Romeo and Juliet Vocab Words

Allusion an indirect or passing reference; not explicitly mentionedThe story made an allusion to Shakespeare.
Antonyms of Allusion contradiction
Synonyms of Allusion reference tosuggestion tohint to
Assail make a concerted or violent attackThe German army assailed the Soviet’s army even after their non-agression pact was made.
Antonyms to Assail upholdprotect
Synonyms of Assail attackassaultcharge
Athwart from side to side of; acrossThere was a long counter placed athwart to the entranceway.
Synonyms of Athwart across
Banishment the punishment of being sent away from a country or other placeRomeo was banished from Verona when he killed Tybalt.
Antonyms of Banishment welcoming
Synonyms of Banishment expulsiondismissal
Beseech to ask (someone) urgently and fervently to do something; implore; entreatThey beseeched him to stay.
Antonyms of Beseech commandoffer
Synonyms of Beseech imploreplead
Boisterous rough and noisy in a cheerful way; high-spiritedThe boys were being boisterous during Sunday morning mass.
Antonyms of Boisterous calmrestrained
Synonyms of Boisterous rowdyloud
Calamity an event causing great and often sudden damage or distress; disasterThe fire was the latest calamity to occur to the Baker family.
Antonyms of Calamity benefitmiracle
Synonyms of Calamity catastrophedisaster
Catastrophe an event causing great and often sudden damage or suffering; disasterThe bankruptcy of the business was a catastrophe.
Antonyms of Catastrophe benefitmiracle
Synonyms of Catastrophe disaster calamity
Commend to praise formally or officiallyHe was commended by the judge for his courageous actions.
Antonyms of Commend criticize
Synonyms of Commend complimentaccredit
Conjure to call upon (a spirit or ghost) to appear, by means of magic ritualsThey hoped to conjure up the spirit of their dead friend.
Antonyms of conjure commandgive
Synonyms of conjure materialize summon
Dexterity skill in performing tasks, especially with the hands (can also be mentally done)She had a dexterity with chopsticks.
Antonyms of dexterity inability
Synonyms of dexterity masteryskill
Fain pleased or willing under the circumstancesThe tourist was fain to proceed with the tour.
Antonyms of fain unwilling
Synonyms of fain eagerready
Forfeit to lose or be deprived of (property/privilege) as a penalty for wrongdoingsThose who were unable to meet their taxes were liable to forfeit their property.
Antonyms of forfeit rewardgain
Synonyms of forfeit lossrelinquishment
Fray a fight, battle or skirmish; competitionTybalt challenged Romeo to a fray.
Antonyms of fray agreement
Synonyms of fray battlefightskirmish
Herald an official messenger bringing newsThe herald delivered the Capulets the news of Tybalts death.
synonyms of herald messenger
Invocation invoking something/someone for assistance or as an authorityHe sent an invocation for guidance to the mayor.
antonyms of invocation revocation
synonyms of invocation callingsummoning (beseeching)
Languish (a person or living thing) lose or lack vitality; grow weak or feebleSome plants become languish when the weather becomes unfavorable.
antonyms of languish strengthen
synonyms of languish weakdeteriorate
Nuptial relating to marriage or weddingsShe was reminiscing of moments of nuptial bliss.
antonyms of nuptial divorce
synonyms of nuptial weddingmarriage
Perjury the offense of willfully telling an untruth in court after taking an oathShe was found guilty of perjury.
antonyms of perjury truthhonesty
synonyms of perjury lying under oathfalsehood
Pernicious having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle waySocial media is becoming pernicious on today’s youth.
antonyms of pernicious helpfulbeneficial
synonyms of pernicious harmfuldamaging
Prate to talk foolishly or tediously about somethingDuring his visits, my grandfather would sit and prate about his life until he talks himself to sleep.
antonyms of prate silence quiet
synonyms of prate blabchatter
Prevail to prove more powerful than opposing forces; to be victoriousRomeo prevailed over Tybalt.
antonyms of prevail to lose
synonyms of prevail overcomevictorious
Procure to obtain (something), especially with care or effortIs there anything I can procure for you?
antonyms of procure lose
synonyms of procure obtain
Profaner irreverence or contempt for Gods of sacred principles; irreligiousThe jokes were profane and offensive to our religion, so we left the show early.
antonyms of profaner religious
synonyms of profaner offensiveirreligious
Rapier a thin, light, sharp-pointed sword used for thrustingTypalt asked a servant to fetch his rapier when he saw Romeo.
antonyms of rapier dull object
synonyms of rapier sworddagger
Reconcile to restore friendly relations between; settle; resolveShe wanted to reconcile with her father after their argument.
antonyms of reconcile fightagitate
synonyms of reconcile appeaseharmonize
Repose a state of rest, sleep, or tranquilityIn repose her face looked relaxed.
antonyms of repose actionwakefullness
synonyms of repose inactivitystillnesssleep
Rite a religious or other solemn ceremony or actThe rite of communion occurs every mass.
synonyms of rite ritualceremony
Tiding(s) piece of news; good newsShe was a bearer of good tidings.
antonyms of tiding ignorance
synonyms of tiding good newsinformationintelligence
Transgression an act that goes against a law, rule or code of conduct; an offenseI’ll be keeping an eye out for further transgressions.
antonyms of transgression goodnessright
synonyms of transgression crimewrongdoing
Trespass to enter an owners property/land without permissionShe trespassed on old man Billy’s pasture.
antonyms of trespass obediencelawful
synonyms of trespass intrusion violation
Tributary a river or stream flowing into a larger river or lakeThe tributary led into a Great Lake, Lake Michigan.
synonyms of tributary streamriver
Vailiant possessing or showing courage or determination; braveryThe soldier, now decorated in almost every military badge there is, was valiant in war.
antonyms of valiant cowardlyfearful
synonyms of valiant courageous brave
Variable not consistent or having a fixed pattern; liable to changeThe quality of the hospital food is highly variable.
antonyms of variable stableunchanging
synonyms of variable fluctuatingirregular
Vile morally despicable or abhorrentHe has a vile temper.
antonyms of vile friendlyrespectablepleasing
synonyms of vile appallingrepulsive
antonyms of wanton obedient
synonyms of wanton outrageousuncontrollable
Wanton hard to control; being without checkcharacterized by showing or doing things without regardThey were accused of wanton cruelty toward animals.

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