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55 terms

Hamlet Vocabulary-Stafford

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avouch
give testimony to ; affirm
impressment
forced service into armed forces
portentous
ominous; causing dread
harbingers
messengers
obsequious
weak
jocund
joyful
hunsbandry
skill in money managemenet
cerements
funeral clothing; sheets
waxes
grows
ambiguous
having two or more meanings; unclear
libertine
person who is sexually promiscuous
malediction
curse
arras
curtain or wall hanging
consumation
completion
cicatrice
a scar
oblivion
nothingness; a condition of being forgotten
superfluous
excessive; unnecessary
augury
an omen; a sign
diligence
hard work
vouchsafe
to condescend to give; to grant
assay
challenge; threat
paragon
model of perfection
quintessence
finest or purest form of
calumny
slander
hobby horse
woman of ill repute; prostitute
choler
anger
apoplexy
stroke; severe bleeding
gambol
leap wildly; frolic
softly
gently; respectfully
hugger-mugger
secret
cozenage
deception
poniards
daggers
perdition
damnation; great loss
germane
relevant
palpable
clear; easily perceived by the senses
aesthetic
having to do with the appreciation of beauty
amenable
responsible; agreeable
ample
a large amount of
assiduous
hard working
astute
shrewd; clever
auspicious
favorable
benign
kind and gentle
brusque
rudely abrupt
cartographer
one who makes maps
cogent
convinvingly reasonable
cohesive
logically sticking together
conflagration
widespread fire
copious
plentiful; having a large quantity
cryptic
difficult to understand
decorous
proper; marked by good taste
deleterious
injurious; having a harmful effect
didactic
intending to teach
dilatory
habitually late
dilettante
one with an amateurish or superficial understanding
disingenuous
not straighforward; tricky; crafty