Twelfth Night Vocabulary

Surfeit (1) Noun(2) Excess; an excessive amount(3) FORMS — surfeiting, surfeited(4) SYNONYM — overabundance(5) ANTONYM — lack
Bower (1) Noun(2) A rustic dwelling(3) FORMS — bowers, bower-like(4) SYNONYM — cottage(5) ANTONYM — castle
Abjure (1) Verb(2) To renounce, repudiate, or retract, especially with formal solemnity(3) FORMS — abjured, ajuratory(4) SYNONYM — withdraw(5) ANTONYM — allow
Prodigal (1) Adjective(2) Wastefully recklessly extravagant(3) FORMS — prodigally(4) SYNONYM — lavish(5) ANTONYM — cautious
Allay (1) Verb(2) To lessen or relieve; mitigate(3) FORMS — allayer, unallayed(4) SYNONYM — soften(5) ANTONYM — excite
Continuance (1) Noun(2) An act or instance of continuing(3) FORMS — noncontinuance(4) SYNONYM — persistence(5) ANTONYM — ceased
Belie (1) Verb(2) to show to be false; contradict(3) FORMS — belier, belied(4) SYNONYM — disprove(5) ANTONYM — agree
Syllogism (1) Noun(2) Deductive reasoning(3) FORMS — none(4) SYNONYM — dialectic(5) ANTONYM — illogical
Mollify (1) Verb(2) To soften in feeling or temper(3) FORMS — Mollification, mollifier(4) SYNONYM — allay(5) ANTONYM — aggravate
Inventoried (1) Adjective(2) Made an inventory of; added to stock(3) FORMS — inventory, inventories(4) SYNONYM — counted(5) ANTONYM — ignored
Malignancy (1) Noun(2) The quality or condition of being malignant(3) FORMS — nonmalignance(4) SYNONYM — hatred(5) ANTONYM — benevolence
Churlish (1) Adjective(2) Boorish; rude(3) FORMS — churlishly, churlishness(4) SYNONYM — grumpy(5) ANTONYM — happy
Mellifluous (1) Adjective(2) Sweetly or smoothly flowing; sweet-sounding(3) FORMS — mellifluously, mellifluousness(4) SYNONYM — agreeable(5) ANTONYM — disagreeable
Dulcet (1) Adjective(2) Pleasant to the ear(3) FORMS — dulcetly, dulcetness(4) SYNONYM — musical(5) ANTONYM — tuneless
Mitigation (1) Noun(2) The act of making a condition or consequences less severe(3) FORMS — nonmitigation(4) SYNONYM — cure(5) ANTONYM — worsen
Damask (1) Noun(2) A reversible fabric of linen, silk, cotton, or wool, woven with patterns(3) FORMS — damasked, undamasked(4) SYNONYM — cloth(5) ANTONYM — plain
Demure (1) Adjective(2) Characterized by shyness and modesty(3) FORMS — demurely, demureness(4) SYNONYM — prim(5) ANTONYM — bold
Austere (1) Adjective(2) Severe in manner or appearance(3) FORMS — austerely, austereness(4) SYNONYM — Spartan(5) ANTONYM — lush
Prerogative (1) Noun(2) An exclusive right, privilege(3) FORMS — prerogatives(4) SYNONYM — authority(5) ANTONYM — duty
Dally (1) Verb(2) To waste time(3) FORMS — dallier, dallying(4) SYNONYM — loiter(5) ANTONYM — hurry
Construe (1) Verb(2) To give the meaning or intention of(3) FORMS — construed, construing(4) SYNONYM — Define(5) ANTONYM — misunderstand
Welkin (1) Noun(2) The sky; the vault of heaven(3) FORMS — none(4) SYNONYM — ozone(5) ANTONYM — Hell
Whet (1) Verb(2) To sharpen(3) FORMS — whetter, whetting(4) SYNONYM — hone(5) ANTONYM — blunt
Fetter (1) Verb(2) To confine(3) FORMS — fetterer, fetterless(4) SYNONYM — chain(5) ANTONYM — free
Abhor (1) Verb(2) To regard with extreme repugnance or aversion(3) FORMS — abhorer, abhorred(4) SYNONYM — hate(5) ANTONYM — admire
Gilt (1) Noun(2) The thin layer of gold or other material applied in gilding(3) FORMS — gilded, gildable(4) SYNONYM — glitter(5) ANTONYM — dull
Laudable (1) Adjective(2) Deserving praise(3) FORMS — laudability, laudably(4) SYNONYM — commendable(5) ANTONYM — unworthy
Commendation (1) Noun(2) Recommendation; praise(3) FORMS — self-commendation, subcommendation(4) SYNONYM — encouragement(5) ANTONYM — dishonor
Entreat (1) Verb(2) To ask (a person) earnestly; beseech(3) FORMS — entreatingly, entreatment(4) SYNONYM — solicit(5) ANTONYM — demand
Impetuosity (1) Noun(2) The quality or condition or being impetuous(3) FORMS — impetuous(4) SYNONYM — defiance(5) ANTONYM — calm

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