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82 terms

Hughes 12th Night Vocab

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prattle
to talk continuously about something foolish
eunuch
castrated man
prodigal
wastefully extravagant
prudent
sagacious
assail
to assault
accost
to confront boldly
flax
fiber from the flax plant
distaff
staff with a cleft end
caper
to leap sprightly/a playful leap
gait
manner of walking
discourse
conversation
lenten
suitable for Lent
resolute
firmly resolved
syllogism
deductive reasoning
motley
exhibiting diversity of elements
lechery
excessive indulgence of sexual desire
malice
desire to harm
usurp
to seize and hold
saucy
boldly smart
mollification
act of softening in temper
nonpareil
having no equal
divulge
to reveal
stealth
slyness
wanton
promiscuous/promiscuous person
vouchsafe
to grant
upbraid
to find fault
balk
to stop at an obstacle and refuse to proceed
laudable
worthy of praise
gall
impudence/to irritate
pedant
person who overemphasizes
chide
to express disapproval
incredulous
skeptical
penance
punishment for sin
reprove
to prove again
sepulcher
grave, tomb
entreat
to ask earnestly
venerable
commanding respect
paltry
utterly worthless
dally
to waste time...also sexually
loath
unwilling
commodity
article of trade
valiant
boldly courageous
mettle
fortitude
perdition
damnation
malignancy
quality of wanting to cause harm
recompense
to repay
churlish
rude
dulcet
melodious
consanguineous
blood-related
gull
to deceive
epistle
a letter
pang
sudden feeling of distress
unstaid
fixed, permanent/fickle
skittish
shy to start or too lively
melancholy
gloomy state of mind
demure
characterized by shyness and modesty
estimable
deserving respect
waxen
looking waxy due to illness
mellifluous
smoothly flowing
contempt
state of being despised
indignation
strong displeasure at something unjust
sovereign
king, queen, group with authority
haste
urgent swiftness
scruple
very small portion
niggardly
reluctant to give or spend
overweening
overconfident
shackles
fetter
prerogative
exclusive privilege
amend
to change for the better
manifest
readily perceived by the eye, evident
dowry
money that a wife brings to her husband at marriage
ruffian
bully
Lethe
a river that causes forgetfulness
dissemble
to conceal the truth
curate
a clergyman of a parish
wrangle
to argue
covetousness
greed
fulsome
offensive to good taste
inauspicious
unfavorable
jocund
cheerful
cleft
split
cohere
to stick together