Romeo and Juliet – Irvington High School Ms. Dihn

augment v. To make (something already developed or well under way) greater in size, extent, or quantity
pernicious adj. highly injurious or destructive; tending to a fatal issue; deadly
profane v. to treat (anything sacred) with irreverence; violate the sanctity of
conjure v. raise; summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
discourses v. To speak or wright formally at length
enmity n. deep-seated, often mutual hate
intercession n. meditation in a dispute
vexed adj. Irritated, distressed, or annoyed
chide v. to express disapproval of; scold; reproach
eloquence n. the practice or art of using language with fluency and aptness
jocund adj. cheerful; merry; gay; blithe; glad
inundate v. 1. to flood; cover or overspread with water; deluge 2. to overwhelm
slander n. 1. defamation; calumny 2. a malicious, false and defamatory statement or report
solace n. comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or trouble; alleviation of distress or discomfort
beguile v. to influence through trickery, flattery, etc.; mislead; delude
aloof adv. at a distance, esp. in feeling or interest; apart
apprehend v. to take into custody; arrest by legal warrant or authority
peruse v. to read through with thoroughness or care
inauspicious adj. boding ill; ill-omened; unfavorable

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