"Othello" by William Shakespeare, Act III 20 words

Iago, arguably the greatest villain in all of Shakespeare, manipulates nearly everyone in "Othello" to bring about his fiendish and tragic plans.

As you read Shakespeare's tragedy "Othello," learn these word lists: Act I, Act II, Act III, Act IV, and Act V.
  1. penitent
    feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
    Exceed three days: in faith, he's penitent;
  2. boon
    a desirable state
    Why, this is not a boon;
  3. ruminate
    reflect deeply on a subject
    As thou dost ruminate, and give thy worst of thoughts
  4. surmise
    a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
    To such exsufflicate and blown surmises,
  5. recoil
    spring back; spring away from an impact
    Her will, recoiling to her better judgment,
  6. vehement
    marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
    With any strong or vehement importunity;
  7. loathe
    find repugnant
    Must be to loathe her.
  8. conjure
    summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    For he conjured her she should ever keep it,
  9. trifle
    a detail that is considered insignificant
    Trifles light as air
  10. tranquil
    not agitated; without losing self-possession
    Farewell the tranquil mind! farewell content!
  11. remorse
    a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
    Never pray more; abandon all remorse;
  12. bolster
    support and strengthen
    If ever mortal eyes do see them bolster
  13. imputation
    a statement attributing something dishonest (especially a criminal offense)
    If imputation and strong circumstances,
  14. vengeance
    the act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life
    Arise, black vengeance, from thy hollow cell!
  15. lewd
    suggestive of or tending to moral looseness
    Damn her, lewd minx!
  16. edify
    make understand
    Can you inquire him out, and be edified by report?
  17. sequester
    keep away from others
    In the text, the noun "sequester" means a place where someone is isolated.
    A sequester from liberty, fasting and prayer,
  18. castigation
    verbal punishment
    Much castigation, exercise devout;
  19. suffice
    be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity
    Than for myself I dare: let that suffice you.
  20. arraign
    accuse of a wrong or an inadequacy
    Arraigning his unkindness with my soul;