adjective1. Slow to act sentence: 1.1 Intended to cause delay sentence: