Vocabulary – Romeo and Juliet

Disparagement Definition: to lower in rank or reputation. : degradePOS: nounThe children’s mothers would scold them for any disparagement that went on.
Enmity Definition: positive, active, and typically metal hatred or ill will. : hatred POS: noun As the two enemies stared deeply at each other, I could see the enmity in their eyes.
Heretics Definition: a protestor from established religious belief; especially: a baptized member of the Roman Catholic Church who disavows a revealed truth: dissenterPOS: noun All the heretics were arrested due to disobedience.
Prodigious Definition: an out of date: being an omen. : portentous POS: adjectiveThe students laughed at their teacher for using a prodigious phone and rewarded with detention.
Loathe Definition: to dislike greatly and often with disgust or intolerance. : Detest POS: verbThe evil step-mother loathed her daughter greatly so she disowned her.
Chide Definition: to speak out in angry or displeased rebuke. : scoldPOS: verbThe children outside were chided because of their rudness and lack of caring.
Feign Definition: to give a false appearance of or induce as a false impression: pretend POS: verbThe man was so frightened of his boss that he feigned death so no one would find him.
Lament Definition: to mourn aloud: wailPOS: verbThe children could hear the woman lament as she buried her daughter.
abhor Definition: to regard with extreme repugnance: LoathePOS: verb Despite her abhor for animals, Megan bought a dog for her son.
thwart Definition: to run counter to so as to effectively oppose or baffle: contravene POS: transitive verbMy parents locked the doors every night to thwart out. robbers, so we sleep peacefully.
inauspicious Definition: not conducive to success; unpromising. : unfavorable POS: adjective After six inauspicious months, the small cafe closed down.
peruse Definition:: to examine or consider with attention and in detail: studyPOS: verbAt the art gallery, James peruses all the paintings.
haughty Definition: blatantly and disdainfully proud. : superior POS: adjective When I asked for money my dad dismissed me using a haughty and cold voice.
fickle Definition: marked by lack of steadfastness, constancy, or stability or given to erratic changeableness: variablePOS: adjectiveOn Christmas day all the kids were in a fickle to open presents.
pensive Definition: engaged in, involving, or reflecting deep or serious thought. : thoughtful POS: adjectiveThe CEO was very pensive about the new deal he was bargaining.
prudent Definition: acting with or showing care and thought for the future. : wisePOS: wiseA college girl advised being prudent in high school will give you an advantage in high school.
beguiled Definition: charm or enchant (someone), sometimes in a deceptive way: bewitch POS: verbThe small children beguiled when the magician cut the girl in half.
rancor Definition: bitterness or resentfulness, especially when long-standing: hatredPOS: nounAlthough my friend lied to me, I have no rancor towards her.
sallow Definition:(of a person’s face or complexion) of an unhealthy yellow or pale brown color. : palePOS: adjectiveThe doctor was very concerned about the little girl’s sallow face.
choler Definition: ready disposition to irritation: anger POS: nounI could not hold back my choler as he copied my test.
transgression Definition: an act that goes against a law, rule, or code of conduct; an offense. : crimePOS: nounMark was really nervous about his transgression.
oppression Definition: unjust or cruel exercise of authority or power: abuse POS: nounThe teacher’s oppression was wrong, cruel and unfair.
augment Definition: to make greater, more numerous, larger, or more intense. :increase POS: verbThe school was excited about the augment in supplies.
pernicious Definition: highly injurious or destructive: deadly POS: adjectiveThe town was scared to touch the pernicious tree so they avoided it.
reconcile Definition: to restore to friendship or harmony : settle, resolve.POS: verb

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