Collection 4: Pyramus and Thisbe

As you read Allen Mandelbaum's translation of Ovid's retelling of the myth "Pyramus and Thisbe," 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. confidant
    someone to whom private matters are told
  2. cleft
    a long narrow opening
  3. fissure
    a long narrow opening
  4. brine
    water containing salts
  5. devise
    come up with after a mental effort
  6. circumvent
    beat through cleverness and wit
  7. mulberry
    any of several trees of the genus Morus having edible fruit that resembles the blackberry
  8. appease
    overcome or allay
  9. wretched
    morally reprehensible
  10. supine
    lying face upward
  11. cleave
    separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument
  12. tryst
    a secret rendezvous, especially a romantic one
  13. boxwood
    very hard tough close-grained light yellow wood of the box
  14. mingle
    be all mixed up or jumbled together
  15. plead
    appeal or request earnestly
Created on July 14, 2014 (updated July 24, 2014)

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