20 terms

Hamlet Vocab

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Usurp
seize and take control without authority and possibly with force
Martial
suggesting war or military life
Mettle
the courage to carry on
Portentious
ominous
Dirge
a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
impious
lacking piety or reverence for a god
peevish
easily irritated or annoyed
jocund
full of or showing high-spirited merriment
sullied
defiled or tainted, soiled or stained
rank
very fertile
requite
make repayment for or return something
besmirch
soil
importune
beg persistently and urgently
prodigal
a recklessly extravagant consumer
calumnious
harmful and often untrue
libertine
a dissolute person
dalliance
frivolous behavior
precept
rule of personal conduct
habit
(religion) a distinctive attire (as the costume of a religious order)
breach
a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)