Hamlet Act II Vocabulary

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incontinency

inability to control oneself

Purport

(v.) - to present an intention that is often FALSE

Levies

to oppose or collect by legal authority

expostulate

to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning

brevity

conciseness; shortness of duration

celestial

heavenly

solicit

to ask for; to seek

fain

gladly; willingly

carrion

dead and decaying flesh

promontory

(n.) a high point of land extending into water

appurtenance

something subordinate to a more important thing; an accompanying part or feature of something; accessory

savory

pleasing in taste or smell

repugnant

offensive, disagreeable, distasteful

synod

n. An ecclesiastical council.

mincing

acting refined or dainty

epitaph

a brief statement written on a tomb or gravestone

rogue

a dishonest, knavish person; scoundrel

cleave

separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument

offal

waste parts of a butchered animal; refuse; garbage

malefaction

evil deed; crime

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