romeo and juliet vocab

profaners (n.)- those who have irreverance for what is sacred
pernicious (adj.)- evil; wicked; extremely harmful; deadly, fatal
augmenting (vb.)- to make (something already developed) greater
portentous (n.)- foreboding
transgression (n.)- a violation of a law, command, or duty
languish (vb.)- to become weak or feeble; to lie around and do nothing
heretics (n.)- one who holds controversial views
esteem (vb.)- regard with respect
obscured (adj.)- indistinctly heard; faint; hidden
boisterous (adj.)- rough and stormy; violent
alderman (n.)- a member of the municipal legislative body
benefice (n.)- a church office endowed with fixed capital
purged (vb.)- to free from impurities
loathed (vb.)- to dislike (something or someone) greatly
invocation (n.)- an incantation used in conjuring
envious (adj.)- feeling, expressing, or characterized by envy
discourse (vb.)- to narrate or discuss
enmity (n.)- deep-seated, often mutual hatred
impute (vb.)- to attribute; credit
predominant (n.)- most common or conspicuous
chide (vb.)- to express disapproval
rancor (n.)- bitter
lamentable (vb.)- to express grief for or about
poultice (n.)- a soft, moist mass of bread, meal, clay, or other substance
drudge (n.)- a person who does tedious, menial, or unpleasant work
appertaining (vb.)- to belong as a proper function or part
consort (vb.)- to keep company with; (n.)- a companion or partner
mantle (n.)- cloak
beguiled (vb.)- to deceive by guile
validity (n.)- well grounded; the extent to which a test measures or predicts what it is supposed to
abhors (vb.)- to reject vehemently
beseech (vb.)- to request earnestly
inundation (n.)- to cover with water; the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
prorogue (vb.)- to discontinue a session
arbitrating (vb.)- to submit to settlement or judgement by arbitration
orisons (n.)- prayer
culled (vb.)- to gather; collect
solace (vb.)- give moral or emotional strength to; (n.)- comfort in sorrow
dirges (n.)- a funeral hymn or lament
presage (n.)- a sign of something about to happen; omen
penury (n.)- a state of extreme poverty or destitution
impeach (vb.)- to challenge the validity of; tory to discredit
tedious (adj.)- moving or progressing very slowly
posterity (n.)- future generations

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