Hamlet Vocab

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dirge

a song or hymn of mourning as a memorial to a dead

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mirth

great merriment

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mottle

mark with spots or blotches of different color

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suspicious

openly distrustful and unwilling to confide

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frailty

the state of being weak in health or body

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jocund

full of or showing high-spirited merriment

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obsequious

attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery

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commendable

worthy of high praise

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obstinate

marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield

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impious

lacking piety or reverence for a god

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vulgar

of or associated with the great masses of people

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absurd

inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense

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suspiration

an utterance made by exhaling audibly

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supposal

a hypothesis that is taken for granted

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coronation

the ceremony of installing a new monarch

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16

pester

annoy persistently

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melancholy

a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed

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auspicious

indicating favorable circumstances and good luck

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satyr

one of a class of woodland deities

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canon

a collection of books accepted as holy scripture

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truant

one who is absent from school without permission

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countenance

the appearance conveyed by a person's face

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convoy

the act of escorting while in transit

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trifle

a detail that is considered insignificant

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virtue

a quality of doing what is right

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prodigal

recklessly wasteful

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calumnious

harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign

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scant

less than the correct or legal full amount

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29

sanctified

made, declared, or believed to be holy

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purgatory

a temporary state of the dead in Roman Catholic theology

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celestial

relating to or inhabiting a divine heaven

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enmity

a state of deep-seated ill-will

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33

contrive

make or work out a plan for; devise

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knave

a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel

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35

perturbed

thrown into a state of agitated confusion

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36

rein

one of a pair of long straps used to control a horse

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expostulate

reason with for the purpose of dissuasion

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quintessence

the most typical example or representative of a type

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epitaph

an inscription in memory of a buried person

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