King Lear
This is an alphabetical listing of all the glossary items that appear in this play. We have left in repeated instances, so that is it possible to see how often a particular item appears in a play.
Alphabetical headword definitions for King Lear
abate (v.)deprive, strip, dispossess
abatement (n.)lessening, decrease, diminution
abhorred (adj.)horrifying, disgusting, abominable
abhorred (adj.)horrifying, disgusting, abominable
abjure (v.)swear to abandon, solemnly reject
able (v.)strengthen, fortify, give power to
abroad (adv.)in the outside world, freely at large, elsewhere, everywhere
abroad (adv.)away from home, out of the house
abuse (v.)deceive, mislead, fool, cheat
abuse (v.)deceive, mislead, fool, cheat
abuse (v.)demean, do wrong to, dishonour
abuse (v.)misuse, maltreat, treat badly, wrong
abuse (v.)misuse, maltreat, treat badly, wrong
abused (adj.)maltreated, wronged, violated
abused (adj.)deceived, misled, fooled, cheated
accommodate (v.)furnish, equip
action-taking (adj.)taking legal action, litigious
addition (n.)attribute, mark of honour, distinction [as if added to a coat of arms]
addition (n.)attribute, mark of honour, distinction [as if added to a coat of arms]
addition (n.)attribute, mark of honour, distinction [as if added to a coat of arms]
addition (n.)external honour, distinctive style
address (v.)make a formal address
admirable (adj.)wondrous, marvellous, extraordinary
admiration (n.)amazement, astonishment, wonder
ado (n.)fuss, business, to-do
advancement (n.)preferment, elevation, progress
advise, avise (v.)consider, take thought, reflect
advise, avise (v.)warn, counsel, caution
advise, avise (v.)warn, counsel, caution
affect (v.)assume, display, put on, practise in an artificial way
affect (v.)incline to, like, favour, be drawn to
affected (adj.)disposed, inclined, minded
afoot (adv.)on the go, in existence
afore, 'fore (prep.)before, ahead of
ague-proof (adj.)immune to fevers, resistant to sickness
a-height (adv.)on high, aloft
aidant (adj.)helpful, assisting, beneficial
air (n.)vapour, mist, exhalation
Ajax (n.)[pron: 'ayjaks, OP also a'jayks] son of Telemon, king of Salamis (also called Ajax Telemonius); fought against Troy; proverbial for his size and strength
alarumed (adj.)galvanized, activated, stirred to action
Albion (n.)poetic name for England or Britain
all (adv.)exclusively, totally, altogether
all (adv.)exclusively, totally, altogether
allay (v.)subside, abate, diminish, quell
all-licensed (adj.)allowed to do anything, given free range
allow (v.)approve, sanction, encourage
allow (v.)permit to indulge, surrender, give over
allowance (n.)permission, approval, sanction
allowance (n.)permission, approval, sanction
amazed (adj.)dumbfounded, stunned, thunderstruck, overwhelmed
anatomize, annothanize (v.)dissect, reveal, lay open
ancient, aunchient (adj.)former, earlier, past
ancient, aunchient (n.)most experienced, senior officer
and, an (conj.)if, even if
anchoring (adj.)riding at anchor
anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presently
answer (n.)retaliation, armed response
answer (v.)cope with, face, encounter
answer (v.)suffer the consequences [for], be accountable [for]
answer (v.)suffer the consequences [for], be accountable [for]
answer (v.)suffer the consequences [for], be accountable [for]
apace (adv.)quickly, speedily, at a great rate
apace (adv.)quickly, speedily, at a great rate
apish (adj.)ape-like in copying, stupidly imitative
Apollo (n.)Greek sun god, who pulls the sun across the sky in a horse-drawn chariot; god of prophecy [speaking through the Delphi oracle, poetry, music, archery, and healing
apothecary, pothecary (n.)one who prepares and sells medicinal drugs
appertain (v.)pertain, relate
apprehend (v.)seize, arrest, lay hold of
apprehension (n.)arrest, seizure, laying hold
approve (v.)prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
approve (v.)prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
approve (v.)prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
approve (v.)prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
apt (adj.)fit, ready, prepared
arbitrament, arbitrement (n.)deciding of a dispute, determination, settlement
argument (n.)subject, point, theme, target
argument (n.)subject of conversation, subject-matter, topic
arch (n.)chief, master, lord
arms (n.)weapons, armaments
aroint (v.)be gone, away with you
arraign (v.)put on trial, indict
arraign (v.)put on trial, indict
arraign (v.)put on trial, indict
arrant (adj.)downright, absolute, unmitigated
array (n.)attire, clothes, clothing, dress
array (v.)clothe, dress, attire
art (n.)knowledge, mastery, acquisition
aspect (n.)[astrology] influential phase, direction of alignment
asquint (adv.)with prejudice, in a distorted manner
assay (n.)[short form] evidence, proof, indication
assurance (n.)security, certainty, confidence
assured (adj.)certain, definite, sure
assured (adj.)certain, definite, sure
astronomical (adj.)astrological, interpreting the heavens
attaint (n.)condemnation, accusation
attask, attax (v.)take to task, blame
attempt (v.)attack, assail, subdue
attend (v.)accompany, follow closely, go with
attend (v.)await, wait for, expect
attend (v.)await, wait for, expect
attend (v.)await, wait for, expect
attend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attendance (n.)diligent service, dutiful ministration, assiduous attention
atwain, a twain (adv.)in two, into two parts
aught (n.)anything, [with negative word] nothing
aught (n.)anything, [with negative word] nothing
aught (n.)anything, [with negative word] nothing
aught (n.)anything, [with negative word] nothing
auricular (adj.)audible, hearable, perceived by the ear
authority (n.)power, right, prerogative
authority (n.)right to command, position of power
avaunt (int.)begone, go away, be off
avert (v.)redirect, turn away
avouch (v.)declare, assert, affirm
avouch (v.)declare, assert, affirm
a-work (adv.)at work, in action
aye (adv.)always, ever, for eternity
bag (n.)money-bag, purse
ballow (n.)cudgel, stick
balm (v.)soothe, relieve, heal
ban (n.)curse, malediction
bandy (v.)exchange, swap, send to and fro
bandy (v.)exchange, swap, send to and fro
barber-monger (n.)frequenter of the barber-shop
bare-gnawn (adj.)totally consumed, worn away to nothing
bark, barque (n.)ship, vessel
base (adj.)low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
base (adj.)low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
base (adj.)low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
base (adj.)low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
base (adj.)low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
base (adj.)poor, wretched, of low quality
base (adj.)poor, wretched, of low quality
base (adj.)poor, wretched, of low quality
baseness (n.)socially inferior trait, plebeian quality
bastardizing (n.)being conceived as a bastard
battle (n.)army, fighting force, battalion
bawd (n.)pimp, procurer, pander, go-between
bawd (n.)pimp, procurer, pander, go-between
beadle (n.)parish constable
bearing (n.)carrying of hardships, enduring of woes
beastly (adj.)beast-like, brutish, abominable
beat (v.)hammer away, ponder furiously
become (v.)be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.)grace, honour, dignify
become (v.)grace, honour, dignify
bedlam (n.)mad beggar, madman/woman, lunatic
Bedlam (n./adj.)colloquial form of Bethlehem Hospital for the insane, in London
before (adv.)ahead, in advance
beget (v.), past form begotproduce, engender, give rise to
beget (v.), past form begotgive birth to, father, conceive
beguile (v.)cheat, deceive, trick
beguile (v.)cheat, deceive, trick
beguile (v.)charm, captivate, bewitch
beholding (n.)sight
belike (adv.)probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
belly-pinched (adj.)pinched with hunger, starving
bemadding (adj.)making mad, maddening
bemeet (v.)meet with, encounter
bemonster, be-monster (v.)make monstrous, deform, pervert
bend (v.)aim, direct, level, turn
bend (v.)aim, direct, level, turn
bending (adj.)overhanging, jutting, curved
benediction (n.)blessing, happiness, prosperity
benediction (n.)blessing, happiness, prosperity
benediction (n.)blessing, spiritual gift
bench (v.)take a seat on the bench
benison (n.)blessing, benediction
benison (n.)blessing, benediction
bereaved (adj.)deprived, robbed, stolen
besort (v.)befit, suit, be suitable for
bespeak (v.), past forms bespake, bespokespeak for, arrange for, claim
best (n.)best period, heyday, high point
bestir (v.)arouse, rouse, make active
bestow (v.)accommodate, lodge, quarter
bestow (v.)accommodate, lodge, quarter
bestow (v.)give, provide, grant
bethink (v.), past form bethoughtcall to mind, think about, consider, reflect
bethink (v.), past form bethoughtresolve, decide, have a mind
beweep (v.)weep over, wet with tears
bewray (v.)betray, reveal, expose
bewray (v.)show, unmask, make known
bias (n.)[weighting in a bowl causing it to run obliquely] inclination, tendency, leaning
bide (v.)endure, suffer, undergo
biding (n.)place to stay, dwelling
big (adj.)loud, vocal, noisy
bill (n.)[applied to various kinds of long-handled spear-like weapon] halberd; bill-hook
bind (v.), past form boundpledge, vow, be under obligation
blame, toto be blamed, blameworthy
blame, toto be blamed, blameworthy
blank (n.)bull's-eye, target centre; or: line of sight
block (n.)[of hats] style, fashion, shape, mould
blood (n.)blood relationship, kinship
blood (n.)blood relationship, kinship
blood (n.)blood relationship, kinship
blood (n.)nobility, breeding, gentility, good parentage
blood (n.)passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]
blown (adj.)swollen, inflated with pride
bobtail (adj.)with a docked tail
bold (adj.)overconfident, presumptuous, audacious, impudent
bold (v.)make bold, hearten, encourage
bond (n.)duty, commitment, obligation
bondage (n.)condition of being bound, constraint, oppression
boon (n.)petition, entreaty, request
boot (n.)booty, plunder, spoils
boot (n.)good, advantage, profit
boot, toin addition, as well
bootless (adj.)useless, worthless, fruitless, unavailing
bo-peep (n.)peep-bo, peek-a-boo [a game played with babies]
border (v.)keep within bounds, contain, confine
bosom, of one'sin one's confidence, entrusted with one's secrets
bosomed (adj.)intimate, close
both (adv.)the following set [of nouns - not restricted to two]
bound (adj.)obliged, required, forced
bound (adj.)ready, prepared
bound (n.)territory, region, domain
bourn (n.)frontier, destination, boundary
brach (n.)hound [which hunts by scent], bitch
brach (n.)hound [which hunts by scent], bitch
brass, braze (v.)harden (like brass)
brave (adj.)fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
bravely (adv.)in fine clothes, splendidly dressed
brazen-faced (adj.)shameless, unblushing, unabashed
breath (n.)utterance, speech, voice
breed (v.), past form bredraise, bring up, support
breeding (n.)raising, upbringing
brief (adj.)quick, speedy, swift, expeditious
briefness (n.)speedy action, promptness
bring away (v.)fetch, bring along
broil (n.)quarrel, row, disturbance
broken (adj.)fragmentary, left-over
brother (n.)equal, fellow, peer
brother (n.)equal, fellow, peer
brow (n.)forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
brow (n.)forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
buoy up (v.)surge, swell, rise up
business (n.)deed, action, affair, task
