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Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Vocab

Act 1 Vocab
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misadventured
unlucky, unfortunate
piteous
arousing or deserving pity or compassion
strife
bitter conflict
colliers
coal miners; ship for carrying coal
choler
anger or ill-humor; wrath
pernicious
causing great injury; injurious or hurtful
cankered
rustled; malignant
covert
concealed, hidden, or disguised
augmenting
increasing
shrift
confession
fray
fight, brawl
oppression
feeling of being weighed or held down
transgression
violence of law
propagate
raise or breed
purged
to be cleansed
vexed
annoyed
chastity
the state of being sexually abstinent
doctrine
the body or systems of teachings
anguish
excruciating distress
languish
to become weak or feeble
heretics
those who don't conform to established attitude
Lammas-tide
August 1st; feast of St. Peter's chains
wormwood
bitter plant
tetchy
touchy, irritable
trudge
to walk especially wearily or heavily
stint
to stop
disposition
the normal or prevailing aspect of one's nature
beseech
to ask earnestly
ambling
to go slowly
visage
face or look
wantons
women of ill-repute
agate
small marble made of stone
alderman
member of council
atomies
small creatures
courtiers
attendant of a royal court
sweetmeats
sweet delicacies
tithe
10% tax of income to the church
ambuscadoes
those who ambush
fathom
unit of length equal to 6 feet
corns
large callous on the foot
Pentecost
the 7th sunday after easter
disparagement
the act of casting someone in bad light
scathe
to attack with criticism
princox
a confident young man
perforce
of necessity
gall
bitterness in spirit
pilgrim
a person who travels for a religious purpose
palmer
a pilgrim who carried a palm leaf to signify the making of a pilgrimage to the Holy Land
virtuous
conforming to moral principles
anon
immediately, in a short time