Much Ado about Nothing vocabulary

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borne
adj.

carried by or spread by

valiant
adj.

having or showing courage; very brave or courageous

pernicious
adj.

causing great harm or damage, often in a way that is not easily seen or noticed

predestined
verb

settled or determined beforehand

flout
verb

treat with contempt or disregard

constrain
verb

to force or impose restriction or limitation; to confine or limit

obstinate
adj.

extremely stubborn or difficult to deal with

heretic
noun

someone who goes against an accepted belief or doctrine, especially a religious belief

temporize
verb

to avoid making a decision or giving a definite answer in order to have more time

discourse
noun

the use of words to exchange thoughts and ideas; conversation

amorous

having or showing strong feelings of sexual attraction or love

muzzle
noun

1. the usually long nose and mouth of an animal; snout
2. a covering for the mouth of a dog that stops it from biting people
3. the hole at the end of a gun where the bullet comes out

muzzle
verb

to prevent (a person or group) from speaking or writing in a free or normal way; to inhibit free speech

enfranchise
verb

1. to give (a person or a group of people) a legal right;
2. to free (as from slavery)

disenfranchise
verb

to deprive of a legal right (as in voting)

discontent
noun

a feeling of unhappiness or disapproval : a lack of contentment

alliance
noun

a union between people, groups, countries, etc. : a relationship in which people agree to work together

mirth
noun

happiness and laughter

athwart
preposition

1. across
2. in opposition to

covert
adj.

made, shown, or done in a way that is not easily seen or noticed; secret or hidden

semblance
noun

the state of being somewhat like something but not truly or fully the same thing — usually + of (semblance of)

adverse
adj.

bad or unfavorable : not good

virtuous
adj.

morally good; having or showing virtue

slander
noun

1. the act of making a false spoken statement that causes people to have a bad opinion of someone
2. a false spoken statement that is made to cause people to have a bad opinion of someone

slander
verb

to utter slander against; defame (as in someone's reputation)

blithe
adj.

without thought or worry; carefree

abhor
verb

to dislike (someone or something) very much; loathe

invincible
adj.

impossible to defeat or overcome; unbeatable

immodes
adj.

1. not modest: such as a: having or showing a too high opinion of yourself or your worth
2. of clothing: showing a lot of your body in a way that is considered improper

contemptible
adj.

not worthy of respect or approval : deserving contempt

requite
verb

1. to make return for; repay
2. to make retaliation for; avenge
3. to make suitable return to for a benefit or service or for an injury

censure
noun

1. the act of blaming or condemning sternly
2. official, strong criticism

censure
verb

to find fault with and criticize as blameworthy

retraction
noun

1. a statement saying that something you said or wrote at an earlier time is not true or correct

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