butter (v.)spread butter on
buzz (n.)rumour, whisper, report
byle, bile (n.)older forms of ‘boil’
cadent (adj.)falling, dropping, descending
'cagion, 'casion (n.)dialect version of ‘occasion’ [= cause]
caitiff (n.)[sympathetic or contemptuous] miserable wretch, wretched creature
Camelot (n.)capital of King Arthur’s legendary kingdom
canker-bit (adj.)worm-eaten, eaten away by canker grubs
capable (adj.)able to inherit, entitled to possess property
carbonado (v.)slash, cut [as if preparing meat for grilling]
carbuncle (n.)tumour, growth, lump
carry (v.)carry out, manage, conduct
carry (v.)wield, exercise, exert
carry (v.)endure, put up with
case (n.)state, plight, situation, circumstance
case (n.)state, plight, situation, circumstance
case (n.)holder, covering, receptacle
casement (n.)window [on hinges and able to be opened]
casualty (n.)chance occurrence, uncertainty, precariousness
cat (n.)civet cat [source of some perfumes]
catastrophe (n.)denouement, final event in a drama
cause (n.)court case, legal action, matter before the court
cause (n.)reason, motive, ground
cause (n.)reason, motive, ground
cause (n.)reason, motive, ground
'ce (v.)dialect version of ‘shall’
censure (n.)condemnation, blame, stricture
censure (v.)pass judgement on, condemn, pronounce sentence on
censure (v.)pass judgement on, condemn, pronounce sentence on
Centaur (n.)creature with the upper half of a man and the rear legs of a horse; reputed for bestial behaviour
century (n.)army company of 100 soldiers
civet (n.)type of musky perfume [obtained form the civet cat]
clamor, clamour (n.)protest, complaint, outcry
clamor, clamour (n.)protest, complaint, outcry
clamor, clamour (n.)protest, complaint, outcry
clap, at aat one stroke, at once
clear (adj.)pure, spotless, faultless
clip (v.)cut short, abbreviate, curtail
close (adj.)secret, concealed, hidden
closet (n.)private chamber, study, own room
closet (n.)private repository for valuables, cabinet
clothier's yardyard [36 inches / c.90 cm] by which clothiers measured their cloth
clotpoll, clotpole, clatpole (n.)blockhead, dolt, numskull
clout (n.)[archery] pin fixing a target, cloth patch at the centre of a target; mark, bull
cock (n.)small ship's boat, dinghy
cock (n.)weathercock
cockney (n.)squeamish woman, pampered lady
codpiece, cod-piece (n.)penis
codpiece, cod-piece (n.)cloth case or pocket worn by a man at the front of breeches or hose; also: what it contains
cohort (n.)company of soldiers, military division
coining (n.)making coins
colour (n.)type, kind, nature
colours (n.)battle-flags, ensigns, standards, banners
come (v.)come to pass, happen, turn out
comfort (n.)encouragement, support, hope
comfort (v.)assist, help, give aid to
comfortable (adj.)comforting, encouraging, reassuring
comfortable (adj.)comforting, encouraging, reassuring
commend (v.)present, introduce, bring [for favourable acceptance]
commend (v.)present, introduce, bring [for favourable acceptance]
commend (v.)commit, entrust, hand over
commission (n.)warrant, authority [to act]
commission (n.)warrant, authority [to act]
commission (n.)formal body comprising justices of the peace
commit (v.)commit adultery, offend, fornicate
commodity (n.)asset, advantage, benefit
compact (adj.)allied, in league, in collusion
compact (adj.)made up, composed
compact (v.)consolidate, confirm, strengthen
compeer (v.)equal, match, be the peer of
compliment, complement (n.)ceremony, etiquette, protocol
compliment, complement (n.)ceremony, etiquette, protocol
composition (n.)putting together, making up
composition (n.)constitution, make-up, state [of mind and body]
compound (v.)mix, mingle, combine
conceit (n.)imagination, fancy, wit
conceive (v.)understand, comprehend, follow
conceive (v.)understand, comprehend, follow
conception (n.)thinking, impression, suspicion
conclude (v.)end, finish, close
condition (n.)nature, state, circumstances
conduct (n.)guidance, direction
conductor (n.)leader, commander, chief
confine (n.)limit, bound, domain
confined (adj.)bounded, enclosed, rimmed
confusion (n.)destruction, overthrow, ruin
conjunct (adj.)coupled, conjoined, united
conjunct (adj.)[Q variant] coupled, conjoined, united
consort (n.)company, mob, crew
conspirant (n.)conspirator, intriguer, plotter
constant (adj.)settled, resolved, decided
constant (adj.)settled, resolved, decided
constrain (v.)force, compel, oblige
consumption (n.)destruction, being consumed by fire
contemn (v.)despise, scorn, treat with contempt
contemned (adj.)despised, contemptible, despicable
contemned (adj.)despised, contemptible, despicable
contend (v.)fight, engage in combat, struggle
content (adj.)satisfied, calm, easy in mind
content (adj.)contented, patient, accepting, undisturbed
content (n.)pleasure, satisfaction, happiness
content (v.)please, gratify, delight, satisfy
content (v.)calm [down], settle, relax
contented (adj.)calm, easy in mind, restrained
contentious (adj.)hostile, belligerent, quarrelsome
continent (adj.)self-restraining. self-controlled, discreet
continent (n.)container, receptacle, enclosure
control (v.)curb, restrain, hold back
control (v.)curb, restrain, hold back
convenience (n.)opportunity, occasion, suitable moment
convenient (adj.)fitting, suitable, appropriate
convenient (adj.)fitting, suitable, appropriate
converse (v.)associate, keep company
convey (v.)manage, conduct, carry on [in secrecy]
cope, cope with (v.)encounter, face, have to do [with], come into contact [with]
corky (adj.)dry, withered, sapless
coronet (n.)garland, wreath, circlet [of flowers, etc]
coronet (n.)small crown [inferior to one worn by the sovereign]
coronet (n.)small crown [inferior to one worn by the sovereign]
costard (n.)[jocular: large kind of apple] head
couch (v.)go to a lair, find shelter
counsel (n.)advice, guidance, direction
countenance (n.)demeanour, bearing, manner
countenance (n.)demeanour, bearing, manner
countenance (n.)appearance, aspect, look
countenance (n.)position, standing, authority
course (n.)[in bear-baiting] attack by a set of dogs
course (n.)course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.)course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.)course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.)course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.)course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.)course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.)course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.)course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.)course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.)course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.)course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.)habit, custom, practise, normal procedure
course (n.)habit, custom, practise, normal procedure
course (v.)chase, hunt, pursue
court holy-watergracious but empty promises, courtly flattery
courtesan, courtezan (n.)prostitute, strumpet
cowish (adj.)cowardly, irresolute, timorous
coxcomb (n.)fool's cap [with a crest like a cock's crest]
coxcomb (n.)head
cozen (v.)cheat, dupe, trick, deceive
cozener (n.)cheat, deceiver, fraud
crab (n.)crab-apple, sour apple
crack (v.)split asunder, snap
cracked (adj.)broken, crushed, fractured
crave (v.)need, demand, require
crave (v.)need, demand, require
crave (v.)beg, entreat, request
creature (n.)man, human
credit (n.)trust, faith, belief
crewel (adj.)[Q variant] made of a thin coloured worsted yarn
crime (n.)sin, offence, wrong-doing
croak (v.)rumble, growl
cross (adj.)forked, zigzag
cross (n.)trial, affliction, trouble
crowkeeper, crow-keeper (n.)scarecrow, farmer's boy, person who keeps crows away
cruel (n.)[unclear meaning] form of cruelty, cruel creature
cry (v.)speak loudly, shout out, proclaim
cry (v.)beg, entreat, implore
cub-drawn (adj.)drained of milk by cubs, ravenous
cuckoo-flower (n.)variety of wild flower growing at the time of year when cuckoos call
cullionly (adj.)like a cullion [= rogue], rascally, despicable
cunning (n.)ploy, ruse, clever device
Cupid (n.)[pron: 'kyoopid] Roman god of love, son of Venus and Mercury; a winged, blindfolded boy with curved bow and arrows
cure (n.)state of health, condition, soundness
curiosity (n.)scrupulousness, fastidiousness, painstaking attention to detail
curiosity (n.)scrupulousness, fastidiousness, painstaking attention to detail
curiosity (n.)scrupulousness, fastidiousness, painstaking attention to detail
curious (adj.)finely made, skilfully wrought, elaborate
curst (adj.)angry, furious, fierce
curtsy, curtsey (n.)act of courteous respect, deferential action, bow
cushing (n.)cushion
custom (n.)habit, usual practice, customary usage
cut off (v.)remove, take away, reduce
cutpurse (n.)pickpocket, thief, robber
dally (v.)delay, linger, loiter
dark (adj.)undivulged, secret, unrevealed
darkling (adv.)in the dark, in darkness
darnel (n.)weeds, cockle, tares
dart (v.)hurl like an arrow
daub (v.)pretend, fake, pass off
daub (v.)bedaub, smear, defile
dawning (n.)dawn, daybreak, early morning
deadly (adj.)deathly, death-like
deadly (adj.)deathly, death-like
deal (n.)amount, quantity
deal (v.)bestow, apportion, grant
deal (v.)express oneself, speak
dear (adj.)important, major, significant
dear (adj.)important, major, significant
dearth (n.)scarcity, shortage, lack [of food], famine
death-practised (adj.)whose death has been plotted
deathsman (n.)executioner
deboshed, deboyst (adj.)debauched, corrupted, depraved
decay (n.)decline, downturn, falling off
decline (v.)incline, lean, bend
deed (n.)performance, action
deer (n.)animal, beast
degree (n.)rank, station, standing
degree (n.)measure, extent, amount
dejected (adj.)cast down, abased, humbled
delicate (adj.)sensitive, tender, not robust
delicate (adj.)cunning, ingenious, skilful
demand (n.)question, enquiry, request
demand (v.)request to tell, question, ask [about]
deny (v.)refuse, decline, scorn
deny (v.)disallow, forbid, refuse permission [for]
dependant (n.)attendant, servant, retainer
depositary (n.)trustee, manager of affairs
deprive (v.)dispossess, disinherit
dern, dearn, dearne (adj.)dread, dark, sombre
derogate (adj.)degenerate, debased, degraded
descry (n.)sighting, spotting, discovery of what is distant
descry (v.)catch sight of, make out, espy, discover
desert, desart (n.)worthy deed, meritorious action
deserving (n.)worthiness, desert, merit
deserving (n.)reward, recompense, desert
deserving (n.)reward, recompense, desert
desire (v.)request, wish, ask [for]
desperate (adj.)disregarding, careless, reckless
desperately (adv.)despairingly, in a state of hopelessness
detain (v.)keep back, withhold, retain
determine (v.)make a decision [about], reach a conclusion [about]
determine (v.)make a decision [about], reach a conclusion [about]
detested (adj.)detestable, loathsome, hateful
difference (n.)class difference, distinction of rank
difference (n.)quarrel, disagreement, dispute
difference (n.)change, variation, shifting
diffidence (n.)distrust, misgiving, lack of confidence
diffuse (v.)disguise, obscure, make indistinct
digest, disgest (v.)take in, incorporate, assimilate
diligent (adj.)assiduous, persistent
dimension (n.)(plural) parts of the body, organs
disbranch (v.)remove a branch, cut off, sever
discern (v.)distinguish, make a difference between
disclaim (v.)disown, repudiate, renounce [connection with]
disclaim (v.)disown, repudiate, renounce [connection with]
