Hamlet
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 Hamlet
a (prep.)variant form of 'on'
abate (v.)lessen, lower, diminish
abatement (n.)lessening, decrease, diminution
abhorred (adj.)horrifying, disgusting, abominable
about (adv.)about your business, into action
above (adv.)in addition, as well
abridgement (n.)curtailment, cutting off, shortening
absolute (adj.)precise, literal, particular
absolute (adj.)perfect, complete, incomparable
abstract (n.)summary, digest
absurd (adj.)tasteless, insipid, incongruous
abuse (n.)deception, hoax, fraud
abuse (v.)deceive, mislead, fool, cheat
abuse (v.)deceive, mislead, fool, cheat
accident (n.)occurrence, event, happening
accident (n.)occurrence, event, happening
accord (n.)agreement, assent, consent
account, accompt (n.)reckoning, judgement [especially by God]
acquittance (n.)acquittal, exoneration, excusing
act (n.)action (upon a person), effect
act (n.)activity, action, performance
action (n.)performance, exercises, acts
action (n.)movement, demeanour, gesture
action (n.)movement, demeanour, gesture
Adam (n.)in the Bible, the first human being, who disobeyed God
addition (n.)polite form of address, style of address
addition (n.)exaggeration, overstatement
addition (n.)title, name
address (v.)prepare, make ready, poise to act
admiration (n.)amazement, astonishment, wonder
admiration (n.)amazement, astonishment, wonder
admit (v.)permit, allow, grant
adoption (n.)association, relationship
adulterate (adj.)adulterous
advancement (n.)preferment, elevation, progress
advantage (n.)advantageous position, place of vantage, superiority
Aeneas (n.)[pron: e'neeas] Trojan hero, son of Anchises and Aphrodite; in Roman legend, the ancestor of the Romans
aery (n.)brood [of a bird of prey], nestful
afeard (adj.)afraid, frightened, scared
affection (n.)affectation, posing, artificiality
affection (n.)fancy, inclination, desire
affright (v.)frighten, terrify, scare
affront (v.)come face to face with, meet, confront
after (prep.)according to
against, 'gainst (prep.)by the time of
against, 'gainst (prep.)just before
aim (v.)guess, conjecture, surmise
air (n.)fresh air, open air
air (n.)breeze, light wind
alarm, alarum, 'larm, 'larum (n.)alarm, agitation, excited feeling
Alexander (n.)Alexander the Great; Macedonian king in 4th-c BC, known for his extensive empire
allowance (n.)acknowledgement, admission, confirmation
alone (adv.)only, solely, uniquely
amaze (v.)confuse, perplex, bewilder
amaze (v.)confuse, perplex, bewilder
amazement (n.)bewilderment, perplexity, distraction
amazement (n.)overwhelming wonder
amble (v.)walk in an unnatural way
amiss (n.)misfortune, calamity, adversity
an if (conj.)if
and, an (conj.)if, whether
angle (n.)fishing rod, line, hook
anchor (n.)anchorite, hermit, recluse
annexment (n.)appendage, adjunct, attachment
anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presently
answer (n.)favourable reply, acceptance
answer (n.)[fencing] return hit
answer (v.)account for, justify, defend
answer (v.)account for, justify, defend
antic, antick(e), antique (adj.)fantastic, bizarre, weird
antique Romanancient Roman [i.e. viewing suicide as an honourable option]
apoplexed (adj.)paralysed, benumbed
appal (v.)turn pale, terrify, dismay
apparel (n.)clothes, clothing, dress
apparel (n.)clothes, clothing, dress
appliance (n.)remedy, cure, treatment
appointment (n.)equipment, effects, weaponry
apprehension (n.)powers of comprehension, understanding
apprehension (n.)powers of comprehension, understanding
approve (v.)prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
approve (v.)commend, praise, show to be worthy
appurtenance (n.)usual accompaniment, accessory
apt (adj.)fit, ready, prepared
apt (adj.)fit, ready, prepared
aptly (adv.)easily, readily
argal, argo (adv.)[variants of Latin ‘ergo’] therefore
argue (v.)indicate, betoken, be evidence of
argument (n.)story, subject, plot
argument (n.)story, subject, plot
argument (n.)story, subject, plot
argument (n.)cause, reason [for a dispute]
arithmetic (n.)calculation, computation, reckoning
arm (v.)prepare, get ready
arraign (v.)accuse, charge, indict
arrant (adj.)downright, absolute, unmitigated
arrant (adj.)downright, absolute, unmitigated
arras (n.)tapestry hanging
arras (n.)tapestry hanging
arras (n.)tapestry hanging
arrest (n.)order to obey the law, summons to stop
art (n.)rhetorical art, verbal artistry
art (n.)skill, knack, dexterity
artere, artire (n.)[early spelling of ‘artery’] sinew, ligament, tendon
article (n.)clause, term, provision
article (n.)importance, moment, significance
artless (adj.)uncontrolled, unskilful
as (conj.)as if
as (conj.)because
as (conj.)so that
as (conj.)such as, for instance, to wit
askant, askaunt (prep.)aslant, across
aspect (n.)[of a human face] look, appearance, expression
assail (v.)attack, assault, address
assault (n.)attack, temptation, snare
assay (n.)attack, attempt, trial
assay (n.)attack, attempt, trial
assay (n.)effort, attempt
assay (v.)challenge, tempt, win over
assay (v.)attempt, try, venture
assigns (n.)accessories, appurtenances, trappings
assistant (adj.)in attendance, standing by, available
associate (n.)companion, fellow-traveller
assume (v.)acquire, adopt, take on
assume (v.)acquire, adopt, take on
assurance (n.)confirmation, pledge, guarantee
assurance (n.)security, certainty, confidence
astonish, 'stonish (v.)stun, dumbfound, strike dumb with dismay
attend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.)accompany, follow closely, go with
attend (v.)listen [to], pay attention [to]
attend (v.)await, wait for, expect
attent (adj.)attentive, heedful, intent
attribute (n.)reputation, credit, honour
audience (n.)hearing, attention, reception
audit (n.)account, reckoning [especially: in the face of God]
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
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
aught (n.)anything, [with negative word] nothing
aught (n.)anything, [with negative word] nothing
augury (n.)omens, premonition, divining the future
auspicious (adj.)smiling, cheerful, happy
author (n.)creator, originator, instigator
authority (n.)authoritative influence, dictatorial opinion
avouch (n.)assurance, guarantee
awhile (adv.)a short time, briefly
aye (adv.)always, ever, for eternity
back (n.)support, back-up, reserve
baked meats (n.)pies, pastries
ban (n.)curse, malediction
band (n.)bond, obligation, tie
band (n.)bond, obligation, tie
bar (v.)keep out, exclude, prohibit
Barbary (n.)Barbary coast of N Africa, famous for its horses
bare (adj.)mere, simple
bark about (v.)encrust, form a crust [cover as with tree-bark]
bark, barque (n.)ship, vessel
barren (adj.)unresponsive, dull, apathetic
base (adj.)dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.)non-precious, worthless, of low value
base (adj.)low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
base (adj.)poor, wretched, of low quality
base (adj.)poor, wretched, of low quality
baseness (n.)socially inferior trait, plebeian quality
bate (v.)omit, lose, leave out
battalia (n.)large body of troops arrayed for battle, marshalled force
batten (v.)glut oneself, grow fat on
bawd (n.)pimp, procurer, pander, go-between
bawd (n.)pimp, procurer, pander, go-between
bawdry (n.)bawdiness, lewdness, obscenity
bawdy (adj.)filthy, obscene, abominable
be (v.)be alive, live
beam (n.)cross-bar [on a scales]
bear (v.), past forms bore, bornesustain, carry through, keep going
bear (v.), past forms bore, bornecarry on, manage, conduct [an affair]
bear in handabuse, take advantage of, delude, deceive
beard (v.)defy, affront, oppose openly
beat (v.)hammer away, ponder furiously
beat (v.)strike
beaten (adj.)well-tried, well-trodden
beauty (v.)beautify, embellish, adorn
beaver (n.)visor of a helmet, face-guard
beck (n.)beckoning, command, call
become (v.)be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.)be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.)grace, honour, dignify
bedded (adj.)smooth-lying, laid flat
bedrid, bed-rid, bedred (adj.)bed-ridden, confined to bed through infirmity
beetle (v.)overhang, project [like threatening eyebrows]
befall (v.), past forms befallen, befellhappen, occur, take place, turn out
beget (v.), past form begotobtain, develop, nurture
beggar (v.)impoverish, exhaust, drain
beguile (v.)cheat, deceive, trick
beguile (v.)charm away, while away, pass pleasantly
behove (n.)benefit, advantage, gain
behove (v.)befits, be appropriate to, be due to
being (n.)physical existence, life
belike (adv.)probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
belike (adv.)probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
bend (v.)aim, direct, level, turn
bend (v.)turn, direct one's steps, proceed
benet, be-net (v.)ensnare, enmesh, catch in a net
bent (adj.)determined, intent, resolved
bent (n.)degree, capacity, extent [to which a bow can be bent]
bent (n.)degree, capacity, extent [to which a bow can be bent]
berattle (v.)rattle away on, fill with clamour
beshrew, 'shrew (v.)curse, devil take, evil befall
besmirch (v.)discolour, sully, stain
bespeak (v.), past forms bespake, bespokeaddress, speak to
best, in all myas far as I can, to the best of my ability
