Collection 4: The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Act 1

As you read Act 1 of William Shakespeare's "The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet," learn this word list. Here are links to lists for texts in Grade 9's Collection 4: Love's Vocabulary, elements of Shakespearean drama, Romeo and Juliet, Act 1, Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, Romeo and Juliet, Act 3, Romeo and Juliet, Act 4, Romeo and Juliet, Act 5, Pyramus and Thisbe, Duty
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  1. mutiny
    open rebellion against constituted authority
  2. misadventure
    an instance of misfortune
  3. naught
    a quantity of no importance
  4. strive
    attempt by employing effort
  5. collier
    someone who works in a coal mine
  6. choler
    a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the liver and to cause irritability and anger
  7. collar
    anything worn or placed about the neck
  8. vessel
    an object used as a container, especially for liquids
  9. disgrace
    a state of dishonor
  10. heartless
    lacking in feeling, pity, or kindness
  11. partisan
    a pike with a long tapering blade with lateral projections
  12. crutch
    a staff that fits under the armpit and supports body weight
  13. pernicious
    exceedingly harmful
  14. canker
    a pernicious and malign influence that is hard to get rid of
  15. broach
    bring up a topic for discussion
  16. adversary
    someone who offers opposition
  17. fray
    a noisy fight
  18. covert
    a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
  19. augment
    enlarge or increase
  20. Aurora
    goddess of the dawn; counterpart of Greek Eos
  21. portentous
    ominously prophetic
  22. importune
    beg persistently and urgently
  23. counselor
    someone who gives advice about problems
  24. sorrow
    something that causes great unhappiness
  25. shrive
    grant remission of a sin to
  26. cousin
    the child of your aunt or uncle
  27. tyrannous
    marked by unjust severity, cruelty, or arbitrary behavior
  28. chaos
    a state of extreme confusion and disorder
  29. transgression
    the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle
  30. purge
    make pure or free from sin or guilt
  31. vexed
    troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances
  32. gall
    a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
  33. chastity
    abstaining from sexual relations
  34. posterity
    all future generations
  35. bliss
    a state of extreme happiness
  36. despair
    a state in which all hope is lost or absent
  37. forswear
    formally reject or disavow
  38. doctrine
    a belief accepted as authoritative by some group or school
  39. bound
    confined or obligated by an oath
  40. reckon
    deem to be
  41. wither
    lose freshness, vigor, or vitality
  42. woo
    make amorous advances towards
  43. consent
    permission to do something
  44. accustomed
    commonly used or practiced; usual
  45. sirrah
    formerly a contemptuous term of address to an inferior man or boy; often used in anger
  46. meddle
    intrude in other people's affairs or business
  47. languish
    lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief
  48. devout
    deeply religious
  49. poise
    hold or carry in equilibrium
  50. splendor
    a quality that outshines the usual
  51. Lammas
    commemorates Saint Peter's miraculous deliverance from prison; a quarter day in Scotland; a harvest festival in England
  52. wean
    gradually deprive of mother's milk
  53. wormwood
    any of several aromatic herbs
  54. tetchy
    easily irritated or annoyed
  55. trudge
    walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
  56. rood
    representation of the cross on which Jesus died
  57. disposition
    an attitude of mind that favors one alternative over others
  58. lineament
    the characteristic parts of a person's face
  59. obscure
    make unclear or less visible
  60. extremity
    a condition or state beyond the norm
  61. prolixity
    boring verbosity
  62. visage
    the human face
  63. betake oneself
    displace oneself; go from one location to another
  64. wanton
    engage in flirtatious behavior
  65. reverence
    a feeling of profound respect for someone or something
  66. agate
    an impure form of quartz consisting of banded chalcedony
  67. trace
    a line that connects a horse's harness to a wagon
  68. joiner
    a woodworker whose work involves making things by joining pieces of wood
  69. courtier
    an attendant for a monarch
  70. benefice
    an endowed church office giving income to its holder
  71. ambuscade
    the act of hiding and waiting to make a surprise attack
  72. plait
    weave into a braided hairdo
  73. idle
    lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility
  74. misgive
    suggest fear or doubt
  75. trencher
    a wooden board or platter on which food is served or carved
  76. marchpane
    almond paste and egg whites
  77. dainty
    affectedly refined
  78. visor
    armor plate fixed or hinged to a medieval helmet
  79. nuptial
    of or relating to a wedding
  80. dear
    having a high price
  81. rapier
    a straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges
  82. fleer
    to smirk contemptuously
  83. disparagement
    a communication that belittles somebody or something
  84. semblance
    the outward or apparent appearance or form of something
  85. scathe
    the act of damaging something or someone
  86. contrary
    in an opposing direction
  87. perforce
    by necessity
  88. profane
    violate the sacred character of a place or language
  89. prodigious
    of momentous or ominous significance
  90. anon
    (old-fashioned or informal) in a little while
Created on July 14, 2014 (updated July 24, 2014)

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