1. Apprehension (n)
- Oedipus trembled with apprehension.
- A feeling of anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen
2. Ashen (adj)
- However, Jocasta had turned ashen.
- Extremely pale in appearance
3. Confront (v)
- One day, Perseus decided to confront Polydectes about the annoying visits.
- To come face to face with somebody, especially in a challenge, and usually with hostility, criticism, or defiance
- To make somebody aware of something, often in a challenging way
4. Ghastly (adj)
- Perhaps most ghastly of all, they had snakes instead of hair.
- Horrifying, shocking, or very upsetting
- Very bad or unpleasant
5. Inferno (n)
- The palace was an inferno.
- A very large fire burning fiercely and uncontrollably
- A place being consumed by a large uncontrollable fire
- A place or situation reminiscent of hell (in being fiery, hot, or full of corruption)
6. Intolerable (adj)
- Then just when the boredom seemed intolerable, something odd took place one day.
- So bad, difficult, or painful that it cannot be endured
- Very unpleasant or annoying
7. Livid (adj)
- Priam was livid.
8. Prospect (n)
- “That prospect frightens me more than Creon’s words.”
- A possibility of something happening soon, especially something desirable
- Something that is expected or certain to happen in the future
9. Reconcile (v)
- I am ready to reconcile.
- To bring two or more people back into a friendly relationship with eachother after a dispute
- To solve a dispute or end a quarrel
- To make somebody accept that something undesirable cannot be changed
10. Sanctuary (n)
- “I hope you spoke truthfully about giving me sanctuary.”
- Refuge; a safe place, especially for people being persecuted
11. Torment (v)
- His life had been one long torment.
- To inflict pain, torture, or anguish on a person or animal
- To tease a person or animal persistently
12. Unwittingly (adv)
- He spoke of how he had committed his crimes unwittingly.
- Unaware of what is happening in a situation
- Said or done unintentionally
13. Vigilant (adj)
- Yet, as vigilant as they were, nature stepped in.
- Watchful and alert, especially to guard against danger difficulties, or errors
14. Wily (adj)
- The wily Odysseus was the first out of the horse.
- Crafty; Skilled at using clever tricks to deceive people
15. Wince (v)
- Creon winced and wearily rubbed his hands over his face.
- To make an expression of pain with the face because of seeing or thinking something unpleasant or embarrassing
- To make an involuntary movement away from something because of pain or fear
- An expression of pain or fear (n)