Romeo and Juliet English Vocabulary 1 by: Catalina Hernandez Valencia

Augment To make larger, increaseVerbWith tears augmenting the fresh morning’s dew, adding to clouds more clouds with his deep sighs.
grievance a complaintNounI’ll know his grievance or be much denied.
Intercession A prayer of petition for the sake of othersNounMy intercession likewise steads my foe.
Prologue introductory part to a book, play, etc.NounA line from the prologue: and the continuance of their parents’ rage,
Adversaries EnemiesNounHere were the servants of your adversary, and yours, close fighting ere I did approach.
pernicious extremely harmful; deadly, fatalAdjective You men, you beasts, that quench the fire of your pernicious rage with purple fountains issuing from your veins, on pain of torture, from those bloody hands throw your mistempered weapons to the ground, and hear the sentence of your movèd prince.
Idle Not active or in useAdjectiveTrue, I talk of dreams, which are the children of an idle brain, begot of nothing but vain fantasy, which is as thin of substance as the air and more inconstant than the wind, who woos even now the frozen bosom of the north, and, being angered, puffs away from thence, turning his face to the dew-dropping south.
boisterous rough and noisy in a cheerful way; high-spiritedAdjective It is too rough, too rude, too boisterous, and it pricks like thorn.
Transgression A violation of a law, command, or dutyNounWhy, such is love’s transgression.
Valiant Possessing or showing courage or determinationAdjectiveTo move is to stir, and to be valiant is to stand.
Oppression the state of being kept down by unjust use of force or authorityNounAnd to sink in it, should you burthen love— too great oppression for a tender thing.
Sallow Of a sickly, pale-yellowish complexionAdjectiveJesu Maria, what a deal of brine hath washed thy sallow cheeks for Rosaline!
Invocation the action of invoking something or someone for assistance or as an authority.Noun My invocation is fair and honest.
Idolatry Excessive or blind adoration; worship of an objectNounDo not swear at all. Or, if thou wilt, swear by thy gracious self, which is the god of my idolatry, and I’ll believe thee.
Lamentable To be regretted or pitiedAdjectiveWhy, is not this a lamentable thing, grandsire, that we should be thus afflicted with these strange flies, these fashion-mongers, these “pardon me’s,” who stand so much on the new form, that they cannot sit at ease on the old bench?
unwieldy not easily carried, handled, or managed because of size or complexityAdjectiveBut old folks, many feign as they were dead, unwieldy, slow, heavy, and pale as lead.
Predominate be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importanceVerbAnd where the worser is predominant, full soon the canker death eats up that plant.
Enmity Absolute hatredNounAs rich shall Romeo’s by his lady’s lie, poor sacrifices of our enmity.
Procure to obtain through special effort; to bring aboutVerbIf that thy bent of love be honorable, thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow by one that I’ll procure to come to thee where and what time thou wilt perform the rite, and all my fortunes at thy foot I’ll lay and follow thee my lord throughout the world.
Virtuous Having or showing high moral standardsAdjectiveHe bears him like a portly gentleman, and, to say truth, Verona brags of him to be a virtuous and well-governed youth.

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