Pecor Grade 9: Shakespearean Vocabulary IV: Shakespeare and the SAT
These words are in a Shakespeare play we will be reading later in the year. Because they are still in use in Modern English, some of them are sure to appear on the SAT.
pull out a sword
argue or disagree
move or swing back and forth
1. (literal) a person belonging to a low social class in medieval Europe who was obligated to work on the farm of a noble aristocrat 2. (figurative) because of prejudice against people of low social status, the term came to be a an insult, basically meaning "bad person"
those who show disrespect or contempt
cool by plunging into cold water
causing great injury or ruin
(criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed
a noisy fight in a crowd
brought about or caused
characterized by lightness and insubstantiality
To use, control, or manage, as a weapon, or instrument, especially with full command.
1. rusted 2. morally corrupt
something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty