Romeo and Juliet Vocabulary Mrs. Mancini

disparagementSynonym: Decry, Depreciate (n.) to lower in rank or reputation, to depreciate by indirect meansExample:”It’s a mistake to disparage their achievement”
enmitySynonym: Antagonism, Animosity (n.) the state of being positive, active, and typically mutual hatred or ill willExample:”His comments earned him the enmity of his coworkers”
hereticsSynonym:Dissenter, Heresiarch (n.) someone who believes or teaches something that goes against accepted or official beliefsExample:”The church regards them as heretics.”
prodigiousSynonym:Colossal, Fantastic (adj.) remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degreeExample:The monument was very prodigious
loatheSynonym: Hate, Abhor (v.) feel intense dislike or disgust forExample:I loathe test’s
chideSynonym: Scold, Rebuke (v.) drive away with harsh wordsExample:I child the student
feignSynonym: Affect, Fabricate (v.) pretend to be affected by (a feeling, state, or injury), make appearExample::”I would never feign illness just to get out of a test”
lamentSynonym:regret, Deplore (n.) a passionate expression of grief or sorrowExample:I lament your loss
abhorSynonym:Loathe, Hate (v.) regard with disgust and hatredExample:The robbers abhor the cops
thwartSynonym:Stop, Impede (v.) prevent (someone) from accomplishing somethingExample:I thwart the robbers from leaving
inauspiciousSynonym:unnoticeable, Unobtrusive (adj.) not noticeableExample:It is inauspicious who did it
peruseSynonym:Scan,Browse (v.) read through with thoroughness or care,Example:I peruse the webpage
haughtySynonym:Proud, Arrogant (adj.) arrogantly superior and disdainfulExample:”He rejected their offer with a tone of haughty disdain”
fickleSynonym:Unsteady, Capricious (n.) changing frequently, especially loyalties, interests, or affectionsExample:”He blames poor sales on fickle consumers”
pensiveSynonym:Dreamy, Thoughtful (adj.) Expressing or revealing thoughtfulnessExample:The kid was pensive during class
prudentSynonym:Careful, Sensible (adj.) acting with care, careful in providing for the futureExample:The man was very prudent to not talk
beguiledSynonym:Mislead, Delude (v.)To influence by trickery, flatteryExample:The man beguiled the cops
rancorSynonym:Bitter, Spite (n.) bitterness or resentfulness, Rankling resentment , hatred, MaliceExample:The debate created a lot of rancor
sallowSynonym:Bilious, Jaundiced (adj.) Of a sickly, yellowish or lightish brown colorExample:”he was still a bit sallow after a week spent in bed with the flu”
cholerSynonym:Anger, Fury (n.) The quality or state of being bilious, ready disposition to irritationExample:”the boss’s reputation for choler made many employees reluctant to ask questions”
transgressionSynonym:Crime, Law Breaking (n.) Infringement or violation of a command, law, command, or dutyExample:Its a transgression to rob
oppressionSynonym:Cruel, Unjust (n.) Unjust or cruel exercise of authority or powerExample:It is an oppression to hit a dog
augmentSynonym: Add, Increase (v.) To make greater, more numerous, larger, or more intenseExample:Lets augment our stocks
perniciousSynonym: Harmful, Deadly (adj.) highly injurious or destructive, causing great harm or damage often in a way that is not easily seen or noticedExample:”the pernicious effects of jealousy”
reconcileSynonym:Agreement, Accept (v.) to restore to friendship or harmony, to bring to resolutionExample:He thought they might reconcile after the fight

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