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Shakespeare Abhor-Withal

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Abhor (vt)
to regard with extreme repugnance, loathe
Appease (vt)
to pacify, conciliate, to calm
Assailable (adj)
not defended or capable of being defended, vulnerable
Avaricious (adj)
greedy of gain, excessively acquisitive especially in seeking to hoard riches
Beguile (vt)
to influence by trickery, deception, hoodwink
Benediction (noun)
blessings or good wishes
Blaspheming (adj)
to speak irrevelently about God
Carping (adj)
inclined to querulous and often perverse criticism
Censure (n)
condemining opinion, judgement
Chary (adj)
cautious or careful, shy
Chastise (vt)
to reprimand, inflict punishment
Cistern
an artificial reservoir for storing liquids
Clamorous
conspicuously and offensively loud
Cloistered
providing privacy or seclusion
Compunction
anxiety arising from awareness of guilt
Consummation
the act of bringing to completion or fruition
Contumely
harsh language or treatment arising from haughtiness and contempt
Covert
a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
Cozening
to deceive, win over, or induce to do something by artful coaxing and wheedling or shrewd trickery
Credulous
ready to believe especially on slight or uncertain evidence
Dilatory
tending to delay or procrastinate
Dimunitive
small
Disparage
to lower in rank or grade, to degrade
Dissemble
to hide under a false appearance
Dotard
foolish old man
Egregiously
horrifically terrible, shockingly bad.
Enigmatical
not clear to the understanding
Ere
before
Exasperate
to irritate, annoy, or anger
Extant
still in existence
Furbished
to brighten by cleaning, to restore
Gild
decorate with, or as if with, gold leaf or liquid gold
Harbinger
an indication of the approach of something or someone
Heretic
a person who holds religious beliefs in conflict with the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church
Imperious
characteristic of one of eminent rank or attainments, commanding, dominant
Implore
beg
Incense
make furious, to arouse passionate emotion or anger
Indissoluble
permanent; impossible to dissolve or disintegrate
Infamy
evil fame or public reputation
Insolent
insultingly contemptuous in speech or conduct, overbearing
Interim
the time between one event, process, or period and another
Jocund
full of or showing high-spirited merriment
Knave
a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
Largesse
generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions
Laudable
worthy of high praise
Lechery
unrestrained indulgence in sexual activity
Libertine
unrestrained by convention or morality
Malevolent
wishing or appearing to wish evil to others
Mettle
the courage to carry on
Missive
a written message addressed to a person or organization
Multitudinous
too numerous to be counted
Nonpareil
model of excellence or perfection of a kind
Obsequious
fawning and servile
Oracle
a prophecy (usually obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess
Ostentatious
showy, pretentious
Parricide
murder of your own parents
Pate
the top of the head
Peevish
easily irritated or annoyed
Penitent
feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
Pernicious
exceedingly harmful
Perusal
reading carefully with intent to remember
Perturbation
the act of causing disorder, disturbance or agitation
Preferment
promotion, advancement
Pristine
immaculately clean and unused
Prowess
superior skill or ability
Recoil
spring back
Recompense
to make amends, compensate
Requite
to make suitable repayment, to make retaliation
Ruminate
to meditate, think about at length; to chew the cud
Sacrilegious
grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred
Sanctity
the quality of being holy
Scabbard
a sheath for a sword or dagger or bayonet
Semblance
an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading
Shrift
confession
Shrewdly
wisely; in a clever way
Strumpet
a woman adulterer
Sundry
various; miscellaneous
Surfeit
excessive amount
Surmise
a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
Termagant
a scolding nagging bad-tempered woman
Trammel
a restraint that confines or restricts freedom
Troth
a solemn pledge of fidelity
Undaunted
unshaken in purpose
Unsanctified
unholy
Usurer
someone who lends money at excessive rates of interest
Usurper
one who wrongfully seizes and holds office or position
Vehement
intense, forceful, powerful
Veritable
actual, true, real
Wanton
behave extremely cruelly and brutally
Withal
in addition,furthermore, besides