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25 terms

Romeo and Juliet Terms # 26-50

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asunder
into separate parts
bier
framework for carrying a coffin
carrion
dead and putrefying flesh
dissemble
to conceal facts or feelings; to hide behind a false appearance
doublet
a man's close-fitting jacket worn in Europe during the Renaissance
exile
forced removal from one's country or home
fickle
likely to change quickly or on a whim;not constant or loyal
herald
an official crier or messenger; to announce
jocund
cheerfulness; liveliness
cull
to select from a group; to choose
dirge
a hymn of grief; funeral music
loathsome
disgusting
orison
a prayer
prostrate
stretched out with face on the ground; to humble oneself
solace
a source of relief; comfort in sorrow
ambiguous
open to several possible meanings
aloof
indifferent; reserved
amorous
relating to being in love
betrothed
promised in marriage; engaged
dire
dismal; extreme; disastrous
auspicious
promising success; favorable; of good omen
obsequies
funeral or burial rites
peruse
to read through with thoroughness
pine
to yearn intensely for something unattainable
sepulchre
a tomb