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Pecor Grade 9: Shakespearean Vocabulary IX: 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. Groups:
STUDY
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reckoning
an appraisal or judgment
trudge
walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
fair
beautiful or good
meddle
intrude in other people's affairs or business
learned
educated
languish
suffer
rank
highly offensive or disagreeable, esp in smell or taste
plantain
mostly small roadside or dooryard weeds with elliptic leaves and small spikes of very small flowers; seeds of some used medicinally
shin
the front part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle
mad
crazy; insane
bound
restricted; confined
tormented
tortured; caused to suffer
fortune
1) fate; lot; destiny
2) good luck; success; prosperity
3) position in life as determined by wealth
whither
to what place? where?
sup
eat the evening meal
thither
to or toward that place or point; there
tainted
infected; corrupted
swan
stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult
crow
black birds having a raucous call
devout
deeply religious, earnest, or sincere

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