Hamlet Vocab Acts IV – V

Importunate POS: adjectiveDef: persistent, especially to the point of annoyance or intrusionEx: importunate creditors
Conjecture POS: noun Def: an opinion or conclusion formed on the basis of incomplete informationEx: conjectures about the newcomer were many and varied, the purpose of the opening in the wall is open to conjecture
Pestilent POS: adjectiveDef: destructive to life, deadlyEx: pestilent diseases
Superfluous POS: adjectiveDef: unnecessary, especially through being more than enoughEx: the purchaser should avoid asking for superfluous information
Impetuous POS: adjectiveDef: acting or done quickly and without thought or care, reckless or impulsiveEx: Her friend was headstrong and impetuous
Incense POS: verbDef: to be very angry, enragedEx: I was absolutely incensed
Requite POS: verbDef: to repay or make appropriate return for a favor or serviceEx: they are quick to requite a kindness
Prate POS: verbDef: to talk foolishly or tediously about somethingEx: he prated on for hours
Amity POS: nounDef: a friendly or peaceful relationshipEx: international amity and goodwill
Dearth POS: nounDef: a scarcity or lack of somethingEx: there is a death of evidence
Germane POS:adjectiveDef: relevant or pertinent to a subject or topic under considerationEx: that is not germane to our discussion
Potent POS: adjectiveDef: having great power, influence, or effectEx: thrones were potent symbols of authority, a potent drug, a potent argument
Felicity POS: nounDef: intense happiness or blissEx: domestic felicity

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