Shakespeare Vocab Lesson 51

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polyphony

music in which two or more independent melodies are sounded together

theatrical

over dramatic, exaggerated behavior

pontificate

to speak in a self important manner

portal

a doorway--especially a large one

portly

heavy or round in a stately manner

posterity

future generations, all descendants of a person

ribald

vulgar humor, profane

rife

common occurance, abundant

rigor

strictness, severity

rivulet

a small stream, brook

sequester

to seclude

sentinel

one who keeps guard as a sentry

rotund

very plump, round

serpentine

resembling a serpent, wily or tempted; diabolical

sever

to cut or seperate

shrill

a high pitched or piercing sound

supplication

begging, humbly asking for a favor

surfeited

fed or supplied to excess

terminate

to bring to an end

terrestrial

of the earth or pertaining to the earth

ponderous

very heavy, unwieldly from weight

tidings

information or news

tier

on of a series of rows or levels

titanic

massive, enormous scope

titter

to snicker or giggle nervously

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