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15 terms

Merchant of Venice: Vocabulary Set 1

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amity
a state of friendly relations
beseech
to ask strongly or beg for something
bestow
present as an honor or give as a gift
conjure
summon into action or bring into existence - often as if by magic
dwell
make one's home in; or to live in; or to stay (in a place)
entreat
to ask or attempt to persuade - especially while trying hard to overcome resistance
exeunt
stage direction; characters exit from stage
exhort
to urge strongly
forbearance
refraining (holding back) from acting; or patience, tolerance, or self-control
forfeit
to lose or surrender something - often as a penalty
heinous
shockingly brutal or cruel
heresy
any opinions or actions counter to popular belief of what is proper - especially counter to religious principles
impugn
attack as false or wrong
inevitable
certain to happen (even if one tried to prevent it)
loathe
detest or intensely dislike (find repugnant or disgusting)