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Glossary of Hamlet

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base
The lowest or bottom part
portentous
full of unspecifiable significance; exciting wonder and awe
invulnerable
immune to attack; impregnable; impossible to damage, injure, or wound
malicious
spiteful
filial
the relationship of child or offspring to parent
prodigal
rashly or wastefully extravagant
vow
an earnest promise
pernicious
deadly; destructive
ambiguous
open to more than one interpretation
afflict
to inflict grievous physical or mental suffering on
discretion
ability or power to decide responsibly
entreat
to make an earnest request of
beseech
to address an earnest or urgent request to; implore
contrive
to plan with cleverness or ingenuity
paragon
a model of excellence or perfection to a kind
appurtenance
something added to another, more important thing; and appendage
epitaph
an inscription on a tombstone in memory of the one buried there
commingled
blended
knavish
unprincipled
contagion
harmful or corrupting influence
sinews
tendons; muscles
visage
the face or facial expression
piteous
demanding or arousing pity
scourge
a means of inflicting severe suffering, vengeance, or punishment
divulging
becoming known
discord
tension or strife
replication
a reply to an answer;a rejoinder
convocation
assembly
imminent
about to occur; impending
superfluous
being beyond what is required or sufficient
abatements
reductions in amount, degree, or intensity
churlish
difficult to work with
conjuration
influence or effect by a supernatural power
perdition
loss of the soul; eternal damnation
extolment
high praise
aloof
distant physically or emotionally
felicity
great happiness; bliss
carnal
of or relating to the body or flesh; bodily

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