Romeo and Juliet Act 4 Vocabulary

inundation an overwhelming number or amountEXAMPLE SENTENCE:Now, sir, her father counts it dangerous That she do give her sorrow so much sway, 10 And in his wisdom hastes our marriage To stop the inundation of her tears, Which, too much minded by herself alone, May be put from her by society.This word will be tested when learning this list
resolution a decision to do something or to behave in a certain mannerEXAMPLE SENTENCE:If in thy wisdom thou canst give no help, Do thou but call my resolution wise, And with this knife I’ll help it presently.This word will be tested when learning this list
arbitrate act between parties with a view to reconciling differencesEXAMPLE SENTENCE:60 Therefore out of thy long-experienced time Give me some present counsel, or, behold, ‘Twixt my extremes and me this bloody knife Shall play the umpire, arbitrating that Which the commission of thy years and art 65 Could to no issue of true honor bring.This word will be tested when learning this list
shroud burial garment in which a corpse is wrappedEXAMPLE SENTENCE:Or bid me go into a new-made grave And hide me with a dead man in his shroud (Things that to hear them told have made me 85 tremble), And I will do it without fear or doubt, To live an unstained wife to my sweet love.This word will be tested when learning this list
prostrate stretched out and lying at full length along the groundEXAMPLE SENTENCE:JULIET Where I have learned me to repent the sin Of disobedient opposition To you and your behests, and am enjoined By holy Lawrence to fall prostrate here To beg your pardon.This word will be tested when learning this list
wayward resistant to guidance or disciplineEXAMPLE SENTENCE:My heart is wondrous light Since this same wayward girl is so reclaimed.This word will be tested when learning this list
mangle destroy or injure severelyEXAMPLE SENTENCE:Or, if I live, is it not very like The horrible conceit of death and night, Together with the terror of the place— As in a vault, an ancient receptacle 40 Where for this many hundred years the bones Of all my buried ancestors are packed; Where bloody Tybalt, yet but green in earth, Lies fest’ring in his shroud; where, as they say, At some hours in the night spirits resort— 45 Alack, alack, is it not like that I, So early waking, what with loathsome smells, And shrieks like mandrakes torn out ofThis word will be tested when learning this list
dirge a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead personEXAMPLE SENTENCE:CAPULET All things that we ordainèd festival Turn from their office to black funeral: Our instruments to melancholy bells, Our wedding cheer to a sad burial feast, Our solemn hymns to sullen dirges change,This word will be tested when learning this list
haste overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)EXAMPLE SENTENCE:Now, sir, her father counts it dangerous That she do give her sorrow so much sway, 10 And in his wisdom hastes our marriage To stop the inundation of her tears, Which, too much minded by herself alone, May be put from her by society.This word will be tested when learning this list
leisure time available for ease and relaxationEXAMPLE SENTENCE:1 Are you at leisure, holy father, now, Or shall I come to you at evening Mass?This word will be tested when learning this list
commission the act of granting authority to undertake certain functionsEXAMPLE SENTENCE:60 Therefore out of thy long-experienced time Give me some present counsel, or, behold, ‘Twixt my extremes and me this bloody knife Shall play the umpire, arbitrating that Which the commission of thy years and art 65 Could to no issue of true honor bring.This word will be tested when learning this list
peevish easily irritated or annoyedEXAMPLE SENTENCE:A peevish self-willed harlotry it is.This word will be tested when learning this list
beguiled filled with wonder and delightEXAMPLE SENTENCE:5 Most detestable death, by thee beguiled, By cruel, cruel thee quite overthrown!This word will be tested when learning this list
solemnity a trait of dignified seriousnessEXAMPLE SENTENCE:Uncomfortable time, why cam’st thou now To murder, murder our solemnity?This word will be tested when learning this list
pestilent likely to spread and cause an epidemic diseaseEXAMPLE SENTENCE:FIRST MUSICIAN What a pestilent knave is this same!This word will be tested when learning this list
tarry leave slowly and hesitantlyEXAMPLE SENTENCE:Come, we’ll in 150 here, tarry for the mourners, and stay dinner.This word will be tested when learning this list

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