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Pecor Grade 10: 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.
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doublet
a man's close-fitting jacket, worn during the Renaissance
infirmity
a physical weakness or sickness
wench
young woman
sup
eat the evening meal
farewell
goodbye
wit
intelligence
rudeness
a roughness in manners, speech, or behaviour that creates the impression that somene is not smart or well educated
noble
of a very high moral or mental character or excellence
mettle
disposition or temperament; someone's true character or nature pscyhologically, intellectually, and morally
wrought
shaped or twisted
disposed
having a certian inclination, tendency, or habit
seduced
led away from correct actions and behavior; corrupted
obscurely
indirectly
tempest
a violent windstorm, especially one with rain, hail, or snow
rive
to tear or split apart
exalt
lift up
strife
bitter conflict
saucy
rude, in the sense of being disrespectful to someone of higher rank or status
incense
enrage; greatly anger
unscorched
not burned