discommend (v.)find fault with, disapprove of, criticize
discover (v.)expose, uncover, give away
discovery (n.)reconnaisance, reconnoitring, spying
disease (n.)mental illness, disturbance of mind
dishonoured (adj.)dishonourable, dishonouring, shameful
dislike (n.)discord, disagreement, dissension
dismantle (v.)strip off, remove, take away
disnatured (adj.)unnatural, aberrant, outlandish
disordered (adj.)disorderly, unruly, riotous
disordered (adj.)disorderly, unruly, riotous
dispatch, despatch (n.)hasty removal, speedy concealment
dispatch, despatch (n.)dismissal, leave to go
dispatch, despatch (v.)deprive, dispossess
dispatch, despatch (v.)deal with promptly, settle, get [something] done quickly
display (v.)act, behave, carry on
disposition (n.)composure, state of mind, temperament
disposition (n.)inclination, mood, frame of mind
disposition (n.)inclination, mood, frame of mind
disposition (n.)inclination, mood, frame of mind
disposition (n.)inclination, mood, frame of mind
disposition (n.)inclination, mood, frame of mind
disposition (n.)inclination, mood, frame of mind
disquantity (v.)lessen in quantity, reduce, cut down
disquietly (adv.)uneasily, in a disturbing manner
dissipation (n.)dispersal, break-up, dissolving
dissolution (n.)total destruction, disintegration
dissolve (v.)melt into tears, break down in grief
distaff (n.)device for weaving, spindle
distaste (v.)dislike, not relish, be averse to
distract (adj.)deranged, mad, mentally disturbed
ditch-dog (n.)dead dog thrown in a ditch
divinity (n.)theology
division (n.)dissension, discord, disunity
division (n.)dissension, discord, disunity
dog-hearted (adj.)cruel, callous, malevolent
dolour (n.)sorrow, grief, lamentation
domestic (adj.)internal, to do with home affairs, local
dominion (n.)land, territory, province
dotage (n.)feebleness of mind, senility
dotage (n.)feebleness of mind, senility
dotage (n.)feebleness of mind, senility
doubt (v.)fear, be afraid [for], feel anxious [for]
doubtful (adj.)fearful, worried, apprehensive
dower (n.)dowry, property or wealth given with a wife
dower (n.)dowry, property or wealth given with a wife
dower (n.)dowry, property or wealth given with a wife
dower (n.)dowry, property or wealth given with a wife
dower (v.)give a dower to, endow
dowerless (adj.)lacking a dowry
dowerless (adj.)lacking a dowry
dragon's tail[astrology] intersection of the orbit of the descending moon and that of the sun [associated with lechery]
draw (v.)pull out, force out
draw (v.)take up, receive, collect
dread (adj.)revered, deeply honoured, held in awe
dread (adj.)frightening, terrifying, fearful
dread-bolted (adj.)with frightening thunderbolts
drive (v.)hasten, fly, move off quickly
dull (adj.)gloomy, melancholic, sullen
duteous (adj.)dutiful, obedient, of allegiance
ear (n.)hearing, listening, paying attention
ear-bussing, ear-kissing (adj.)ear-kissing, reaching the ear only as rumours
earnest (n.)pledge, instalment, deposit, payment in advance
effect (n.)result, end, outcome, fulfilment
effect (n.)result, end, outcome, fulfilment
effect (n.)result, end, outcome, fulfilment
effect (n.)sign, mark, token, manifestation
effect (n.)sign, mark, token, manifestation
effect (n.)drift, tenor, import
elbow (v.)jostle, thrust back, crowd in
election (n.)choice, preference
element (n.)place, sphere, station
element (n.)(plural) forces of nature, atmospheric powers
element (n.)(plural) forces of nature, atmospheric powers
elf (v.)tangle, mat, twist
embossed (adj.)swollen, bulging, protuberant
end (n.)ultimate end, end of all things
endure (v.)live out a life, continue in existence
engine (n.)mechanical device, lever, implement
enguard (v.)protect, preserve, shield
enjoy (v.)possess in love, sleep with
enormous (adj.)disorderly, abnormal, monstrous
enridged (adj.)thrown into ridges, rippling
entertain (v.)hire, employ, maintain, take into service
entertain (v.)treat, deal with, handle
entertainment (n.)hospitality, provision for needs
entreat, intreat (v.)negotiate, intervene, parley
epicurism (n.)gluttony, gorging, sensual excess
equally (adv.)with justice, justly, impartially
equity (n.)justice, impartiality, fairness
esperance (n.)hope, expectation, optimism
essay (n.)trial, testing, proof
estate (n.)state, situation, circumstances
even over (v.)make sense of, straighten out
event (n.)outcome, issue, consequence
evidence (n.)evidence against someone, witnesses for the prosecution
excellent (adj.)[in a bad or neutral sense] exceptionally great, supreme, extreme
execution (n.)action, performance, doing
exhibition (n.)allowance, pension, maintenance
expense (n.)spending, using up, laying out
express (v.)show, reveal, display
extremity (n.)utmost severity, extreme intensity, hardship
extremity (n.)utmost degree, greatest amount
eye (n.)sight, view, presence
eyeless (adj.)blind, sightless, unseeing
face (n.)appearance, outward show, look
fain (adj.)satisfied, well pleased, glad
fain (adv.)gladly, willingly
fain (adv.)gladly, willingly
fain (adv.)gladly, willingly
faint (adj.)feeble, half-hearted
faintly (adv.)hardly, scarcely, very slightly
faith (v.)believe, trust, credit
falchion (n.)curved broadsword
false (adj.)wrong, mistaken
false (adj.)sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
false (adj.)disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.)treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.)treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.)treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.)treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.)treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adv.)wrongly, erroneously, in error
familiar (adj.)unduly intimate, too close
fancy (n.)love, amorousness, infatuation
fancy (n.)imagining, flight of fancy, fanciful thought
fantastically (adv.)fancifully, grotesquely, bizarrely
fare (v.)get on, manage, do, cope
fare (v.)get on, manage, do, cope
fare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]
fare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]
fare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]
fare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]
fare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]
fare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]
fare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]
fare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]
fare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]
fashion (v.)form, shape, make [into]
fast (adj.)firm, fixed, definite
fastened (adj.)determined, steadfast, confirmed
father (n.)old man, venerable sir
father (v.)be dealt with by a father
fault (n.)sin, offence, crime
favour (n.)mark of favour, gift, token [often a love-token]
favour (n.)[facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
fear (v.)frighten, scare, terrify, daunt
fearfully (adv.)frighteningly, terrifyingly
feel (v.)react to, be affected by
feel (v.)test, discover, sound out
feeling (adj.)deeply felt, heartfelt, acutely sensed
feelingly (adv.)in ways that reach the senses
felicitate (adj.)made happy, joyful, ecstatic
fell (adj.)cruel, fierce, savage
fell (n.)skin, hide
fellow (n.)companion, associate
fen-sucked (adj.)rising from marshes
festinate (adj.)speedy, hasty, hurried
fetch (n.)dodge, stratagem, contrivance
field (n.)wasteland, wilderness
fierce (adj.)ardent, active, vigorous
filth (n.)vile creature, foul animal
fine, inin the end, finally, in conclusion
finical (adj.)nit-picking, fussy, over-particular
fire hence / out (v.)drive away by fire
fire-new (adj.)fresh from the fire, brand-new, freshly minted
first (n.)beginning, outset, start
fit (adj.)suited, fitting, appropriate
fit (adj.)suited, fitting, appropriate
fit (adj.)suited, fitting, appropriate
fitchew, fichew, ficho (n.)polecat, skunk; also: prostitute
fitly (adv.)at the right time, at a suitable moment
fitly (adv.)justly, fittingly, aptly
fitness (n.)proper behaviour, appropriate conduct
fixed (adj.)rooted, established, in place
flake (n.)lock of hair
flash (v.)break out suddenly, move abruptly
flaw (n.)fragment, tiny piece
flawed (adj.)cracked, broken
flesh (v.)initiate, introduce [to bloodshed]
fleshment (n.)first achievement, successful accomplishment
Flibberdigibbet (n.)[pron: fliberdi'jibet] in Christian tradition, the name of a devil
Flibberdigibbet (n.)[pron: fliberdi'jibet] in Christian tradition, the name of a devil
flying-off (n.)desertion, defection, forsaking
foin (n.)sword-thrust
follow (v.)act as a follower, be an attendant [on]
fond (adj.)foolish, stupid, mad
fond (adj.)foolish, stupid, mad
fond (adj.)foolish, stupid, mad
fool (n.)[term of endearment or pity] dear, darling, innocent creature
foot (n.)foothold, position, presence
foot (v.)gain a foothold, land
foot (v.)gain a foothold, land
foot (v.)pace, walk about
fop (n.)fool, buffoon, jackass
foppery (n.)folly, foolishness, stupidity
foppish (adj.)foolish, silly, stupid
forbear (v.)control oneself, have patience [for]
forbear (v.)stop, cease, desist
forbear (v.)leave alone, avoid, stay away [from]
forbearance (n.)absence, abstention, staying away
fordo (v.)put an end to, kill, destroy
fordo (v.)put an end to, kill, destroy
fore-vouched (adj.)previously declared, earlier affirmed
forfended (adj.)forbidden, prohibited, denied
fork (n.)barbed arrow-head
fork (n.)(plural) legs
forked (adj.)having two legs
forlorn (adj.)wretched, abandoned, destitute
form (n.)formal procedure, due process, formality
form (n.)physical appearance, outward appearance
forsooth (adv.)in truth, certainly, truly, indeed
fortune (n.)good fortune, success
Fortune (n.)Roman goddess, shown as a woman at a spinning wheel, or controlling a rudder, and as blind
Fortune (n.)Roman goddess, shown as a woman at a spinning wheel, or controlling a rudder, and as blind
Fortune (n.)Roman goddess, shown as a woman at a spinning wheel, or controlling a rudder, and as blind
foster-nurse (n.)nurse who brings up someone else's child as her own
foulness (n.)immorality, impurity, depravity
frame (v.)arrange, organize, plan
frame (v.)fashion, make, form, create
frank (adj.)generous, liberal, bounteous
Frateretto, Fraterretto (n.)[pron: frate'retoh] in Christian tradition, the name of a devil
fraught (adj.)filled, laden, packed
free (adj.)free of worry, untroubled, carefree
free (adj.)free of worry, untroubled, carefree
free (adj.)free of worry, untroubled, carefree
fret (v.)wear out, eat away, erode
fretful (adj.)angry, irritated, ill-tempered
friendship (n.)friendly act, favour, act of kindness
front (n.)forehead, face
frontlet (n.)forehead, ornamental headband [of frowns]
fruitfully (adv.)plentifully, amply, abundantly
full (adj.)ideal, perfect, complete
full (adv.)fully, completely, properly
fumiter (n.)fumitory [variety of weed]
furnishing (n.)decoration, surface factor, window-dressing
furrow-weed (n.)weed growing in the furrows of ploughed fields
fut (n.)[unclear] probably [Christ's] foot
gad, upon thesuddenly, as if pricked with a gad [= goad]
gait (n.)manner of walking, bearing, movement
gale (n.)wind, breeze
gall (n.)bitterness, spitefulness, vindictiveness
gall (n.)irritation, annoyance
gallow (v.)frighten, scare, startle
garb (n.)manner, style, fashion
gast (v.)frighten, alarm, scare
gate (n.)way, road, path
gather (v.)infer, work out [for oneself], guess at
gauntlet (n.)armoured glove protecting the hand and wrist
general (adj.)common, of everyone, public
