hamlet vocab

obsequious (adj.): obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree
Appall (verb): greatly dismay or horrify
Lecherous (adj): having or showing excessive or offensive sexual desire
Precepts (noun) a general rule intended to regulate behavior or thought; a writ or warrant.
tenantless (Noun) A person who occupies land or property rented from a landlord. (1.1.118) –Don’t be fooled by the suffix “-less”… still means a renter.
dole (noun) – sorrow or mourning; benefit paid by the government to the unemployed; (verb) – distribute shares of something.
dirge (noun) – a lament for the dead, esp. one forming part of a funeral rite
Impious (adj) – not showing respect or reverence, especially for a God; wicked (usually said of a person)
Levy (verb) – impose (a tax, fee, or fine); enlist someone for military service.
Emulate (verb)- match or surpass (a person or achievement) typically by imitation; imitate.
Calumny (noun)- the making of false and defamatory statements in order to damage someone’s reputation; slander
Visage (noun) – a person’s face, with reference to the form or proportions of the features; a person’s facial expression
Jocund (adj) – Cheerful and lighthearted
Privy (adj) sharing in the knowledge of something secret or private; hidden or secret
tedious (adj.)- too long, slow, or dull; tiresome or monotonous
apparition (noun) – a ghost or ghostlike image of a person; the appearance of something remarkable or unexpected, typically an image of this type
pernicious (adj) – having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way
bawdy (adj.) dealing with sexual matters in a comical way; humorously indecent
usurp (v) -take a position of power or importance illegally or by force
harbinger (noun) – a person or thing that announces or signals the approach of another; a forerunner of something
perturbed (adj.) anxious or unsettled; upset
purging (n) rid someone of an unwanted feeling, memory, or condition (cathartic release)
adulterate (adj.) of or relating to adulterous, which relates to adultery; (v) render something poorer in quality by adding another substance, typically an inferior one
retrograde (adj.): directed or moving backward

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