Hamlet Vocabulary Barry

Assay To examine or analyze.S: evaluation, inspection
Augment To make larger; enlarge in size, number, strength, or extent; to increase.S: develop, strengthen
Beguile To influence by trickery, flattery, etc.; mislead; delude.S: mislead, deceive, entice
Conceit An excessively favorable opinion of one’s own ability, importance, wit, etc. S: arrogance, narcissism
Confute To prove to be false, invalid or defective; disprove.S: invalidate, disprove
Congeal To curdle; coagulate, as fluid.S: thicken, stiffen
Countenance Appearance, especially the look or expression of the face.S: demeanor, visage
Diligence Constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken; persistent exertion of body or mind.S: vigor, intensity
Discourse Communication of thought by words; talk; conversation.S: rhetoric, communication
Doublet A close-fitting outer garment, with or without sleeves and sometimes having a short skirt, worn by men in the Renaissance. S: clothing, garment
Emulation Effort or desire to equal or excel others.S: stimulation, impersonation
Gorged Represented wearing something about the neck in the manner of a collar; excessively eating or drinkingS: feed, guzzle
Hectic Characterized by intense agitation, excitement, confused and rapid movement.S: frenzied, chaotic
Indulgence Gratification of desire.S: extravagance, privilage
Kindle To excite; stir up or set going; animate; rouse; inflame.S: ignite, inflame
Manifold having numerous parts, elements, features, forms, etc.S: multiplied, multiple, assorted
Mirth Gaity or jollity, especially when accompanied by laughter.S: laughter, levity, hilarity
Mitigate To lessen in force or intensity, as wrath, grief, harshness, or pain; moderate.S: dull, lessen, ease
Moiety An indefinite portion, part or share.S: share, component, element.
Obsequious characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference, fawning.S: complacent, submissive
Offal the parts of a butchered animal that are considered inedible by human beings; carrion.S: waste, remains, debris
Partisan An adherent or supporter of a person, group, party or cause, especially a person who shows a biased, emotional allegiance. S: sympathetic, biased, partial
Pate The crown or top of the head.S: brain, crown, head
Posterity Succeeding or future generations collectively.S: lineage, brood, progeny
Quagmire An area of miry or boggy ground whose surface yields under the tread; a bog.S: predicament, quandry
Retrograde Moving backwards; having a backwards motion or direction; retiring or retreating.S: reversed, inverted, backwards
Rivals A person who is competing for the same object or goal as another, or who tries to equal or outdo another competitor.S: opponents, competitors, adversaries
Rouse To bring out of a state of sleep, unconsciousness, inactivity, fancied security, apathy, depression, etc.S: awake, arouse, rise
Sinews A tendon; strength; power; resilience.S: force, power, vitality
Strewment Something strewed or intended for strewing such as flowers.S: throw, spread
Sty A pen or enclosure for swine; pigpen.S: pen, pigpen
Suspiration A long, deep sigh.S: lamentation, exhalation
Tenable Capable of being held, maintained, or defended, as against attack or dispute.S: plausible, defensible, justifiable
Vaunt To speak vaingloriously of; boast of.S: boast, flaunt, brag
Wit The keen perception and cleverly apt expression of those connections between ideas that awaken amusement and pleasure.S: fun, joke, satire, banter