Romeo and Juliet Vocabulary

Disparagement (noun) a communication that belittles somebody or somethingsynonym: degradationex: When Prince William married Catherine Middleton, there was some disparagement by the public of her non-royal background.
Enmity (noun) hatred towards someonesynonym: animosity ex: With great popularity brings bitter enmity and genuine criticism.
Heretics (noun) those who hold to a belief opposed to the established teachings of a churchsynonym: apostateex: He was a heretic for believing in pro-choice.
Prodigious (adjective) remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degreesynonym: colossalex: He took the prodigious leap
Loathe (verb) feel intense dislike or disgust forsynonym: abhorex: I loathe people who spread malicious, false gossip.
Chide (verb) scold or rebukesynonym: condemnex: The principal chided the children for their thoughtless pranks.
Feign (verb) pretend to be affected by (a feeling, state, or injury).synonym: fakeex: If they served something she couldn’t eat, she’d feign illness.
Lament (noun): a passionate expression of grief or sorrowsynonym: mournex: His death was lamented by a large circle of friends.
Abhor (verb) regard with disgust and hatredsynonym: despiseex: I abhor this type of insulting behavior.
thwarting (verb) prevent (someone) from accomplishing something.synonym: opposeex: They made every effort they could to thwart the experiment.
Inauspicious (adjective) not conducive to success; unpromisingsynonym: unfavorableex: It was an inauspicious start to his acting career.
Peruse (verb) to read thoroughly and carefullysynonym: analyzeex: Peruse the menu to catch anything you are allergic to.
Haughty (adjective) arrogantly superior and disdainfulsynonym: snobbishex: They described the president as very proud and haughty.
Fickle (adjective) likely to change on a whim or without apparent reasonsynonym: unpredictableex: Her moods were varied and fickle, never lasting too long.
Pensive (adjective) engaged in deep or serious thoughtsynonym: contemplativeex: We were pensive as we tried to fathom what was occurring.
Prudent (adjective) acting with or showing care and thought for the futuresynonym: carefulex: Isn’t seeking medical or scientific help a prudent course to take?
Beguiled (verb) charm or enchant (someone), sometimes in a deceptive waysynonym: deceiveex: My sister is an excellent manipulator: she beguiled me into lending her my car – twice!
Rancor (noun) bitter resentment or ill-willsynonym: spiteex: There was no rancor or bitterness between them despite their previous relationship.
Sallow (adjective) Of a sickly, pale-yellowish complexionsynonym: dullex: He had lost weight and his skin had a sallow look.
Choler (noun) anger or irascibility.synonym: angerex: He felt his choler rising and choked back an angry reply
Transgression (noun) A violation of a law, command, or dutysynonym: crimeex: A dying woman asking for divine forgiveness after a lifetime of transgressions
Oppression (noun) the state of being kept down by unjust use of force or authoritysynonym: abuseex: The oppression of minority peoples in our country is appalling.
Augment (verb) to make larger, increase, or greatersynonym: add toex: The budget was augmented by various donations.
Pernicious (adjective) extremely harmful; deadly, fatalsynonym: dangerousex: The pernicious disease has spread through the country.
Reconcile (verb) to restore to friendship; to settle; to resign (oneself)synonym: accommodateex: They reconciled after a terrible breakup.

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