generation (n.)family, progeny
generous (adj.)well-bred, mannerly, noble-minded
gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kind
gentlewoman (n.)[formally polite address] madam
germen (n.)seed, life-forming elements
get (v.)beget, conceive, breed
get (v.)beget, conceive, breed
get (v.)beget, conceive, breed
get (v.)beget, conceive, breed
ghost (n.)spirit, soul
gilded (adj.)glittering, gold-coloured, tinged with gold
gilded (adj.)glittering, gold-coloured, tinged with gold
gilded (adj.)glittering, gold-coloured, tinged with gold
girdle (n.)waist
glance (v.)touch, have an impact
glass (n.)mirror, looking-glass
glass eyesspectacles
glass-gazing (adj.)admiring oneself in the mirror
go (v.)walk, travel on foot
go to itcopulate, engage in sexual intercourse
goodly (adj.)good-looking, handsome, attractive, comely
goodman (adj.)[title for a person under the rank of gentleman] mister, master
goodman (adj.)[title for a person under the rank of gentleman] mister, master
goodness (n.)benefit, advantage, successful outcome
good-years (n.)[unclear meaning] good times to come
gored (adj.)deeply wounded, bleeding
govern (v.)restrain, control, hold in check
grace (n.)favour, good will
grace (n.)favour, good will
grace (n.)honour, favour, recognition, respect
grace (n.)honour, favour, recognition, respect
graced (adj.)stately, dignified, gracious
great (adj.)valiant, noble, honourable
groom (n.)fellow, character, creature
gross (adj.)vile, abhorrent, wicked
gross (adj.)large, big, huge
grossly (adv.)openly, blatantly, brazenly
grumble (v.)mutter, mumble, growl
guessingly (adv.)as conjecture, by guesswork
guilty (adj.)responsible [for], answerable [for]
habit (n.)dress, clothing, costume
halcyon (n.)kingfisher
half-blooded (adj.)of only one noble parent; bastard
halter (n.)rope with a noose [for hanging]
halter (n.)rope with a noose [for hanging]
handy-dandychoose, make your choice [from the children's game: choosing which hand holds an object]
hap (v.)happen, take place, come to pass
haply (adv.)perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
happy (adj.)opportune, appropriate, propitious, favourable
happy (adj.)fortunate, lucky, favoured
happy (adj.)fortunate, lucky, favoured
happy (adj.)fortunate, lucky, favoured
hard (adj.)unpleasant, harsh, cruel
hard (adj.)unpleasant, harsh, cruel
hard (adj.)difficult, not easy [to obtain]
hard (adv.)close, near
hardoke (n.)variety of weedy plant, possibly burdock
hatch (n.)lower part of a door, half-door, gate
head-lugged (adj.)pulled along by the ears; or: baited, tormented
headpiece (n.)head-covering
heady (adj.)reckless, headstrong, impulsive
heart (n.)courage, spirit, valour
heat, in thewhile feeling heated, while worked up
heavy (adj.)sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.)weary, exhausted, worn out
heavy (adj.)grave, serious, weighty
heavy (adj.)grave, serious, weighty
Hecat, Hecate (n.)[pron: 'hekat, 'hekatee] Greek goddess of the underworld; associated with magic, ghosts, witchcraft
hell-hated (adj.)hated as hell is hated
helm (n.)covering of hair
helm (n.)helmet
hemlock (n.)variety of poisonous plant
high (adj.)important, major, special
high-engendered (adj.)coming from the heavens, brought into being from above
high-judging (adj.)judging from on high
history (n.)story, tale, narrative
hit (v.)agree, be in accord; or: strive, aim
Hobbididence (n.)[pron: hobi'didens] in Christian tradition, the name of a devil
hold (v.)keep, maintain, observe
hold (v.)bear, tolerate, endure
hold (v.)stop, cease, hold on
hold (v.)stand firm, continue, carry on
holla (int.)whoa, stop [to a horse]
holla, holloa (v.)halloo, shout, call out [to]
hollowness (n.)insincerity, hypocrisy, lip-service
hollowness (n.)insincerity, hypocrisy, lip-service
home (adv.)fully, thoroughly, unsparingly
home (adv.)fully, thoroughly, unsparingly
home (adv.)fully, thoroughly, unsparingly
honest (adj.)chaste, pure, virtuous
honesty (n.)honour, integrity, uprightness
honour (n.)noble rank, position of dignity, title of renown
honoured (adj.)honourable, dignified, virtuous
horn (n.)drinking-horn
horrible (adv.)extremely, exceedingly, terribly
host (n.)inn, lodging, place of shelter
hot (adj.)hot-tempered, angry, passionate
hot (adj.)enthusiastic, ardent, eager, keen
hot (adj.)enthusiastic, ardent, eager, keen
hotly (adv.)ardently, desperately, avidly
hovel (v.)find poor shelter [as in a hovel]
hurricano (n.)water-spout
hurtless (adj.)without hurting, harmlessly
hysterica passio[Latin: hysterical passion] hysteria
chafe (v.)fret, rage, seethe
challenge (v.)demand as a right, claim, call for, insist on
champain, champaign (n./adj.)expanse of open countryside
champion (n.)warrior, fighter, man of valour
chance (n.)fortune, lot, destiny
chance (v.)happen [to], transpire, come about
change (n.)change of mind, changeableness, caprice
character (n.)handwriting, style of writing, lettering
character (n.)handwriting, style of writing, lettering
charge (n.)expense, cost, outlay
charge (n.)expense, cost, outlay
charge (n.)responsibility, culpability
charge (v.)order, command, enjoin
charge (v.)order, command, enjoin
charm (n.)magic spell, enchantment
che (pron.)dialect version of ‘I’
check (n.)reprimand, reproof, rebuke
check (v.)restrain, stop, hold back
check (v.)rebuke, scold, reprimand
chide (v.), past form chidscold, rebuke, reprove
chiding (n.)telling-off, scolding, rebuke
child (v.)be dealt with by children
Child RolandCharlemagne's most famous knight, as recounted in various ballads
childhood (n.)filial relationship, duty owed to parents
child-changed (adj.)changed by his children; or: changed into a child
'chill (pron. + v.)dialect version of ‘I will’
choice (adj.)chosen, specially worthy, excellent
choler (n.)anger, rage, wrath
choleric (adj.)inclined to anger, hot-tempered, irascible
chough (n.)jackdaw
'chould (v.)dialect version of ‘I should’
idle (adj.)mad, crazy, lunatic
idle (adj.)useless, barren, worthless
idle (adj.)useless, barren, worthless
idle (adj.)inactive, unmoving, inert
if for (conj.)because
ignobly (adv.)dishonourably, shamefully, badly
ignorance (n.)negligence, obtuseness, lack of understanding
ill (adj.)bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (adv.)badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (adv.)badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (adv.)badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (adv.)badly, adversely, unfavourably
image (n.)embodiment, instance, form
image (n.)embodiment, instance, form
image (n.)embodiment, instance, form
imagination (n.)delusion, fancy, imagining
immediacy (n.)position closest to the sovereign, being next in standing
imperfect (adj.)unfinished, incomplete
impertinency (n.)irrelevance, nonsense, senselessness
import (v.)be of importance to, concern, matter to
import (v.)signify, mean, suggest
importune (v.)urge, press
importuned (adj.)beseeching, pleading, imploring
impressed (adj.)conscripted, forced to enlist
improper (adj.)unfitting, unsuitable, inappropriate
in-a-door (adv.)indoors
incense (v.)incite, urge, set on
incline to (v.)lean towards, favour, support
indistinguished, undistinguished (adj.)limitless, unimaginable, beyond apprehension
infirmity (n.)defect, flaw, weakness
inflamed (adj.)fervent, glowing, ardent
ingenious (adj.)alert, fully conscious, intelligent, capable
ingrateful (adj.)ungrateful, unappreciative
ingrateful (adj.)ungrateful, unappreciative
ingrateful (adj.)ungrateful, unappreciative
inherit (v.)possess, hold power over
injunction (n.)order, directive, command
intelligence (n.)information, news, communication
intelligent (adj.)bearing intelligence, giving inside information
intelligent (adj.)bearing intelligence, giving inside information
intelligent (adj.)bearing intelligence, giving inside information
intent (n.)intention, purpose, aim
intent (n.)intention, purpose, aim
intent (n.)intention, purpose, aim
intent (n.)intention, purpose, aim
intent (n.)intention, purpose, aim
intent (n.)intention, purpose, aim
interess (v.)admit, give a share, lay claim
interest (n.)valid claim [on], rights of possession [to]
interlude, enterlude (n.)short play, theatrical performance [staged to fill an interval]
intermission (n.)interruption; or: pausing
intrinse (adj.)intricate, involved; or: inward, secret
invention (n.)plan, scheme, stratagem
issue (n.)outcome, result, consequence(s)
issue (n.)outcome, result, consequence(s)
issue (n.)child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.)child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.)child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.)child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
jakes (n.)lavatory, privy, latrine
jealous (adj.)suspicious, mistrustful, wary, watchful
jealous (adj.)suspicious, mistrustful, wary, watchful
joint-stool, join-stool, joined-stool (n.)well-made stool [by a joiner] [also used in phrases of ridicule]
Jove (n.)[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme god
jovial (adj.)majestic, like Jove [Jupiter]
judgement (n.)opinion, estimation, assessment
judgement (n.)opinion, estimation, assessment
judgement (n.)judgement day
judicious (adj.)appropriate, fitting, proper
Jug (n.)pet-name for Joan; sweetheart, mistress
Juno (n.)Roman supreme goddess, wife of Jupiter, associated with the Moon, childbirth, marriage, and female identity
Jupiter, Jove (n.)Roman supreme god; associated with the heavens and the weather, especially thunder and lightning; husband of Juno
Jupiter, Jove (n.)Roman supreme god; associated with the heavens and the weather, especially thunder and lightning; husband of Juno
just (adj.)honourable, loyal, faithful
just (adj.)accurate, exact, precise
justicer (n.)judge
justicer (n.)judge
justicer (n.)judge
keep (v.)stay within, remain inside
kennel (v.)go outside to the dog-house
kibe (n.)chilblain, inflamed heel
kind (n.)manner, way, state
kite (n.)bird of prey; thieving bird [of ill omen; also, strong term of abuse]
knap (v.)hit, knock, rap
knave (n.)boy, lad, fellow
knave (n.)boy, lad, fellow
knave (n.)boy, lad, fellow
knave (n.)servant, menial, lackey
knave (n.)servant, menial, lackey
knave (n.)servant, menial, lackey
knave (n.)scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.)scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.)scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.)scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.)scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.)scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.)scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.)scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.)scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knee (v.)kneel before, beg, supplicate
labour (n.)service, effort, hard work
lad (n.)serving-man, man of low birth [not necessarily young]
lag oflagging behind, lingering after
lance (n.)lancer, horse soldier armed with a lance [a metal-ended shaft]
large (adj.)grandiose, impressive sounding
large (adj.)generous, bountiful, liberal, lavish
large (adj.)generous, bountiful, liberal, lavish
late (adj.)recent, not long past
late (adv.)recently, a little while ago / before
late (adv.)recently, a little while ago / before
late (adv.)recently, a little while ago / before
late (adv.)recently, a little while ago / before
late (adv.)recently, a little while ago / before
late, ofrecently, a little while ago
