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English Romeo and Juliet Finals S2

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pestilence
(n.) a deadly or virulent epidemic disease
obsequies
(n.) funeral rites or ceremonies
untimely
not timely; not occurring at a suitable time or season; ill-timed
lour
(n) a sullen look, (v) to frown or show disapproval
rosemary
an evergreen shrub of the mint family, having leathery, narrow leaves and pale-blue, bell-shaped flowers, used as a seasoning and in perfumery and medicine; a traditional symbol of remembrance
nuptial
of or pertaining to marriage or the marriage ceremony
partisan
a weapon having a blade with lateral projections mounted on the end of a long shaft, used mostly during the 16th and 17th centuries
surcease
to cease; to end; to discontinue
beseeming
appropriate
frivolous
(1) lacking seriousness or sense, (2) unimportant (trivial)
penury
(n.) extreme poverty; destitution
martyr
to torment or torture; to inflict great pain on
misadventure
(n.) an instance of bad fortune; mishap
truce
a suspension of hostilities for a period for time; cease-fire (peace)
straight
(adv.) directly; without detour or delay
kindred
a person's family or relatives
sullen
mournful; gloomy or somber in tone, color, or portent (as in sullen, grey skies)
wantan
reckless, cruel, excessive (without regard for what is right)
abate
to reduce in amount, degree, intensity, etc.; lessen; diminish
immoderate
exceeding just or reasonable limits; excessive; extreme
forswear
to deny or disavow under oath
cull
to pick out from others; select; to gather the choice things or parts from
cockatrice
a fabled serpent that could kill with its glance
villain
a cruelly malicious person who is involved in or devoted to wickedness or crime
slander
a false statement spoken with the intent of harming the reputation of another
affliction
a distressed or painful state; misery OR a cause of physical anguish
bandy
fighting or to throw or strike to and fro from side to side (a ball, in tennis, for example)
brine
very salty water (metaphorically, it may refer to tears)
minion
a servile follower or subordinate
vile
very bad, disgusting, obnoxious, foul
jaunt
a short journey (especially one taken for pleasure)
mandrake
a narcotic, short-stemmed European plant (Mandragora officinarum) of the nightshade family, having a fleshy, often forked root somewhat resembling a human form
inexorable
(adj.) unyielding; unalterable; not to be persuaded, moved, or affected by prayers or entreaties
attend
(1) to pay attention (to wait upon) (2) to bend to
orisons
prayers
consort
to accompany or wait upon OR to combine to make music
shrift
confession; absolution given by a catholic priest
conjure
to produce, as if by magic
despicable
deserving to be scorned (treated with contempt)
discourse
to speak or write formally and at length
ordain
to decree; give orders for; to order by virtue of superior authority
portentous
of or relating to a portent, ominous; foreboding
wield
to handle a weapon or tool with skill and ease
reverence
an act of showing or displaying respect
doublet
a close fitting jacket (sometimes worn with a short skirt, and a common dress for men during the Renaissance)
procure
to obtain by care, effort, or the use of special means
mutiny
open rebellion against a constituted authority; a clash
coy
quiet (artfully shy, coquettish)
famine
(n.) any extreme and general scarcity; extreme hunger; starvation
inauspicious
(adj.) not auspicious; boding ill; ill--omened; unfavorable
saucy
disrespectful; rude
prorogue
to prolong or extend; to postpone or defer
devise
to contrive, plan or elaborate; invent from existing principles or ideas
visage
the face, usually with reference to shape, features, expressions, etc; countenance
mar
to damage or spoil to a certain extent; render less perfect, attractive, useful, etc; impair or spoil
wanting
lacking in some manner or respect
prostrate
overthrown, overcome, or helpless; utterly dejected or depressed; disconsolate
unseemly
inappropriate for time or place
lour
to frown, scowl, or look sullen; glower; to look negatively upon
peruse
(v.) to survey or examine in detail
shroud
a cloth or garment wrapped around a dead person for burial
charnel house
a burial vault for the remains of the dead
choler
anger; irritable
tempest
a violent windstorm, usually accompanied by rain OR a violent disturbance
conceive
imagine (form in the mind, express)
chorus
(a) a group of persons who speak or sing in unison a given part or composition in drama or poetry recitation; b) an actor in an Elizabethan drama who recites the prologue and epilogue to a play and sometimes comments on the action
circumstance
a condition or attribute that determines a fact or event (with the play, "circumstance" is often regarded as being associated with the role of Fate)
behest
a command or order; a request (issued strongly); a directive
sepulcher
(n.) a tomb, grave, or burial place
disperse
(v.) to spread widely; disseminate
pernicious
tending to cause death or serious injury
prate
to talk at length (about unimportant things) (to chatter; to gossip)
livery
a distinctive uniform; garb, attire, dress
valor
bravery, courage
aloof
(adv.) at a distance, esp. in feeling or interest; apart
solemnity
a solemn observance, ceremonial proceeding, or special formality
presage
(v.) to portend, foreshow, or foreshadow
bewitch
to affect by magic or spells (to charm)
importuned
to beg; to entreat; to plead for earnestly
apothecary
(n.) one that prepares and sells drugs and other medicines; a pharmacist
disparagement
to speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way; belittle; to reduce in esteem or rank
wreak
to inflict or execute (punishment, vengeance, etc.)
strew
(v.) to spread here and there; scatter
commend
to speak well or praise OR recommend
doom
fate, destiny OR pain or death
fickle
not constant or loyal in affections; likely to change due to instability or irresolution
star--crossed
ill fated; doomed
inter
(v.) to place (a dead body) in a grave or tomb; bury
naught
nothing or worthless, evil
gossamer
something (usually fabric) extremely delicate (thin, light)
dissemble
to give a false or misleading appearance to OR to conceal one's true motives
intercession
(1) act of intervening on someone else's behalf, (2) a prayer for someone else's benefit
semblance
an outward or token appearance or form that is misleading
augment
to make larger; enlarge in size, number, strength, or extent; increase
hello
world
unthrifty
(adj.) unfortunate
dirge
a funeral song or tune, expressing mourning in commemoration of the death
solace
to comfort, console, or cheer; to alleviate or relieve (sorrow, distress, etc.)
ducat
(n.) gold coin
vestal
of or pertaining to the Roman goddess Vesta (goddess of the hearth); a characteristic of a chaste, pure virgin
dignity
of or related to social standing , especially those of high rank or title
appertain
to belong as a rightful attribute or part; pertain
feign
pretend, make believe (put on a false appearance)
confound
to confuse or amaze
cankered
rusted; angry; inflamed
chaste
(1) decent (modest), (2) simple in taste (not excessive)
humour
mood
convoy
(v) to escort (accompany), (n) act of escorting (especially for protective purposes)
beshrew
(v.) to curse; invoke evil upon
unadvised
rash, hasty, impulsive
dexterity
a skill n using one's hands or body OR skill in using the mind; cleverness
entreat
to beg or pray (for something) (ask or keep asking earnestly)
fray
a scuffle; a brawl
impeach
(v.) to accuse (a public official) before an appropriate tribunal of misconduct in office
beguile
to influence through deception or mislead or to take away by cheating or deceiving
consort
(1) a companion, (2) harmony of sounds

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