25 terms

Julius Caesar 1-25

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abridge
to shorten, to diminish
affable
friendly, courteous, amiable
alchemist
one who practices medieval chemistry or tries to change metals into gold
ascend
to move upward; to rise from a lower station
augment
to make greater; supplement
augury
prophecy; an omen
baseness
the quality of lacking higher values
bequeath
to hand down; to give or to leave in a will
bestow
to grant or to give
clamor
loud noise or shouting
conceit
excessively high opinion of one's own worth or ability
confound
to cause one to become confused
contaminant
something that causes impurity; something that defiles or pollutes
covert
secret, concealed
crave
to desire intensely
derision
ridicule; mockery; scoffing at
enfranchise
bestow; to give something something such as the right to vote or citizenship
engender
to create; to produce; to cause
entreaty
a plea; an earnest request
exalt
to praise; to glorify; to raise in rank
flourish
to thrive; to grow well
gravity
seriousness; importance
grievous
severe suffering or sorrow; serious or grave
hideous
very ugly; shocking; offensive
homage
a reverential regard; respect shown by external action