20 terms

Romeo & Juliet Act I

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augment (verb)
enlarge or increase
beseeming (adj.)
appropriate
cankered (adj.)
rusted; angry; inflamed
choler (noun)
irritability and anger
dignity (noun)
high office or rank or station
disparagement (noun)
a communication that belittles somebody or something; disrespectful
forswear (verb)
formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure
fray (noun)
a noisy fight
mar (noun)
a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)
mutiny (noun)
open rebellion against constituted authority (especially by sailors or soldiers against their officers)
nuptial (adj.)
of or relating to a wedding
pernicious (adj.)
exceedingly harmful; causing death or serious injury
portentous (adj)
of momentous or ominous significance
reverence (verb)
to show respect
saucy (adj.)
improperly forward or bold
semblance (noun)
an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading
shrift (noun)
confession; absolution given by a Catholic priest
solemnity (noun)
a solemn and dignified feeling; observance of a ceremonial proceeding; special formality
star-crossed (adj.)
ill-fated; doomed
visage (noun)
the human face; usually with reference to shape, features, expression, etc.