20 terms

Romeo & Juliet Act IV

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abate
(v.) to reduce in amount, degree, or severity
behest
(n.) a command; or a strongly worded request
charnel house
(n.) a burial vault for the remains of the dead
cull
(v.) to pick out or select; to gather or collect
dirge
(n.) funeral hymn or song
immoderate
(adj.) excessive; unreasonable
kindred
(n.) A group of related persons, such as a clan, tribe or family; (adj.) Of the same ancestry or family
lour
(v) to frown or show disapproval
mandrake
(n.) a narcotic, short-stemmed European plant (Mandragora officinarum) of the nightshade family, having a fleshy, often forked root somewhat resembling a human form
martyr
(n.) a person who is put to death or endures great suffering on behalf of any belief, principle, or cause
ordain
(v) to establish by law; to order or command; to appoint as a priest or minister
orisons
(n.) prayers
prorogue
(v.) to prolong or postpone
rosemary
(n.) an evergreen shrub of the mint family; native to the Mediterranean region; used as a seasoning and in perfumery and medicine; a traditional symbol of remembrance
prostrate
(adj.) Completely overcome; weak and helpless.
shroud
(n.) a cloth or garment used to wrap a body for burial
slander
(v.) to speak badly of someone in public; to defame; a false statement
solace
(n.) comfort, relief; (v.) to comfort, console
sullen
(adj) gloomy; mournful; somber in tone or color
surcease
(v.) to bring to an end; to discontinue