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Antigone Vocabulary

anarchist a person who rebels against any authority, established order, or ruling power
impassively showing no sign of feeling or emotion
insolence rude and disrespectful behavior
lamentation the expression of grief or sorrow
auspcious conducive to success
contempt the feeling that a person or a thing is beneath consideration, worthless, or deserving scorn
defile to make unclean or impure
perverse a person whose actions show the desire to behave in an unreasonable or unacceptable way
revernce deep respect for someone or something
sate to fully satisfy a desire
sententious stuck up
transgression an act that goes against a law, rule, or code of conduct
prologue a song sung by a Greek chorus as they enter
ode elaborate lyrical poetry made up of a strophe, antistrophe, and an epode
strophe (lit. "a turning")
antistrophe answers the strope
harmatia a tragic flaw leading to a downfall
huberis excessive pride leading to a downfall
epode concludes the ode
paean a song of praise
exodos the exit scence of a Greek drama
anagnorisis a moment when a character makes a recognition or discovery of truth
catharsis a release of emotional tension
deus ex machina (lit. a god from a machine) a sudden solution to an impossible situation
peripeteia a sudden change in fortune or circumstances
Created by: prettyinpurple
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