Pecor Grade 10: 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.

doublet

a man's close-fitting jacket, worn during the Renaissance

infirmity

a physical weakness or sickness

wench

young woman

sup

eat the evening meal

farewell

goodbye

wit

intelligence

rudeness

a roughness in manners, speech, or behaviour that creates the impression that somene is not smart or well educated

noble

of a very high moral or mental character or excellence

mettle

disposition or temperament; someone's true character or nature pscyhologically, intellectually, and morally

wrought

shaped or twisted

disposed

having a certian inclination, tendency, or habit

seduced

led away from correct actions and behavior; corrupted

obscurely

indirectly

tempest

a violent windstorm, especially one with rain, hail, or snow

rive

to tear or split apart

exalt

lift up

strife

bitter conflict

saucy

rude, in the sense of being disrespectful to someone of higher rank or status

incense

enrage; greatly anger

unscorched

not burned

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