best, in theeven at best
bestow (v.)stow away, dispose of
bestow (v.)stow away, dispose of
bestow (v.)accommodate, lodge, quarter
bestow (v.)place, locate, position
bestow (v.)place, locate, position
bestow (v.)give, provide, grant
beteem, beteene (v.)allow, permit, let, grant
bethink (v.), past form bethoughtcall to mind, think about, consider, reflect
betime (adv.)early, at an early hour
betimes (adv.)early in life
bettered (adj.)more skilful, held to be better
bevy (n.)company, circle, coterie
beweep (v.)drowned in tears, wet with tears
bias (n.)indirectness, obliqueness
bilboes (n.)shackles, fetters, manacles
bisson (adj.)blinding, dazzling
blabber (v.)babble, mumble
blank (n.)bull's-eye, target centre; or: line of sight
blank (v.)make pale, blanch, drain (colour)
blast (v.)blight, wither, destroy
blast (v.)blight, wither, destroy
blast (v.)blight, wither, destroy
blast (v.)come to grief, be destroyed, fail
blastment (n.)blight, withering
blazon (n.)revelation, divulging, publication
blench (v.)flinch, start, shrink
blister (n.)burn-mark
bloat (adj.)bloated, flabby, swollen [with excess]
blood (n.)passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]
blood (n.)passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]
blood (n.)passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]
blood (n.)passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]
blood (n.)passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]
blossoms (n.)prime, peak, full flowering [as of a plant]
blown (adj.)in full flower, in its bloom
blown (adj.)in full flower, in its bloom
board (v.)accost, address, approach, tackle
bode (v.)forebode, portend, predict, augur
bodkin (n.)dagger [or other pointed weapon]
bodkin (n.)dear body
boisterous (adj.)tumultuous, violent, tempestuous
bonnet (n.)hat, cap
bore (n.)calibre, size [of a gun]
botch (v.)clumsily patch together, fumble with
bound (adj.)ready, prepared
bound (n.)limit, boundary, confine, barrier
bounteous (adj.)open-hearted, full of warm feeling
bourn (n.)frontier, destination, boundary
bout (n.)fight, round, contest
brainish (adj.)deluded, distracted, deranged
branch (n.)division, section, part [of an argument]
brass, braze (v.)harden (like brass)
brave (adj.)fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
brave (adj.)fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
brave (adj.)noble, worthy, excellent
bravery (n.)display, manifestation, extravagance
brazen (adj.)made of brass, very strong, powerful
breach (n.)disregarding, breaking
break (v.)burst, rupture
break (v.)burst open, break through
breath (n.)vigour, spirit, energy
breathe (v.)speak, utter, talk
breathe (v.)speak, utter, talk
breathe (v.)speak, utter, talk
breathing (adj.)exercise
breed (n.)sort, kind, type
breeding (n.)raising, upbringing
bring (v.)inform, report, tell
broad (adj.)unrestrained, free, boisterous
broad (adv.)completely, fully
broker, broker-between (n.)go-between, intermediary, agent
brood, onbrooding, moping
brooch (n.)jewel, ornament
brow (n.)appearance, aspect, countenance
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]
brow (n.)forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
brow (n.)eyebrow
brow (n.)eyebrow
bruit (v.)report, announce, proclaim
Brutus, MarcusMarcus Junius Brutus; 1st-c BC Roman politician, involved in the assassination of Julius Caesar
bug (n.)bogey, bugbear, imaginary terror
bulk (n.)body, trunk, frame
burial (n.)burial service, funeral solemnities
busy (adj.)interfering, meddlesome, busy-bodying
but (adv.)merely, only
but (adv.)just
but (conj.)except, otherwise than
but (conj.)except that, only with the result that
button (n.)bud
button (n.)knob at the top of a cap or hat
buy out (v.)get rid of, cancel by making a payment
buzz (int.)impatient request for silence (usually because news is already known)
buzzer (n.)rumour-monger, gossiper
by and by (adv.)immediately, straightaway, directly
Cain (n.)[pron: kayn] in the Bible, son of Adam and Eve, killer of his brother Abel
calendar (n.)paradigm, yardstick, standard
calf (n.)fool, dolt, idiot
calf (n.)fool, dolt, idiot
calumnious (adj.)slanderous, defamatory, disparaging
can (v.)be skilled [in], have ability [in]
candied (adj.)sugared, honeyed, flattering
canker (n./adj.)grub that destroys plant buds and leaves, cankerworm, parasite
canker (n./adj.)cancer, ulcer, blight, corruption
cannoneer (n.)gunner, artilleryman
canon (n.)law, decree, rule
canonized (v.)buried with the Church's rites, consecrated by Christian burial
canopy (n.)sky, firmament
capable (adj.)sensitive, receptive, responsive
capable ofappreciative of, able to take in
cap-a-pe, cap-a-pie (adv.)[pron: kapa'pay] from head to foot, from top to toe
capital (adj.)worthy of the death penalty, punishable by death
Capitol (n.)geographical and ceremonial centre of ancient Rome, the seat of government
carbuncle (n.)fiery red precious stone
card (n.)[compass-card, on which the 32 points of the compass are marked] model, accurate guide
card, by the (n.)[of a compass-card] with minute precision
carefully (adv.)considerately, attentively
carriage (n.)import, significance, purport
carriage (n.)loop attached to a belt for holding a sword
carrion (n.)dead putrifying flesh, rotting carcass
carry (v.)sustain, support, hold one's own
carry it (away)[from a falconry term ‘to fly away with the game’] win the day, have the advantage, succeed
cart (n.)chariot, carriage
carve (v.)choose, select [as of a slice of meat]
cast (n.)casting, founding
cast (n.)tinge, shade, hue
cast (v.)calculate, reckon, estimate
cataplasm (n.)poultice, plaster, emollient
cautel (n.)deceit, trickery, cunning
caviary (n.)caviare
cellarage (n.)cellars, basement
censure (n.)assessment, opinion, judgement, criticism
censure (n.)assessment, opinion, judgement, criticism
censure (n.)assessment, opinion, judgement, criticism
censure (n.)assessment, opinion, judgement, criticism
centre (n.)centre of the Earth, axis
cerements (n.)waxed shroud, grave-clothes, winding sheet
certainty (n.)truth, facts [about]
cess (n.)cessation, ending, decease
cicatrice (n.)scar, scar-like mark
cinquepace (n.)five-step capering dance
circumscribe (v.)restrict, reduce, limit
circumstance (n.)detail(s), particular(s), specifics
circumstance (n.)condition, state, situation
circumstance (n.)condition, state, situation
circumstance (n.)condition, state, situation
circumvent (v.)outwit, cheat, get the better of
clepe (v.), past forms clept, yclept[archaism] call, name, style
climatures (n.)regions, locality, part of the world
close (adv.)closely, staying near
close (adv.)safely, secretly, out of sight
close (adv.)safely, secretly, out of sight
close (v.)agree, come to terms, compromise
closely (adv.)secretly, covertly, privately
closet (n.)private chamber, study, own room
closet (n.)private chamber, study, own room
closet (n.)private chamber, study, own room
clouds, insuspicious, filled with uncertainties
clout (n.)piece of cloth, rag; handkerchief
coagulate (adj.)coagulated, clotted, congealed
cock (n.)softened variant of 'God'
cockle hathat adorned with a cockle shell [symbol of pilgrimage to the shrine of St James of Compostela]
coil (n.)turmoil, disturbance, fuss
coinage (n.)invention, fabrication, concoction
cold (adj.)chaste, modest, lacking sensual passion
coldly (adv.)in a cold form, as cold dishes
coldly (adv.)lightly, with indifference, unenthusiastically
collateral (adj.)indirect, subordinate, accessory
colleagued, coleagued (adj.)joined, supported, in league
collection (n.)deduction, inference, gathering of meaning
collection (n.)accumulation [i.e. of words and phrases]
colour (n.)semblance, outward appearance, character
colour (n.)semblance, outward appearance, character
colour (v.)disguise, conceal, cloak
colour (v.)explain, make plausible, excuse
colours (n.)colour-ensigns, standard-bearers
combat (n.)duel, trial by duel
combination (n.)alliance, league, treaty
come (v.)become, grow, come to be
come off (v.)turn out, result
comma (n.)pause, interval, interlude
command (v.)have at one's disposal, be entrusted with
commeddle, comeddle (v.)mix, blend, mingle together
commend (v.)show well, set off to advantage
commend (v.)convey greetings, present kind regards
commend (v.)convey greetings, present kind regards
commend (v.)declare, offer, direct
comment (n.)observation, consideration
commerce (n.)dealings, transactions, intercourse
commission (n.)warrant, authority [to act]
commune (v.)share, participate [in]
commutual, comutual (adj.)mutual, joint, answering to each other
compact (n.)agreement, contract, covenant
company (n.)(plural) companionship, fellowship, comradeship
compare (v.)vie, rival, compete
compass (n.)range, reach, limit, scope
competent, computent (adj.)equivalent, sufficient, adequate
complete, compleat (adj.)fully equipped, with everything present
complexion (n.)natural trait, disposition, temperament, nature
complexion (n.)constitution, physical make-up, outward appearance
complexion (n.)appearance, look, colouring
comply (v.)observe the formalities, show polite conduct
comply (v.)observe the formalities, show polite conduct
compound (adj.)composed of the elements
