A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Act III Vocabulary

parlous uncertain
chid scolded
casement a window that opens on hinges instead of up and down
cue a line or action that prompts an actor to say his or her next line
odious hateful, disgusting
knavery dishonest or deceitful behavior
gleek to make a joke
counterfeit phony
maypole tall and skinny pole used in May Day celebrations, decorated with ribbons
shrewd argumentative
vixen a woman who is malicious with a fierce temper
fray a rough and tumble fight
sojourn travel
ouzel blackbird
gambol skip, leap about
fruitless idle, empty
turn alter, change
press urge, push
chronicle written up in histories
abate cut short

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