The masque of the red death vocab

The masque of the red death vocab

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  • Revel: Lively and noisy festivity  Synonym: Gala  Antonym: Gloom
  • Tremulousness: Slightly shaking or quivering  Synonym: Anger Antonym: Ease
  • Pestilence: Any epidemic disease with a high death rate Synonym: Scourge Antonym: Advantage  
  • Because of the red death is reeking havoc in his kingdom, Prince Prospero decides to lock himself and 1,000 other people (of his selecting) in one of his abbeys.  One night he decides to revel with the other thousand people.      
  • In the abbey, there is a clock in the black and scarlet section and when it chimes everyone stops what they're doing.  Every hour the guests (as well as the prince) would enter a period of tremulousness and meditation. 
  • On the night of the party, the guests discover that an oddly dressed figure is in the room.  They people soon discover that the figure is the pestilence that has been killing people in the kingdom outside of the abbey.    
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