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"Othello" by William Shakespeare, Act V

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.
rapier
Wear thy good rapier bare, and put it home:
restitution
He calls me to a restitution large
gait
I know his gait, 'tis he.
maim
I am maim'd for ever.
mischance
'Tis some mischance; the cry is very direful.
treacherous
O treacherous villains!
alabaster
And smooth as monumental alabaster.
quench
If I quench thee, thou flaming minister,
portent
These are portents; but yet I hope, I hope,
alteration
Should yawn at alteration.
iteration
What needs this iteration, woman?
pernicious
If he say so, may his pernicious soul
odious
You told a lie, an odious, damned lie;
reprobation
And fall to reprobation.
amorous
And she did gratify his amorous works
notorious
'Tis a notorious villain.
chastity
Even like thy chastity.
perplex
"Perplexed" in this context indicates confusion.
Perplex'd in the extreme; of one whose hand,
smite
And smote him, thus.
spartan
The word refers to the Spartans of Ancient Greece, a severely disciplined people.
O Spartan dog,

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