"Othello" by William Shakespeare, Act V 20 words

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,