Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Vocab

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Act 1 Vocab

misadventured

unlucky, unfortunate

piteous

arousing or deserving pity or compassion

strife

bitter conflict

colliers

coal miners; ship for carrying coal

choler

anger or ill-humor; wrath

pernicious

causing great injury; injurious or hurtful

cankered

rustled; malignant

covert

concealed, hidden, or disguised

augmenting

increasing

shrift

confession

fray

fight, brawl

oppression

feeling of being weighed or held down

transgression

violence of law

propagate

raise or breed

purged

to be cleansed

vexed

annoyed

chastity

the state of being sexually abstinent

doctrine

the body or systems of teachings

anguish

excruciating distress

languish

to become weak or feeble

heretics

those who don't conform to established attitude

Lammas-tide

August 1st; feast of St. Peter's chains

wormwood

bitter plant

tetchy

touchy, irritable

trudge

to walk especially wearily or heavily

stint

to stop

disposition

the normal or prevailing aspect of one's nature

beseech

to ask earnestly

ambling

to go slowly

visage

face or look

wantons

women of ill-repute

agate

small marble made of stone

alderman

member of council

atomies

small creatures

courtiers

attendant of a royal court

sweetmeats

sweet delicacies

tithe

10% tax of income to the church

ambuscadoes

those who ambush

fathom

unit of length equal to 6 feet

corns

large callous on the foot

Pentecost

the 7th sunday after easter

disparagement

the act of casting someone in bad light

scathe

to attack with criticism

princox

a confident young man

perforce

of necessity

gall

bitterness in spirit

pilgrim

a person who travels for a religious purpose

palmer

a pilgrim who carried a palm leaf to signify the making of a pilgrimage to the Holy Land

virtuous

conforming to moral principles

anon

immediately, in a short time

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