Hamlet Vocabulary Set 2

Pious (adj) Devoutly Religious; having or showing a dutiful spirit of reverence for God. Synonyms: Religious, devout, spiritual, holySentence: Both feel deeply about nature and religion, and are devoted pious to church and religion. (can have a hypocritical context- i acted piously like it came to have the negative connotation).
Rogue (n) A dishonest or unprincipled man; scoundrel–> we use rogue to describe someone who rebels against the norms like robin hood..Sentence: You are a rogue and an embezzler.
Contumely (n) Insolent or insulting language (humiliating insult or an insulting display of contempt in words or actions); contemptuous or humiliating treatment.Synonyms: Abuse, scorn, disdain.Sentence: The church should not be exposed to gossip and contumely.
Judicious (Adj) Having, showing, or done with good or discriminating judgement; wise or sensible.Synonyms: practical, moderate, rational, reasonableSentence: A judicious selection of documents.The efficient or judicious use of pesticides
Clemency (n) Mercy; lenienceSynonyms: Mercy, LeniencySentence: An appeal for clemency
Vouchsafe (V) Give or grant (something) to (someone) in a gracious or condescending manner; to grant or give, as by favor, graciousness, or condescension; To allow or permit, as by favor or graciousnessSynonyms: bestow, confer accordSentence: it is a blessing vouchsafed him by heaven.To vouchsafe a reply to a question.They vouchsafed his return to his own country.
Eloquent (adj) Fluent or pervasive in speaking or writing and clearly expressing or indicating something. Synony,s: Fluent, articulate, expressiveSentence: An eloquent speech.Her glance was more eloquent than words.
Bulwark (n) A wall; A person, institution or principle that acts as a defense; any protection against external danger, injury, or annoyance.Synonyms: Protector, defendor. Sentence: The security forces are a bulwark against the breakdown of society. The new dam was a bulwark against future floods.
Rank (adj) (Of vegetation) growing too thickly and coarsely.Having a foul or offensive strong smell or tasteBreathing rank air.Very unpleasant; highly offensive; disgusting.grossly coarse, vulgar, or indecent. (attributive)- especially of something bad or deficient- complete and utter (used for emphasis). —>
Mandate (n) can be a noun or a verb An official order or commission to do something.A command or authorization to act in a particular way on a public issue (authoritative order or command)Synonyms: authority, command.Sentence: The president had a clear mandate to end the war.A royal mandate. (v)- officially order someone to do something.
Imminent (adj) About to happen; likely to occur at any momentSynonym: Impending, around the cornerSentence: These patients are facing imminent death.We are awaiting their imminent arrival.
Conjecture (n) An opinion or conclusion or inference formed on the basis of incomplete information.Synonyms: Guesswork, assumption, speculation.Sentence: Conjectures about the newcomer were many and varied.
Prologue (n) An event or action that leads to another event or situation; a separate introductory of a section in a literature work.–>before speech.Synonyms: Introduction, foreword, preludeSentence: And even the like precurse of feared events, as harbingers preceding still the fates and prologue to the omen coming on .. (Act 1, Scene 1).The events from 1945 to 1956 provided the prologue to the post-imperial era.
Impetuous (adj) (always follows by a noun) Acting or done quickly without thought or careSynonyms: Impulsive, rash, recklessSentence: Her friend was headstrong and impetuous.
Collateral (adj) and (n) Additional but subordinate; secondarySentence: The collateral meanings of a word.If by direct or by collateral hand they find us touched we will our kingdom give…… to you in satisfaction (Act 4, scene 5). noun: something that you put up to secure a loan.
Mountebank (n) A person who sold patent medicines in public place.Contemporary meaning: A person who deceives others, especially in order to trick them out of their money; a charlatan.
Melodious (adj) Of, producing or having a pleasant tune; tuneful, musical, mellifluousSentence: The melodious chant of the monks.The pleasure of hearing her melodious singing voice.
Perdition (n) A state of eternal punishment and damnation into which a sinful and impenitent person passes after death.Synonyms: Damnation. eternal punishment
Germane (adj) Relevant to a subject under considerationSynonyms: relevant, applicable.Sentence: That is not germane to our theme.
Havoc (n) Widespread destruction; great confusion or disorderSynonyms include chaos, mayhemSentence: Schoolchildren wreaking havoc in the classroom.

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