Othello Vocab.

cuckold noun: the husband of an adulteress, often regarded as an object of derision.verb: (of a man) make (another man) a cuckold by having a sexual relationship with his wife. no synonyms.
sanctimonious/sanctimony adj: making a show of being morally superior to other people.synonyms: self-righteous, pious, smug, superior, churchynoun: pretended, affected, or hypocritical religious devotion, righteousness, etc.synonyms: affectation, imposture
equivocal/equivocate adj: open to more than one interpretation; ambiguous.synonyms: vague, inexplicit, noncommittal.verb: use ambiguous language so as to conceal the truth or avoid committing oneself.synonyms: be evasive, be vague, dodge the question.
lascivious adj: (of a person, manner, or gesture) feeling or revealing an overt and often sexual desire.synonyms: lustful, lecherous, licentious, indecent
palpable adj: 1) able to be touched or felt.synonyms: tangible, detectable.2) (esp. of a feeling or atmosphere) so intense as to be almost touched or felt.synonyms: perceptible, observable, noticeable.3) clear to the mind or plain to see.
promulgate verb: 1) promote or make widely known (an idea or cause) 2) put (a law or decree) into effect by official proclamation.synonyms: publicize, spread, broadcast, make known.
dichotomy/dichotomous/dichotomize noun: a devision or contrast btw. two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different.synonyms: contrast, difference, polarity, conflict.adj: exhibiting or characterized by dichotomy.verb: regard or represent as divided or opposed.
duplicitous/duplicity adj: deceitfulnoun: deceitfulness in speech or conduct, as by speaking or acting in two different ways to different people concerning the same matter; double-dealing.synonyms: deception, trickery.
pestilence/pestilent noun: a fatal epidemic disease, especially bubonic plague.synonyms: disease, plague, contagion, scourge.adj: destructive to life; deadly.
bestial adj: 1) of or like an animal or animals.synonyms: savage, barbaric, inhuman, violent2) savagely cruel and depraved.synonyms: brutish, vicious, cruel.
egregious adj: outstandingly bad; shocking.synonyms: appalling, horrendous, atrocious, abhorrent.
beguile verb: 1) charm or enchant (someone), sometimes in a deceptive way.synonyms: entrance, captivate, bewitch, hypnotize.2) help (time) pass pleasantly.synonyms: amuse, delight, divert.
lethargy/lethargic noun: a lack of energy and enthusiasm.synonyms: laziness, sloth, inactionmedicine: a pathological state of sleepiness or deep unresponsiveness and inactivity.adj: affected by lethargy; sluggish and apathetic.synonyms: slow, lifeless, sluggish.
catechize/catechism verb: instruct (someone) in the principles of Christian religion by means of question and answer, typically by using a catechism.synonyms: drill, interrogate, examine.noun: a summary of the principles of Christian religion in the form of questions and answers, used for the instruction of Christians.synonyms: examination, questioning.
impudent adj: not showing due respect for another person.synonyms: impertinent, insolent, brazen.
strumpet noun: a female prostitute or a promiscuous woman.synonyms: slut, hooker.
cozen verb: trick or deceive; obtain by deception.synonyms: beguile, cheat, dupe, trick, bamboozle.
pernicious adj: having harmful effect, esp. in a gradual or subtle way.synonyms: destructive, baleful, malignant
restitution noun: 1) the restoration of something lost or stolen to its proper owner.synonyms: return, restore, surrender.2) recompense for injury or loss.synonyms: compensation, indemnity, remuneration.
censure verb: express severe disapproval of (something or someone), typically in a formal statement.synonyms: reprimand, rebuke.noun: the expression of formal disapproval.synonyms: condemnation, criticism, attack.