Shakespeare Vocabulary: Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet (No Fear graphic novels)

perjury the act of lying under oath (Macbeth 60) Leibold
speculation a guess or theory (Macbeth 22) Leibold
Pestering Annoying or nagging continually (Hamlet 11) Oakes
cauldron a large kettle or boiler (Macbeth 122) Robinson
pessimistic Isaiah
Nunnery a place where nuns live (Hamlet 87) Oakes
spaniel a kind of dog (Macbeth 67) Robinson
leisure free time (macbeth 46)- jackie
slanders scandalous or false remarks (Hamlet 58) Oakes
frantic a strike of fear or anxiety (macbeth 8)- jackie
invocation a call (usually upon a higher power) for assistance, support, or inspiration (Romeo and Juliet 57) Rolando
blasphemous disrespectful and impious of God or sacred things (Macbeth 122) Anyelis
melancholy sadness (Hamlet 13) Oakes
rebel a person who rises in opposition or armed resistance against an established government or ruler (Macbeth 6) Kosinski
Wretched Very unhappy or unfortunate; miserable (Hamlet 162) Cesar
chaste abstaining from extramarital, or from all, sexual intercourse. (Hamlet 84) Kate
confide To tell something in secret (Hamlet 133) Kate
beseech ask (someone) urgently and fervently to do something; implore; entreat. (Hamlet 12) Kate
recklessly extravagant (Romeo and Juliet) Amber
Vile Highly offensive, unpleasant, objectionable. (Romeo and Juliet 109) Rolando
Muddled confused (Romeo and Juliet 15) Rolando
Repent To feel sorry for what one has done or has failed to do (Hamlet 127) Cesar
Trifling unimportant or trivial (Romeo and Juliet 23) Kevin
Perturbed Anxious or unsettled; upset (Hamlet 44) Cesar
Jovial full of hearty, playful good humor(Macbeth 91)Robinson
conception the action of conceiving a child or of a child being conceived (Hamlet 57) Kate
Desperate having lost all hope; despairing; reckless and violent because of loss of hope or despair; undertaken as a last resort (Romeo and Juliet 152) Rolando
invocation the act of appealing for help (Romeo and Juliet) Amber
Spontaneously Occurring naturally, without being planned (Hamlet 76) Cesar

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