Romeo and Juliet Vocabulary

solemnity serious or solemn observance or ceremnial proceeding
profane unholy, defiled, impure
rapier a sword
trifling small, unimportant
saucy bold, impudent, insolent
enmity hatred
shrift confession
languish to become less intense, to wane or abate
pernicious having a bad effort, damaging or detrimental
portentous ominous, threatening evil
prodigious marvelous, miraculous, wondrous
valiant brave, courageous, bold
assail to attack with violent blows, to assault verbally
posterity succeeding or future generations

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