compulsatory, compulsative (adj.)involving compulsion, subject to force
compulsive (adj.)driving onward, forcing forward
conceit (n.)imagination, fancy, wit
conceit (n.)imagination, fancy, wit
conceit (n.)imagination, fancy, wit
conceit (n.)imagining, brooding, fanciful thinking
conceit (n.)design, ingenuity, conception
concernancy (n.)import, relevance, purpose
concerning (n.)concern, affair, matter
conclude (v.)come to terms, reach accord [over]
conclusions, tryexperiment, see what happens
condole (v.)lament, grieve, express great sorrow
condolement (n.)grief, sorrowing, lamenting
confederate (adj.)acting as an ally, in league
conference (n.)conversation, talk, discourse
conference (n.)conversation, talk, discourse
confession (n.)acknowledgement, avowal
confine (n.)prison, place of confinement
confine (n.)prison, place of confinement
confound (v.)amaze, dumbfound, stun
confusion (n.)disturbance, distraction, agitation [of the mind]
congregation (n.)mass, gathering, assemblage
congrue (v.)agree, accord, concur
conjecture (n.)suspicion, misgiving, evil doubt
conjoin (v.)unite, join together
conjunctive (adj.)closely united, intimately joined, allied
conjuration (n.)entreaty, injunction, solemn appeal
conjure (v.)ask solemnly, entreat earnestly, beseech
conjure (v.)put a spell on, charm, bewitch
conscience (n.)internal reflection, inner voice, inmost thought
consequence, in thisin the following way
considered (adj.)with opportunity for careful thought
consonancy (n.)accord, harmony [of companionship]
constantly (adv.)resolutely, steadfastly, steadily
consummation (n.)fitting end, crowning fulfilment [of life]
contagion (n.)contagious quality, infecting influence
contagion (n.)poison
content (adj.)agreeable, willing, ready
content (n.)contentment, peace of mind
content (v.)please, gratify, delight, satisfy
continent (n.)container, receptacle, enclosure
continent (n.)embodiment, summation, digest
contract (v.)draw together, cause to shrink
contract (v.)shorten, reduce, lessen
contraction (n.)marriage contract, betrothal
contrary (adv.)in opposite directions, contrarily
contrive (v.)scheme, plot, conspire
contumely (n.)scorn, insult, abuse
conversation (n.)social interaction, society, dealings
converse (n.)conversation, discourse, interaction
convert (v.)change, transform, alter
convert (v.)change, transform, alter
convey (v.)conceal, hide, secrete
conveyance (n.)escort, conduct, convoy
conveyance (n.)[legal] document transferring property
convocation (n.)assembly, gathering, parliament
convoy (n.)means of transport, method of conveyance
cope, cope with (v.)encounter, face, have to do [with], come into contact [with]
corruption (n.)destruction, spoiling, contagion
corse (n.)corpse, dead body
corse (n.)corpse, dead body
corse (n.)corpse, dead body
corse (n.)corpse, dead body
cote (v.)[from the movement of dogs in hare coursing] overtake, outstrip, pass by
couch (v.)conceal, hide, lie hidden
couch (v.)conceal, hide, lie hidden
counsel (n.)secrecy, confidence, privacy
counsel (n.)secret, inmost thought, confidence
count (n.)trial, indictment, reckoning
countenance (n.)favourable appearance, support
countenance (n.)favour, patronage, approval
countenance (n.)favour, patronage, approval
countenance (v.)face up to, confront
counter, compter (n.)[a term from hunting] taking an opposite path to the prey
counterfeit (adj.)painted, portrayed, rendered
country matterssexual intercourse
couplet (n.)two chicks, pair of young
courage (n.)young man of bravado, man of spirit
course (n.)habit, custom, practise, normal procedure
course (n.)course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.)course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.)course of action, way of proceeding
covenant (n.)contract, legal agreement, compact
cozen (v.)cheat, dupe, trick, deceive
cozenage (n.)cheating, trickery, deception
crack (v.)clip [of gold illegally taken from a coin]
crack the windover-use, over-exert
craft (n.)cunning, deceit, guile
craft (n.)skilful activity, cunning plan
crafty (adj.)cunning, devious, wily
crants (n.)(singular) garland, wreath, chaplet
crave (v.)beg, entreat, request
craven (adj.)cowardly, spineless, weak-hearted
credent (adj.)trustful, believing, credulous
crescent (adj.)growing, developing, increasing
crib (n.)manger, food-box
crime (n.)sin, offence, wrong-doing
crime (n.)sin, offence, wrong-doing
crimeful (adj.)laden with crime, criminal, lawless
crook (v.)bend
cross (v.)cross the path of, intercept, encounter
crowflower (n.)[unclear] probably the ragged robin
crown (n.)coin [usually showing a monarch's crown], English value: 5 shilllings
crowner (n.)coroner
crowner (n.)coroner
crownet (adj.)wreathed, entwined, garlanded
cry (n.)company, pack [as of hounds]
cry (v.)give tongue, cry out
cry (v.)speak loudly, shout out, proclaim
cry on (v.)shout out, call out about
cuckold (n.)[mocking name] man with an unfaithful wife
cuffs, go tocome to blows
cullison (n.)badge, emblem [= cognizance, in heraldry]
cunning (adj.)knowledgeable, skilful, clever
cunning (n.)skill, ability, expertise
cunning (n.)skill, ability, expertise
cunning (n.)skill, ability, expertise
curb (v.)bow, bend, stoop
curd (v.)congeal, coagulate, curdle
curiously (adv.)fastidiously, minutely, ingeniously
current (n.)practice, course, way of behaviour
custom (n.)habit, usual practice, customary usage
custom (n.)habit, usual practice, customary usage
custom (n.)habit, usual practice, customary usage
custom (n.)habit, usual practice, customary usage
custom (n.)habit, usual practice, customary usage
cutpurse (n.)pickpocket, thief, robber
Cyclops (n.)[pron: 'siyklops] one-eyed giants who aided Vulcan in forging armour for the gods
dainty (adj.)fastidious, scrupulous, refined, particular
dalliance (n.)frivolity, idleness, wasteful activity
dally (v.)flirt, be amorous, engage in love-play
damn (v.)condemn, be sinful
Damon (n.)['daymon] man from Syracuse seen as a model of faithful friendship, offering his life to help his friend Pythias
Dansker (n.)Dane
dare (v.)present, deliver, inflict
dawning (n.)dawn, daybreak, early morning
dear (adj.)dire, grievous, hard
dear (adj.)pleasing, delightful, congenial
dearly (adv.)keenly, deeply, intensely
dearth (n.)costliness, high value
debate (v.)decide [by debate], resolve
debatement (n.)consideration, deliberation, discussion
declension (n.)decline, deterioration, downward course
decline (v.)sink, fall to a low level
decline (v.)fall, descend, come down
decline (v.)incline, lean, bend
deed (n.)performance, action
deeply (adv.)solemnly, with great seriousness
defeat (n.)act of destruction, ruin
defeat (n.)act of destruction, ruin
defence (n.)fencing, swordsmanship, skill of self-defence
definement (n.)description, definition, delineation
defy (v.)reject, despise, disdain, renounce
deject (adj.)dejected, downcast, cast down
delated (adj.)reported in detail, detailed, expanded
delicate (adj.)finely wrought, skilfully made, ingenious
delicate (adj.)sensitive, tender, not robust
deliver (v.)report [to], communicate [to], tell, describe
deliver (v.)report [to], communicate [to], tell, describe
deliver (v.)report [to], communicate [to], tell, describe
delver (n.)[grave]digger, excavator
demand (n.)question, enquiry, request
demand (v.)request to tell, question, ask [about]
demi-natured (adj.)of a shared nature
demonstrate (v.)manifest, show, display
denote (v.)portray, depict, represent
deny (v.)refuse to talk about
deprive (v.)take away, remove, carry off
designed (adj.)prearranged, designated
desire (n.)good wishes, regards
desperate (adj.)despairing, hopeless, without hope
desperation (n.)reckless despair, desperate thoughts [of self-destruction]
determination (n.)mind, decision, resolution
device (n.)plan, scheme, intention
device (n.)planning, devising, invention
devil wear black, let theto hell with mourning!
devise (v.)enlighten, explain [to], resolve [for]
dexterity (n.)agility, adroitness, facility
diction (n.)verbal description, account in words
Dido (n.)[pron: 'diydoh] Queen of Carthage who fell in love with Aeneas when he was shipwrecked on her shores; commanded by Jupiter, Aeneas left without seeing Dido again, and she killed herself on a funeral pyre
diet (n.)board, daily need
difference (n.)[heraldry] variation, distinguishing mark [on a coat-of-arms]
difference (n.)distinction, fine quality
digest, disgest (v.)arrange, organize, order
diligence (n.)attentiveness, assiduity, careful service
dire (adj.)dangerous, dreadful, evil
direction (n.)way of proceeding, course of action
directly (adv.)immediately, at once
dirge (n.)funeral song, song of mourning
dirt (n.)[contemptuous] land
disappointed (adj.)unprepared, unequipped
disaster (n.)inauspicious sight, unfavourable appearance
disclaiming (n.)repudiation, disowning, disavowal [of]
disclose (n.)disclosure, bringing into public view
disclose (v.)hatch, be born
disclose (v.)open up, unfold, unclose
discomfort (v.)trouble, grieve, worry
discourse (n.)rationality, faculty of understanding
discourse (n.)course, process, manner
discourse (v.)sound out, give forth
discovery (n.)disclosure, admission, revelation
discretion (n.)judgement, discernment, awareness
