Hamlet Vocab

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impotent

lacking strength/vigor. powerless/ineffective

sully

soil/stain/tarnish/defile

circumscribe

draw a line around. limit/restrict/confine

beguile

decieve/cheat/trick. charm/amuse/divert

traduce

slander/defame/vilify

wax

grow/increase/become

brevity

shortness of time/expression. briefness/conciseness/terseness

paragon

model of excellence/perfection

quintessence

most essential part/quality. perfect example

ominous

threatening/suggestive of future evil

epitaph

words, espec those on a tomb, in memory of a dead person

malefactor

evildoer/criminal

melancholy

sad/gloomy/depressed. sadness/gloom/depression

aloof

reserved/detached/unconcerned

contumely

insulting treatment/contempt/rudeness/insolence

calumny

malicious lie/slander

pander

play ^ 2 another's desires&weaknesses

whet

sharpen a knife/other tool. hence make keen/eager/stimulate

incorporeal

not having material form/substance

scruple

doubt/uneasiness as 2 what is right/proper

exhort

strongly urge/advise/caution

conjecture

guess/surmise

impetuous

impulsive/rash/hasty

remiss

careless in performing a task/duty. negligent

circumvent

get around/prevent/avoid, espec by cleverness. outwit/evade/elude

sultry

oppressively hot&humid/sweltering. passionate/senual

dearth

scarcity/paucity

infallible

incapable of error/unfailing/sure

germane

relevant/pertinant

felicity

great happiness/bliss. skill&grace, espec in language/art

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