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30 terms

Hamlet Vocab

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impotent
lacking strength/vigor. powerless/ineffective
sully
soil/stain/tarnish/defile
circumscribe
draw a line around. limit/restrict/confine
beguile
decieve/cheat/trick. charm/amuse/divert
traduce
slander/defame/vilify
wax
grow/increase/become
brevity
shortness of time/expression. briefness/conciseness/terseness
paragon
model of excellence/perfection
quintessence
most essential part/quality. perfect example
ominous
threatening/suggestive of future evil
epitaph
words, espec those on a tomb, in memory of a dead person
malefactor
evildoer/criminal
melancholy
sad/gloomy/depressed. sadness/gloom/depression
aloof
reserved/detached/unconcerned
contumely
insulting treatment/contempt/rudeness/insolence
calumny
malicious lie/slander
pander
play ^ 2 another's desires&weaknesses
whet
sharpen a knife/other tool. hence make keen/eager/stimulate
incorporeal
not having material form/substance
scruple
doubt/uneasiness as 2 what is right/proper
exhort
strongly urge/advise/caution
conjecture
guess/surmise
impetuous
impulsive/rash/hasty
remiss
careless in performing a task/duty. negligent
circumvent
get around/prevent/avoid, espec by cleverness. outwit/evade/elude
sultry
oppressively hot&humid/sweltering. passionate/senual
dearth
scarcity/paucity
infallible
incapable of error/unfailing/sure
germane
relevant/pertinant
felicity
great happiness/bliss. skill&grace, espec in language/art