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"Othello" by William Shakespeare, Act IV

February 21, 2013
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.
venial
So they do nothing, 'tis a venial slip:
dotage
Or voluntary dotage of some mistress,
fulsome
Lie with her! that's fulsome.
fiend
O, 'tis the spite of hell, the fiend's arch-mock,
construe
And his unbookish jealousy must construe
vice
Did you perceive how he laughed at his vice?
iniquity
If you are so fond over her iniquity, give her
patent to offend; for, if it touch not you, it comes
near nobody.
expostulate
Get me some poison, Iago; this night: I'll not
expostulate with her, lest her body and beauty
unprovide my mind again: this night, Iago.
amends
Make her amends; she weeps.
requite
Let heaven requite it with the serpent's curse!
slander
Is foul as slander.
affliction
To try me with affliction; had they rain'd
shambles
O, ay; as summer flies are in the shambles,
bawdy
The bawdy wind that kisses all it meets
impudent
Impudent strumpet!
solicitation
I will make myself
known to Desdemona: if she will return me my
jewels, I will give over my suit and repent my
unlawful solicitation; if not, assure yourself I
will seek satisfaction of you.
linger
O, no; he goes into Mauritania and takes away with
him the fair Desdemona, unless his abode be
lingered here by some accident: wherein none can be
so determinate as the removing of Cassio.
troth
In troth, I think thou wouldst not.
vantage
Yes, a dozen; and as many to the vantage as would
store the world they played for.
peevish
Or else break out in peevish jealousies,

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