"Othello" by William Shakespeare, Act V 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. rapier
    a straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges
    Wear thy good rapier bare, and put it home:
  2. restitution
    a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
    He calls me to a restitution large
  3. gait
    a person's manner of walking
    I know his gait, 'tis he.
  4. maim
    injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation
    I am maim'd for ever.
  5. mischance
    an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate
    'Tis some mischance; the cry is very direful.
  6. treacherous
    dangerously unstable and unpredictable
    O treacherous villains!
  7. alabaster
    a compact fine-textured, usually white gypsum used for carving
    And smooth as monumental alabaster.
  8. quench
    satisfy (thirst)
    If I quench thee, thou flaming minister,
  9. portent
    a sign of something about to happen
    These are portents; but yet I hope, I hope,
  10. alteration
    the act of revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification)
    Should yawn at alteration.
  11. iteration
    doing or saying again; a repeated performance
    What needs this iteration, woman?
  12. pernicious
    exceedingly harmful
    If he say so, may his pernicious soul
  13. odious
    unequivocally detestable
    You told a lie, an odious, damned lie;
  14. reprobation
    severe disapproval
    And fall to reprobation.
  15. amorous
    inclined toward or displaying love
    And she did gratify his amorous works
  16. notorious
    known widely and usually unfavorably
    'Tis a notorious villain.
  17. chastity
    abstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious vows)
    Even like thy chastity.
  18. perplex
    be a mystery or bewildering to
    "Perplexed" in this context indicates confusion.
    Perplex'd in the extreme; of one whose hand,
  19. smite
    inflict a heavy blow on, with the hand, a tool, or a weapon
    And smote him, thus.
  20. spartan
    unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment
    The word refers to the Spartans of Ancient Greece, a severely disciplined people.
    O Spartan dog,