Romeo and Juliet vocabulary

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Ambiguous

Having morethan one meaning; unclear, uncertain

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Ascend

To more upward, to rise from loweration

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Augment

To make greater or to supplement

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Baleful

Destructive, deadly

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Beguile

To deceive, to mislead, to persuade with charm

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Boisterous

Rowdy, rough and stormy

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Calamity

A serious event causing distress or misfortune

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Dirge

Funeral hymn, lament

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Disparage

To degrade,to speak of someone or something in a derogatory manner

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Dissemble

To disguise, to pretend

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Engrossed

Completely occupied or absorbed

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Enmity

Absolute hatred

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Entreaty

A plea, an earnest request

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Feint

A fake appearance, a fare punch to occupy defenses allowing a real blow

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Inauspicious

Unfavorable

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Inundate

To flood, to overflow

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Lament

To mourn or to express sorrow in demonstrative manner

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Obsequious

Overly attentive, line a sycophant, servile

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Penury

Extreme poverty

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Perjury

False testimony under oath

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Pernicious

Very destructive or harmful, deadly

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Portent

Sign or forewarning

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Posterity

Future generations, all descendants of a person

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Prate

To talk idly or foolishly at great length

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Presage

Something that foreshadows a future event; foreknowledge of the future.

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Mollifying

Appeasing the anxiety or anger of someone (reduce the severity of; soften)

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Vacillating

alternating or wavering between different opinions or actions; being indecisive.

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Robust

Strong, healthy; vigorous

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Elusive

Difficult to find, catch, and achieve Difficult to remember or recall

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Gait

A person’s manner of walking

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