elizabethan vocab pt.1

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elizabethan vocab pt.1
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  1. prate
    chatter
  2. madrigals
    songs of a type popular during the renaissance
  3. swains
    youth
  4. wanton
    producing abundant crops
  5. congealed
    solidified
  6. assay
    try
  7. rapt
    deeply absorbed
  8. deign
    allow
  9. whither
    where
  10. nonpareil
    best
  11. unsanctified
    unholy
  12. voluptuousness
    lust
  13. harbingers
    announcers
  14. discourse
    conversation
  15. affectation
    something done just for show or to give a false impression
  16. contemn
    view with contempt; hate
  17. confute
    prove wrong
  18. stond
    stoppage
  19. impertinences
    irrelevant concerns
  20. abatement
    a reduction
  21. facile
    easily influenced or persuaded
  22. hortatives
    speeches to encourage troops before battle
  23. vulgar
    crude, common, ordinary
  24. froward
    stubborn
  25. diligence
    constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken
  26. chastise
    to criticize severely
  27. rhetoric
    the study of the effective use of language
  28. missives
    a written message; letter
  29. cunning
    showing or made with ingenuity
  30. repentance
    regret for any past action
  31. mitigate
    to lessen in force or intensity
  32. interim
    interval
  33. posterity
    succeeding or future generations collectively
  34. surmise
    to think or infer without certain or strong evidence; guess
  35. aptness
    likely
  36. prophetic
    having the function or powers of a prophet
  37. precept
    a commandment or direction given as a rule of action
  38. deign
    to condescend; to give or grant
  39. mortality
    to state or condition of being subject to death
  40. smack
    a taste, mouthful or small quantity
  41. impregnable
    not to be overcome or overthrown
  42. minion
    a servile follower
  43. commend
    to entrust; give in charge
  44. usurper
    a person who seizes a position of power by force
  45. antidote
    a medicine or other remedy for counteracting the effects of poison

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