lately (adv.)recently, of late
latch (v.)catch, nick
lecher (v.)copulate, play the part of a lecher
lending (n.)(plural) something lent, borrowing
let-alone (n.)power to interfere, ability to hinder
lethargy (v.)affect with lethargy, dull, subdue
levy (v.)enlist, conscript, muster
liege (n.)lord, sovereign
light (adj.)facile, frivolous, of no consequence
light (v.)alight, descend, fall, come to rest
light on (v.)come across, meet with, chance upon
like (adj.)same, similar, alike, equal
like (adv.)likely, probable / probably
like (adv.)likely, probable / probably
like (v.)please, suit
like (v.)please, suit
like, thethe same
likeness (n.)appearance, look
Lipsbury (n.)[unclear meaning; perhaps: ‘lips-town’] space between the lips, jaws
list (n.)muster, troop, band, recruitment
list (v.)listen to, pay attention to
list (v.)wish, like, please
litter (n.)[transportable] bed, couch
little-seeming (adj.)[difficult meaning] of no account; or: who refuses to acknowledge appearances
living (n.)possessions, means of support, livelihood
loathly (adv.)with such loathing, with detestation
long-ingraffed (adj.)long-implanted, long-engrafted, habitual
look (v.)expect, anticipate, hope, await the time
look (v.)find, seek, look for
look about (v.)be on the look-out, be wary
look for (v.)expect, hope for, anticipate
looped (adj.)full of holes
lose (v.)ruin the reputation of, destroy the credibility of
lose (v.)harm, damage
loss (n.)perdition, destruction
louse (v.)become lice-infested
love (n.)expression of love, love-vow
low (adj.)humble, lowly, inferior
low (adj.)humble, lowly, inferior
lowness (n.)degradation, abasement, decline
loyal (adj.)legitimate; faithful
lubber (n.)clumsy dolt, blundering lout
lurk (v.)keep hidden, stay out of sight
lust-dieted (adj.)pleasure-gorged, self-indulgent
lusty (adj.)vigorous, strong, robust, eager
luxury (n.)lust, lechery, lasciviousness
lym (n.)[doubtful reading] bloodhound
mad (v.)madden, exasperate, infuriate
made (adj.)resolved, framed, decided
Mahu (n.)[pron: 'mahhu] in Christian tradition, the name of a devil
Mahu (n.)[pron: 'mahhu] in Christian tradition, the name of a devil
machination (n.)plotting, intrigue, scheming
machination (n.)plotting, intrigue, scheming
main (n.)mainland
mainly (adv.)entirely, completely, totally
make (v.)do, perform, carry out
make from (v.)[unclear meaning] avoid, beware; or: let go, release
make goodhold, secure, make sure of
make nothing oftreat as worthless, deal with contemptuously
make on (v.)make of, compose, form
make up (v.)reconcile, settle, arrange
malediction (n.)cursing, invective, denunciation
man (n.)human nature, humanity [as opposed to beasts]
man (n.)manliness, courage, valour
mantle (n.)surface vegetable matter, covering
mar (v.)ruin, harm, injure, damage
mark (v.)note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
mark (v.)note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
mark (v.)note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
mark (v.)note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
mark (v.)note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
mark (v.)note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
mark (v.)note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
marry (int.)[exclamation] by Mary
marry (int.)[exclamation] by Mary
marry (v.)join together, unite
marvel (v.)wonder, be curious
mate (n.)companion, associate, comrade
mate and makehusband and wife
material (adj.)full of matter, containing substance
matter (n.)subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.)subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.)subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.)subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.)subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.)significance, import, meaning
mature (adj.)ready, ripe, set
maugre (prep.)[pron: 'mawguh] in spite of
mead (n.)meadow
mean (adj.)of low rank, inferior in position, less important
mean (n.)(plural) resources, wherewithal, wealth
mean (v.)intend, purpose, mean to act
meaning (n.)design, intention, purpose
meaning (n.)design, intention, purpose
measure (n.)course of action, means
meat (n.)edible part
meat (n.)foodstuff, fodder, scraps
medicine (n.)poison
meet (adj.)fit, suitable, right, proper
meet (adj.)fit, suitable, right, proper
meet (adj.)fit, suitable, right, proper
meiny (n.)household retinue, followers
memory (n.)reminder, memento
mend (v.)amend, improve, make better, put right
mend (v.)amend, improve, make better, put right
mere (adj.)sole, personal, particular
mere (adj.)complete, total, absolute, utter
merit (n.)reward, just desert
merit (n.)desert, deserving, inner worth
Merlin (n.)good wizard or sage whose magic helped King Arthur; famous for his prophecies
mess (n.)serving of food, dish
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)it seems / seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)it seems / seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)it seems / seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)it seems / seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)it seems / seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)it seems / seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)it seems / seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)it seems / seemed to me
mettle, mettell (n.)spirit, temperament, disposition
milk-livered (adj.)chicken-hearted, cowardly
mince (v.)suggest by walking pretentiously, give an affected impression of
minikin (adj.)shrill; or: dainty, tiny
minister (n.)messenger, agent, servant
miscarry (v.)come to harm, perish, meet death
miscarry (v.)come to harm, perish, meet death
misconstruction (n.)misunderstanding, misinterpretation
miscreant (n.)unbeliever, heretic
mischief (n.)harm, injury, damage
mischief (n.)harm, injury, damage
modest (adj.)moderate, uninflated, free from exaggeration
modest (adj.)moderate, reasonable, mild, limited
Modo (n.)[pron: 'mohdoh] in Christian tradition, the name of a devil
Modo (n.)[pron: 'mohdoh] in Christian tradition, the name of a devil
moiety (n.)share, portion, part
monopoly (n.)exclusive trading right granted by the sovereign
monster (v.)make a monster of
moonshine (n.)month
moonshine (n.)moonlight
mopping (n.)grimacing, making faces
moral (adj.)full of moral sentiments, arguing the pros and cons
morrow (n.)morning
morrow (n.)morning
mortified (adj.)deadened, dead to feeling, numbed
motion (n.)[fencing] attack, execution
motley (n.)distinctive dress of a fool
move (v.)arouse, affect, stir [by emotion]
mowing (n.)grimacing, making mouths
mum (int.)be quiet, shush
muster (n.)(plural) enlistment of soldiers, mobilizing of troops
mutiny (n.)riot, civil disturbance, state of discord
name (n.)reputation, fame, renown
name (v.)give particulars of, speak about, describe
natural (adj.)feeling proper affection, having normal feelings
natural foolborn fool, simpleton by nature
nature (n.)natural order, ungoverned state, way of the world [often personified]
nature (n.)natural order, ungoverned state, way of the world [often personified]
nature (n.)natural order, ungoverned state, way of the world [often personified]
nature (n.)natural order, ungoverned state, way of the world [often personified]
nature (n.)natural order, ungoverned state, way of the world [often personified]
nature (n.)natural order, ungoverned state, way of the world [often personified]
nature (n.)natural powers, normal state [of mind and body]
nature (n.)natural powers, normal state [of mind and body]
nature (n.)natural powers, normal state [of mind and body]
nature (n.)personality, innate disposition, character
nature (n.)human nature
nature (n.)human nature
nature (n.)human nature
nature (n.)human nature
nature (n.)human nature
nature (n.)human nature
nature (n.)human nature
naught, nought (adj.)improper, offensive, naughty
naughty (adj.)bad, nasty, horrible
naughty (adj.)wicked, evil, vile
nearly (adv.)closely, particularly, especially
neat (adj.)posh, elegant, trim, refined
neighbour (v.)be close, be well acquainted [with]
Nero (n.)[pron: 'neeroh] Roman emperor, 1st-c, who slew his mother, Agrippina; said to have played on his lute while watching Rome burn; considered a model of cruelty
nether (adj.)belonging to the earth, earthly, worldly
nether-stock (n.)stocking for the lower leg
nicely (adv.)scrupulously, punctiliously, meticulously, fastidiously
nicely (adv.)scrupulously, punctiliously, meticulously, fastidiously
nighted (adj.)blacked-out, overtaken by night
nimble (adj.)sudden, swift, rapid
nine-fold (n.)set of nine attendants
noble (adj.)of good breeding, high-born
noise (n.)report, rumour, news
noiseless (adj.)peaceful, tranquil, quiet
note (n.)attention, notice, regard
nothing (n.)no-one, nobody
nothing (n.)no point, no particular
nothing (n.)nonsense, emptiness, rubbish
notice (n.)recognition, official acknowledgement
notion (n.)understanding, awareness, intellect
nuncle (n.)child-like shortening of ‘mine uncle’; guardian, master
nursery (n.)nursing, loving care, ministering
O (n.)cipher, zero, nought
Obidicut (n.)[pron: o'bidikut] in Christian tradition, the name of a devil
object (n.)spectacle, sight, object of attention
object (n.)spectacle, sight, object of attention
obscured (adj.)disguised, covert, incognito
observant (n.)ingratiating attendant, obsequious servant
occasion (n.)ground, reason, cause, matter
occasion (n.)ground, reason, cause, matter
occasion (n.)circumstance, opportunity
occupation (n.)calling, habit, business
oeillade (n.)[pron: 'iliad, uh'yahd] ] amorous glance, look of love, ogle
offence (n.)damage, injury, harm
offend (v.)harm, hurt, pain
office (n.)role, position, place, function
office (n.)task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.)task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.)task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.)task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.)task, service, duty, responsibility
oft (adv.)often
oft (adv.)often
oft (adv.)often
oft (adv.)often
oft (adv.)often
oft (adv.)often
old (adj.)normal, usual, commonplace
on (prep.)of
only (adv.)as a sole exception, excepting
ope (v.)open
open (adj.)displayed, made visible
operation (n.)effect, force, influence, power
operative (adj.)effective, efficacious, capable of working
opinion (n.)public opinion, popular judgement
opposeless (adj.)unable to be resisted, unchallengeable
opposite (adj.)opposed, hostile, adverse, antagonistic [to]
opposite (n.)opponent, adversary, anatagonist
opposite (n.)opponent, adversary, anatagonist
orb (n.)sphere, planet, star, heavenly body
order (n.)prescribed practice, regular procedure
ordinance (n.)decree, divine rule, injunction
out (adv.)away from home, abroad
outface (v.)defy, intimidate, overcome by confronting
out-jest (v.)overcome with the force of jokes
out-paramour (v.)have more lovers than
out-storm (v.)rage more violently than a storm
out-wall (n.)external appearance, outer clothing
outward (adj.)external, surface, superficial
overlook (v.)look over, peruse, read through
overlooking (n.)perusal, inspection, scrutiny
over-lusty (adj.)too vigorous, over-active
over-read (v.)read over, read through
overskip (v.)pass over without noticing, jump lightly over
overtake (v.)catch up to, come up with
overture (n.)disclosure, revelation
