Twelfth Night Act 2 vocab

Abhor To regard with horror or loathing; to hate deeply.
Caterwauling A shrill, discordant sound.
Churlish Lacking politeness or good manners; lacking sensitivity; difficult to work with or deal with; rude.
Cloyment Satiety; fullness.
Cudgel A club that is used as a weapon.
Dulcet Sweet and soothing (often used ironically).
Knave A deceitful and unreliable scoundrel.
Melancholy A gloomy state of mind, depressed.
Mellifluous Sweetly flowing, usually used to describe words or sounds.
Misdemeanors A criminal offense, less serious than a felony, punishable by a prison sentence of one year or less.
Mitigation The action of reducing the severity, seriousness, or painfulness of something.
Obscure Difficult to see, vague.
Portend To indicate beforehand that something is about to happen; to give advance warning of.
Prerogative A special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence.
Rougue A tricky, cunning person.
Skittish Extremely nervous and easily frightened; shy or timid; extremely cautious; unstable, undependable.