Honors English - Romeo and Juliet Vocab. (Act 1 & 5)

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Abhorred

Regard with disgust and hatred

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Adversary

One's opponent in a contest, conflict, or dispute

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Ambiguities

The quality of being open to more than one interpretation; inexactness

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Augmenting

Make (something) greater by adding to it; increase

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Beseech

Ask (someone) urgently and fervently to do something; implore; entreat

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grievance

A real or imagined wrong or other cause for complaint or protest, especially unfair treatment

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Haughty

Arrogantly superior and disdainful

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Heretics

A person believing in or practicing religious heresy

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Meager

(Of something provided or available) Lacking in quantity or quality

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Merit

The quality of being particularly good or worthy, especially so as to deserve praise or reward

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Obsequies

Funeral rites

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Penury

Extreme poverty; destitution

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Pernicious

Having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way

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Quarrel

A heated argument or disagreement, typically about a trivial issue and between people who are usually on good terms

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Remnants

A small remaining quantity of something

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Scourge

Something causing misery or death

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Solemnity

A trait of dignified seriousness

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Sovereign

A supreme ruler, especially a monarch

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Thwarted

Hinder or prevent, as an effort, plan, or desire

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Transgression

An act that goes against a law, rule, or code of conduct; an offense

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