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Shakespeare Stealer Part 2

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squalid
dirty; filthy
wry
twisted in an expression of distaste or displeasure
feign
pretend; fake
solicitous
caring
concocted
made up
sanguine
cheerfully optimistic or positive
constable
a police officer
ironic
unexpected
putrid
foul-smelling or rotten
sumptuously
lavish in size and splendor
ruthless
having no compassion or pity
lenient
not strict; generous
sobersides
a person lacking exaggeration
acquiantance
a person whom one knows of
ample
of large size or amount
masquerading
to wear a mask or disguise
countenance
appearance or facial expression
beckoned
to signal or summon by waving or nodding
Widge
Main character/narrator, 14 years old, orphan, apprentice, obedient, independent
MIstress MacGregor
Orphanage caretaker, overburdened, usually nice until she lost her temper
Dr. Bright
Doctor of Physick (medicine), Widge's first master, not affectionate, developed charactery, sneaky, stole sermons.
Falconer
Traveler for Simon Bass, scary looking, cold, gruff, bold, forceful, persistent, actually Simon Bass in disguise
Simon Bass
Widge's second master, mild looking, calm, straightforward, trying to steal Master Shakespeare's plays
Mr. Pope
Lord Chamberlain's player, Discovered Widge behind the theater, takes Widge in and gives him shelter and food, Fatherly figure, cares a lot for his boys' welfare
Mr. Heminges
Lord Chamberlain's player, Hires Widge into the company, Stutters, friendly
Sander
Lord Chamberlain's player, Widge's roommate in Mr. Pope's house, Good-natured, friendly, sensitive
Mr. Shakespeare
Writer, director of the plays, played the ghost in Hamlet, Private man, very busy, but friendly
Nick
Lord Chamberlain's player, Queen in Hamlet, Drunk, self-centered, lazy, conniving, arrogant
Mr. Armin
Lord Chamberlain's Company Fencing Master, Falconer and Widge met him when Falconer pushed him in the ditch, kills Falconer
Mr. Phillips
Lord Chamberlain's Company Stage Manager, Have not learned much about Mr. Phillips, but appears to be friendly
Julian/Julia
Lord Chamberlain's player, Ophelia, Friendly, rather sensitive feelings, good-hearted, turns out to be a girl, rather pretty
Exposition
beginning of story, introduction to plot and main characters
Climax
Turning point of the story
Resolution
conclusion where all loose ends are wraped up
Adverb
modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb
Adverb Questions
how? where? when? and to what extent?
Comparative Adverbs
compares two objects, uses -er or more
Superlative Adverbs
compares one object to many, uses -est or most