Hamlet Vocab Act 1

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Act 1 of Hamlet by Shakespeare Vocab

liegemen

servant

entreated

begged

yond

that over there

harrows

torment, disturb by constant attacks

usurp'st

walks out

avouch

admit openly and bluntly

smote

attack

gross and scope

general feeling

toils

labor and effort

brazen

face with defiance or impudence

implements

tools

emulate

compete with successfully

heraldry

emblem indicating the right of a person to bear arms

moiety

one of two (approximately) equal parts

competent

adequate for the purpose

gagèd

obliged

compulsatory

operating with force; compelling

portentous

of momentous or ominous significance

mote

small speck

climatures

fellow countrymen

privy

secret knowledge

partisan

spear

erring

wandering

probation

proof

hallowed

worthy of religious veneration

russet

a reddish brown

acquaint

inform

auspicious

attended by favorable circumstances

mirth

great merriment

dirge

a funeral hymn or mournful speech

dole

a share of money or food or clothing that has been charitably given

pester

annoy persistently

gait

a person's manner of walking

levies

draft of soldiers

dilated

enlarged

coronation

the ceremony of installing a new monarch

suspiration

deep sigh

visage

the appearance conveyed by a person's face

obsequious

overly submissive and eager to please

obstinate

persist stubbornly

condolement

sympathy

retrograde

get worse

accord

sympathetic compatibility

jocund

cheerful

rouse

force or drive out

bruit

tell or spread rumors

Hyperion

God of the Sun

beteem

allow

discourse

extended verbal expression in speech or writing

gallèd

irritated; angered

dexterity

skill, adroitness

truant

neglectful of duty

cap-á-pie

from head to toe

truncheon

a short staff

beaver

helmet visor

warrant

vouch

tenable

withheld

requite

reward

trifling

frivolous

crescent

growing

thews

physical strength

withal

together with this

cautel

deceit

besmirch

to make dirty

circumscribed

limited

credent

giving authority or weight to something

importunity

urgency

chariest

most careful

prodigal

recklessly extravagant

calumnious

slanderous

blastments

withering blight

dalliance

flirtation

rede

advice

vulgar

indiscriminate

unfledged

immature

husbandry

management of one's money

bounteous

given or giving freely

tenders

offers

sterling

genuine, excellent

countenance

support

springes

traps

scanter

limited

implorators

beggar

bawd

prostitute, pimpette

beguile

influence by slyness

slander

an abusive attack on a person's character or good name

shrewdly

sharply

rouse

liquor

wassail

celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking

upspring

German dance associated with drinking

traduced

slandered

clepe

call, name

swinish

ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance

pith and marrow

essence

pale

stake

overleaven

spoil, radically change

plausive

pleasing

livery

distinctive badge

dram

small amount

canonize

in the Catholic church

cerements

graveclothes

sepulcher

a chamber that is used as a grave

interred

placed in a grave

impartment

to give, to tell

beetles

overhangs

fathoms

units of depth

Nemean Lion

powerful lion strangled by Hercules

wax

to become

render

return

harrow

to distress, create stress or torment

blazon

description

Lethe

river of forgetfulness

lewdness

lustful

hebenon

poison

enmity

hatred

posset

clot

tetter

skin disease with sores and scabs

unhouseled

without communion

unaneled

not anointed with oil

aught

any part

matin

morning

sinew

muscles

baser

less valueable or worthy

pernicious

exceedingly harmful

arrant

complete

knave

dishonest man

truepenny

honest man

hic et ubique

here and everywhere

antic

ludicrously odd

encumbered

burdened

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