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Romeo and Juliet Vocabulary

Honors LA9 Romeo and Juliet Vocabulary set list.
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ambiguous
having more than one possible meaning
ascend
to move upward, to rise from a lower station
augment
enlarge or increase
baleful
deadly or sinister
beguile
attract
boisterous
violently agitated and turbulent
calamity
an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
dirge
a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
disparage
express a negative opinion of
dissemble
make believe with the intent to deceive
engrossed
wholly absorbed as in thought
enmity
a state of deep-seated ill-will
entreaty
earnest or urgent request
feint
any distracting or deceptive maneuver (as a mock attack)
inauspicious
(adj.) unfavorable, unlucky, suggesting bad luck for the future
inundate
fill or cover completely, usually with water
lament
a mournful poem
obsequious
attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
penury
a state of extreme poverty or destitution
perjury
criminal offense of making false statements under oath
pernicious
exceedingly harmful
portent
a sign of something about to happen
posterity
all future generations
prate
idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
presage
a foreboding about what is about to happen
profane
violate the sacred character of a place or language
prostration
a condition marked by dizziness and nausea and weakness caused by depletion of body fluids and electrolytes
quench
suppress or crush completely
rancor
a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
savory
pleasing to the sense of taste
supple
make pliant and flexible
vexation
something or someone that causes anxiety
virtuous
of moral excellence
wanton
behave extremely cruelly and brutally