The Tempest Vocabulary

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High School Equivalency Certificate English 1 Flashcards on The Tempest Vocabulary, created by vanillalove on 12/16/2015.

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Tempest violent, windy storm
gallows a wooden frame used to execute people by hanging
pox a disease
fain gladly, willingly
allay to put fear to rest; calm; quiet
meddle to involve oneself in a matter without right or invitation
perdition loss of the soul
inquisition any harsh, difficult or prolonged questioning
verdure fresh, flourishing vegetation
coronet a small crown worn by peers or lesser nobles
ignoble not honorable in character or purpose
fortitude courage in pain or adversity
auspicious conductive to success; favorable
disperse distribute or spread over a wide area
malignant (of a disease) very virulent or infectious
apparition a ghost or ghostlike image of a person
usurp take (a position of power or importance) illegally or by force
chide scold or rebuke
odious extremely unpleasant; repulsive
injunction an authoritative waring or order
prattle to talk at length in a foolish or inconsequenstial way
mutineer a person, esp. a soldier or sailor, who rebels or refuses to obey the orders of a person in authority
jocund cheerful and light-hearted
vigilance the action or state of keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties
desolate (of a place) deserted of people and in a state of bleak and dismal emptiness
austere severe or strict in manner, attitude, or appearance
disdain the feeling that someone or something is unworthy of one's consideration or respect; contempt
discord disagreement between people
potent having great power, influence, or effect
revel enjoy oneself in a lively and noisy way, esp. with drinking and dancing
vengeance punishment inflicted or retribution exacted for an injury or wrong
penitent feeling or showing sorrow and regret for having done wrong; repentant
solemn not cheerful or smiling; serious
providence the protective care of God or of nature as a spiritual power
blasphemy the act or offense of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things; profane talk
chastise rebuke or reprimand severely
expeditious done with speed and efficiency
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