disjoint (adj.)disjointed, out of joint, disconnected
dismal (adj.)disastrous, calamitous, devastating
dismal (adj.)disastrous, calamitous, devastating
dismantle (v.)deprive, strip, divest
dispatch, despatch (v.)deprive, dispossess
dispatch, despatch (v.)deal with promptly, settle, get [something] done quickly
disposition (n.)composure, state of mind, temperament
disposition (n.)affectation, show of temperament
disposition (n.)inclination, mood, frame of mind
disposition (n.)natural temperament, normal state of mind
disprized (adj.)unvalued, held in contempt, disparaged
distemper (n.)malady, illness, derangement
distemper (n.)malady, illness, derangement
distemper (n.)disaffection, ill humour, strange behaviour
distempered (adj.)vexed, troubled, ill-humoured
distil (v.)melt, reduce, dissolve
distilment (n.)distillation, extract
distract (adj.)deranged, mad, mentally disturbed
distracted (adj.)perplexed, confused, agitated
distracted (adj.)perplexed, confused, agitated
distracted (adj.)irrational, foolish, unreasonable
distraction (n.)madness, derangement, insanity
distrust (n.)fear for, be anxious about
ditcher (n.)ditch-maker
divide (v.)distinguish the qualities, list the attributes [of someone]
divulge (v.)become public, be revealed
dizzy (v.)make dizzy, confuse, bewilder
document (n.)lesson, lecture, instruction
dole (n.)grief, sorrow, sadness
doom (n.)doomsday, day of judgement
dote on / upon (v.)be infatuated with, idolize
doubletman's close-fitting jacket with short skirt
doubt (v.)suspect, have suspicions about, fear
doubt (v.)suspect, have suspicions about, fear
doubt (v.)suspect, have suspicions about, fear
doubt (v.)fear, be afraid [for], feel anxious [for]
doubt, inwithout clear meaning, ambiguous
dout (v.)put out, extinguish
down-gyved (adj.)hanging down like fetters [gyves]
drab (n.)harlot, slut, whore
drabbing (n.)whoring, associating with harlots
dram (n.)tiny amount, small quantity
draw (v.)bring together, draw in, gather
draw on (v.)draw in, attract [support]
draw toward an endconclude business, end the conversation
dread (adj.)revered, deeply honoured, held in awe
dread (adj.)revered, deeply honoured, held in awe
dread (adj.)revered, deeply honoured, held in awe
dread (adj.)frightening, terrifying, fearful
dreadful (adj.)full of dread, fearful, terrified
drift (n.)direction, progress, course
drift (n.)plan, intention, aim
drive (v.)fall, rush, dash
dropping (adj.)tearful, falling in teardrops, sorrowful
drossy (adj.)worthless, frivolous, foolish
drunk asleepin a drunken stupour, dead drunk
ducat (n.)gold (sometimes silver) coin used in several European countries
ducat (n.)gold (sometimes silver) coin used in several European countries
ducat (n.)gold (sometimes silver) coin used in several European countries
dug (n.)nipple, teat, breast
dull (adj.)dead, lifeless, sluggish, inactive
dull (adj.)dead, lifeless, sluggish, inactive
dull (adj.)dead, lifeless, sluggish, inactive
dull (v.)make undiscerning, make insensitive
dull (v.)blunt, reduce the activity of
dup (v.)[contraction of ‘do up’] open
duty (n.)reverence, due respect, proper attitude
eager (adj.)keen, biting
eager (adj.)sour, bitter, acid
ear, in thewithin earshot
ease (n.)comfort, relief, solace
ease, inwith ease, easily; or: in sloth
easiness (n.)indifference, unconcern, carelessness
ecstasy (n.)fit, bout of madness, frenzied behaviour
ecstasy (n.)madness, lunacy
ecstasy (n.)madness, lunacy
ecstasy (n.)madness, lunacy
edge (n.)stimulus, push, incentive
edge (n.)ardour, keen desire
edify (v.)enlighten, instruct, inform
effect (n.)benefit, advantage [resulting from an action]
effect (n.)purpose, end, intended deed
effect (n.)drift, tenor, import
effect (n.)drift, tenor, import
eggshell (n.)something worthless
eisel, eisell, esile, eysell (n.)vinegar
eldest (adj.)oldest, longest
election (n.)choice, preference
else (adv.)(used after the noun) in addition
else (adv.)otherwise
embrace (v.)welcome, joyfully accept
emphasis (n.)vigorous expression, forceful utterance
emulate (adj.)ambitious, full of jealous rivalry, emulous
enacture (n.)performance, fulfilment, execution
encompassment (n.)talking around [a subject], roundabout means
encounter (n.)conversational interaction, discourse style
encounter (n.)liaison, intercourse, amorous affair
encumbered (v.)folded
end (n.)outcome, result, issue
engaged (adj.)entangled, involved, trapped
engineer, enginer (n.)constructor of military works; plotter, contriver
enlarge (v.)widen, extend, augment
enseamed (adj.)greasy, slimy
entertainment (n.)pleasant reception, favourable welcome
entertainment (n.)pleasant reception, favourable welcome
entertainment (n.)treatment, attitude, disposition
entreatment (n.)interaction, exchange, discourse
envenomed (adj.)poisoned, infected with venom
envenomed (adj.)poisoned, infected with venom
envious (adj.)malicious, spiteful, vindictive, full of enmity
enviously (adv.)spitefully, maliciously, vindictively
equivocation (n.)ambiguous usage, double-meaning
ere (conj.)before
ere (prep.)before
erring (adj.)straying, wandering, drifting
eruption (n.)disturbance, outbreak of calamity, turbulence
escote (v.)pay for, support, maintain
espial (n.)spy, watcher, observer
essentially (adv.)in fact, really, deep down
estate (n.)high rank, standing, status
estate (n.)high rank, standing, status
estate (n.)high rank, standing, status
estimation (n.)esteem, respect, reputation
eterne (adj.)eternal, everlasting, for ever
even (adj.)straightforward, forthright, direct
even to'tjust go for it
even, e'en (adv.)just [now]
even, e'en (adv.)just, exactly
even, e'en (adv.)just, exactly
even-Christian (n.)fellow Christian
event (n.)outcome, issue, consequence
event (n.)outcome, issue, consequence
exactly (adv.)completely, totally, entirely
exception (n.)resentment, sense of grievance
excitement (n.)incentive, encouragement, exhortation
exclaim against / on (v.)decry, cry out against, rail at
excrement (n.)outgrowth [of hair]
exercise (n.)religious practice, spiritual observance
exercise (n.)skilful practice, facility
exercise (n.)habitual activity, usual occupation, employment
expectancy (n.)expectation, hope for the future, source of hope
expend (v.)spend, employ, use
expostulate (v.)expound, debate, discourse
express (adj.)well-formed, well-designed, exact
express (v.)show, reveal, display
extant (n.)in existence, living, existing
extent (n.)[of politeness] extending, showing, exercise of behaviour
extinct (adj.)extinguished, put out, quenched
extolment (n.)praising, praise, extolling
extorted (adj.)ill-gotten, gained by evil means
extravagant (adj.)vagrant, straying, roaming
extremity (n.)utmost severity, extreme intensity, hardship
extremity (n.)utmost degree, greatest amount
eyas (n.)[young hawk taken from the nest for the purpose of training] one whose training is complete
eye, in hisin front of him, in his presence
faction (n.)party, group, set [of people]
faculty (n.)function, power, capability
fain (adv.)gladly, willingly
fain (adv.)gladly, willingly
fain (adv.)gladly, willingly
fain (adv.)gladly, willingly
fair (adv.)well, in a good hand, elegantly [like a clerk]
fair (adv.)kindly, encouragingly, courteously
fair hourtime of youth, favourable opportunity [as a young man]
fairly (adv.)cordially, warmly, becomingly
fall (v.)work out, happen, turn out
false (adj.)disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.)disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.)disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.)sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
false (adj.)wrong, mistaken
false firedischarge of blank cartridges
fancy (n.)fancifulness, flamboyance, showiness
fancy (n.)imagination, creativity, inventiveness
fancy (n.)imagination, creativity, inventiveness
fanned (adj.)well-sifted, tested, considered
fantastic (adj.)extravagant, fanciful, ingenious
fantasy (n.)imagining, delusion, hallucination
fardel (n.)burden, load, bundle
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]
farm (v.)lease out, rent out, let
fashion (n.)manner, way, mode, appearance
fashion (n.)fad, modish behaviour, whim
fashion (n.)fad, modish behaviour, whim
fashion (n.)conventional behaviour, conformity, customary use
fashion (n.)conventional behaviour, conformity, customary use
fast (n.)fasting, hunger
fast (v.)do penance
fat (v.)fatten, feed up, nourish
father (n.)stepfather, father-in-law
fatness (n.)grossness, bloatedness
favour (n.)charm, attractiveness, gracefulness
favour (n.)friendship, good will, friendly regard
favour (n.)[facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
fay (n.)faith
fear (n.)duty, solicitude, obligation
fear (v.)doubt, mistrust
fear (v.)fear for, worry about, be anxious about
fear-surprised (adj.)made helpless by fear, overcome by fear
feat (n.)[wicked] deed, action, crime
feature (n.)physical appearance, bodily shape, looks
feature (n.)physical appearance, bodily shape, looks
fee (n.)value, worth
fee, inin absolute possession, as freehold
feeling (n.)sensibility, intuition, understanding
felicity (n.)happiness, bliss, joy
fell (adj.)cruel, fierce, savage
fell (adj.)mighty, terrible
fell (adv.)fiercely, savagely, brutally
