15 terms

Hamlet act 1 vocab

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Usurp
Seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take ones right or possession
Ambiguous
Something that preceded and indicates the approach of something or someone
Portentous
Of momentous or ominous significance
Hallowed
Worthy of religious veneration; sacred
Auspicious
Promising success; favorable circumstances and good luck
Retrograde
Moving or directed or tending in a backward direction or contrary to a previous direction
Discourse
Communicate of thought by words; talk; a formal discussion of a subject in speech or words
Countenance
Appearance, especially the look or expression of the face; visage
Tenable
Based on sound reading or evidence
Prodigal
Recklessly wasteful; yielding profusely
Censure
Harsh criticism or disapproval; express sever disapproval of
Canonize
Treat as a sacred person
Adulterate
Mixed with impurities; render something poorer in quality by adding inferior materials
Pernicious
Evil; wicked; exceedingly harmful
Antic
Ludicrously odd; bizarre