Oedipus the King Vocabulary 1. Reverence: Is a feeling of deep respect or love. 2. Rites: Ceremonies, usually for religious purposes. 3. Infamy: Is the state of being evil or well known for evil. 4. Tenacity: The determination to do something and the unwillingness to stop trying. 5. Insatiableness: Is the quality of always wanting more. 6. Implore: To appeal to in supplication or to implore. 7. Proclamation: The act of proclaiming or the condition of being proclaimed. 8. Wretchedness: In a deplorable state of distress or misfortune. 9. Dreadful: Extremely unpleasant, distasteful or shocking. 10. Parricide: Someone who murders his or her father. 11. Catharsis: the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions. 12. Ethos: To have moral authenticity (tell the truth). 13. Pathos: Able to instruct by emotional appeals (connects with his or her people). 14. Logos: To lead using the intelligence (logic behind the decisions).