Romeo and Juliet Act 4 Vocab

immoderate exceeding just or reasonable limits; excessive; extreme
slander a false statement spoken with the intent of harming the reputation of another
prorogue to prolong or extend; to postpone or defer
charnel house a burial vault for the remains of the dead
shroud a cloth or garment wrapped around a dead person for burial
surcease to cease; to end; to discontinue
kindred a person’s family or relatives
abate to reduce in amount , degree, intensity, etc.; lessen; diminish
behest a command or order; a request (issued strongly); a directive
prostrate overthrown, overcome, or helpless; utterly dejected or depressed; disconsolate
orisons prayers
cull to pick out from others; select; to gather the choice things or parts from
mandrake a narcotic, short-stemmed European plant (Mandragora officinarum) of the nightshade family, having a fleshy, often forked root somewhat resembling a human form
solace to comfort, console, or cheer; to alleviate or relieve (sorrow, distress, etc.)
martyr to torment or torture; to inflict great pain on
rosemary an evergreen shrub of the mint family, having leathery, narrow leaves and pale blue, bell-shaped flowers, used as a seasoning and in perfumery and medicine: a traditional symbol of remembrance
ordain to decree; give orders for; to order by virtue of superior authority
sullen mournful; gloomy or somber in tone, color, or portent ( as in sullen, grey skies)
dirge a funeral song or tune, expressing mourning in commemoration of the dead
lour to frown, scowl, or look sullen; glower; to look negatively upon

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