overwatched (adj.)wearied from too much watching, exhausted from lack of sleep
owe (v.)own, possess, have
pack (n.)gang, group, circle, confederacy
pack (v.)take [oneself] off, be off, depart
packing (n.)plotting, contriving, underhand dealing
pain (n.)effort, endeavour, exertion, labour
pander, pandar (n.)pimp, procurer, go-between
parricide (n.)patricide, father-murderer
part (n.)remnant, fragment, vestige
part (n.)quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
partial (adj.)biased, prejudiced, self-interested
particular (adj.)personal, special, private
particular (adj.)personal, special, private
particular (n.)individual person, self
parti-eyed (adj.)[unclear meaning] with eyes of mixed colours; bleeding
party (n.)side, faction, camp
party (n.)side, faction, camp
pass (n.)predicament, juncture, critical point
pass (v.)pass away, pass from life, die
pass (v.)pass sentence, adjudicate
passion (n.)passionate outburst, emotional passage
paste (n.)pastry, doughy mixture
pat (adv.)neatly, opportunely, aptly
patience (n.)endurance, fortitude, composure
patient (adj.)calm, serene, of quiet mind
patiently (adv.)with endurance, with fortitude
patrimony (n.)estate, inheritance, property
pattern (n.)picture, model, specimen, example
pawn (n.)pledge, surety, forfeit
pawn down (v.)stake, pledge, risk
peace (v.)be still, keep silent, be calm
peascod (n.)pea-plant, pea-pod
pelican (adj.)bird reputed to feed her young with her own blood
pell-mell (adv.)in headlong confusion, in disordered haste
pelting (adj.)paltry, petty, worthless, insignificant
pendulous (adj.)overhanging, suspended overhead
penning (n.)handwriting, penmanship
perdie, perdy (int.)[French 'par Dieu'] by God
perdu (n.)sentinel exposed to danger, sentry placed in a hazardous position
perfect (adj.)adult, grown up, mature
perforce (adv.)of necessity, with no choice in the matter
perforce (adv.)of necessity, with no choice in the matter
perforce (adv.)of necessity, with no choice in the matter
perforce (adv.)of necessity, with no choice in the matter
perforce (adv.)forcibly, by force, violently
perchance (adv.)perhaps, maybe
perchance (adv.)perhaps, maybe
perchance (adv.)perhaps, maybe
perchance (adv.)perhaps, maybe
peril, atat risk of punishment
period (n.)point of completion, fitting conclusion, consummation
period (n.)end, purpose, goal
persever (v.)persevere, persist, keep at it
philosopher (n.)one learned in natural philosophy, sage
philosopher (n.)one learned in natural philosophy, sage
Phoebus (n.)[pron: 'feebus] Latin name for Apollo as the sun-god; also called Phoebus Apollo
phrase (n.)phrasing, language, mode of expression
physic (n.)medicine, healing, treatment
picture (n.)description
piece (n.)specimen, masterpiece
piece (v.)add to, join to, augment
piece out (v.)augment, increase, supplement
pight (adj.)determined, set, fixed
pilgrimage (n.)journey, passage, voyage
pillicock[slang] penis
pinfold (n.)pound, place for keeping stray animals
pinch (n.)hardship, extremity, privation
pity (v.)be merciful to, assist
place (n.)room, lodging, quarters
place (n.)position, post, office, rank
place (n.)position, post, office, rank
place (n.)position, post, office, rank
place (n.)position, post, office, rank
placket (n.)opening in the front of a skirt or petticoat
plague (n.)calamity, affliction, scourge
plague (n.)calamity, affliction, scourge
plague (n.)calamity, affliction, scourge
plain (v.)complain, lament, bewail
plainly (adv.)bluntly, frankly, candidly
plainness (n.)plain-speaking, openness, frankness
plainness (n.)plain-speaking, openness, frankness
pleasant (adj.)pleasurable, enjoyable, pleasing
pleasure (n.)intention, resolution, desire
pleasure (n.)intention, resolution, desire
plight (n.)pledge, promise, marriage-vow
plight one's troth, plight trothmake a solemn promise [to do no harm]
plighted (adj.)folded, hidden; also: solemnly pledged
pluck upon (v.)bring to ruin, demolish
point (n.)aim, purpose, culmination
point, at / at ain readiness, prepared, armed
point, at / at ain readiness, prepared, armed
poise (n.)[Q variant] weight, importance, gravity
politic (adj.)prudent, cautious, discreet, shrewd
politician (n.)schemer, intriguer, plotter
ponderous (adj.)weighty, substantial, profound
porridge (n.)meat and vegetable stew or broth [reputed to produce strength]
port (n.)portal, entrance, gateway
port (n.)portal, entrance, gateway
portable (adj.)bearable, supportable, endurable
portion (n.)dowry, marriage gift, settlement
post (n.)express messenger, courier
post (n.)express messenger, courier
post (n.)express messenger, courier
post (v.)hasten, speed, ride fast
post (v.)hasten, speed, ride fast
potency (n.)power, authority, command
potential (adj.)powerful, mighty, strong
power (n.)exercise of power, authoritative action
power (n.)exercise of power, authoritative action
power (n.)authority, government
power (n.)authority, government
power (n.)authority, government
power (n.)authority, government
power (n.)(usually plural) god, deity, divinity
power (n.)armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.)armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.)armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.)armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.)armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.)armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.)armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.)armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.)armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.)(plural) physical faculties, bodily strength
practice (n.)scheme, plot, stratagem, intrigue
practice (n.)scheme, plot, stratagem, intrigue
practice (n.)scheme, plot, stratagem, intrigue
practice (n.)trickery, treachery
practice (n.)trickery, treachery
practise on / upon (v.)plot against
prank (n.)outrageous deed, excessive behaviour
precedent (n.)example, instance, case
precipitate (v.)fall headlong, plunge, tumble
predominance (n.)ascendancy, predominant influence, authority
preferment (n.)advancement, promotion
pregnant (adj.)meaningful, compelling, convincing
pregnant (adj.)well-disposed, ready, inclined, receptive
preparation (n.)equipped military force, force ready for war
prepared (adj.)drawn, ready for action
presage (v.)signify, indicate
prescribe (v.)limit, restrict, confine
presented (adj.)displayed, exhibited, paraded
presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at once
press-money (n.)money paid to recruits when conscripted
pretence (n.)plan, design, intention, purpose
pretence (n.)plan, design, intention, purpose
pretty (adj.)[of men] fine, good-looking
prevent (v.)take steps to thwart, avoid by prompt action
prevent (v.)forestall, baffle, confound
prey (n.)preying, violence, devouring
price (n.)value, worth, importance
price (v.)evaluate, value, prize
prick (n.)spike, skewer, prong
pride (n.)splendour, magnificence, pomp
privily (adv.)secretly, privately, stealthily
proceeding (n.)course of action, measures
proclaim (v.)officially declare to be an outlaw
proclaimed (adj.)publicly declared [as an outlaw], announced by proclamation
profess (v.)declare, avow, affirm
profess (v.)make profession of, do as an occupation
professed (adj.)with avowed affection, displaying openly declared love
profession (n.)solemn vow, sworn declaration
proof (n.)making good, showing to be loyal
proof (n.)evidence, demonstration, testimony
proof (n.)test, trial
proper (adj.)characteristic, typical, normal
proper (adj.)good-looking, handsome, comely
propinquity (n.)close kinship, blood relationship
prosper (v.)make prosperous, give success to
proud (adj.)fine, splendid, luxurious
prove (v.)test, try out, make trial [of]
prove (v.)test, try out, make trial [of]
prove (v.)test, try out, make trial [of]
provided (adj.)prepared, ready, provided with necessities
provision (n.)supply of necessities
provision (n.)supply of necessities
provoke (v.)bring about, induce, engender
publish (v.)announce, make public, make generally known
published (adj.)proclaimed, publicly announced
pudder (n.)hubbub, din, uproar
puissant (adj.)powerful, mighty, strong
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.)point at issue, matter in hand
purpose (v.)intend to do, resolve to act
purposed (adj.)proposed, intended, contemplated
put on (v.)instigate, provoke, incite
put on (v.)instigate, provoke, incite
put up (v.)conceal, hide away, pocket
qualify (v.)moderate, weaken, diminish
quality (n.)nature, disposition, character
quality (n.)nature, disposition, character
quality (n.)nature, disposition, character
quality (n.)nature, disposition, character
quality (n.)accomplishment, capacity, ability
quality (n.)rank, standing, position
quality (n.)rank, standing, position
queasy (adj.)uncertain, hazardous; or: delicate, ticklish
question (n.)debating, discussion, investigation
question (n.)point at issue, problem, business
question (n.)argument, contention, dispute
question (n.)conversation, discourse, piece of talk
questrist (n.)one who goes in quest of another, seeker
quicken (v.)revive, rejuvenate, give life [to]
quit (v.)avenge, requite, take vengeance [on]
quit (v.)acquit, do one's part, bear [oneself]
rack (n.)machine of torture which stretches the limbs
rage (n.)violent outburst, furious passion
rage (n.)madness, insanity, derangement
rage (n.)madness, insanity, derangement
rail (v.)rant, rave, be abusive [about]
rail (v.)rant, rave, be abusive [about]
rail (v.)rant, rave, be abusive [about]
raiment (n.)clothing, clothes, dress
rake up (v.)bury, cover up
rank (adj.)gross, outlandish, coarse
rank (adj.)foul-smelling, stinking
rare (adj.)unusual, striking, exceptional
rash (v.)force, drive; or: slash with
ratsbane (n.)rat poison
ravish (v.)snatch from, tear from
raze (v.)alter, take away, get rid of
reason (n.)account, version, explanation
reason (v.)argue rationally [about], debate the pros and cons [of]
reason (v.)argue rationally [about], debate the pros and cons [of]
reason (v.)raise, bring up, discuss
recreant (n.)heretic, unbeliever, apostate
redress (n.)remedy, amendment, improvement
redress (n.)remedy, amendment, improvement
reeking (adj.)sweaty, heated, perspiring
regard (n.)consideration, respect, factor
rein (n.)control, restraint, curb
relieve (v.)aid, assist, rescue
relieve (v.)aid, assist, rescue
remainder (n.)rest, remaining people
remediate (adj.)remedial, restorative, healing
remember (v.)remind, bring to someone's mind
remember (v.)recollect, recall, call to mind
remotion (n.)removal, departure; or: remoteness
remove (n.)change of residence, departure
renege (v.)deny, refuse, decline
repeal (v.)recall, call back [from exile]
reposal (n.)reposing, placing, desposit
reprovable (adj.)blameworthy, reprehensible, deserving censure
require (v.)request, ask, beg
reservation (n.)keeping back, leaving aside
reserve (v.)preserve, retain, keep
reserve (v.)preserve, retain, keep
resolution (n.)certainty, definiteness, positive knowledge
resolve (v.)inform, tell
respect (n.)esteem, status, honour
respect (n.)regard, admiration, favour, opinion
respect, uponwith consideration, deliberately
rest (n.)[period of] peace, calm, repose
retention (n.)place of detention, confinement
revenue (n.)income, yield, profit
revenue (n.)income, yield, profit
reverb (v.)reverberate, re-echo, resound
reverence (n.)respected state, venerable condition
reverence (n.)respected state, venerable condition
