[Romeo and Juliet] vocabulary

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Pernicious

exceedingly harmful

Transgression

the act of transgressing noun; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle

Heretic

freethinker, nonconformist; person who maintains opinion contrary to church doctrine

Grievance

the act of transgressing noun Ex. the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle

Kinsmen

a blood relative [esp. a man]

Agile

quick and well-coordinated in movement

Procure

to obtain through special effort; to bring about

Pensive

dreamily thoughtful

Solace

the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment. [OR] the act of consoling

Abhor

despise; to regard with extreme hatred.

Peruse

examine or consider with attention and in detail

Penury

a state of extreme poverty or destitution

Waver

Verb- [1275-1325; ME] To sway to and fro

Lamentable

adjective- [1400-50; late ME < L lāmentābilis,] that is to be lamented; regrettable; unfortunate

Gallant

adjective [1350-1400; ME gala(u)nt] brave, spirited, noble-minded, or chivalrous

Fray

noun [1250-1300; ME frai] a fight, battle, or skirmish

Fickle

adjective [bef. 1000; ME fikel, OE ficol deceitful] likely to change, esp. due to caprice, irresolution, or instability

Loathsome

adjective [1250-1300; ME lothsom] causing feelings of loathing; disgusting; revolting; repulsive

Tedious

adjective [1375-1425; late ME < ML tēdiōsus] long and tiresome.

Enjoined

verb [1175-1225; ME enjoi(g)nen < OF enjoindre] to prescribe (a course of action) with authority or emphasis

Eloquence

noun [1350-1400; ME < AF < L ēloquentia] the practice or art of using language with fluency and aptness.

Remnants

noun [1300-50; ME remna(u)nt] a remaining, usually small part, quantity, number, or the like.

Haughty

adjective [1520-30; obs. haught] disdainfully proud; snobbish; scornfully arrogant; supercilious

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