Romeo and Juliet Act 5 Vocabulary

presage n. something that foreshadows a future event, a foreknowledge of the futurev. to predict, to foreshadowderivatives: presage, presager, presagingAct I, Scene I (v.)”If I may trust the flattering truth of sleep/ My dreams presage some joyful news at hand.”
penury n. extreme poverty, destitution, indgence, wantderivatives: penurious, penuriously, penuriousnessAct I, Scene I”Noting this penury to myself I said,/ An if a man did need a poison now/ Whose sale is present death in Mantua,/ Here lives a caitiff wretch would sell it him.”
dispatch v. to send away with promptness or speed; quickness, haste, expediencyderivatives: dispatched, dispatching, dispatchesAct V, Scene I”Put this in any liquid thing you will/ And drink it off, and if you had the strength/ Of twenty men, it would dispatch you straight.”
cordial adj. courteous and gracious, friendlyn. strong, sweetened, aromatic medicine, liqueurderivatives: cordially, corialness, cordialityAct V, Scene I (n.)”Come, cordial and not poison, go with me/ To Juliet’s grave; for there must I use thee.”
peruse v. to read or to examine, to read with thoroughness or care, to observe carefullyderivatives: perusal, perused, perusingAct V, Scene III”In faith, I will. Let me peruse this face.”
interred v. placed in a grave or tomb, buried, buried hastilyderivatives: inters, inter, intermentAct V, Scene III”Death, lie thou there, by a dead man interr’d.”
inauspicious adj. unfavorable, unfortunate, ill predictions, ill omen, contrary to your welfarederivative: inauspiciouslyAct V, Scene III”O, here/ Will I set up my everlasting rest/ And shake the yoke of inauspicious stars/ From this world-wearied flesh.”
engrossing adj. something that completely occupies or absorbs, preoccupiesderivatives: engross, engrossed, engrossinglyAct V, Scene III”Arms, take your last embrace! and lips, O you/ The doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss/ A dateless bargain to engrossing death!”
thwart v. to effectively oppose or stop, to prevent the occurrrence of, to frustrate, baffle, foilderivatives: thwarted, thwarter, thwartingAct V, Scene III”Lady, come from that nest/ Of death, contagion, and unnatrual sleep./ A greater power than we can contradict/ Hath thwarted our intents.”
rigor n. strictness, severity, or harsness in dealing with people, full severity of the lawderivatives: rigorist, rigorous, rigorouslyAct V, Scene III”All this I know, and to the marriage/ Her nurse is privy; and if aught in this/ Miscarried by my fault, let my old life/ Be sacrafic’d, some hour before his time,/ Unto the rigor of severest law.”

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