Shakespeare vocab

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Shakespeare vocab
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  1. Large merchant ships
    Argosies
  2. State of being revered, honored
    Reverence
  3. Examining closely, gazing
    Peering
  4. To go out on or take a risky task
    Venture
  5. To joke, banter
    Jest
  6. To horrify or humiliate
    Mortify
  7. Annoying, bad tempered, grumpy
    Peevish
  8. Sad, sorrowful, depressed
    Melancholy
  9. Urging, encouraging
    Exhortation
  10. Shortened,
    Abridged
  11. To predict or foretell
    Presage
  12. A charge or accusation
    Imputation
  13. To summon or make appear, implies magical use
    Conjure
  14. To come together as a group
    Congregate
  15. A cut, slit, or opening
    Incision
  16. Salient, brave, noble
    Valiant
  17. Well known, famous
    Renowned
  18. Of the flesh
    Incarnate
  19. Starving, ravenous
    Famished
  20. To be cheeky or disrespectful
    Impertinent
  21. Dullness, monochromatic
    Tediousness
  22. To misunderstand
    Misconstrue
  23. Bitter conflict, rivalry, strained harship
    Strife
  24. Short well-known wise saying
    Proverb
  25. Extravagant, uncontrolled consummation of goods
    Prodigal
  26. Writing engraved on a surface
    Inscription
  27. Enclosed, imprisioned
    Immured
  28. Venetian canal boat
    Gondola
  29. Many, a large amount
    Multitude
  30. Cruel, uncivilized, unsophisticated
    Barbarous
  31. Verb meaning having obtained from a source
    Derived
  32. Another time in the near future
    Anon
  33. The characteristics of being a peasant
    Peasantry
  34. A portion of bacon or ham
    Rasher
  35. Something decaying, usually flesh
    Carrion
  36. Conceited, self-satisfied
    Smug
  37. A person who lends money at a high rate of interest
    Usurer
  38. Either strongly disliked or kicked away
    Scorned
  39. Prevented somebody's plan from being successful
    Thwarted
  40. Conduct of being a villan
    Villany
  41. 80 years
    Fourscore
  42. To linger
    Tarry
  43. To hold one's tongue or be tolerant
    Forbear
  44. Friendliness, peacefulness
    Amity
  45. Pleasant to hear because it is soft or soothing
    Dulcet
  46. Remote, unwilling to associate with others
    Aloof
  47. Appearance, somebody's facial expression
    Visage
  48. To wear away to hanging by threads
    Fray
  49. To create or have offspring
    Ingendered
  50. Corrupted or blemished
    Tainted
  51. To conceal into obscurity or to make dim
    Obscures
  52. Lacking reason, inhibition, or discipline
    Wanton
  53. To leap playfully
    Gambol
  54. Burial place
    Sepulcher
  55. Showy or unpleasantly decorated
    Gaudy
  56. Excessive amount or an overindulgence
    Surfeit
  57. Adv. Into separate parts
    Sunder (also asunder)
  58. Feeling elated or dizzy
    Giddy
  59. Anything, whatever
    Aught
  60. Three times
    Thrice
  61. To change from one state of being to another, or to change one's religion
    Converted
  62. To seek out a woman's love, to flirt
    Wooing
  63. Non-believer in a major religion
    Infidel
  64. To plead desperately and repeatedly
    Entreat
  65. Somebody who brags about themself
    Braggart
  66. A person that extends credit to others
    Creditors
  67. Two people or things
    Twain
  68. Removal from public office, to charge an official of offense.
    Impeach
  69. Somebody who pleads on somebody else's behalf
    Intercessor
  70. Another spelling of "jailer"
    Gaoler
  71. To give or present something
    Bestowed
  72. Place of residence for monks
    Monastery
  73. To equip someone for the military
    Accoutred
  74. Somebody who fights as a soldier purely for money
    Mercenary
  75. An opponent
    Adversary
  76. A troubled or distressed person who evokes pity in others
    Wretch
  77. A small alcoholic drink
    Dram
  78. Cruel use of power
    Tyranny
  79. The desire to do harm
    Malice
  80. Regret
    Remorse
  81. One of two parts
    Moiety
  82. To sympathize with someone
    Commiserate
  83. Something wide open
    Gaping
  84. To hate
    Loathe
  85. A personal sense of taste and flavor
    Palate
  86. A provision, a store or collection of food
    Viand
  87. An engraving on a tombstone, a clever saying about the deceased
    Epitaph
  88. To sharpen a knife or tool
    Whet
  89. To fill with emotion
    Infuse
  90. N. Meaning a demand made over and over again
    Importunity
  91. To criticize or doubt that something can be trusted
    Impugn
  92. An act of being compelled or urged to do something
    Compulsion
  93. To assign certain qualities to someone or something.
    Attribute
  94. To assuage, to lessen the severity of something.
    Mitigate
  95. To be enough, to be sufficient for someone
    Suffice
  96. An example for later action or decision
    Precendent
  97. The telling of lies while under an oath
    Perjury
  98. Self-punishment to show sorrow for having committed a sin
    Penance
  99. To plead desperately
    Entreat
  100. To throw away or remove from someone
    Confisticate
  101. Clear to see or understand
    Manifest
  102. Ceremony of baptism
    Christening
  103. Allowing no hope of improvement or relief, excessively humble
    Abject
  104. To declare officially that somebody is not guilty of a charge, or to free someone from an obligation
    Acquitted
  105. Having happened not long ago, current
    Recent
  106. A moral or ethical consideration that tends to restrain action or behavior, or a small unit of weight
    Scruple
  107. Something that has little or no importance, significance, or value, a small quantity
    Trifle
  108. To fake or deceive
    Feign
  109. Insignificant, low
    Paltry
  110. Chatting in a silly way and in length about something unimportant
    Prating
  111. Energy and enthusiasm
    Zeal
  112. Distraught, feeling of discouragement
    Dismayed
  113. hTe act or offense of saying something false or malicious that damages somebody's reputation
    Slander
  114. Somebody who chooses to live alone and to have little or no social contact
    Hermit
  115. Clothing, or something that covers in the way that clothing does
    Vesture
  116. A pleasing sound made when two or more notes are played together, something peaceful
    Concord
  117. The same as money
    Gelt
  118. To bring shame or disgrace upon somebody, or to smear mud or something dirty on somebody
    Besmear
  119. A man married to an unfaithful wife.
    Cuckold

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