reverend (adj.)revered, worthy, respected
right (adv.)very, altogether, properly
right (n.)justice, rightfulness, justification
rigour (n.)strength, severity, harshness
ring (n.)eye-socket
ripe (adj.)red and full like ripe fruit
rival (v.)act as a rival, compete
rive (v.)open up, burst from, break out of
rogue (n.)vagrant, vagabond, beggar
roguish (adj.)characteristic of vagabonds, wild
rosemary (n.)aromatic shrub, associated with remembering
round (adj.)blunt, forthright, straight, plain-spoken
royal (adj.)like a king, majestic
rub (v.)hinder, impede, sidetrack
rude (adj.)[of wind or water] stormy, turbulent, harsh
ruffle (v.)rage, bluster, storm
ruffle (v.)handle roughly, treat with outrage
's (det.)contracted form of ‘his’
sad (adj.)downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
sad (adj.)downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
safe (adj.)sane, sound, mentally balanced
safe (adj.)sure, certain, assured
sallet (n.)salad
salt (n.)salt tears
sampire, samphire (n.)aromatic marine plant, used in pickles
sapient (adj.)wise, learned, erudite
Sarum (n.)[pron: 'sairuhm'] old name for Salisbury, Wiltshire; Salisbury Plain is a possible site for Camelot
satisfaction (n.)removal of doubt, resolved state of mind
saucily (adv.)presumptuously, cheekily, impudently
saucily (adv.)presumptuously, cheekily, impudently
saucy (adj.)insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
save (v.)spare, allow to live
savour (n.)flavour, nature, character
savour (v.)relish, enjoy, delight [in]
saw (n.)wise saying, platitude, maxim
scant (v.)give out sparingly, curtail, withhold [from]
scant (v.)neglect, stint, withhold
scant (v.)neglect, stint, withhold
scanted (adj.)withheld, stinted, limited
scape, 'scape (v.)escape, avoid
scape, 'scape (v.)escape, avoid
scape, 'scape (v.)escape, avoid
scape, 'scape (v.)escape, avoid
scape, 'scape (v.)escape, avoid
scattered (adj.)disunited, distracted, divided
scurvy (adj.)contemptible, despicable, wretched
Scythian[pron: 'sithian] someone from Scythia, ancient region of E Europe; people known for pitilessness
season (n.)time of year, weather conditions
season, out of (adj./adv.)inopportunely, inappropriately, inconveniently
second (n.)supporter, helper, champion
sect (n.)faction, cabal, party
sectary (n.)devotee, disciple, adherent
secure (v.)make over-confident, keep unsuspecting
see (v.)see to, manage, attend to
seeming (n.)demeanour, outward behaviour
seize, seize upon (v.)[legal] take possession of, take hold of
self (adj.)same, selfsame, identical, exact
self (adj.)same, selfsame, identical, exact
self-covered (adj.)self-concealing, with the self covered over
self-subdued (adj.)unresisting, offering no opposition
semblance (n.)appearance, outward show
sense (n.)feeling, sensibility, capacity to feel
sense (n.)feeling, sensibility, capacity to feel
sentence (n.)pronouncement, authoritative decision
sepulchre (v.)serve as a burial-place for
sequent (adj.)following, ensuing, consequent
service (n.)respect, duty, esteem
serviceable (adj.)diligent, subservient, ready to do anything
servile (adj.)befitting a slave, slavish, cringing
servingman (n.)male servant, male attendant
sessa, sesey, sese (int.)[cry of encouragement used in hunting, fencing] be off, off you go
sessa, sesey, sese (int.)[cry of encouragement used in hunting, fencing] be off, off you go
set (v.)challenge, put down a stake against
set up one's rest (n.)[in primero] venture one's final stake, stake all
several (adj.)various, sundry, respective, individual
several (adj.)various, sundry, respective, individual
shadowy (adj.)shady, shaded
shake (v.)seize, grasp, move
shank (n.)leg
sheepcote (n.)building where sheep shelter
shelled, shealed (adj.)deprived of a shell, without a shell
shift (v.)change [clothes]
shiver (v.)smash to pieces, fragment
shoot (v.)send forth, throw, let fly
shorten (v.)make ineffective, undermine, subvert
show (n.)spectacle, display, ceremony
show (v.)appear, look [like], present [as]
show (v.)appear, look [like], present [as]
shrill-gorged (adj.)shrill-sounding, with high-pitched voice
side-piercing (adj.)heart-rending, heart-breaking, harrowing
silly-ducking (adj.)foolishly bowing, ridiculously obsequious
simple (adj.)common, ordinary, average, humble
simple (n.)medicinal herb, medicine
simple-answered (adj.)straight in reply, direct in answer
simular (n.)pretender, hypocrite, false claimant
sinew (n.)nerve
single (adj.)unaided, single-handed, sole
sir (n.)man, person, individual
sirrah (n.)sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]
sirrah (n.)sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]
sirrah (n.)sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]
sirrah (n.)sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]
sith that (conj.)since
size (n.)allowance, ration, quota
skill (n.)discernment, discrimination, capacity to perceive
slack (adj.)less attentive, remiss, lax
slack (v.)neglect, be remiss [to]
slave (v.)enslave, bring into subjection
slenderly (adv.)poorly, inadequately, to a slight extent
slipshod, slip-shod (adj.)wearing slippers
sliver (v.)cut off [a piece], split off, tear away
smile (v.)laugh at, mock, sneer at
smilet (n.)slight smile
smilingly (adv.)with a smile, experiencing some happiness
smoke (v.)give off steam [i.e. blood]
smooth (v.)indulge, humour, allay, flatter
smug (adj.)neat, spruce, trim
Smulkin (n.)in Christian tradition, the name of a devil
snuff (n.)smouldering candle-end, burnt-out wick
snuff (n.)resentment, huff, pique
soiled (adj.)fully fed with fresh fodder; lively, skittish
sojourn (n.)visit, temporary stay
sojourn (v.)pause, reside, stay for a while
sojourn (v.)pause, reside, stay for a while
something (adv.)somewhat, rather
something (adv.)somewhat, rather
sometime (adj.)former, previous
sometime (adv.)sometimes, now and then
sometime (adv.)sometimes, now and then
soothe (v.)humour, encourage, indulge
sop (n.)piece of bread or cake steeped in liquid [before being eaten]
sophisticated (adj.)removed from the simple state, no longer natural
sore (adj.)severe, harsh, heavy
sorely (adv.)severely, intensely, very greatly
sot (n.)blockhead, idiot, dolt
sovereign (adj.)overpowering, unmitigated, extreme
space (n.)space of time, while
space (n.)freedom from captivity; or: possession of property
spare (v.)omit, avoid, refrain [from]
speak (v.)reprove, admonish, rebuke
speak for (v.)demand, call for, cry out for
speculation (n.)observer, watcher, agent
speed (v.)meet with success, prosper, flourish
spherical (adj.)of the spheres [stars], planetary
spill (v.)destroy, overthrow
spleen (n.)irritability, malice, bad temper
spoil (v.)devastate, ravage, impoverish
sport (n.)sexual recreation, intercourse, amorous dalliance
sport (n.)recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.)recreation, amusement, entertainment
spring (v.)spring up, rise up, multiply
spurn (v.)reject, scorn, despise, treat with contempt
square (n.)rule, canon; or: proper constitution, normal condition
squeny, squiny (v.)make squint
squeny, squiny (v.)make squint
squire (n.)gentleman below a knight in rank, attendant on a knight or nobleman
squire (n.)gentleman below a knight in rank, attendant on a knight or nobleman
squire-like (adv.)like an attendant, submissively
stake (n.)place of execution
stand (v.)stand in, impersonate, represent
stand (v.)withstand, endure, stand up to
stand (v.)continue, remain, wait, stay put
stand (v.)continue, remain, wait, stay put
stand (v.)continue, remain, wait, stay put
stand (v.)continue, remain, wait, stay put
stand (v.)act as, be, hold good as
stand (v.)depend, remain dependent, continue
stand (v.)make a stand [against], fight, resist
stand up (v.)confront boldly, make a stand
standing (adj.)stagnant, not flowing
star (n.)fate, fortune, destiny [as determined by the stars]
star-blasting (n.)bad influence of the stars
start (n.)outburst, eruption, fit, reaction
start (v.)hurry, rush, hasten
state (n.)government, ruling body, administration
state (n.)government, ruling body, administration
state (n.)government, ruling body, administration
state (n.)kingship, majesty, sovereignty
state (n.)condition, circumstances, situation, state of affairs
state (n.)condition, circumstances, situation, state of affairs
state (n.)condition, circumstances, situation, state of affairs
stealth (n.)stealing, theft
stealth (n.)stealing away, furtive journey, clandestine act
stelled (adj.)starry, stellar, heavenly
steward (n.)controller of a household's domestic affairs
stewed (adj.)drenched, soaked, steeped
stiff (adj.)unresponsive, unbending, stubborn
still (adv.)ever, now [as before]
still (adv.)ever, now [as before]
still (adv.)ever, now [as before]
still (adv.)ever, now [as before]
still (adv.)ever, now [as before]
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
still-soliciting (adj.)always begging, forever looking for favours
stir (v.)move about, go, travel
stir (v.)bestir, move, get going
stock (v.)put in the stocks
stock (v.)put in the stocks
stock-punished (adj.)punished by being put in the stocks
stomach (n.)anger, resentment, vexation
stone (n.)mineral substance used as a mirror
stople (v.)[Q variant] stop up, close up, plug
store (n.)abundance, plenty, surplus, quantity
straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at once
strain (n.)quality, character, disposition
strained (adj.)unnatural, excessive, exorbitant
strange (adj.)remarkable, startling, abnormal, unnatural
stranger (v.)make a stranger to, disown, alienate
strength (n.)troops, forces, resources, followers
stretch (v.)strain to the utmost, maximally exert
strike (v.)beat, sound, strike up
strive (v.)compete, contend, vie
stroke (n.)affliction, blow, misery
strong (adj.)[Q variant] flagrant, barefaced; or: resolute, determined
study (n.)aim, object, purpose
sub-contracted (adj.)already betrothed, engaged a second time
subdue (v.)get the better of, bring down, reduce
subject (n.)subordinate, junior, underling
subscribe (v.)concur, consent, give assent
subscription (n.)obedience, allegiance; or: approval, support
succeed (v.)follow on, ensue, come after
success (n.)result, outcome, issue
sue (v.)beg, plead, beseech
suffer (v.)undergo, sustain, endure
suffer (v.)allow, permit, let
suffer (v.)put up with, tolerate, do nothing about
suffer (v.)bear, endure, stand
sufferance (n.)distress, suffering, hardship
suggestion (n.)temptation, instigation, prompting towards evil
suit (n.)formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (v.)dress, clothe, equip
summoner (n.)court-officer who ensures attendance
sumpter (n.)pack-horse, drudge
superfluous (adj.)having too much, over-supplied, overflowing
superfluous (adj.)having too much, over-supplied, overflowing
superflux (n.)superfluity, superabundance, surplus possessions
super-serviceable (adj.)offering service beyond what is needed, officious
supposed (adj.)pretended, false, counterfeit
sure (adj.)certain, definite, reliable
sure (adv.)surely, assuredly, certainly
surfeit (n.)sickness brought on by excess
surgeon (n.)doctor, physician
surrender (n.)giving up, resignation [of power]
sustain (v.)provide for, furnish with necessities
sustaining (adj.)life-supporting, nourishing
swagger (v.)force by blustering language, bully
sway (n.)position of authority, powerful office
sway (n.)controlling influence, guiding power, direction
sway (n.)controlling influence, guiding power, direction