fellowship (n.)partnership, membership, participation
felly (n.)piece of curved wood forming part of a wheel rim
fennel (n.)fragrant herb used as a sauce for fish
fetch (n.)dodge, stratagem, contrivance
few, in (a)in few words, in short, in brief
field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combat
fiery (adj.)spreading like fire
fiery (adv.)brightly, conspicuously, brilliantly
figure (n.)figure of speech, device, piece of rhetoric
film (v.)film over, cover up
find (v.)find the truth about, discover the reason for
fine (adj.)artificially beautiful, showily decorative
fine (adj.)sensitive, responsive, reactive
fine (adj.)handsome [as modern use]
fine (adj.)powdery [as modern use]
fine (n.)[legal] agreement to transfer land possession
fine (n.)outcome, final result, conclusion
fine, inin the end, finally, in conclusion
fine, inin the end, finally, in conclusion
fine, inin the end, finally, in conclusion
finger (v.)steal, pinch, pilfer
first (adv.)at first
first, upon ouron our first raising the matter
fit (adj.)suited, fitting, appropriate
fit (v.)suit, befit, be suitable [for]
fit (v.)suit, befit, be suitable [for]
fit (v.)suit, befit, be suitable [for]
fit (v.)belong together, match
fitness (n.)inclination, readiness
flat (n.)low-lying land, plain, swampy ground
flaw (n.)gust, squall, blast
flight (n.)company, host, multitude
flood (n.)sea, deep, waves, rushing water
flourish (n.)ornamentation, decoration, adornment
flourish (n.)ornamentation, decoration, adornment
flush (adj.)lusty, vigorous, full of life
flushing (n.)reddening, redness
foil (n.)setting, background which sets something off to advantage [as dull metal sets off a gem]
foil (n.)sword, rapier
foil (n.)sword, rapier
foil (n.)sword, rapier
foil (n.)sword, rapier
foil (n.)sword, rapier
follow (v.)seek after, pursue, strive for, court
follow (v.)seek after, pursue, strive for, court
fond (adj.)foolish, trifling, frivolous
fool (n.)plaything, pawn, puppet
foot, atclose behind, closely
for (prep.)on account of
for (prep.)instead of
for and (conj.)and [emphatic]
forbear (v.)leave alone, avoid, stay away [from]
forced (adj.)unnatural, contrived, brought about by violence
fordo (v.)wreck, destroy, ruin
fordo (v.)put an end to, kill, destroy
foreknowing (n.)knowing in advance, foreknowledge
forestall (v.)prevent, stop, intercept, waylay
forged (adj.)fabricated, invented, falsified
forgery (n.)fictitious account, invention, fabrication
forgery (n.)fictitious account, invention, fabrication
form (n.)way of behaving, behaviour, code of conduct
form (n.)way of behaving, behaviour, code of conduct
form (n.)imprinted shape, impressed image
form (n.)physical expression, outward behaviour
form (n.)image, likeness, shape
form (n.)physical appearance, outward appearance
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
forward (adj.)early, premature
forward (adj.)ready, eager, inclined
fouled (adj.)filthy, dirtied
frailty (n.)moral weakness, shortcoming, liability to give in to temptation
frame (n.)order, definite form, regular shape
frame (n.)order, definite form, regular shape
frame (n.)framework, structure, construction
frame (n.)framework, structure, construction
frankly (adv.)with no ill-will, openly, without rancour
free (adj.)innocent, guiltless
free (adj.)innocent, guiltless
free (adj.)innocent, guiltless
free (adj.)freely given, willing, unconstrained
free (adj.)liberal, lavish, generous
fret (v.)adorn elaborately, decorate ornately [as a carved ceiling]
fretful (adj.)angry, irritated, ill-tempered
friending (n.)friendliness, friendship, affection
fright (v.), past form frightedfrighten, scare, terrify
frock (n.)dress, gown, costume
front (n.)forehead, face
frontier (n.)border fortress, frontier town
fruit (n.)dessert, last course
fruitful (adj.)abundant, overflowing, prolific
full, atin detail, at full length
function (n.)activity, action, performance
fust (v.)become musty, grow mouldy
gage (v.)pledge, contract, stake
gaingiving (n.)misgiving, apprehension, qualm
gait (n.)proceedings, course, doings, steps
gall (n.)spirit of anger, venom, ability to be angry
gall (v.)injure, harm, wound
gall (v.)graze, scratch
gall (v.)chafe, rub, make sore
gallant (n.)fine gentleman, man of fashion
galled (adj.)sore, swollen, inflamed
galled (adj.)sore, swollen, inflamed
gambol (v.)shy away, leap away
game (n.)gambling
garb (n.)manner, style, fashion
garbage (n.)offal, entrails
gather (v.)collect one's thoughts
gauntlet (n.)armoured glove protecting the hand and wrist
gem (n.)jewel, treasure, pride
gender, generalcommon people, general public
general (adj.)common, of everyone, public
general (n.)ordinary people, general public, populace
generous (adj.)well-bred, mannerly, noble-minded
generous (adj.)well-bred, mannerly, noble-minded
gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kind
gentry (n.)courtesy, gentlemanliness, good breeding
gentry (n.)courtesy, gentlemanliness, good breeding
german, germane (adj.)appropriate, connected, pertinent
ghost (n.)dead body, corpse
gib (n.)tom-cat
gilded (adj.)gold-bearing, supplied with money
girdle (n.)belt
Gis (n.)[pron: jis] Jesus
give (v.)grant, allow, bestow
give in (v.)provide, supply, furnish
giving out (n.)suggestion, intimation, utterance
glass (n.)mirror, looking-glass
glass (n.)mirror, looking-glass
glean (v.)collect, scrape together, gather up
globe (n.)head, brain
glow (v.)blush, redden, flush
God-a-mercyexclamation of thanks, applause, surprise, etc [God have mercy]
goodman (adj.)[title for a person under the rank of gentleman] mister, master
goosequill (n.)pen made from a goose quill
gorge (n.)stomach contents
grace (n.)honour, favour, recognition, respect
grace (n.)honour, favour, recognition, respect
grace (n.)virtue, good quality
grace (n.)virtue, good quality
gracious (adj.)holy, sanctified
gracious (adj.)blessed, happy, joyful
grained (adj.)ingrained, indelible, fast-dyed
grandsire (n.)old man, aged person
grate (v.)harass, irritate, aggravate
gratis (adv.)for nothing, without payment
greatly (adv.)nobly, honourably
green (adj.)fresh, recent, new
greenly (adv.)unskilfully, like an amateur
greet (v.)address, offer a salutation, acknowledge in words
grief (n.)grievance, complaint, hurt, injury
grizzled (adj.)grey, sprinkled with grey hairs
gross (adj.)excessively large, coarsely luxuriant
gross (adj.)heavy, weighty, bulky
gross (adj.)coarse, vulgar, unrefined
gross (n.)overall total, whole amount
grossly (adv.)in a state of excess, with great sins unabsolved
ground (n.)land, country
groundlings (n.)audience standing in a theatre courtyard
grow unto (v.)cling to, stick to, be one with
gules (adj.)[heraldry] red
gulf (n.)whirlpool
gyve (n.)(plural) handicaps, defects
habit (n.)dress, clothing, costume
habit (n.)dress, clothing, costume
habit (n.)behaviour, bearing, demeanour
habit (n.)behaviour, bearing, demeanour
habit (n.)routine, settled practice, regular behaviour
halt (v.)limp, proceed lamely
hams (n.)thighs, legs
hand (n.)agency, means, aid
handsaw (n.)heron [probably a variant of ‘heronshaw’, i.e. a young heron]
handsome (adj.)naturally graceful, artlessly elegant
hanger (n.)loop or strap attached to a sword belt, from which a sword may be hung
hap (n.)fortune, lot, fate
hap (v.)happen, take place, come to pass
haply (adv.)perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
haply (adv.)perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
haply (adv.)perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
happily (adv.)perhaps, by chance, maybe
happily (adv.)perhaps, by chance, maybe
happiness (n.)felicity, aptness, appropriateness [of expression]
happy (adj.)opportune, appropriate, propitious, favourable
harbinger (n.)forerunner, herald, precursor
hard (adj.)difficult, not easy [to obtain]
hard (adv.)badly, poorly, ill
harlot (n.)prostitute, whore
harrow (v.)disturb, distress, vex
harrow up (v.)disturb, distress, vex
hatch (n.)hatching [as from an egg]
hatchment (n.)[heraldry] tablet displaying a person's coat-of-arms
haunt (n.)public places, society, company
have (v.)understand, grasp, comprehend
have (v.)understand, grasp, comprehend
have after (v.)let's follow
haviour (n.)behaviour, manner, demeanour
havoc (n.)[in fighting and hunting: calling for] total slaughter, general devastation
head (n.)advancing crowd of insurgents, uprising
head (n.)source, origin, fountainhead
health (n.)well-being, benevolence
health (n.)well-being, prosperity
healthful (adj.)healthy, wholesome, fit [in health]
hearsed (v.)coffined, placed in a hearse
heat (n.)anger, rage, passion
heat (n.)anger, rage, passion
heave (n.)deep sigh, heaving [of the chest]
heavy (adj.)grave, serious, weighty
heavy (adj.)grave, serious, weighty
heavy (adj.)grave, serious, weighty
heavy (adj.)grave, serious, weighty
hebona (n.)poisonous plant [identity not known, perhaps henbane]
Hecat, Hecate (n.)[pron: 'hekat, 'hekatee] Greek goddess of the underworld; associated with magic, ghosts, witchcraft
hectic (n.)wasting fever, persistent fever
Hecuba (n.)wife of Priam, King of Troy, and mother of 18 children; after the Greeks took Troy, she saw her sons and her husband killed, and was sent into slavery.
