Hamlet Act 3

turbulent characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination
affront treat, mention, or speak to rudely
espial the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
pious having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity
calamity an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
insolence an offensive disrespectful impudent act
spurn reject with contempt
quietus euphemisms for death
bodkin a dagger with a slender blade
pith the choicest or most vital part of some idea or experience
awry away from the correct or expected course
orison reverent petition to a deity
inoculate introduce an idea or attitude into the mind of
knave a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
calumny an abusive attack on a person’s character or good name
melancholy a humor that was once believed to cause sadness
temperance the trait of avoiding excesses
termagant a scolding, nagging, bad-tempered woman
lament express grief verbally
clemency leniency and compassion shown toward offenders
withers the highest part of the back at the base of an animal’s neck
provincial associated with an administrative district of a nation
gambol play boisterously
unction preparation applied externally as a remedy or for soothing
prate speak about unimportant matters rapidly and incessantly
perchance through chance
Which of the following would most likely be considered an orison? the lord’s prayer
In which of the following examples does someone spurn another person? a boy meanly turns down a girl’s to prom
melancholy sad
which of these is most likely to be measured at the withers ox
calumny slander
prate chatter
turbulent troubled
unction anointing as part of a religious ceremony or healing ritual
pith substance
calamity tragedy
bodkin dagger
gambol romp
knave rascal
clemency leniency
termagant virago
which of these would probably affront someone calling her an impolite name
inoculate vaccinate
unction excessive but superficial compliments with affected charm
prate gibber
awry amiss
calamity catastrophe
melancholy sorrow
clemency mercy
Sources familiar with Geely’s future strategy for Volvo told Reuters that the company plans to cooperate with local city or ________ governments in China to build plants for Volvo cars tailored for Chinese consumers. provincial
knave rouge
lament grieve
Use the noun calumny to characterize verbal attacks that are meant to destroy reputations or friendships. You’ve probably seen political ads during election time that rely on calumny to move voters. calumny
An orison is a prayer or plea to a deity. You might make an orison if you wanted your sick mom to get better. orison
An ________ is an action that causes offense. If someone is talking loudly on his cellphone during a movie, you might consider that an ________. affront
insolence the trait of being rude and impertinent
________ means restraint and moderation. If you want to eat all of your Halloween candy at once, your parents might tell you to exercise ________. temperance
________ is a specially-prepared substance meant to bless or heal — the use of special oils in a religious ceremony or the medicine you might put on your chest if you are congested. unction
gambol frolic
Added to the natural good qualities of Mr. Covey, he was a professor of religion–________ soul–a member and a class-leader in the Methodist church. pious
Melancholy is beyond sad: as a noun or an adjective, it’s a word for the gloomiest of spirits. melancholy
Watch out! The robber has a ________ ! A ________ is a short knife with a thin blade. bodkin
To ________ means to talk on and on about something. While it may be interesting to hear about other people’s vacations, when they ________ about them until the wee hours, it becomes intolerable. prate
Use the word ________ to describe an event that causes great harm and misery, or a general state of distress or misery, like the ________ of war. calamity
spurn turn down
Horse breeders and riders measure horses at the ________ , or the shoulder blades, since it’s a stable point that doesn’t move, unlike the horse’s head and neck. withers
A ________ person comes from the backwaters. Someone from a small province outside of Provence, France, might seem a little more ________ and less worldly than someone from, say, Paris. provincial
If you are really upset or sorry about something, you might ________ it. A ________ is full of regret and grief. lament
You’ve got a termagant to deal with, i can tell you. shrew
Old Christopher put into blunt woods phrase the pith of the thoughts that struggled together in Wade’s mind. kernel
You don’t hear about ________ much these days: it’s an older word for a rascal, a scoundrel, or a rogue. It isn’t a compliment. knave
His wife, by means of constant repetition, had inoculated him with her own belief in herself. introduced an idea or attitude into the mind of
