Hamlet Vocabulary Acts I & II

apparition (noun) definition: a supernatural appearance of a person or thingsentence: In my dream the ghost like apparition looked familiar.
portentous (adj.) definition: ominously significant or indicativesentence: The music in the haunted house was portentous making it even scarier than it actually was.
satyr (noun) definition: one of a class of woodland deities, represented as part human, part horsesentence: C.S Lewis likes to write about fictional characters such as satyrs.
truncheon (noun) definition: a club carried by a police officersentence: The police officer used his truncheon to knock the struggling victim out.
importunity (noun) definition: the quality of being persistentsentence: Students should exercise importunity.
calumnious (adj.) definition: slanderous; defamatory sentence: The bullies acted calumnious to the child on the bus.
sepulcher (noun) definition: a tomb, grave, or burial placesentence: Koreans go to visit the sepulcher of their ancestors during chuseok break.
pernicious (adj.) definition: causing harm or ruin; ruinous; injurious; hurtfulsentence: Too many sweets can be pernicious to our bodies.
knave (noun) definition: an unprincipled, untrustworthy, or dishonest personsentence: Nobody wants to have a knave as their friend.
perchance (adv.) definition: perhaps, maybe, possibly sentence: There is a perchance that I will someday meet Justin Bieber.
vouchsafe (verb) definition: to allow or permit, as by favor or graciousness sentence: You always want your teachers to vouchsafe your late homework.
expostulate (verb) definition: to reason earnestly with someone against something that person intends to do or has donesentence: The vice principles job is to expostulate any naughty behavior at school.
brevity (noun) definition: the quality of expressing much in few wordssentence: Some authors have the gift of brevity in their books.
beseech (verb) definition: to implore, beg earnestly sentence: I do not like it when you continuously beseech me to favor you.
satirical (adj.) definition: given to the use of irony, sarcasm, or ridicule in exposing or denouncing follysentence: We have some satirical teachers at YISS.
paragon (noun) definition: a model or pattern of excellence or of a particular excellence sentence: Many students demonstrate paragon in their work.
garb (noun) definition: wearing apparel; clothessentence: Everyone is required to wear garb in public.
coagulate (verb) definition: to change from a fluid into a thickened mass; curdle; congealsentence: My mom had to coagulate the cream sauce for our pasta.
epitaph (noun) definition: a commemorative inscription on a tomb or mortuary monument about the person buried at that sitesentence: The epitaph often reveals how a person died or their faith.
visage (noun) definition: the face, usually with reference to shape, features, expression, countenance sentence: My visage reveals how late I stayed up the previous night.