30 terms

Romeo and Juliet Vocab

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Assail
V
To attack or criticize (someone or something) in a violent or angry way

To attack violently with blows or words
Augment
V
To increase the size or amount of (something)

To add something to (something) in order to improve or complete it
Bawdy
Adj
Dealing with sex in a way that is meant to be funny

Boisterously or humorously indecent
Beguile
V
To trick or deceive (someone)

To attract or interest someone
Canker
N
Something that causes bad things to happen

Ulceration of the mouth; a sore
Carrion
N
The flesh of dead animals

Flesh unfit for food
Chaste
Adj
Celibate

Pure in thought and act; modest
Chide
V
To express mild disapproval of (someone)

To scold (someone) gently
Dank
Adj
Wet and cold in a way that ins unpleasant

Unpleasantly moist or wet
Dexterity
N
The ability to use your hands skillfully

The ability to easily move in a way that is graceful
Discord
N
Lack of agreement between people, ideas, etc.

An unpleasant combination of musical notes
Discourse
N
The use of words to exchange thoughts and ideas

A long talk or piece of writing about a subject
Gallant
N
A young man of fashion

Suitor
Impute
V
To say or suggest that someone or something has or is guilty of (something)

To lay the responsibility or blame for often falsely or injustly
Languish
V
To continue for a long time without activity or progress in an unpleasant or unwanted situation

To be or become feeble, weak, or enervated
Minion
N
Someone who is not powerful or important and who obeys the orders of a powerful leader or boss

A servile dependent, follower, or underling
Mire
V
To cause to stick fast

To hamper or hold back; entangle
Mutiny
N
A situation in which a group of people (such as sailors or soldiers) refuse to obey orders and try to take control away from the person who commands them

Forcible or passive resistance to lawful authority
Pernicious
Adj
Causing great harm or damage often in a way that is not easily seen or noticed

Highly injurious or destructive
Perverse
Adj
Wrong or different in a way that others feel is strange or offensive

Turned away from what is right or good
Portentous
Adj
Giving a sign or warning that something usually bad or unpleasant is going to happen

Trying to seem important, serious, or impressive
Procure
V
To get (something) by some action or effort

To find or provide (a prostitute) for someone
Propagate
V
To make (something such as an idea or belief) known to many people

To produce (a new plant)
Rancor
N
An angry feeling of hatred or dislike for someone who has treated you unfairly

Bitter deep-seated ill will
Rogue
Adj
Used to describe something or someone that is different from others in usually a dangerous or harmful way

Corrupt, dishonest
Rogue
N
A man who is dishonest or immoral

A man who causes trouble in a playful way
Sallow
Adj
Slightly yellow in a way that does not look healthy

Or a grayish greenish yellow color
Visage
N
A person's face

The face, countenance, or appearance of a person or sometimes an animal
Wanton
Adj
Showing no thought or care for the rights, feelings or safety of others

Not limited or controlled
Wield
V
To hold (something, such as a tool or weapon) in why your hands so that you are ready to use it

To have and use (power, influence, etc.)
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