Say you’re playing a role-playing game and you end up in one of the other player’s dungeons. You could try begging her for ________ — compassion shown by people in power towards people who rebel or break the law. clemency
There also were several solos that went ________, and ragged entrances here and there in a work with many stops, starts, and changes. awry
Not only did Churchill ________ Fisher’s counsel, he took steps to ensure that Fisher’s perspective would never be considered by the War Cabinet. spurn
Added to the natural good qualities of Mr. Covey, he was a professor of religion–________ soul–a member and a class-leader in the Methodist church. a pious
Insolence is a rude, disrespectful act. The teenager’s insolence got her in trouble with her teachers. insolence
If you ________ someone, you try make him immune to a disease by injecting a little dose of it, so his body can make antibodies to fight it off. When you were little you probably got vaccines to ________ you against measles and polio. inoculate
And finally there was a tremendous baying of dogs and a shrill crowing from the black cockerel, and out came Napoleon himself, majestically upright, casting haughty glances from side to side, and with his dogs gamboling round him. playing boisterously
________ means chaotic, disordered, characterized by conflict. A time of war is a ________ time for a country. If your family moves and your parents get divorced, you might call that a ________ period in your history. turbulent
The rite of extreme ________ consists in touching with oil consecrated by a bishop several parts of the body of one engaged in dying. unction
To gambol is to run around playing excitedly. Although the word sounds like “gamble,” when you gambol you never lose — you just have a great time! gambol
Mrs. Dent here bent over to the pious lady and whispered something in her ear; I suppose, from the answer elicited, it was a reminder that one of the anathematized race was present. having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity
She was now an outraged queen and now a fiery little termagant. virago
At the other end, Valencia should have done better when his air-shot inside the box allowed a good chance to go awry in the opening 10 minutes, before Robert Green produced a smart double stop from the winger’s shot and Dimitar Berbatov’s flicked follow-up. away from the correct or expected course
lament mourn
Of such insolences and attempted slights he, of course, took no notice, and in the opinion of most people his frank debonair manner, his charming boyish smile, and the infinite grace of that wonderful youth that seemed never to leave him, were in themselves a sufficient answer to the ________, for so they termed them, that were circulated about him. calumny
Actor Charles Grodin has sent a letter to the federal judge who will sentence a former New York Senate leader on two corruption charges, pointing out the politician’s role in getting ________ in the mid-1990s for four female inmates. clemency
The idea that hearing actors might be cast in deaf roles affronts him. affront
pith essence
For example, many airlines teach a standardized procedure for copilots to challenge the pilot if he or she thinks something has gone terribly awry. amiss
opposite of spurn accept
If someone is deeply religious and visibly follows all the moral and ethical codes of his religion, he is pious. Don’t become a priest if you’re not prepared to live a pious life. pious
melancholy sorrowful
The modern concept was invented in the 18th century by physician Benjamin Rush, who, with his fellow temperance campaigners, promoted it as an explanation for, and warning against, the dangers of the demon drink. abstaining from excess
The parish priest was sent for to administer extreme unction to the dying man. anointing as part of a religious ceremony or healing ritual
Termagant is an insulting word for a woman who likes to nag, scold, or complain. termagant
When something goes wrong with a decent plan, you say it has gone awry. You accidentally forget your backpack in the airport? That’s a mistake. When the airline loses your suitcase? That’s when something has gone awry. awry
If you reject your mother’s offer to buy you a pair of lederhosen with a snort and eye roll, you are ________ her generosity. To ________ means to reject with disdain. spurn
“We were pouring forth our ________ to Heaven,” replied the friar, with some confusion, “to put an end to the woes of this deplorable province. orison
pith core
Who needs some obsequious old sales assistant, if getting rid of him makes everything more affordable? grobeling
obsequious attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner
And I was certainly not the last to begin—especially at extreme unction. smug self serving earnestness
Which of the following would a termagant be most likely to do? scold and criticize
But some night operations have gone ________, resulting in the deaths of civilians. awry

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