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Shakespeare Vocab Lesson 51

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polyphony
music in which two or more independent melodies are sounded together
theatrical
over dramatic, exaggerated behavior
pontificate
to speak in a self important manner
portal
a doorway--especially a large one
portly
heavy or round in a stately manner
posterity
future generations, all descendants of a person
ribald
vulgar humor, profane
rife
common occurance, abundant
rigor
strictness, severity
rivulet
a small stream, brook
sequester
to seclude
sentinel
one who keeps guard as a sentry
rotund
very plump, round
serpentine
resembling a serpent, wily or tempted; diabolical
sever
to cut or seperate
shrill
a high pitched or piercing sound
supplication
begging, humbly asking for a favor
surfeited
fed or supplied to excess
terminate
to bring to an end
terrestrial
of the earth or pertaining to the earth
ponderous
very heavy, unwieldly from weight
tidings
information or news
tier
on of a series of rows or levels
titanic
massive, enormous scope
titter
to snicker or giggle nervously