Oedipus Vocabulary

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63 Cards. Created by Kelly Sellers ().
Words needed to be known for Oedipus.
 
Term  
Definition

suppliant

someone in power

adjure

request one solemnly or earnestly to do something

bane

a cause of great distress or annoyance

boon

something that is helpful or beneficial

heed

to take notice

miscreant

a person who behaves badly or in a way that breaks the law

beleaguer

to cut off supplies

beget

to bring about

bewail

express great regret, disappointment, or bitterness over by complaining about it to others

prevaricate

to speak or act in an indirect way; "to beat around the bush"

provoke

stimulate a reaction or emotion in someone

tarry

staying longer than intended

invoke

an attempt to get someone in power on one's side

wrath

extreme anger (Fullmetal Alchemist's Wrath! He'll help you remember this one. :3 )

behoove

it is a duty or a responsibility

defile

to spoil, pollute, poison, etc.

hackneyed

lacking significance through being overused; unoriginal

pollute

TO CONTAMINATE WITH HARMFUL OR POISONOUS SUBSTANCES

jeopardize

to put something or someone into a situation where there is danger

fare

money that a passenger of public transportation has to pay