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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.
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spare
to refrain from, forbear, omit, or withhold, as action or speech
severity
harshness, sternness, or rigor
posterity
all future generations
fair
beautiful or good
forsworn
promised not to
vow
promise
exquisite
of special beauty or charm, or rare and appealing excellence, as a face, a flower, coloring, music, or poetry
brows
the part of the face above eyes
farewell
goodbye
passing
surpassingly; exceedingly; very
doctrine
a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
bound
under a legal or moral obligation
penalty
a punishment imposed or incurred for a violation of law or rule
honorable
respectable
at odds
in disagreement, opposed to one another
suit
a man's efforts to get a woman to be his girlfirend or wife
wither
to fade away
pride
the better or most superior part of something
ripe
(of people) fully prepared or ready to do or undergo something
mar
to damage or spoil to a certain extent; render less perfect, attractive, useful, etc.; impair or spoil