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Pecor Grade 9: Shakespearean Vocabulary VII: 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.
to refrain from, forbear, omit, or withhold, as action or speech
harshness, sternness, or rigor
all future generations
beautiful or good
promised not to
of special beauty or charm, or rare and appealing excellence, as a face, a flower, coloring, music, or poetry
the part of the face above eyes
surpassingly; exceedingly; very
a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
under a legal or moral obligation
a punishment imposed or incurred for a violation of law or rule
in disagreement, opposed to one another
a man's efforts to get a woman to be his girlfirend or wife
to fade away
the better or most superior part of something
(of people) fully prepared or ready to do or undergo something
to damage or spoil to a certain extent; render less perfect, attractive, useful, etc.; impair or spoil