Hamlet Vocabulary

emulate Sentence: (p.5) “Thereto pricked on by a most emulate pride,”Definition: match or surpass (a person or achievement), typically by imitation.
heraldry Sentence: (p.5) “Well ratified by law and heraldry,”Definition: the system by which coats of arms and other armorial bearings are devised, described, and regulated.
compulsatory Sentence: (p.6) “And terms compulsatory, those forsaid lands”Definition: operating with force; compelling
harbingers Sentence: (p.7) “As harbringers preceding still the fatesDefinition: indicators; bringers of warnings
extort Sentence: (p.8) “Extorted treasure in the womb of earth”Definition: to obtain by violence, misuse of authority, or threats
malicious Sentence: (p.8) “And our vain blows malicious mockery.”Definition: intended to hurt or harm
auspicious Sentence: (p.10) “With an auspicious, and a dropping eye,”Definition: favorable; fortunate
impotent Sentence: (p.11) “Who, impotent and bedrid, scarcely hears of his nephew’s purpose,”Definition: lacking power or ability
obsequious Sentence: (p.14) “In filial obligation for some term to do obsequious sorrow.”Definition: overly submissive and eager to please
truant Sentence: (p.17) ” A truant disposition, good my lord.”Definition: absent without permission
countenance Sentence: (p.20) “A countenance more in sorrow than in anger.”Definition: a person’s face or facial expression
tenable Sentence: (p.21) “Let it be tenable in your silence still;”Definition: capable of being held or defended
requite Sentence: (p.21) ” I will requite your loves. So, fare you well.”Definition: to make suitable repayment, as for a kindness, service, or favor; to make retaliation, as for an injury or wrong; to reciprocate
prodigal Sentence: (p.23) “The chariest maid if prodigal enough” (p.27) “When the blood burns, how prodigal the soul lends the tongue vows.”Definition:, (adj.) wastefully extravagant; lavishly or generously abundant; (n.) one who is wasteful and self-indulgent
calumnious Sentence: (p.23) “Virtue itself scapes not calumnious strokes.”Definition: falsely and maliciously accusing; defamatory; slanderous
censure Sentence: (p.25) “Take each man’s censure, but reserve they judgement.”Definition: to criticize harshly
entreatments Sentence: (p.27) “Set your entreatments at a higher rate”Definition: to ask (a person) earnestly; beseech; implore; beg:to entreat the judge for mercy; to ask earnestly for something
canonized Sentence: (p.30) “Why they canonized bones, hearsed in death,”Definition: a deceased Catholic’s having been publicly and officially proclaimed a saint
disposition Sentence: (p.40) “To put an antic disposition on,”Definition: a person’s general or natural mood; tendency
ambiguous Sentence: (p.41) “Or such ambiguous giving out, to note that you know aught of me– this not to do,”Definition: doubtful or uncertain; can be interpreted several ways

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