Pecor Grade 9: Shakespearean Vocabulary IX: Shakespeare and the SAT

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These words are in a Shakespeare play we will be reading later in the year. Because they are still in use in Modern English, some of them are sure to appear on the SAT. Groups:

reckoning

an appraisal or judgment

trudge

walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud

fair

beautiful or good

meddle

intrude in other people's affairs or business

learned

educated

languish

suffer

rank

highly offensive or disagreeable, esp in smell or taste

plantain

mostly small roadside or dooryard weeds with elliptic leaves and small spikes of very small flowers; seeds of some used medicinally

shin

the front part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle

mad

crazy; insane

bound

restricted; confined

tormented

tortured; caused to suffer

fortune

1) fate; lot; destiny
2) good luck; success; prosperity
3) position in life as determined by wealth

whither

to what place? where?

sup

eat the evening meal

thither

to or toward that place or point; there

tainted

infected; corrupted

swan

stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult

crow

black birds having a raucous call

devout

deeply religious, earnest, or sincere

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