62 terms

All Vocabulary Terms from 12th Night (62 Words Total from Five Acts)

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drama
genre of works intended for theater
dramatic
suitable to or characteristic of stage performance
playwright
someone who writes plays
dialogue
conversation between two people
set
scenery used for dramatic production
act
larger division of a play
scene
smaller division of an act
monologue
speech by one actor to others
aside
spoken line not intended for other characters
soliloquy
speech made to self, not others
excess
quantity larger than needed
abatement
interruption in intensity or amount
ample
more than enough
provident
careful; conservative; thrifty
abjure
formally reject or disavow a belief
mellow
make or grow softer, gentler
bounteous
given or giving freely
exception
grounds for adverse (negative) criticism
modest
limited in size; humble; within rules of sexual conduct
confine
place limits on; enclose; surround
fate
agency predetermining the course of events
determinate
supplying a final or conclusive settlement
extort
obtain by coercion or intimidation
cunning
crafty artfulness, especially in deception
frailty
weak in health or body
dote
shower with love; show excessive affection for
mitigation
act of lessening in severity or intensity
misdemeanor
crime less serious than a felony
contempt
open disrespect for a person or thing
indignation
feeling of righteous anger
sovereign
highest authority; power
melancholy
sadness; depression
conceal
to hide or keep secret
mockery
imitation; mimicry
austere
stern or strict
intimate
to imply or suggest
portend
indicate; signify
inure
to harden; accept; become used to
surly
unfriendly; irritable
detest
dislike intensely
prerogative
a right or privilege
sinew
tissue connecting muscles to bones
battery
a physical assault
barbarous
primitive or savagely cruel
offend
to insult or hurt
fruitless
unsuccessful
relish
great enjoyment
fancy
imagination; fantasy
dissemble
to disguise or pretend
vex
to disturb or annoy
lunatic
an insane person
fiend
an evil spirit or demon; wicked person
transgress
commit a sin
infirmity
physical or mental weakness
discreet
careful about what one says or does
lechery
unrestrained indulgence in sexual activity
exquisite
delicately beautiful
profound
showing intellectual penetration
nonpareil
standard of perfection
denial
refusal; rejection of painful realities
reverberate
ring or echo with sound
fervor
intense and passionate feeling
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