Romeo and Juliet Vocabulary

Definition of abhor “To regard with horror or loather;'” intense hate
Example in book of abhor “O, how my heart abhors / To hear him named and cannot come to him / To wreak the love I bore my cousin / Upon his body that hath slaughtered him.” (3.5.104-107)
Definition of addle “To cause (someone) to think unclearly; confuse”
Example in book of addle “Thy head is as full of quarrels as / an egg is full of meat, and yet thy head hath been / beaten as addle as an egg for quarreling.” (3.1.23-25)
Definition of baleful “Portending evil; ominous”
Example in book of baleful “I must upfill this osier cage of ours / With baleful weeds and precious-juic├ęd flowers.” (2.3.7-8)
Definition of dispute “To express disagreement over; to express disagreement with (someone)”
Example in book of dispute “Let me dispute with thee of thy estate.” (3.3.66)
Definition of choleric “Easily angered; bad-tempered”
Example in book of choleric “I mean, an we be in choler, we’ll draw.” (1.1.3)
Definition of enmity “Deep-seated, of mutual hatred; A feeling or state of hatred or animosity”
Example in book of enmity “Look thou but sweet, / And I am proof against their enmity.” (2.2.77-78)
Definition of haste “Rapidity of action or motion” (make haste = make speed; hurry up)
Example in book of haste “My father Capulet will have it so, / And I am nothing slow to slack his haste.” (4.1.2-3)
Definition of inauspicious “Not favorable”
Example in book of inauspicious “O, here / Will I set up my everlasting rest / And shake the yoke of inauspicious stars / From this world-wearied flesh?” (5.3.109-112)
Definition of chide “To scold mildly so as to correct or improve; reprimand”
Example in book of chide “So smile the heavens upon this holy act / That after-hours with sorrow chide us not.” (2.6.1-2)
Definition of dissemble “To disguise or conceal one’s real nature, motives, or feeling behind a false appearance”
Example in book of dissemble “All perjured, / All forsworn, all naught, all dissemblers.” (3.2.93-94)
Definition of thwart “To prevent the occurrence, realization, or attainment of”
Example in book of thwart “A greater power than we can contradict / Hath thwarted our intents.” (5.3.158-159)
Definition of gravity “Grave consequence; seriousness or importance”
Example in book of gravity “Utter your gravity o’er a gossip’s bowl, / For here we need it not.” (3.5.184-185)
Definition of conjure To call upon, to summon
Example in book of conjure “I conjure thee by Rosaline’s bright eyes, / By her high forehead, and her scarlet lip, / By her fine foot, straight leg, and quivering thigh, / And the demesnes that there adjacent lie, / That in thy likeness thou appear to us.” (2.1.20-24)

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