Collection 4: The Tragedy of Hamlet, Act 5

As you read Act 5 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. salvation
    the state of being saved or preserved from harm
  2. wittingly
    with full knowledge and deliberation
  3. revolution
    a single complete turn
  4. quiddity
    an evasion of an argument by raising irrelevant objections
  5. tenure
    the right to hold property
  6. sconce
    a decorative wall bracket for holding candles or lights
  7. assurance
    freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities
  8. sirrah
    formerly a contemptuous term of address to an inferior man or boy; often used in anger
  9. absolute
    perfect or complete or pure
  10. equivocation
    falsification by means of vague or ambiguous language
  11. kibe
    ulcerated chilblain on the heel
  12. ground
    a rational motive for a belief or action
  13. sore
    causing misery or pain or distress
  14. gibe
    an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile
  15. chapfallen
    brought low in spirit
  16. bunghole
    a hole in a barrel or cask; used to fill or empty it
  17. curiously
    in a manner differing from the usual or expected
  18. loam
    a rich soil consisting of sand, clay and organic materials
  19. imperious
    having or showing arrogant superiority
  20. maim
    injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration
  21. shard
    a broken piece of a brittle artifact
  22. splenetic
    bad-tempered, irritable, or spiteful
  23. forbear
    refrain from doing
  24. singe
    burn superficially or lightly
  25. mere
    being nothing more than specified
  26. couplet
    two items of the same kind
  27. indiscretion
    the trait of lacking good judgment or tact
  28. pall
    lose strength or effectiveness
  29. bate
    moderate or restrain; lessen the force of
  30. tributary
    paying money, as for protection
  31. garland
    a circular band of flowers or other foliage
  32. amity
    a state of friendship and cordiality
  33. shrive
    grant remission of a sin to
  34. model
    a representation of something, often on a smaller scale
  35. subscribe
    mark with one's signature; write one's name (on)
  36. impression
    the act of pressing one thing on the surface of another
  37. changeling
    a child secretly exchanged for another in infancy
  38. sequent
    following or accompanying as a consequence
  39. defeat
    an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest
  40. insinuation
    the act of gaining acceptance by subtle blandishments
  41. cozenage
    a fraudulent business scheme
  42. image
    a visual representation produced on a surface
  43. chough
    a European corvine bird of small or medium size with red legs and glossy black plumage
  44. complexion
    a point of view or general attitude or inclination
  45. umbra
    a region of complete shadow resulting from total obstruction of light
  46. approve
    judge to be right or commendable; think well of
  47. meed
    a fitting reward
  48. rapier
    a straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges
  49. girdle
    an encircling or ringlike structure
  50. germane
    relevant and appropriate
  51. foil
    a light slender flexible sword tipped by a button
  52. commend
    present as worthy of regard, kindness, or confidence
  53. lapwing
    large crested Old World plover having wattles and spurs
  54. winnow
    blow away or off with a current of air
  55. augury
    an event indicating important things to come
  56. exception
    grounds for adverse criticism
  57. faction
    a dissenting clique
  58. precedent
    a legal decision that influences subsequent decisions
  59. frankly
    it is sincerely the case that
  60. fiery
    like or suggestive of a flame
  61. odds
    the ratio by which a wager is greater than that of another
  62. kettle
    a large brass or copper drum
  63. union
    the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined
  64. mute
    expressed without speech
  65. fell
    able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
  66. felicity
    state of well-being characterized by contentment
  67. occurrent
    an event that happens
  68. solicit
    incite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness
  69. quarry
    animal hunted or caught for food
  70. havoc
    violent and needless disturbance
  71. stage
    a large platform on which people can be seen by an audience
  72. carnal
    of or relating to the body or flesh
  73. casual
    without or seeming to be without plan or method; offhand
  74. slaughter
    the savage and excessive killing of many people
  75. upshot
    a phenomenon that is caused by some previous phenomenon
  76. deliver
    present, as a speech, oration, or idea
  77. haste
    overly eager speed and possible carelessness
  78. mischance
    an instance of misfortune
  79. passage
    a bodily reaction of changing from one place or stage
  80. rite
    any customary observance or practice
Created on July 15, 2014 (updated July 24, 2014)

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