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Lit Vocab

Romeo & Juliet/Jane Eyre vocabulary

Terms

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portly
comfortably stout, corpulent
prodigious
impressibely great in size, force or extent
prolixity
the state of being tediously prolonged, wordy
virile
having or showing masculine spirit, strength, vigor, power
augmenting
to make great, as in size, extent or quality
refectory
a room where meals are served, especially in a college or other institution
mortify
to discipline by self-denial or self-influcted privation (shame, humiliation)
consecretion
the setting apart of something as holy or revered
bilious
having or resulting from an ailment of bile or liver, bad-tempered
aversion
a fixed, intense dislike; avoidance of a thing, situation, or behavior because it has been associated with an unpleasnat or painful stimulus
preternatural
out of or being beyond the normal course of nature; differing from the natural; supernatural
marred
having the surface injured or disfigured, blemished by rough wear or injury
covert
a covered place or shelter, a hiding place
transgression
a violation of a law, commant, or duty
truculent
expressing bitter opposition; scathing; disposed to flight; pugnacious
propagate
to cause to extend to a broader area, to spread
wherefore
for what purpose or reason, why
propriety
the quality of being proper; appropriateness; on formity to prevailing customs and usage
rapier
a double-edged sword
ostensible
representing or appealing as such
creed
formal statement of religious belief, a system of belief, principles, or opinions
slatternly
slovenly, untidy
pernicious
causing great harm
impediment
a hindrance or obstraction
wits
senses
forbearance
tolerance and self-control in the face of provocation; the act of forbearing or waiting; the exercise of patience
conjugal
of or relating to marriage or the relationship of spouses
consumption
a progressive wasting of body tissue; pulmonary tuerculosis
battlements
a notched parapet built on top of a wall, with alternating merlons and crenels for decoration or defense--(top of castles)
sequestered
to cause to withdraw into seclusion; to remove or set apart; segregate
embowered
enclosed or sheltered in or as if in a blower (an arbor)
disparagement
communication that belittles someone or something
alderman
a member of the municipal legislative body in a town or city
heretics
a person who holds controversial opinions, especially one who publicly dissents from the officially accepted dogma of the Roman Catholic Church
execrations
the act of cursing; a curse; something that is cursed or loathed
chastity
virginity
choler
anger; irritability
assiduity
persistent application or diligence; unflagging effort
ardently
expressing or characterized by warmth of feeling; passionate (ardent lover)
wraith
an apparition of a living person that appears as a portent just before that person's death; the ghost of a dead person; something shadowy andinsubstantial
gall
bitterness of feeling, rancor
puerile
belonging to childhood; juvenile; immature; childish
inconstant
changing or varying, especially often and without discernible pattern or reason
begot
to cause to exist, produce

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