shakespeare vocab qtr 4

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  1. abhor
    • vt
    • regard with disgust/hatred
  2. beguile
    • vt
    • to charm/enchant (in deceptive way)
    • to trick someone into doing something
    • to help (time) pass pleasantly
  3. beseech
    • vi
    • to ask (someone) urgently to do something
  4. bestial
    • adj
    • of/like an animal
  5. bombast
    • n
    • high-sounding language with little meaning, used to impress
  6. bootless
    • adj
    • ineffectual, useless
  7. cape
    • n
    • a sleeveless cloak
    • vt
    • to skin the head & neck of an animal to prepare a hunting trophy
  8. cashiered
    • vt
    • to dismiss (someone) from the armed forces in disgrace
    • to suspend someone from a position
  9. chide
    • vt
    • to scold
  10. chronicle
    • n
    • a factual written account of important/historical events ordered by date
    • v
    • to record in factual way
  11. dire
    • adj
    • extremely serious/urgent
  12. disport
    • vi
    • to enjoy unrestrainedly
    • to frolic
    • n
    • recreation/amusement
  13. egregious
    • adj
    • outstandingly bad
  14. engender
    • vt
    • to cause or give rise to
  15. epithet
    • n
    • a phrase expressing a characteristic
  16. equinox
    • n
    • time when sun crosses equator; day & night are of equal length
  17. facile
    • adj
    • superficial
    • having simplistic knowledge
    • easily achieved, effortless
  18. fetter
    • n
    • chain used to restrain prisoner
    • vt
    • to restrict/restrain
  19. homage
    • n
    • honor/respect shown publicly
  20. importune
    • vt
    • to ask (someone) persistently for something
  21. iniquity
    • n
    • immoral/unfair behavior
  22. interim
    • n
    • meantime
    • adj
    • temporary
    • adv
    • meanwhile
  23. knavery
    • n
    • a dishonest action
  24. lascivious
    • adj
    • feeling a sexual desire
  25. mountebank
    • n
    • person who deceives, tricks people out of their money
  26. nuptial
    • adj
    • relating to marriage
    • n
    • a wedding
  27. obsequious
    • adj
    • obedient to an excessive degree
  28. pageant
    • n
    • entertainment consisting of people in costumes
  29. palpable
    • adj
    • able to be touched
    • clear to the mind, plain to see
  30. paragon
    • n
    • something/someone regarded as perfect example
  31. perdition
    • n
    • state of eternal punishment after death
  32. pertain
    • vi
    • to be appropriate
  33. pith
    • n
    • soft/spongy tissue in plants/animals
    • the essence of something
    • forceful & concise expression
    • v
    • to remove pith
    • to pierce spinal cord to immobilize something
  34. pliant
    • adj
    • flexible
    • easily influenced
  35. prattle
    • vi
    • to talk in a foolish manner
    • n
    • foolish talk
  36. profess
    • vt
    • to confess
    • to confirm one's faith/allegiance (religion)
  37. propriety
    • n
    • appropriateness
  38. sanctimony
    • n
    • pretended/hypocritical religious devotion
    • sacredness
  39. satiety
    • n
    • state of being satisfied to point of boredom
    • surfeit
  40. scion
    • n
    • young shoot of plant (cut for rooting)
    • descendant of notable family
  41. scurvy
    • n
    • diseased caused by lack of vitamin C
    • adj
    • worthless
  42. sequester
    • vt
    • to isolate
    • to take legal possession of until debt has been paid
    • n
    • cut in gov spending
  43. shun
    • vt
    • to avoid, ignore, reject
  44. spinster
    • n
    • unmarried (old) woman
  45. visage
    • n
    • person's face
    • facial expression
    • surface of an object
  46. vouch
    • vi
    • to confirm as result of one's experience

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