A Midsummer Night’s Dream

engild Englid – to decorate with, or as if with, gold leaf or liquid gold.”Lysander’s love, that would not let him bide, Fair Helena, who more engilds the night than all you fiery oes and eyes of light.”
blameful blameful – deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious”Anon comes Pyramus, sweet youth and tall, And finds his trusty Thisby’s mantle slain: Whereat, with blade, with bloody blameful blade, He bravely broach’d is boiling bloody breast; And Thisby, tarrying in mulberry shade, His dagger drew, and died.”
collied darkened, murky.”Brief as the lightning the collied night, That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth, And ere a man hath power to say, “Behold!” “
pomp Splendid ceremony.”The pale companion is not for our pomp.”
gauds trinkets”With bracelets of thy hair, rings, gauds, conceits.”
mewed caged, imprisoned”For aye to be in shady cloister mewed,”
estate unto bestow upon”I do estate unto Demetrius.”
misgraffed ill suited, poorly matched.”Or else misgraffed in respect of years-“
spleen flash or fit of passion”That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth,”
lodestars guiding stars”Your eyes are lodestars, and your tongue’s sweet air.”
eyne eyes”For ere Demetrius looked on Hermia’s eyne.”
condole act mournful, lament”I will move storms, I will condole in some measure.”
pale enclosed field, park”Over park, Over pale, Thorough flood, thorough fire…”
quern hand mill for grinding grain”Skim milk, and sometimes labor in the quern,”
barm yeast, froth on ale”And sometimes make the drink to bear no barm,”
dewlap loose fold of skin around the neck”And on her withered dewlap pour the ale.”
buskined wearing hunters’ boots (buskins)”Your buskined mistress and your warrior of love,”
chaplet wreath, garland”An odorous chaplet of sweet summer buds”
henchman personal servant, page”I do but beg a little changeling boy, To be my henchman,”
spare avoid, keep away from”If not, shun me, and I will spare your haunts.”
leviathan whale, huge sea creature”Ere the leviathan can swim a league.”
weed wrap, garment”Weed wide enough to wrap a fairy in,”
quaint dainty”At our quaint spirits. Sing me now asleep.”
flout to make fun of”But you must flout my insufficiency?:
bully jolly fellow”What sayest thou, bully Bottom?”
roughcast plaster used on outside walls”and let him have some plaster, or some loam, or some roughcast about him, to signify Wall;”
gleek scoff, jest satirically”Nay, I can gleek upon occasion.”
devoured To eat hungrily, eat greedily, gobble “That same cowardly, giantlike ox-beef hath devoured many a gentleman of your house.”
misprison mistake”Of thy misprison must perforce ensue,”
gentle well-born”You would not use a gentle lady so;”
artificial skilled in art”We, Hermia, like two artificial gods,”
entreat prevail by pleading”Thou canst compel no more than she entreat.”
right maid true young woman”I am a right maid for my cowardice.”
virtuous powerful”Whose liquor hath this virtuous property,”
curst bad-tempered”Here she comes, curst and sad:”
solemnly ceremoniously”And will tomorrow midnight solemnly Dance in DUke Theseus’ house triumphantly,”
vaward vanguard, here meaning “morning””And since we have the vaward of the day,”
stealth stealthy flight”My lord fair Helen told me of their stealth,”
discharge play, perform”You have not a man in all Athens able to discharge Pyramus but he.”
preferred put forward, recommended”every man look o’er his part; for the short and the long is, our play is preferred.”
abridgment entertainment or interlude that helps pass time.”Say, what abridgment have you for this evening?”
ripe ready to be presented”There is a brief how many sports are ripe:”
unbreathed unexercised”And now have toiled their unbreathed memories,”
broached stabbed”He bravely broached his boiling bloody breast;”
carry overcome, carry away
ace the one-spot on a die.”No die, but an ace, for him; for he is but one.”
several separate, individual”And each several chamber bless,”
idle foolish”And this weak and idle theme,”
restore amends give satisfaction in return”Give me your hands, if we be friends, And Robin shall restore amends.”
fordone worn out.”All with weary task fordone.”