Twelth Night Vocab

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surfeit

verb - to do an excess amount or something

cloister

verb - to seclude; to shut in

provident

verb - to be well prepared for the future

abjure

verb - to let go of your beliefs, solemn and negative

prodigal

adj - extremely wasteful

transgress

verb - to misbehave, to sin

nonpareil

adj - unrivaled; unparalleled; having no equal

fervor

noun - passionate feeling

peevish

adj - easily irritated

churlish

adj - difficult to deal with; obnoxious

mellifluous

adj - pleasant to hear; sweet and musical

caterwauling

adj - unpleasant to hear; like throwing a cat on a wall

mitigate

verb - to lessen the effect of, to make less severe

staid

adj - unadventurous; plain

bide

to remain; to wait for

damask

a woven type of fabric, patterned

demure

shy or modest (almost always about a woman)

inure

accustom someone to something esp. something unpleasant

manifest

obvious, evident

wanton

deliberately cruel

loath

reluctant

upbraid

to find fault with; to scold with

visage

a person's facial expression

presage

to foreshadow, to predict esp. ominously

pedant

a perfectionist, a person obsessed with the minor details

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