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omnipotent
having unlimited power
arbitrary
tyrannical or random by choice
vanquish
conquer or subdue
override
dominate
constrain
restrain or force
provocation
incitement or irritation
militiate
to have weight or effect
embroil
involve or confuse
contrive
plan or design
conduce
contribute toward
ingratiate
win favor
incantation
magic
conciliate
pacify (make less angry)
mollify
soothe or soften (reduce in intensity)
assuage
make less severe
sufferance
endurance and toleration or permission
succumb
yield or give way
susceptible
easily influenced
eccentric
strange
idiosyncrasy
personal peculiarity
ludicrous
laughable
frivolous
silly or trivial
drivel
foolish talk
glib
ready or fluent
pompous
showy or pretentious
lethargy
laziness
encroach
to trespass or intrude
interloper
intruder
indignity
insult or outrage
foolhardy
foolishly bold
diabolic
devilish or fiendish
inquity
wickedness
wanton
unjustified or unprovoked
malefactor
evildoer
insidious
sly
flagrant
outrageous
repugnant
repulsive
eerie
weird
bogus
not genuine
feign
pretend
hoodwink
decieve
consummate
extreme
ultimate
final
finite
limited
inconsiderable
insignificant
parochial
narrow
integral
essential or linked
piecemeal
gradually
sundry
several
teem
overflow
prevalent
widespread
copious
plentiful
exorbitant
excessive
tally
record or agree
tragedy
depicts the death or destruction of a hero of high stature- suffers many calamities because of a tragic flaw or fate- should be uplifting, evoke compassion, and conclude with a sense of justice and restored order
tragic hero
great man, who, through some flaw of defect in an otherwise noble character, brings about his own destruction
tragic flaw
fault in character which leads to a great man's destruction (brutus only sees the good in people)
soliloquy
long speech given by an actor alone on stage who speaks his thoughts and feelings directly to the audience
2 purposes: gives insight into the character and gives general comment on the progress of the action of the play
character foil
character who develops through another character through contrast- brutus contrasts with cassius and antony
anachronism
an event or detail in a literary work that is placed outside its historical time period- pockets
blank verse
unrhyming iambic pentameter- 10 syllables in one line that don't rhyme
exposition
act 1
incentive moment
act 1
rising action
act II
initial action
act II
climax
act III
climax
act III
falling action
act IV
catastrophe
act V
aftermath
final words
come
is coming, came, have come