Romeo and Juliet Vocabulary

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Romeo and Juliet Vocabulary

Word Definition/Part of Speech Location Context

1. mutiny- n. open to rebellion 735/I,i,3: '...from ancient grudge ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ break new mutiny...'

-mutined, mutinous

2. civil- adj. of citizens 735/I,i,4: '...where civil blood

¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ make hands undear...'

-civilly, civilizer

3. foe(s)- n. personal enemy 735/I,i,5: '...from forth the fatal ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ lins of the two foes...'


4. tyrant- n. absolute ruler that governs 736/I,i,83: '...tis all one. I will sh-

(a cruel ruler) ow myself a tyrant. When...'


-tyranny, tyrannize

5. profaner(s) n. one who showing contempt or 738/I,i,83: '...profraners of this

interverence toward God or sa- neighborhood stained steel...'

cred things


-profaner, profaneous

6. pernicous- adj. tending to cause death or 738/I,i,85: '...that quench the fire o

injury your pernicous rage.'


-pernicousness, pernicously

7. adversary- n. an opponet; enemy 739/I.i,107: ' were the ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ servants of your adversary...'

-adversaries, adverse

8. fray- n. a fight, scuffle 739/I,i,118: '...right

glad I am he

¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ was no at this fray...'

-frayed, frays

9. covert- adj. covered or protected 739/I,i,126: '...and stole into the ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ covert of the woods...'

-covertly, covertness

10. augment- v. to make greater 739/I,i,133: '..with tears ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ augmenting the fresh morning -augmentation, augmentative dew.'

11. portentous- adj. foreboring omnious 740/I,i,142: 'Black and portenous ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ must his humor prove...'

-portenously, porpentousness

Word Definition/Part of Speech Location Context

12. shrift- n. confession to a priest 741/I,i,160: 'To hear true shrift...'



13. woo- v. try to seek affection; to tempt 745/I,ii,16: '...but woo her gentle ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Paris gether hurt...'

-wooed, wooing, woos

14. anguish- n. an organizing physical or men- 746/I,ii,47: 'One pain lessened by a

tal pain another's anguish...'


-anguishing, anguishes

15. heretic- n. one that discents from an acc- 747/I,ii,94: '...transparent heretic

epted belief or doctorine to be burnt for liars...'...