Romeo and Juliet vocabulary

pernicious having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way.Ex. “That quench the fire of your harmful (pernicious) rage.” (I, i, 77)
adversary one’s opponent in a contest, conflict, or dispute. Ex. “Here were the servants of your enemy (adversary), And yours, close fighting ere I did approach.” (I, i, 99-100)
augmenting make (something) greater by adding to it; increase.Ex. ” With tears increasing (augmenting) the fresh morning’s dew.” (I, i, 125)
portentous of or like a portent.Ex. ” Black and portent (portentous) must this humour prove.” (I, i, 134)
propagate breed specimens or promote an idea.Ex. ” Which thou wilt promote (propagate) to have it prest.” (I, i, 184)
purg’d rid (someone) of an unwanted feeling, memory, or condition, typically giving a sense of cathartic release.Ex. ” Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs; Being expelled (purged).” ( I, i, 187-188)
discreet careful and circumspect in one’s speech or actions, especially in order to avoid causing offense or to gain an advantage.Ex. ” What is it else? A madness most careful (discreet).” ( I, i, 190)
posterity all future generations of people.Ex. ” Cuts beauty off from all generations (posterity).” ( I, i, 119)
obscur’d keep from being seen; conceal.Ex. ” And what hidden (obscured) in this fair volume lies. Find written in the margent of his eyes.” (I, iii, 89-90)
deformities a deformed part, especially of the body; a malformation.Ex. ” What curious eye doth quote disfigurements? (deformities)” ( I, iv, 31)
Nuptial of or relating to marriage or weddings.Ex. ” Tis since the marriage (nuptial) of Lucentio.” (I, v, 34)
disparagement Disparagement is the act of speaking about someone in a negative or belittling way. censure.Ex. ” Here in my house do him criticism (disparagement)” (I, v, 71)
profane relating or devoted to that which is not sacred or biblical; secular rather than religious. impure or dishonour.Ex. ” If I impure (profane) with my unworthiest hand this holy shrine.” (I, v, 96-97)

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