86 terms

Midsummer Night's Dream Vocab

STUDY
PLAY
abate
make less in amount
abide
submit to
amend
make better; improve
apprehension
perception or understanding
apt
suited to its purpose
asunder
into parts or pieces
audacious
rudely bold
austerity
state of severe plainness and simplicity
barren
sterile
beguile
deceive charm; pass time pleasantly
bequeath
leave pass on
beseech
ask for earnestly
bide
continue
bower
place enclosed by overhanging boughs
chide
scold
chronicle
tell or write history
cloister
convent
concord
agreement
conjunction
joining together
counterfeit
make an imitation of to deceive
dale
valley
dank
disagreeable
derision
contempt or ridicule
devise
contrive
discord
inharmonious
discourse
carry on the conversation
discretion
power to act or judge
disparage
speak slightingly of
dispatch
send off or out promptly
dissemble
conceal under a false appearance
dote
excessively fond
dulcet
soothing or pleasant to hear
edict
official public proclamation
enamor
fill with love and desire
endure
bear, tolerate
enmity
hostility
ensue
come afterward
entice
attract with reward
entreat
beg; beseech
esteem
hold to be; consider
expound
explain or interpret
extempore
without preparation
flout
mock
forsake
leave
forswear
renounce an oath
frenzy
wild outburst
fray
quarrel
gait
manner of moving on foot
gambol
jump and skip about
gore
blood shed from wound
habitation
place in which to live
idolatry
excessive devotion
imbrue
wet; soak; or stain
impair
make weaker
jollity
state of high spirits
keen
sharp; cunning
knavish
dishonest; roguish
livery
uniform
masque
dramatic entertainment popular among the aristocracy
nuptial
marriage or wedding
odious
disgusting offensive
officious
offering unnecessary and unwanted advise
paragon
model or pattern of perfectioon
pert
lively
progeny
descendants or offspring
recreant
coward
saucy
impudent pert
seething
boiling
shun
keep away
spangled
decorated with small bright oblects
spurn
push or drive away contemptuously
steep
immerse
strife
act or state of fighting
surfeit
excess
swagger
boast, brag
tarry
stay for a time
tedious
long and tiresome
transfigure
transform
trippingly
lightly and quickly
venturous
daring
visage
face
waggish
roguishly merry
wane
gradual decrease of the visibility
warble
sing melodiously
wax
increase visibility
wonted
customary usual