hedge (v.)protect, surround
height (n.)maximum, highest amount, utmost degree
help, atin our favour, ready to help
hem (v.)make a noise like ‘hmm’ or ‘ahem’
hence (adv.)away from here, from this place
hence (adv.)in the next world
hent (n.)clutch, grasp
heraldry (n.)heraldic devices, armorial bearings
Hercules (n.)[Roman form of Heracles] proverbial for his mythical physical strength and miraculous achievements
Hercules (n.)[Roman form of Heracles] proverbial for his mythical physical strength and miraculous achievements
Hercules (n.)[Roman form of Heracles] proverbial for his mythical physical strength and miraculous achievements
hereafter (adv.)after this, in time to come
herein (adv.)in here, in this [matter, situation, etc]
Herod (n.)in the Bible, a Judean king, portrayed in medieval mystery plays as a wild and angry figure
heyday (n.)excited state, youthful wildness
hic et...here and everywhere
hideous (adj.)terrifying, frightful, horrifying
hideous (adj.)terrifying, frightful, horrifying
hie (v.)hasten, hurry, speed
hither (adv.)here, to this place / time / end
hitherto (adv.)to this extent
hitherto (adv.)up to now
hoar (adj.)grey-white, hoary
hold (v.)survive, last out [until]
hold (v.)stand firm, continue, carry on
hold (v.)stand firm, continue, carry on
hold (v.)stand firm, continue, carry on
hold off (v.)be reticent, keep distance
hold up (v.)continue, keep going, carry on
hollow (adj.)empty, false, insincere
home (adv.)fully, thoroughly, unsparingly
honest (adj.)chaste, pure, virtuous
honest (adj.)honourable, respectable, upright
honest (adj.)genuine, real, true
honesty (n.)decency, decorum, good manners
honour (n.)credit, good name, reputation
honoured (adj.)honourable, dignified, virtuous
hoodman-blind (n.)blind-man's buff
horrid (adj.)horrifying, frightful, terrifying
horridly (adv.)dreadfully, frightfully, terrifyingly
however, howe'er (adv.)whatever; although, however much
howsomever, howsome'er, how ... some'er (adv.)however, howsoever, in whatever way [+ subordinate clause]
howsomever, howsome'er, how ... some'er (adv.)however, howsoever, in whatever way [+ subordinate clause]
howsomever, howsome'er, how ... some'er (adv.)however, howsoever, in whatever way [+ subordinate clause]
hugger-mugger, insecretly, stealthily, furtively
humorous (adj.)capricious, moody, temperamental
hurt (adj.)wounded, injured
husbandry (n.)thrift, good economy, careful management
hush (adj.)hushed, silent, quiet
Hymen (n.)[pron: 'hiymen] Greek god who led a wedding procession; associated with a torch, crown of flowers, and flute
Hyperion (n.)[pron: hiy'peerion] Greek god, son of Uranus and Gaia, who fathered the Sun, Moon, and Dawn; often, the Sun itself, with a horse-drawn chariot
Hyperion (n.)[pron: hiy'peerion] Greek god, son of Uranus and Gaia, who fathered the Sun, Moon, and Dawn; often, the Sun itself, with a horse-drawn chariot
Hyrcan, Hyrcania (n.)[pron: 'herkan, her'kaynia] ancient region of Asia Minor, in modern Iran
chalice (n.)ceremonial cup, drinking-cup
challenger (n.)claimant
chance (n.)event, occurrence, situation [especially, bad]
chance (v.)happen [to], transpire, come about
changeling (n./adj.)substitution, changeover, switch
chanson (n.)song
chapless, chopless (adj.)jawless
character (n.)handwriting, style of writing, lettering
character (v.)inscribe, engrave, write
charge (n.)accusation, censure, blame
charge (n.)command, order, injunction, instruction
charge (n.)expense, cost, outlay
charge (n.)weight, import, moment
chariest (adj.)most cautious, shyest, most careful
charm (v.)work magic [on], bewitch, enchant
check at (v.)turn aside from, shy away from
cheer (n.)cheerfulness, mirth, joy
cheer (n.)cheerfulness, mirth, joy
cheer (n.)lifestyle, fare, standard of living
chide (v.), past form chidscold, rebuke, reprove
chief (adv.)chiefly, principally
choler (n.)anger, rage, wrath
chop-fallendowncast, dejected, down in the mouth
chopine (n.)type of shoe with a high base
chorus (n.)character in a play who speaks the prologue and comments on the course of events
chough (n.)chatterer, prater, prattler
Christian (n.)ordinary person, normal human being
churlish (adj.)rude, blunt, ungracious
idle (adj.)careless, inattentive, lax
idle (adj.)mad, crazy, lunatic
idle (adj.)mad, crazy, lunatic
ignorant (n.)[those who are] unaware, unconscious
'ild, 'ield, dild (v.)[form of ‘yield’] reward, repay, requite
Ilion, Ilium (n.)poetic names for the city of Troy
ill (adj.)unskilful, inexpert, unskilled
ill (adj.)poor, inadequate, miserable
ill (adj.)bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (adj.)sick, indisposed, unwell
ill (n.)wrong, injury, harm, evil
ill-breeding (adj.)mischief-making, discontented
illume (v.)light up, illuminate, brighten
image (n.)representation, depiction, portrayal
immediate (adj.)close in succession, proximate, direct
impart (v.)tell, make known, communicate
impart (v.)tell, make known, communicate
impart (v.)tell, make known, communicate
impart (v.)bestow, give, grant
impartment (n.)communication, imparting of information
impasted (adj.)made into a paste, crusted
impawn (v.)wager, pledge, stake
impawn (v.)wager, pledge, stake
imperious, emperious (adj.)imperial, majestic, sovereign
impiteous (adj.)impetuous, violent, pitiless
implorator (n.)one who implores or entreats, supplicator, solicitor
import (v.)represent, depict, indicate
import (v.)signify, mean, suggest
import (v.)signify, mean, suggest
import (v.)signify, mean, suggest
import (v.)be of importance to, concern, matter to
important (adj.)urgent, pressing, demanding, importunate
importing (prep.)concerning, regarding, relating to
importunate (adj.)persistent, pressing, insistent
importune (v.)urge, press
importunity (n.)persistent solicitation, troublesome persistence
imposthume (n.)abscess, putrid swelling
impotence (n.)helplessness, powerlessness, decrepitude
impotent (adj.)helpless, powerless, decrepit
impress (n.)conscription, enforced service
imputation (n.)reputation, prestige, estimation
incapable (adj.)insensible, unconscious, incomprehending
incensed (adj.)inflamed, angered, enraged
incontinency (n.)lack of sexual restraint, sexual indulgence, infidelity
incorporal (adj.)incorporeal, insubstantial, immaterial
incorpsed (adj.)made into one body, incorporated, fused
incorrect (adj.)behaving in a contrary way, uncorrected
indenture (n.)(plural) [legal] joint agreement, articles of agreement
index (n.)prologue, preface, table of contents
indict (v.)charge, convict, accuse
indifferent (adj.)average, ordinary, typical
indifferent (adv.)moderately, tolerably, reasonably
indifferent (adv.)moderately, tolerably, reasonably
indifferently (adv.)to some extent, fairly well
indirection (n.)roundabout means, indirect approach
indiscretion (n.)lack of judgement, recklessness
individable (adj.)indivisible [with no changes in the location of action]; or: unclassifiable
indued, endued (adj.)endowed, supplied [with appropriate qualities]
infallibly (adv.)accurately, precisely, faithfully
infant (n.)young plant [figurative use]
inform (v.)provide evidence, bring a charge
infusion (n.)mixture of qualities, combination of attributes
ingenious (adj.)alert, fully conscious, intelligent, capable
inheritor (n.)owner, possessor, acquirer
inhibition (n.)formal prohibition, official ban [from playing in the city]
innovation (n.)new fashion; or: insurrection
inoculate (v.)engraft, graft into
insinuation (n.)ingratiation, worming their way in
instance (n.)reason, motive, cause
instant (adv.)immediately, instantly, at once
intent (n.)intention, purpose, aim
intent (n.)intention, purpose, aim
intent (n.)intention, purpose, aim
interpret (v.)provide a dialogue [as does a puppeteer on behalf of the puppets]
intil (prep.)to
inurn (v.)entomb, bury, inter
inventorially (adv.)as in an inventory, one by one, in detail
investments (n.)(plural) garments, clothes, clothing
invisible (adj.)unforseeable, unseeable, hidden
inward (adv.)internally, inside
issue (n.)outcome, result, consequence(s)
issue (n.)outcome, result, consequence(s)
jade (n.)worn-out horse, hack, worthless nag
jealousy (n.)suspicion, mistrust, apprehension
jealousy (n.)suspicion, mistrust, apprehension
Jephthah (n.)Bible (Judges 11): judge in Israel who promised God to sacrifice the first he met if he returned home victorious; this proved to be his daughter
jest (v.)make believe, act, play parts
jig (v.)move jerkily [as in a jig]
jig-maker (n.)comic performer, jester
jocund (adj.)merry, joyful, cheerful
John-a-dreams (n.)dreamer, idle muser
joint, out ofdisordered, disorganized, out of order
jointress (n.)woman holding a property right from her deceased husband, dowager
journeyman (n.)common workman, hireling
Jove (n.)[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme god
Jove (n.)[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme god
jowl (v.)dash, knock, thrust
judgement (n.)opinion, estimation, assessment
judgement (n.)reason, discernment, good sense
judgement (n.)reason, discernment, good sense
juggle with (v.)deceive, cheat, trick
Julius Caesar[pron: 'seezer] Roman politician and general, 1st-c BC
Julius Caesar[pron: 'seezer] Roman politician and general, 1st-c BC
jump (adv.)exactly, precisely
jump (adv.)exactly, precisely
just (adj.)honourable, loyal, faithful
keen (adj.)sharp, cutting, severe
keep (v.)continue, carry on, remain
keep (v.)lodge, live, dwell
keep (v.)guard, watch, tend
kettle (n.)kettledrum
kibe (n.)chilblain, inflamed heel
kind (adj.)showing natural feeling, acting by nature
kind (n.)nature, close natural relationship
kindless (adj.)inhuman, unnatural, monstrous
knave (n.)scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.)boy, lad, fellow
knave (n.)boy, lad, fellow
knave (n.)boy, lad, fellow
knave (n.)boy, lad, fellow
knavery (n.)treachery, trap, trickery
knavish (adj.)rascally, mischievous, roguish
knavish (adj.)rascally, mischievous, roguish
knowing (adj.)knowledgeable, intelligent, perceptive
la (int.)indeed
laboursome (adj.)laborious, assiduous, hard-working
lacks of, itit is a little before
lard (v.)strew, deck, cover
lard (v.)strew, deck, cover
last (adv.)at last
late (adj.)recent, not long past
late (adv.)recently, a little while ago / before
laud (n.)song of praise, hymn
lawful (adj.)excusable, allowable, justifiable
lay (n.)song
lay (v.)wager, stake, bet
lay (v.)apply, place, put
