Romeo and Juliet Vocab. English 1

Disparagement (noun)Synonym: blame ; discredit something that derogates or casts in a bad light, as a remark or censorious essay.”Annoyed at the suddenness of her leaving he swiveled around in his seat while watching her in disparagement.”
Enmity (noun) Synonym: dislike ; antagonism the state or feeling of being actively opposed or hostile to someone or something.”Great popularity necessarily brings with it bitter enmity and genuine criticism.”
Heretics (noun)Synonym: skeptic a person holding an opinion at odds with what is generally accepted.”Joan of Arc was accused of being a heretic and burned at the stake”
Prodigious (adj.)Synonym: immense remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degree.”He took the prodigious leap.”
Loathe (verb)Synonym: hate ; refuse feel intense dislike or disgust for.”I loathe these horrible roads, but I love the places they take you.”
Chide (verb)Synonym: blame ; censor scold or rebuke.”She didn’t chide me for calling early.”
Feign (verb) Synonym: act ; bluff pretend to be affected by (a feeling, state, or injury).”She tried to feign innocence but her eyes were probably full of mischief instead.”
Lament (verb)Synonym: bemoan ; regret a passionate expression of grief or sorrow.”The young man laments the fact that he earns too little to pay his bills.”
Abhor (verb)Synonym: despise ; hate regard with disgust and hatred.”I abhor this type of insulting behavior.”
Thwart (Transitive verb)Synonym: counter ; defeat to run counter to so as to effectively oppose or baffle”But a conqueror came who had no empresses to thwart him.”
Inauspicious (adj.)Synonym: unfortunate ; bad not conducive to success; unpromising.”These inauspicious beginnings, indeed, set the whole tone of the war, which was frankly one of mutual extermination.”
Peruse (verb) Synonym: analyze ; browse to examine or consider with attention and in detail”I told him I was willing to pay, for his inconvenience, to peruse all the entries he’d received.”
Haughty (adj.)Synonym: snobbish blatantly and disdainfully proud”There was a soft note in the haughty woman’s voice.”
Fickle (adj.)Synonym: changeable ; unpredictable marked by lack of steadfastness, constancy, or stability : given to erratic changeableness”Sasha’s moods were varied and fickle, never lasting too long.”
Pensive (adj.)Synonym: dreamy ; thoughtful musingly or dreamily thoughtful”Xavier spent another moment in pensive silence before he rose.”
Prudent (adj.)Synonym: careful ; sane characterized by, arising from, or showing prudence: asmarked by wisdom or judiciousness”Now as he sat and waited he wondered if the decision had been a prudent one.”
Beguiled (verb)Synonym: misled ; deceive to lead by deception”The car salesman tried to beguile the customer with an offer of free gas for a year.”
Rancor (noun)Synonym: grudge ; hatred bitter deep-seated ill will”Even though my mother despised her twin sister, she always spoke about her without rancor.”
Sallow (noun)Synonym: dull ; muddy any of several Old World broad-leaved willows (as Salix caprea) including important sources of charcoal and tanbark”The light green scrubs made his long features look sallow and the pale blue eyes that fixed on her seemed more tired than interested.”
Choler (noun)Synonym: anger ; bile obsolete : the quality or state of being bilious”When he found they had stolen his car for the third time, Bob’s choler was uncontrollable.”
Transgression (noun)Synonym: error ; fault an act, process, or instance of transgressing: as infringement or violation of a law, command, or duty”Mark went to confession to apologize for his transgression.”
Oppression (noun)Synonym: abuse ; cruelty unjust or cruel exercise of authority or power”Because I am very sensitive to the oppressive heat, I tend to spend most of the summer indoors.”
Augment (verb)Synonym: boost ; build up to make greater, more numerous, larger, or more intense the impact of the report was augmented by its timing”The budget was augmented by various donations.”
Pernicious (adj.)Synonym: deadly ; harmful highly injurious or destructive ; Deadly”The last two had a pernicious effect on Cuba, draining it of horses, money and of men.”
Reconcile (verb)Synonym: conform ; pacify to restore to friendship or harmony”How do I reconcile my personal choices with my statement that the farm of the future is a good thing?”

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