Collection 4: The Tragedy of Hamlet, Act 4

As you read Act 4 of William Shakespeare's "The Tragedy of Hamlet," learn this word list. Here are links to lists for texts in Grade 12's Collection 4: Hamlet, Act 1, Hamlet, Act 2, Hamlet, Act 3, Hamlet, Act 4, Hamlet, Act 5, Hamlet's Dull Revenge, Tell Them Not to Kill Me!, Blocking the Transmission of Violence, Hatred
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  1. matter
    have importance or weight
  2. providence
    prudence and care exercised in the management of resources
  3. divulge
    make known to the public information previously kept secret
  4. countenance
    consent to, give permission
  5. compounded
    combined into or constituting a chemical compound
  6. replication
    the act of making copies
  7. deliberate
    carefully thought out in advance
  8. politic
    marked by artful prudence, expedience, and shrewdness
  9. variable
    marked by diversity or difference
  10. progress
    the act of moving forward, as toward a goal
  11. cherub
    an angel portrayed as a winged child
  12. hectic
    marked by intense activity or agitation
  13. license
    a legal document giving official permission to do something
  14. conveyance
    something that serves as a means of transportation
  15. inform
    act as one who reveals confidential knowledge
  16. bestial
    resembling an animal, especially by being vicious or cruel
  17. fantasy
    something many people believe that is false
  18. slain
    killed; `slain' is formal or literary as in "slain warriors"
  19. distract
    draw someone's attention away from something
  20. pity
    share the suffering of
  21. envious
    painfully desirous of another's advantages
  22. ill-breeding
    impoliteness resulting from ignorance
  23. amiss
    in an improper or mistaken manner
  24. artless
    characterized by an inability to mask your feelings
  25. cockle
    common edible, burrowing European bivalve mollusk that has a strong, rounded shell with radiating ribs
  26. lard
    add details to, fill, or embellish, especially excessively
  27. tumble
    roll over and over
  28. muddied
    (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear
  29. counter
    in the opposite direction
  30. cuckold
    a man whose wife committed adultery
  31. hedge
    minimize loss or risk
  32. pelican
    large long-winged warm-water seabird having a large bill with a distensible pouch for fish
  33. sensible
    able to feel or perceive
  34. persuade
    cause somebody to adopt a certain position or belief
  35. rue
    sadness associated with some wrong or disappointment
  36. document
    a representation of a person's thinking with symbolic marks
  37. passion
    a strong feeling or emotion
  38. flaxen
    pale yellowish to yellowish brown
  39. collateral
    accompanying; following as a consequence
  40. ostentation
    a gaudy outward display
  41. ambassador
    a diplomat of the highest rank
  42. appointment
    furnishings and equipment
  43. mercy
    a disposition to be kind and forgiving
  44. repair
    move, travel, or proceed toward some place
  45. acquittance
    a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation
  46. capital punishment
    putting a condemned person to death
  47. conjunctive
    serving or tending to connect
  48. gender
    properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of sex
  49. term
    one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition
  50. character
    a written symbol that is used to represent speech
  51. livery
    a uniform, especially worn by servants and chauffeurs
  52. brooch
    a decorative pin
  53. confession
    a public declaration of your faith
  54. pleurisy
    inflammation of the pleura of the lungs
  55. abatement
    the act of making less active or intense
  56. spendthrift
    recklessly wasteful
  57. remiss
    failing in what duty requires
  58. generous
    not petty in character and mind
  59. cataplasm
    a medical dressing consisting of a soft heated mass of meal or clay that is spread on a cloth and applied to the skin to treat inflamed areas or improve circulation etc.
  60. chalice
    a bowl-shaped drinking vessel
  61. nonce
    the present occasion
  62. askant
    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
  63. hoar
    showing characteristics of age, especially having grey or white hair
  64. liberal
    showing or characterized by broad-mindedness
  65. pendant
    held from above
  66. coronet
    a small crown
  67. sliver
    a small thin sharp bit of wood, glass, or metal
  68. laud
    praise, glorify, or honor
  69. endue
    give qualities or abilities to
  70. wretch
    someone you feel sorry for
Created on July 15, 2014 (updated July 24, 2014)

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