sway (v.)control, rule, direct, govern
sword (n.)soldier, sword-wielder
taint (n.)discredit, doubt, dispute
take (v.)accept, believe, trust
take (v.)put up with, accept
take upon (v.)assume the burden of, undertake the study of [for oneself]
taking (adj.)infectious, contagious, pernicious
taking (n.)attack of disease, seizure
taking-off (n.)killing, elimination, removal
tall (adj.)large, fine, grand
tame (adj.)submissive, resigned, habituated
tardiness (n.)reserve, reticence, hesitancy
tarry (v.)stay, remain, linger
tart (adj.)sour, severe, grim
taste (n.)trial, testing, proof
tax (v.)censure, blame, take to task, disparage
tax (v.)censure, blame, take to task, disparage
teem (v.)give birth, have a child
tell (v.)disclose, reveal, explain
tell (v.)communicate, make known
tell (v.)count out, number, itemize
tell (v.)count out, number, itemize
tell (v.)count out, number, itemize
temper (n.)mental balance, stable mind
temper (v.)soften, moisten, mix [with]
temperance (n.)self-control, calm behaviour, moderation
tend (v.)await, wait in expectation
tend on / upon (v.)serve, follow, wait upon, escort
tend on / upon (v.)serve, follow, wait upon, escort
tender (n.)care, concern, solicitude
tender (v.)offer, give, present
tender-hefted (adj.)[haft = handle] set in a delicate bodily frame; tender-hearted, gentle
text (n.)theme, subject, topic
Theban (adj./n.)[pron: 'theeban] from Thebes
thought-executing (adj.)acting as fast as thought; or: thought-destroying
thread (v.)trace a path through, make a way through
threat (v.)threaten
three-suited (adj.)allowed three suits a year; servile
thrilled (adj.)pierced, deeply affected
thrusting on (n.)imposition, forcing, insinuation
thwart (adj.)perverse, obstinate, stubborn
tike (n.)cur, mongrel
time (n.)lifetime, life
time (n.)lifetime, life
time, in goodat the right moment
tithing (n.)parish
title (n.)[legal] right, claim, entitlement
toad-spotted (adj.)spotted like the toad [as if with poison]
todpole (n.)tadpole
token (n.)sign, evidence, mark
Tom o'Bedlam (n.)madman, deranged person
tongue (n.)speech, expression, language, words, voice
top (n.)head
touch (v.)affect, move, stir
touch (v.)affect, move, stir
touch (v.)affect, concern, regard, relate to
touch (v.)stain, taint, infect
toward (adv.)impending, forthcoming, in preparation
toward (adv.)impending, forthcoming, in preparation
toward (adv.)impending, forthcoming, in preparation
trade (n.)course of action, practice
train (n.)retinue, following, entourage
train (n.)retinue, following, entourage
tranced (adj.)in a trance, lost in grief, stunned
transport (v.)carry off, move along
treacher (n.)traitor, deceiver, cheat
treasury (n.)money, wealth, riches
trice (n.)brief period, moment, instant
trick (n.)peculiarity, idiosyncrasy, distinguishing trait
trill (v.)roll, flow, stream
troop with (v.)go along with, be associated with, accompany
trow (v.)believe, give credence to, accept as true
true (adj.)true to father's likeness, authentic, genuine
true (adj.)constant, faithful in love
trumpet (n.)trumpeter; herald, announcer
trundle-tail (n.)dog with a trailing tail, curly-tailed dog
trunk (n.)body, form, frame
tune (n.)state of mind, mood
Turk (n.)Sultan of Turkey
Turlygod (n.)[unclear meaning] nonsense name
turn (v.)spin round, whirl about, go round and round
tyrannous (adj.)cruel, pitiless, oppressive
tyranny (n.)cruelty, barbarity, unmerciful violence
unable (adj.)inadequate, insufficient, incompetent
unaccommodated (adj.)not possessed of clothes, unprovided with comforts
unbolted (adj.)unsifted, unkneaded, lumpy
unbonneted (adv.)bare-headed; recklessly
unconstant (adj.)changeable, fickle, unpredictable
understanding (n.)knowledge, awareness
undertake (v.)take responsibility, commit oneself to an enterprise
undo (v.)eliminate, abolish, do away with
unfee'd (adj.)not rewarded with a fee, unpaid
unfold (v.)identify, disclose, reveal
unfriended (adj.)deprived of a friend, friendless
ungoverned (adj.)uncontrolled, unchecked, violent
ungracious (adj.)wicked, without grace, profane
unhappily (adv.)evilly, disastrously, wretchedly
unhappy (adj.)hapless, miserable, wretched
unkind (adj.)lacking in family affection, with no respect for kinship
unkindness (n.)ingratitude, unthankfulness, lack of appreciation
unnatural (adj.)abnormal, monstrous, aberrant
unnatural (adj.)against natural feeling, not in accord with kinship
unnatural (adj.)against natural feeling, not in accord with kinship
unnatural (adj.)against natural feeling, not in accord with kinship
unnatural (adj.)against natural feeling, not in accord with kinship
unnaturalness (n.)conduct against natural feeling, behaviour not in accord with kinship
unnumbered (adj.)innumerable, countless, uncountable
unpossessing (adj.)unable to inherit property
unprized-precious (adj.)highly valued though offered for no price, priceless
unprovided (adj.)unprepared, unprotected, undefended
unpublished (adj.)undisclosed, concealed, not divulged
unquietly (adv.)restlessly, uneasily, with great disquiet
unremovable (adj.)immovable, firm, constant
unsanctified (adj.)unholy, wicked, ungodly
unstate (v.)deprive of rank and estate, give up everything
unsubstantial (adj.)lacking in material substance, intangible
untender (adj.)ungentle, unkind; or: unyielding
untented (adj.)too deep to be cleansed with lint [tent], undressed
untimely (adv.)inopportunely, at a bad time
untuned (adj.)out-of-tune, disordered, disturbed
upon (prep.)on the side of
upward (n.)crown, top part
Ursa Majorthe Great Bear [associated with lechery]
use (n.)end, outcome, resolution
use (n.)profit, interest, premium
use (v.)make use of, engage [in], practise [with]
use (v.)treat, deal with, manage
use (v.)treat, deal with, manage
use (v.)treat, deal with, manage
use (v.)treat, deal with, manage
usurer (n.)money-lender, one who charges excessive interest
usurer (n.)money-lender, one who charges excessive interest
usurp (v.)take wrongful possession of, misappropriate
usurp (v.)take wrongful possession of, misappropriate
vain (adj.)foolish, silly, stupid
validity (n.)value, worth, estimation
Vanity (n.)character of pride in morality plays
vantage (n.)right moment, suitable opportunity
varlet (n.)knave, rogue, rascal, ruffian
varlet (n.)knave, rogue, rascal, ruffian
vary (n.)variation, vacillation, shifting
vassal (n.)servant, slave, subject
vault (n.)roof, covering, ceiling
vaunt-currier (n.)forerunner, announcer, herald
venge (v.)avenge, revenge
vent (v.)utter, express, air, proclaim
venture, venter (v.)run a risk, take a chance, dare to act
very (adj.)proper, correct, appropriate
vex (v.)afflict, trouble, torment
vex (v.)afflict, trouble, torment
vexed (adj.)stormy, turbulent, blustery
vicious (adj.)caused by vice, immoral, depraved
vile, vild (adj.)degrading, ignominious, worthless
vile, vild (adj.)degrading, ignominious, worthless
vile, vild (adj.)shameful, contemptible, wretched
villain (n.)serf, servant, bondman
villain-like (adv.)like a serf; or: like a rogue
virtue (n.)power, capability, efficacy, property
virtue (n.)courage, valour, bravery
virtue (n.)chastity, sexual purity
visage (n.)face, countenance
visage (n.)face, countenance
vor (v.)dialect version of ‘warn’
vulgar (adj.)generally known, commonly acknowledged
wage (v.)stake, hazard
wage (v.)struggle, do battle, vie
wagtail (n.)[contemptuous form of address] tail-wagger, bower and scraper
wake (n.)state of wakefulness
wake (n.)state of wakefulness
wake (n.)festival, revel, fete
wall-newt (n.)lizard on the wall
want (n.)lack, shortage, dearth
want (n.)lack, shortage, dearth
want (n.)lack, shortage, dearth
want (v.)fall short [of], be deficient [in]
want (v.)require, demand, need
want (v.)lack, need, be without
want (v.)lack, need, be without
want (v.)lack, need, be without
wanton (adj.)cruelly irresponsible, badly behaved
wanton (n.)wilful creature, obstinate individual
ward (n.)person under someone's protection, minor
warped (adj.)twisted, distorted
warrant (n.)assurance, pledge, guarantee
water (n.)water-newt
waterish (adj.)abounding in water; also: wishy-washy, watered down
watch (v.)keep the watch, keep guard, be on the look-out
watch (v.)stay awake, keep vigil
watch (v.)stay awake, keep vigil
wawl (v.)yell, howl, bawl
way (n.)opportunity, scope
waywardness (n.)perversity, wrong-headedness, capriciousness
wealstate, community, commonwealth
wear out (v.)outlive, survive, outlast
web and the pin, pin and webdisease of the eye, cataract
weed (n.)(plural) garments, dress, clothes
weight (n.)burden of sorrow, sadness, affliction
welked (adj.)twisted, ridged, convoluted
well-compact (adj.)well-formed, nicely put together
well-favoured (adj.)good-looking, attractive in appearance
wench (n.)girl, lass
whistling (n.)calling, watching out for
white (adj.)fresh, unsmoked
white (adj.)ready for harvesting, ripening
wholesome (adj.)good for the health, health-giving, salubrious
wholesome (adj.)reasonable, sensible, rational
whoremaster (adj.)lecherous, fornicating, licentious
whoreson (adj.)[abusive intensifier, serious or jocular] bastard, wretched, vile
whoreson (adj.)[abusive intensifier, serious or jocular] bastard, wretched, vile
whoreson (n.)[son of a whore; serious or jocular term of abuse] fellow, bastard
wide (adj.)confused, disoriented
wide-skirted (adj.)with wide-borders, widely spread out
wield (v.)express, utter, speak
will (n.)desire, wish, liking, inclination
will (n.)lust, sexual desire, passion
will (n.)intent, purpose, design
wind (v.)insinuate, pursue a devious course
wind up (v.)put in tune, put in order, harmonize
windowed (adj.)full of holes
wisdom (n.)knowledge, learning, science
wit (n.)mind, brain, thoughts
wit (n.)cunning plan, ingenious design
wit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
Withold, Saintpron: ['witohld] in Christian tradition, defender against harms
wits, also five witsfaculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
wits, also five witsfaculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
wits, also five witsfaculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
wits, also five witsfaculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
wits, also five witsfaculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
wits, also five witsfaculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
wits, also five witsfaculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
wits, also five witsfaculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
wits, also five witsfaculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
wold (n.)rolling hills, upland
wolvish (adj.)wolfish
wont (v.)be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit of
wont (v.)be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit of
work (v.), past form wroughtbring about, arrange, effect
worse (adj.)evil, harmful, wicked
worship (n.)esteem, honour, renown
worsted (adj.)made of woollen fabric [inferior to silk]
worth (n.)means, resources, wherewithal
worthy (v.)make worthy, give honour to
writ (n.)written authority, formal order, warrant
wrong (n.)insult, offence, slight
wrong (n.)insult, offence, slight
yeoman (n.)man who owns property but is not a gentleman; land-holding farmer
yoke-fellow (n.)fellow-worker, comrade, partner
zir (n.)dialect variant of ‘sir’
zir (n.)dialect variant of ‘sir’
zo (adv.)dialect form of ‘so’
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