English 4 Hamlet Vocabulary

Adversary one’s opponent in a contest, conflict, or dispute
Abased behave in a way that belittles or degrades someone
Spurious not being what it purports to be; false or fake
Despondency low spirits from loss of hope or courage
Rankled cause continusing annoyance or resentment
Subordinate lower in rank or position
Approbation approval or praise
Suppliants a person making a humble or earnest plea to someone in power
Wan pale and giving the impression of illness or exhaustion
Untenable not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection
Uncouth lacking good manners, refinement or grace
Pretext a reason given in justification of a course of action that is not the real reason
Insolent showinga rude and arrogant lack of respect
Ingrate an ungrateful person
Placable easily calmed; gentle and forgiving
Vestige a trace or remanat of something that is disappearing or no longer exists
Corroborated confirm or give support to
Commiserate express or feel sympathy or pity
Entreat ask earnestly or anxiously
Affront an action or remark that causes out rage or offence
Diabolical characterisics of the devil or evil
Surmising suppose that something is true without having evidence to confirm it
Appalled greatly dismay or horrify
Felicitous well chosen or suited to the circumstances…pleasing and fortunate
Transfixed cause someone to become motionless with horror or wonder
Trepidation a feeling of fear or anxiety about something that may happen
Exonerated absolve from blame for a fault or wrong doing… release someoe from duty
Emphatic expressing something forcibly and clearly
Dissuading persuade not to take a particular course of action
Augmented having been made greater in size or value
Erudition the quality of having or showing great knowledge or learning
Venerated respected
Reproachful expressing disapproval or disappointment
Tremulous shaking or quivering slightly… timid; nervous
Absolve declare someone free from guilt, obligation, or punishment
Amiable having or displaying a friendly and pleasant manner
Genteel exaggerated or affected politeness, refinement, respectability
Odious extremely unpleasant; repulsive
Affable friendly, good-natured, or easy to talk to
Irrepressible not be able to be controlled or retrained
Unreservedly not restricted; full; entire; unqualified
Dolefully expressing sorrow…causing grief
Audacious showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks
Abashed embarrassed, ashamed, remorseful
Compress flatten by pressure; squeeze or press
Guileless innocent and without deception
Obscurely not discovered or known about; uncertain
Benefactor a person who gives money or other help to a person or cause

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