English Hamlet Vocabulary Words P3

mirth (n.) gaiety or jollity, especially when accompanied by laughter ; amusement or laughter. Synonym: great joy, laughter, levity
mitigate (v. [with object]) to lessen in force or intensity, as wrath, grief, harshness, or pain; moderate; to make a person’s state of mind milder or gentler; mollify; appease. Synonym: check, diminish, lighten, dull
moiety (n.) a half; an indefinite portion, part, or share. Synonym: subdivision, share, component
obsequious (adj.) characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference; fawning; servilely compliant or deferential; obedient; dutiful. Synonym: groveling, submissive, abject
offal (n.) the parts of a butchered animal that are considered inedible by human beings; carrion; the parts of a butchered animal removed in dressing; viscera; refuse, rubbish, garbage. Synonym: garbage, refuse, trash.
partisan (n.) an adherent or supporter of a person, group, party, or cause, especially a person who shows a biased, emotional allegiance; (adj.) of, relating to, or characteristic of partisans; partial to a specific party, person, etc. Synonym: interested, factional, sympathetic
pate (n.) the crown or top of the head Synonym: head, brain, noggin.
posterity (n.) all descendents of one person. Synonym: future generations, lineage, brood.

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