Vocab (Aristotle)

deux ex machina

A power, event, person, or thing that comes in the nick of time to solve a difficulty; providential interposition, esp. in a novel or play.

cavil, v.

1. intr. ‘To raise captious and frivolous objections’ (J.); to object, dispute, or find fault unfairly or without good reason. Const. at, about(formerly also against, with, on).

2. trans. To object to or find fault with captiously.

a. The department of theological science concerned with ‘the four last things: death, judgement, heaven, and hell’.
encomium, n.
A formal or high-flown expression of praise; a eulogy, panegyric.