A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Act 1 Vocabulary)

Filched to steal something
Stepdame an old fashioned word for stepmother
Dowager a widow with a title or property derived from her late husband.
Apace swiftly; quickly
Solemnities the state or quality of being serious and dignified
Mirth amusement, especially as expressed in laughter
Abjure solemnly renounce (a belief, cause, or claim)
Persuasion the action of fact of being persuaded to do or believe something
Revenue income, especially when of a company or organization and of a substantial nature.
Visage a person’s face, with reference to the form or proportions of the features.
Base the lowest part or edge of something, especially the part on which it rests or is supported.
Perjured (of evidence) involving willfully told untruths; lying under oath.
Lamentable (of circumstances or conditions) deplorably bad or unsatisfactory
Extempore spoken or done without preparation.
Discretion the quality of behaving or speaking in such a way as to avoid causing offense or revealing private information.