lay (v.)attribute, ascribe, impute
lay hometalk severely, rebuke, berate
lazar-like (adj.)like leprosy, leprous
lean (v.)depend, appertain [to], relate [to]
learn (v.)teach, instruct [not a regional dialect usage as in modern English]
leave (v.)cease, stop, give up
leave (v.)cease, stop, give up
lecture (n.)lesson, instructive example
leisure (n.)opportunity, moment, available time
lend (v.)give, grant, bestow [on]
lenten (adj.)dismal, meagre, scanty
leperous, leprous (adj.)infected, poisoned, leprosy-like
let (v.)hinder, prevent, stand in the way
let bebe quiet
Lethe (n.)[pron: 'leethee] a mythological river of the underworld, causing oblivion to those who drank from it
level (adj.)straight, direct
level (adj.)plain, obvious, manifest
levy (n.)recruitment of soldiers, conscription of men
lewdness (n.)obscenity, carnality, lascivious behaviour
liberal (adj.)coarse, licentious, promiscuous
liberal (adj.)fanciful, lavish
liberal-conceited (adj.)lavishly ingenious
liberty (n.)plays not written according to traditional rules of drama; also: district not subject to a sheriff's legal order [i.e. more suitable for theatres]
liberty (n.)liberation, deliverance
lie (n.)accusation of lying, charge of falsehood
lief, had asshould like just as much
liege (n.)lord, sovereign
liege (n.)lord, sovereign
liegeman (n.)vassal, subject, follower
life (n.)continued existence, survival
life-rendering (adj.)life-giving [to its young], self-sacrificing
light (adj.)minor, slight, of little value
light (v.)alight, descend, fall, come to rest
light (v.)alight, descend, fall, come to rest
lightness (n.)lightheadedness, faintness, dizziness
like (adj.)same, similar, alike, equal
like (adj.)same, similar, alike, equal
like (adj.)same, similar, alike, equal
like (adj.)same, similar, alike, equal
like (adv.)likely, probable / probably
like (adv.)likely, probable / probably
like (adv.)likely, probable / probably
like (adv.)likely, probable / probably
like (v.)please, suit
like (v.)please, suit
like (v.)be impressed [by], make a choice
like as (conj.)as if
limed (adj.)trapped, ensnared [as with birdlime]
liquor (n.)[alcoholic] drink
lisp (v.)talk in an affected way, speak with affectation
list (n.)muster, troop, band, recruitment
list (n.)muster, troop, band, recruitment
list (n.)boundary, limit, confines
list (v.)listen to, pay attention to
list (v.)listen
list (v.)wish, like, please
little, inon a small scale, in miniature
livery (n.)uniform, costume, special clothing
livery (n.)uniform, costume, special clothing
livery (n.)uniform, costume, special clothing
loggats (n.)type of game [in which sticks are thrown to lie near a target stake]
loneliness (n.)being alone, solitariness
long purple[unclear meaning] probably a type of wild orchis
look (v.)take care, see, be sure
look through (v.)become visible, show clearly
look up (v.)be cheerful, take courage
lose (v.)perplex, bewilder, overwhelm [by]
lot, byby chance
love (n.)act of kindness, affectionate deed
luxury (n.)lust, lechery, lasciviousness
magic (n.)special power
machine (n.)body, human frame
maimed (adj.)incomplete, deficient, wanting
main (n.)central part, chief part
main (n.)main concern, chief point
mainly (adv.)greatly, very much, mightily
majestical (adj.)majestic, regal, kingly
malefaction (n.)evil-doing, criminal act
malicious (adj.)violent, hostile, wrathful
mallecho (n.)[unclear meaning] mischief, misdeed
mandate (n.)command, order
mantle (n.)loose sleeveless cloak
many a day, for thisduring these past few days
margent (n.)margin [of a page, where an explanatory note would be found]
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]
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]
market (n.)marketing [i.e. profitable use]
marry (int.)[exclamation] by Mary
marry (int.)[exclamation] by Mary
marry (int.)[exclamation] by Mary
marry (int.)[exclamation] by Mary
marry (int.)[exclamation] by Mary
Mars (n.)Roman god of war
Mars (n.)Roman god of war
marshal (v.)conduct, lead, steer
mart (n.)bargaining, buying and selling, trading
marvellous (adv.)very, extremely, exceedingly
marvellous (adv.)very, extremely, exceedingly
mass (n.)size, numbers, large amount
massy (adj.)massive, heavy, colossal
masterly (adj.)of one's skill, of one's mastery
matin (n.)morning
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.)subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.)reason, cause, ground
matter (n.)reason, cause, ground
matter (n.)significance, import, meaning
mazzard (n.)[jocular] skull, head, bowl
mean (n.)(plural) manner, mode, method
mean (n.)means of access, passage
meditation (n.)thought, thinking
meed (n.)merit, worth, excellence
meet (adj.)fit, suitable, right, proper
meet (adj.)fit, suitable, right, proper
meet (adj.)fit, suitable, right, proper
meet (adj.)fit, suitable, right, proper
memory, ofremembered, not forgotten
Mercury (n.)messenger of the Roman gods; also, god of commerce
mere (adj.)complete, total, absolute, utter
mere (adj.)complete, total, absolute, utter
merely (adv.)completely, totally, entirely
merely (adv.)completely, totally, entirely
merit (n.)deserving person, righteous individual
merry (adj.)facetious, droll, jocular
mess (n.)dining company, banqueting table
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
miching (adj.)[unclear meaning] sneaking, skulking, lurking
milch (adj.)[milky] moist, tearful
milky (adj.)of the colour of milk; white-haired
mince (v.)chop into pieces, cut into tiny bits
mine (v.)undermine, sap, subvert
mineral (n.)mine, mineral deposit
minister (n.)messenger, agent, servant
mischance (n.)misfortune, calamity, mishap
moan (n.)grief, lamentation, sorrow, complaint
mobled (adj.)with face muffled up, veiled
mock (v.)make fun of, ridicule
model (n.)replica, image, copy
modesty (n.)feelings of shame, sense of propriety
modesty (n.)moderation, restraint, discipline
modesty (n.)moderation, restraint, discipline
modesty (n.)moderation, restraint, discipline
moiety (n.)share, portion, part
moist starthe Moon [because of its influence on the tides]
mole (n.)blemish, fault
moment (n.)importance, weight, consequence
monster (n.)cuckold, victim of adultery
mood (n.)mode, manner, variety
mood (n.)frame of mind, mental state
mope (v.)act aimlessly, be in a daze, wander about
more and lessgreat and small
moreover (adv.)as well as the fact, besides the fact
morn (n.)morning, dawn
morn (n.)morning, dawn
morn (n.)morning, dawn
mortal (adj.)human, subject to death, characterized by mortality
mortise (v.)fit together, join tightly [like pieces of wood]
mote (n.)speck of dust, tiny particle, trifle
motion (n.)[fencing] attack, execution
motion (n.)[fencing] attack, execution
motive (n.)impulse, prompting, incitement
mould (n.)model, pattern, paradigm
mount, onconspicuously, for all to see
mountebank (n.)itinerant quack, travelling drug-seller, charlatan
mouth (v.)take into the mouth
mouths, makemake faces, grimace, show scorn
move (v.)encourage, instigate, prompt
move (v.)arouse, affect, stir [by emotion]
mow (n.)derisive grimace, pout, mocking expression
muddied (adj.)stirred up, disturbed, agitated
muddy-mettled (adj.)sluggish, dull-spirited
much (adv.)very
murdering-piece (n.)type of weapon which scatters lethal projectiles
mute (n.)actor with no words to say, silent spectator
mutine (n.)mutineer, rebel
mutine (v.)rebel, revolt, mutiny
mystery (n.)secret matter, inexplicable essence
naked (adj.)stripped of all belongings, without means
name (n.)reputation, fame, renown
name (n.)reputation, fame, renown
napkin (n.)handkerchief
natural (adj.)inherent, intrinsic
nature (n.)mortal life, natural life
nature (n.)natural feelings, natural affection
nature (n.)natural feelings, natural affection
nature (n.)personality, innate disposition, character
nature (n.)human nature
nature (n.)human nature
nature (n.)human 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]
naught, nought (adj.)improper, offensive, naughty
nave (n.)[of wheels] hub, pivot
necessaries (n.)travelling necessities, personal luggage
necessary (adj.)inevitable, unavoidable, certain
need, for aif necessary, if need be, at a pinch
negligence (n.)disregard, neglect, indifference
neighbour (v.)be close, be well acquainted [with]
neither (adv.)for all that, nevertheless
Nemean lionmonstrous lion, reputably invulnerable, from the region of Nemea; its destruction was one of the twelve labours of Hercules
NeptuneRoman water-god, chiefly associated with the sea and sea-weather
NeptuneRoman water-god, chiefly associated with the sea and sea-weather
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
nerve (n.)sinew, ligament, muscle
new (adv.)newly, freshly, recently, just
nickname (v.)invent names for, misname
niggard (adj.)grudging, reluctant, unwilling
nighted (adj.)dark, black as night
nill (v.)will not
Niobe (n.)[pron: 'niyohbay] heroine of Thebes, daughter of Tantalus, whose sons and daughters were slain by Apollo and Diana; the gods then turned her into a rock, but her eyes continued to weep in the form of a spring
nomination (n.)naming, mention, reference
nonce, for thefor that purpose, for the occasion
nose (v.)smell
note (v.)show, indicate, intimate
nothing (n.)no point, no particular
nothing (n.)nonsense, emptiness, rubbish
nothing (n.)nonsense, emptiness, rubbish
noyance (n.)harm, damage, injury
number (n.)(plural) verses, lines
object (n.)spectacle, sight, object of attention
oblivion (n.)forgetfulness, inability to recall
obsequious (adj.)dutiful [without suggesting servility]; appropriate after a death
observed (n.)one demanding respect, deserving of honour
occasion (n.)circumstance, opportunity
occasion (n.)circumstance, opportunity
occulted (adj.)hidden, concealed
occurrent (n.)incident, event, occurrence
odd (adj.)occasional; or: extra
of (prep.)on
office (n.)officialdom, people who hold office
officer (n.)(plural) household, servants
oft (adv.)often
oft (adv.)often
oft (adv.)often
oft (adv.)often
oft (adv.)often
oft (adv.)often
oft (adv.)often
oft (adv.)often
oft (adv.)often
oft (adv.)often
oft (adv.)often
Olympus (n.)mountainous region of N Greece; the home of the gods
omen (n.)calamity, ominous event, disaster
ominous (adj.)fateful, portentous
on (prep.)on top of
once (adv.)ever, at any time
only (adj.)outstanding, peerless, pre-eminent
ope (v.)open
ope (v.)open
open (v.)reveal, uncover, disclose
operant (adj.)active, vital, potent, functioning
