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

As you read Act 4 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. haste
    overly eager speed and possible carelessness
  2. uneven
    lacking consistency
  3. society
    the state of being with someone
  4. spite
    meanness or nastiness
  5. slander
    attack the good name and reputation of someone
  6. compass
    the limit of capability
  7. resolution
    a decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner
  8. treacherous
    tending to betray
  9. arbitrate
    act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
  10. undertake
    accept as a challenge
  11. charnel
    a vault or building where corpses or bones are deposited
  12. shank
    the part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle
  13. vial
    a small bottle that contains liquid medicine
  14. humor
    the liquid parts of the body
  15. surcease
    a stopping
  16. vault
    a burial chamber (usually underground)
  17. drift
    the pervading meaning or tenor
  18. inconstant
    likely to change often without apparent reason
  19. abate
    make less active or intense
  20. cunning
    showing inventiveness and skill
  21. unfurnished
    not equipped with what is needed especially furniture
  22. peevish
    easily irritated or annoyed
  23. behest
    an authoritative command or request
  24. enjoin
    give instructions to or direct somebody to do something
  25. provision
    a store or supply of something
  26. warrant
    show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for
  27. orison
    reverent petition to a deity
  28. cull
    look for and gather
  29. forbid
    keep from happening or arising; make impossible
  30. stifle
    impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of
  31. distraught
    deeply agitated especially from emotion
  32. quince
    small Asian tree with pinkish flowers and pear-shaped fruit
  33. jealous
    suspicious or fearful of being displaced by a rival
  34. loggerhead
    a stupid person
  35. slugabed
    a person who stays in bed until a relatively late hour
  36. pennyworth
    the amount that can be bought for a penny
  37. lamentable
    bad; unfortunate
  38. heir
    a person entitled by law to inherit the estate of another
  39. solace
    comfort offered to one who is disappointed or miserable
  40. detestable
    offensive to the mind
  41. solemnity
    a somber and dignified feeling
  42. confusion
    a disorderly combination of elements
  43. array
    especially fine or decorative clothing
  44. merriment
    a joyful feeling
  45. ordained
    fixed or established especially by command
  46. sullen
    showing a brooding ill humor
  47. dirge
    a song or hymn of mourning as a memorial to a dead person
  48. pate
    the top of the head
  49. redress
    a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
  50. pestilent
    exceedingly harmful
Created on July 14, 2014 (updated July 24, 2014)

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