Collection 4: The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Act 5

As you read Act 5 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. immortal
    not subject to death
  2. presently
    at this time or period; now
  3. office
    activities assigned to or expected of a person or group
  4. defy
  5. import
    indicate or signify
  6. apothecary
    a health professional trained in the art of preparing drugs
  7. tattered
    worn to shreds; or wearing torn or ragged clothing
  8. remnant
    a small part remaining after the main part no longer exists
  9. penury
    a state of extreme poverty or destitution
  10. caitiff
    a cowardly and despicable person
  11. ducat
    formerly a gold coin of various European countries
  12. disperse
    distribute loosely
  13. dispatch
    kill without delay
  14. cordial
    strong highly flavored sweet liquor often drunk after a meal
  15. infectious
    relating to the invasion of germs that cause disease
  16. neglect
    leave undone or leave out
  17. aloof
    in a remote manner
  18. obsequious
    attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner
  19. muffle
    conceal or hide
  20. mattock
    a kind of pick that is used for digging
  21. employment
    the act of using
  22. inexorable
    impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, or reason
  23. maw
    the mouth, jaws, or throat
  24. gorge
    overeat or eat immodestly
  25. haughty
    having or showing arrogant superiority
  26. apprehend
    take into police custody
  27. inter
    place in a grave or tomb
  28. sunder
    break apart or in two, using violence
  29. amorous
    inclined toward or displaying love
  30. paramour
    a lover, especially a secret or illicit one
  31. inauspicious
    presaging ill fortune
  32. dateless
    having no known beginning and presumably no end
  33. unsavory
    morally offensive
  34. intent
    an anticipated outcome that guides your planned actions
  35. sepulcher
    a chamber that is used as a grave
  36. masterless
    having no lord or master
  37. comfortable
    providing or experiencing physical well-being or relief
  38. contradict
    be in opposition to
  39. dispose
    give, sell, or transfer to another
  40. timeless
    unaffected by the continuum from the past to the future
  41. churl
    a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend
  42. attach
    take temporary possession of a security by legal authority
  43. descry
    catch sight of
  44. startle
    move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm
  45. dagger
    a short knife with a pointed blade
  46. liege
    a feudal lord entitled to allegiance and service
  47. ambiguity
    unclearness by virtue of having more than one meaning
  48. impeach
    bring an accusation against
  49. siege
    an action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place
  50. borrow
    get temporarily
  51. kindred
    group of people related by blood or marriage
  52. privy
    informed about something secret or not generally known
  53. scourge
    a whip used to inflict punishment
  54. jointure
    (law) an estate secured to a prospective wife as a marriage settlement in lieu of a dower
  55. pardon
    grant release from punishment for an offense
Created on July 14, 2014 (updated July 24, 2014)

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