Romeo and Juliet Act 4-5 Vocabulary

Slander: Part of Speech Noun
Slander: Definition The action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person’s reputation.
Slander: Sentence When the man was called to testify, he was arrested for slander.
Rouse: Part of Speech Verb
Rouse: Definition Bring out of sleep; awaken.
Rouse: Sentence She was mad because she was roused from her deep sleep.
Remedy: Part of Speech Noun
Remedy: Definition A medicine or treatment for a disease or injury.
Remedy: Sentence I went to the doctor to get a remedy to help my sickness.
Enjoin: Part of Speech Verb
Enjoin: Definition Instruct or urge (someone) to do something.
Enjoin: Sentence I was indecisive on whether or not I should get the shoes, so my mom enjoined me.
Pardon: Part of Speech Noun
Pardon: Definition The action of forgiving or being forgiven for an error or offense.
Pardon: Sentence Some criminals receive a pardon for the crimes they have committed.
Dirge: Part of Speech Noun
Dirge: Definition A lament for the dead, especially one forming part of a funeral rite.
Dirge: Sentence They played dirge at the funeral.
Ordain: Part of Speech Verb
Ordain: Definition Order or decree (something) officially.
Ordain: Sentence The police officer ordained me to put my arms behind my back when I was getting arrested.
Apothecary: Part of Speech Noun
Apothecary: Definition A person who prepared and sold medicines and drugs.
Apothecary: Sentence I met with the apothecary at his house so that he could sell me my medicine in secret.
Penury: Part of Speech Noun
Penury: Definition Extreme poverty; destitution.
Penury: Sentence Unfortunately, the man being homeless was due to his penury.
Aloof: Part of Speech Adjective
Aloof: Definition Conspicuously uninvolved and uninterested, typically through distaste.
Aloof: Sentence My mom noticed a street fight happening, so we stayed aloof from the action.
Mattock: Part of Speech Noun
Mattock: Definition An agricultural tool shaped like a pickaxe, with an adze and a chisel edge as the ends of the head.
Mattock: Sentence He used the mattock to chop and dig in the hardened soil.
Haughty: Part of Speech Adjective
Haughty: Definition Arrogantly superior and disdainful.
Haughty: Sentence Before the girl walked out of the room, she looked at us with a haughty glance.
Sunder: Part of Speech Verb
Sunder: Definition Split apart.
Sunder: Sentence My mom grounded me so I was sundered from my boyfriend.
Paramour: Part of Speech Noun
Paramour: Definition A lover, especially the illicit partner of a married person.
Paramour: Sentence I was furious with my husband when I found out about his paramour.
Privy: Part of Speech Adjective
Privy: Definition Sharing in the knowledge of (something secret or private).
Privy: Sentence The girl was privy after I told the her my secret.