Othello Vocabulary 1. Maybe this will help…. Assay. v. Examine or analyze; attempt Though she tried to assay the sweater at the store, when Hannah arrived home she found a stain on the sleeve. Obsequious. Adj. Eager to obey or please; sycophantic
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v. Examine or analyze; attempt
Though she tried to assay the sweater at the store, when Hannah arrived home she found a stain on the sleeve.
Adj. Eager to obey or please; sycophantic
Some teachers and bosses like obsequious behavior, but I find it annoying.
Adj. Easily done or performed
The American Ninja Warrior contestants made the first two rounds look facile compared to the Japanese competitors.
The town of LaGrange was so named because it was farmland at the time.
Adj. Expressing lust
I got a creepy feeling on the bus, and I turned around to see a man leering lasciviously at me.
Adj. Deceiving; fooling
Students who think they are matriculating into a top tier university despite their 1.6 GPAs are deluding themselves.
V. Make widely known
The most vicious rumors are the ones that are promulgated widest and most quickly.
Adj. able to be felt or touched; tangible; demonstrable
The tension in the room prior to the exam was palpable; as soon as we walked in we could feel it.
N. eagerness; readiness
I envisioned kids who would do their chores with alacrity, but the reality is that they’re a constant point of contention.
Adj. Using few words; concise
I’ve never been accused of being laconic in speech (I’m pretty chatty), but I do edit my writing to ensure it’s direct and not excessively wordy.
Adj. lack of morals
The fraternity house was filled with sordidness at all times of the day or night; those guys were behaving like animals!
Adj. sincere; straightforward
I hope you can take the honest truth, because I’m going to be very candid with you.
V. Cause to become entangled
Moises realized too late that he was enmeshed in Bonnie’s hidden life as a CIA double agent; he knew too much to get out even if he wanted to.
Adj. open with words; honest; outspoken (naïvely)
In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, people in Salem believe Abigail Williams is guileless, but she is among the least honest characters in all of literature!
V. Bringing under complete control; mastering
Prior to the latter part of the 20th Century, parenting experts advocated subjugating one’s children- young ones were to obey and be seen and not heard.
V. Justify or necessitate
Braden’s loose talk about heroin use on the weekends warranted my notifying the counselors and his mother.
V. (past tense) Fed or supplied to excess
Little Orphan Annie’s background of lack and abuse fades in her memory as Daddy Warbuckssurfeitsher every want and need.
N. storm; another Shakespeare play… ;)
Even though their marriage was tempestuous, Sam and Joan never considered divorce.
Adj. lacking values or ethics; low born
I am not generally interested in crude humor (don’t watch Adam Sandler movies) because I find them base.
V. Urge or incite
This is why the things on cowboy’s boots are so named – they spur the horse into action...