Romeo and Juliet Vocabulary

Portentous (adj) being a grave or serious matterominously significant or indicative
Posterity (noun) All future generations; the offspring of one person(ancestor) to the furthest generation collectively not just your family
Visage (Noun) the face,countenance, or appearance of a person
Disparagement (Noun) Lowering a person’s rank/reputation /dishonor/belittling/degradingor not appreciate by indirect means(by comparison)/speak disrespectful remarks
Profane (Verb) To treat(something sacred) with abuse,irreverence,or contempt or to debase by a wrong,unworthy,or vulgar use/to misuse/ threat with disrespect
Pernicious (Adj) Highly injurious/destructive/deadly or wicked
Consort (Verb) Associate/keep company of hired musicians or to accompany(one ship with another) with people you don’t have a desire to be with
Rancour (Noun) Resentment
Prodigious (Adj) huge or enormous in size
Perjuries/ Perjury (Noun) To tell lies/ to tell lies in a court of lies
Enmity (Noun) Hostility; the extreme ill will or hatred that exists between enemies
Perverse (Adj) Inexplicably irrational (contrary to what is reasonable and normal)/stubbornly unreasonable/ deliberately disobedient
Sojourn (Verb) To stay as a temporary resident/stop/ To visit (journey)
Abhors/Abhorred (Verb) To regard with extreme repugnance/loathe/hate/detest
Inundation (Noun) A great flow of water or of something that overwhelms/ a flood
Shroud (Noun) Something that covers or conceals like a piece of cloth/burial cloth
Surcease (Noun) The stopping of a process or activity/ to cease
Kindred (Noun) A group of persons who come from the same ancestor/Relatives
Warrant (Verb) to assure/ guarantee/ state factually
Presage (Verb) Something believed to be a sign or warning of a future eventTo tell of or describe before hand/ Foretell/Predict
Penury (Noun) Extreme poverty/ The state of lacking sufficient money or material possessions
Pestilence (Noun) A widespread disease resulting in a high rate of death/ deadly epidemic disease plague
Inexorable (Adj) Not to be persuaded,moved,or stopped/unyielding
Inauspicious (Adj) Not auspicious/not telling or promising that future success is likely or not showing a successful fate will occur/bad fate
Scourge (Noun) a Whip/ a torment/ a plague/affliction > disaster used especially to inflict pain or punishment An instrument for punishment or criticism
Text Examples “Black and Portentous must this humor prove”-Lord Montague”Cuts beauty off from all posterity”-Romeo’s description of Rosaline”Give me a case to put my visage in”-Mercutio”Here in my house do him disparagement”-Lord Capulet to Tybalt”If I profane with my unworthiest hand..”-Romeo to Juliet”That quench the fire of your pernicious rage”-Prince Escales
Text Examples “Consort? What dost thou make as minstrels? And thou make minstrels of us, look to hear nothing but discounts”-Mercutio to Tybalt”To turn your households rancor to pure love”-Friar Lawrence to Romeo”Prodigious birth of love it is to me”-Juliet to Nurse”Thou mayst prove false:at lovers’ perjuries”-Juliet to Romeo”And I am proof against their enmity”-Romeo to Juliet”I’ll frown and be perverse and say thee nay”-Juliet to Romeo”Sojourn in Mantua,I’ll find out your man”-Friar Lawrence to Romeo
Text Examples “O how my heart abhors To hear him nam’d and cannot come to him,”-Juliet to Lady Capulet”To stop the inundation of her tears”-Paris to Friar Lawrence”And hide me with a dead man in his shroud”-Juliet to Friar Lawrence”Shall keep his native progress,but surcease”-Friar Lawrence”Where all the kindred of the Capulet’s lie”-Friar Lawrence to Juliet
Text Examples “And all things shall be well, I warrant thee,wife”-Lord Capulet to Lady Capulet”My dreams presage some joyful news at hand”-Romeo to himself”Noting this penury, to myself I said”-Romeo to Apothecary”Where the infectious pestilence did reign”-Friar John to Friar Lawrence”More fierce and more inexorable far”-Romeo to Balthasar”And shake the yoke of inauspicious stars”-Romeo to Juliet’s tomb”See what a scourge is laid upon your hate”-Prince Escales to everyone inside the tomb
Homour mood

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