Twelfth Night List 2

contemplative adjective: expressing or involving prolonged thought. synonym: thoughtful
demure adjective: reserved, modest, and shy. synonym: unassuming antonym: brazen
prerogative noun 1. a right or privilege exclusive to a particular individual or class2. a faculty or property distinguishing a person or class. synonym: privilege
sinews noun 1. a piece of tough fibrous tissue uniting muscle to bone or bone to bone; a tendon or ligament. 2. the parts of a structure, system, or thing that give it strength or bind it together.
steward noun: a person whose responsibility it is to take care of something. verb: supervise arrangements or keep order at.
dally verb: act or move slowly. synonym: dawdle antonym: hurry
dissemble verb 1. conceal one’s true motives, feelings, or beliefs 2. disguise or conceal (a feeling or intention) Synonym: bluff
lustrous adjective having luster; shining. Synonym: shimmering antonym: dull
notoriously adverb famous or well known, typically for some bad quality or deed. Synonym: infamously
adverse adjective preventing success or development; harmful; unfavorable. Synonym: unfavorable antonym: beneficial
attest verb provide or serve as clear evidence of. Synonym: certify antonym: disprove
havoc noun 1. widespread destruction 2. great confusion or disorder. Synonym: devastation
entreat verb ask someone earnestly or anxiously to do something. Synonym: implore
shrewdly adverb having or showing sharp powers of judgment; astute. Synonym: astutely
mettle noun a person’s ability to cope well with difficulties or to face a demanding situation in a spirited and resilient way. Synonym: fortitude
induced verb succeed in persuading or influencing (someone) to do something. Synonym: convince
cohere verb be united; form a whole. Synonym: fuse
reverence noun deep respect for someone or something. Synonym: admiration antonym: scorn
propriety noun the state or quality of conforming to conventionally accepted standards of behavior or morals. Synonym: decency
interlude noun an intervening period of time. Synonym: break

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