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20 terms

Hamlet Act II Vocabulary

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incontinency
inability to control oneself
Purport
(v.) - to present an intention that is often FALSE
Levies
to oppose or collect by legal authority
expostulate
to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning
brevity
conciseness; shortness of duration
celestial
heavenly
solicit
to ask for; to seek
fain
gladly; willingly
carrion
dead and decaying flesh
promontory
(n.) a high point of land extending into water
appurtenance
something subordinate to a more important thing; an accompanying part or feature of something; accessory
savory
pleasing in taste or smell
repugnant
offensive, disagreeable, distasteful
synod
n. An ecclesiastical council.
mincing
acting refined or dainty
epitaph
a brief statement written on a tomb or gravestone
rogue
a dishonest, knavish person; scoundrel
cleave
separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument
offal
waste parts of a butchered animal; refuse; garbage
malefaction
evil deed; crime