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23 terms

[Romeo and Juliet] vocabulary

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Pernicious
exceedingly harmful
Transgression
the act of transgressing noun; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle
Heretic
freethinker, nonconformist; person who maintains opinion contrary to church doctrine
Grievance
the act of transgressing noun Ex. the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle
Kinsmen
a blood relative [esp. a man]
Agile
quick and well-coordinated in movement
Procure
to obtain through special effort; to bring about
Pensive
dreamily thoughtful
Solace
the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment. [OR] the act of consoling
Abhor
despise; to regard with extreme hatred.
Peruse
examine or consider with attention and in detail
Penury
a state of extreme poverty or destitution
Waver
Verb- [1275-1325; ME] To sway to and fro
Lamentable
adjective- [1400-50; late ME < L lāmentābilis,] that is to be lamented; regrettable; unfortunate
Gallant
adjective [1350-1400; ME gala(u)nt] brave, spirited, noble-minded, or chivalrous
Fray
noun [1250-1300; ME frai] a fight, battle, or skirmish
Fickle
adjective [bef. 1000; ME fikel, OE ficol deceitful] likely to change, esp. due to caprice, irresolution, or instability
Loathsome
adjective [1250-1300; ME lothsom] causing feelings of loathing; disgusting; revolting; repulsive
Tedious
adjective [1375-1425; late ME < ML tēdiōsus] long and tiresome.
Enjoined
verb [1175-1225; ME enjoi(g)nen < OF enjoindre] to prescribe (a course of action) with authority or emphasis
Eloquence
noun [1350-1400; ME < AF < L ēloquentia] the practice or art of using language with fluency and aptness.
Remnants
noun [1300-50; ME remna(u)nt] a remaining, usually small part, quantity, number, or the like.
Haughty
adjective [1520-30; obs. haught] disdainfully proud; snobbish; scornfully arrogant; supercilious