Jade ELA Act 3 Vocab - Midsummer Night's Dream

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homespuns

simple, unsophisticated people (noun)

auditor

listener (noun)

odious

hateful, detestable, highly offensive (adj)

knavery

dishonesty (noun)

enamored

charmed, captivated, in love (verb)

bower

a woman's private chamber in a medieval castle (noun); a shelter in a garden made with tree boughs or vines twined together.

translated

transformed (verb)

carcass

the body of a dead person or animal (noun)

espy

to catch sight of, glimpse (verb)

derision

ridicule, mockery (noun)

fray

a brawl, a noisy quarrel (noun)

civil

polite, courteous (adj)

mock

to make fun of; ridicule (verb)

bide

wait, remain (verb)

confederacy

a group of people who join together to help each other (noun)

fie

expression of disgust or disapproval; e.g., "For shame! Nonsense!" (noun)

counterfeit

not genuine; fake; false (adj)

puppet

a small figure of a person operated from above with strings by a puppeteer (noun)

maypole

(1) a tall, skinny person (as used in the play for an insult); (2) a tall pole, decorated with flowers and ribbons, around which people dance or engage in sports during May Day celebrations (noun)

shrewd

ill-tempered, continuously complaining or fault-finding (adj) (as used in the play)

minimus

tiniest of creatures (adj)

knotgrass

a low-growing, weedy grass that was thought to stunt one's growth (noun)

bead

a small, round-shaped object (noun)

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