opposite (n.)opposing force, adversity
opposition (n.)presenting for combat, contesting, encounter
oppressed (adj.)distressed, troubled, burdened
or (conj.)before
or ever (conj.)before
or ever (conj.)that ever
orb (n.)earth, world
orbed (adj.)rounded, orb-like, spherical
order (n.)prescribed practice, regular procedure
ordinant (adj.)providential, directing, in control
ordnance, ordinance (n.)cannon, artillery
ordnance, ordinance (n.)cannon, artillery
ordnance, ordinance (n.)cannon, artillery
ore (n.)precious metal
organ (n.)musical instrument
organ (n.)agent, instrument, means
orchard (n.)garden
orison (n.)prayer, plea
Ossa (n.)mountain in Thessaly, N Greece
ostentation (n.)ceremony, ritual
out (adv.)at an end, finished
outrageous (adj.)temperamental, capricious, volatile
outstretched (adj.)over-inflated, puffed up, swollen [by ambition]
overbear (v.)overwhelm, overcome, overpower
over-crow (v.)overpower, overwhelm, triumph over
overdo (v.)outdo, surpass
over-leaven (v.)leaven too much, pervade, imbue to excess
overlook (v.)look over, peruse, read through
overmaster (v.)overcome, control, master completely
overpeer (v.)rise above, tower over
overreach, over-reach (v.), past form overraughtovertake, come up with, pass by
overreach, over-reach (v.), past form overraughtget the better of, has the advantage of
over-size (v.)paint over, smear [i.e. cover with a substance resembling size]
oversway (v.)prevail upon, override, overturn
overtake (v.)drunkenly overcome, overpowered by drink
over-teemed (adj.)excessively productive, exhausted by childbearing
overweigh (v.)outweigh, exceed, prevail over
pack (v.)plot, scheme, intrigue
paddle (v.)toy [with], play wantonly [with], fondle
paddock, padock (n.)toad
paint (v.)adorn, beautify, enhance
painted (adj.)frozen, motionless [as in a painting]
painted (adj.)feigned, counterfeit, disguised
painting (n.)cosmetics, paint [for the face], beautifying
pair of, aa few, two or three
pajock (n.)[unclear meaning] savage, degenerate; or: peacock
pale (n.)fence, paling, enclosure
pale (v.)dim, make pale
pall (v.)fail, miscarry, abort
palmy (adj.)flourishing, triumphant
palpable (adj.)evident, obvious, apparent
pander (v.)gratify, act as a sexual go-between for
paradox (n.)statement going against accepted belief, absurdity
pardon (n.)permission, consent, approval
pardon (n.)permission, consent, approval
pardon (n.)permission, consent, approval
parle, parley (n.)negotiation, meeting [between enemies under a truce, to discuss terms]
parle, parley (v.)talk, discuss, enter into conversation
part (n.)quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
part (n.)quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
particular (adj.)personal, special, private
particular (adj.)detailed, specific, precise
particular (n.)individual issue, point of detail
partisan (n.)weapon with a long handle and a broad head, sometimes with a projection at the side
pass (n.)passage, crossing, thoroughfare
pass (n.)[fencing] swordthrust, lunge
pass (n.)[fencing] swordthrust, lunge
pass (n.)[fencing] swordthrust, lunge
pass (n.)bout, exchange, round [in fencing]
pass (v.)surpass, go beyond, outdo
passage (n.)incident, occurrence, event, happening
passage (n.)passing away, departure from life, death
passage (n.)passing away, departure from life, death
passing (adv.)very, exceedingly, extremely
passion (n.)powerful feeling, overpowering emotion [often opposed to ‘reason’]
passion (n.)passionate outburst, emotional passage
passion (n.)suffering, torment, deep grief
pat (adv.)neatly, opportunely, aptly
pate (n.)head, skull
pate (n.)head, skull
pate (n.)head, skull
pate (n.)head, skull
patience (n.)leave, permission, indulgence
pause (n.)hesitation, delay
pause (n.)hesitation, delay
pause, inhesitating, not proceeding, pausing
peace-parted (adj.)who have departed this life in peace
peak (v.)mope about, brood, languish
peal (n.)discharge, volley, burst
peasant (adj.)base, low, villainous
peculiar (adj.)particular, private, personal
peevish (adj.)obstinate, perverse, self-willed [contrast modern sense of ‘irritable, morose’]
Pelion (n.)[pron: 'peelion] mountain in Thessaly, N Greece; gods revenged themselves on rebellious Titans by burying them under Mt Pelion
pendent (adj.)downhanging, drooping, dangling
penetrable (adj.)receptive, susceptible, capable of being affected
perdie, perdy (int.)[French 'par Dieu'] by God
perdition (n.)loss, diminution, decrease
perfect (adj.)clear, in accord with
perchance (adv.)perhaps, maybe
perchance (adv.)perhaps, maybe
perchance (adv.)perhaps, maybe
perchance (adv.)perhaps, maybe
perchance (adv.)perhaps, maybe
periwig-pated (adj.)bewigged, wearing a wig
perpend (v.)consider, ponder, reflect
persuade (v.)urge, entreat, beseech
perusal (n.)inspection, scrutiny, examination
peruse (v.)inspect, scrutinize, examine
petar (n.)bomb, explosive
petty (adj.)small, weak, inadequate, insignificant
philosophy (n.)natural philosophy, i.e. science
Phoebus (n.)[pron: 'feebus] Latin name for Apollo as the sun-god; also called Phoebus Apollo
phrase (n.)phrasing, language, mode of expression
phrase (n.)phrasing, language, mode of expression
physic (n.)medicine, healing, treatment
picked (adj.)over-refined, fastidious, particular
pickers and stealershands
piece (n.)cannon, piece of artillery, fire-arm
piece (n.)cannon, piece of artillery, fire-arm
piece (n.)specimen, masterpiece
piece (n.)specimen, masterpiece
pin's fee, athe value of a trifle
pioneer, pioner (n.)miner, digger, excavator
pirate (n.)pirate-ship
piteous (adj.)full of pity, compassionate, tender
pith (n.)importance, weight, gravity
pitch (n.)height, elevation, high aspiration
platform (n.)gun-platform, battery emplacement
plausive (adj.)pleasing, praiseworthy, laudable
Plautus (n.)[pron: 'plawtus] Latin comic playwright, 2nd-c BC
play (v.)fence
play (v.)fence
pledge (n.)toast, drinking of a health
pleurisy, plurisy (n.)excess, superfluity, superabundance
ply one's musicgo one's own way
pocky (adj.)poxy, disease-infected [with syphilis, smallpox]
point (n.)sword-point
point (v.)direct, suggest, indicate [to]
point, at / at ain readiness, prepared, armed
Polack (adj.)Polish, in Poland
Polack (n.)Poles, Polish people
Polack (n.)Poles, Polish people
Polack (n.)Poles, Polish people
Pole (n.)the Pole star
poleaxe, sleddedbattle-axe made like a sledge-hammer
policy (n.)statecraft, statesmanship, diplomacy
politic (adj.)crafty, wily, self-serving
politician (n.)schemer, intriguer, plotter
poll (n.)head
poniard (n.)dagger
porpentine (n.)porcupine
portal (n.)door, doorway, gateway
portentous (adj.)ominous, threatening, full of foreboding
posset (v.)curdle, clot, coagulate
post (v.)hasten, speed, ride fast
posthaste, post-haste (n.)great expedition, speed of preparation
posy (n.)short piece of poetry [often inscribed inside a ring]
potent (adj.)powerful, influential
potently (adv.)mightily, strongly, powerfully
power (n.)armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.)(usually plural) god, deity, divinity
power (n.)exercise of power, authoritative action
power (n.)control, influence, sway
power (n.)authority, government
power (n.)force, strength, might
powers (n.)faculties, abilities to act
pox (n.)venereal disease; also: plague, or any other disease displaying skin pustules
practice (n.)doings, proceedings, dealings
practice (n.)scheme, plot, stratagem, intrigue
practice (n.)scheme, plot, stratagem, intrigue
practice (n.)trickery, treachery
prank (n.)outrageous deed, excessive behaviour
prate (v.)prattle, chatter, blather
prating (adj.)prattling, chattering, blathering
precedent (adj.)former, previous, prior
precurse (n.)forerunner, precursor, heralding
prefer (v.)place before, offer, present with
pregnant (adj.)meaningful, compelling, convincing
pregnant (adj.)well-disposed, ready, inclined, receptive
prenominate (adj.)aforesaid, previously mentioned
prescript (n.)order, direction, instruction
presence (n.)royal assembly, eminent company
presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.)after a short time, soon, before long
presently (adv.)after a short time, soon, before long
presentment (n.)picture, portrait, depiction
pressure (n.)impression, stamp, image
pressure (n.)impression, stamp, image
prettiness (n.)pleasantness, agreeableness
prevent (v.)forestall, anticipate
Priam (n.)[pron: 'priyam] king of Troy, husband of Hecuba; killed by Pyrrhus during the sack of Troy
prick on (v.)incite, urge on, spur on
primal (adj.)primaeval, original, earliest
primy (adj.)in its prime, at its most active
private (n.)intimate, favourite
privyprivately aware [of], secretly knowledgeable [about]
probation (n.)proof, demonstration
process (n.)account, report, story
process (n.)proceedings, dealings
process (n.)command, mandate, instructions
prodigal (adj.)wastefully lavish, foolishly extravagant
prodigal (adv.)lavishly, extravagantly
profit (n.)furtherance, progress, advancement
progress (n.)state passage, royal journey
prologue (n.)preliminary statement
promised (adj.)previously agreed
pronounce (v.)deliver, speak, declare
proof (adj.)impenetrable, impervious, sound
proof (n.)test, trial
proof (n.)tested strength, proven power of resistance, impenetrability
proof (n.)experience, actual practice, tried knowledge
proper (adj.)characteristic, typical, normal
proper (adj.)very, own
property (n.)quality, character, nature
property (n.)feature, characteristic, particular respect
proportion (n.)(plural) military material, forces and supplies needed for war
protest (v.)make protestation, avow, affirm, proclaim
protestation (n.)solemn declaration, affirmation
prove (v.)find, establish, experience
prove (v.)test, try out, make trial [of]
provide (v.)get ready, equip [oneself]
providence (n.)foresight, forethought
Provincial (adj.)from Provins or Provence [France]
puffed (adj.)puffed up, swollen (with vanity)
puffed (adj.)increased, extended, stuffed
punish (v.)afflict, plague, torment
purgation (n.)purging, cleansing, clearing away
purge (v.)exude, discharge, void
purport (n.)meaning, expression, effect
purpose (n.)point at issue, matter in hand
purpose (n.)point at issue, matter in hand
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.)outcome, result, end
purpose (v.)intend, plan
purse (n.)resources, funds, available money
pursy (adj.)flabby, puffed-up, swollen
push (n.)test, trial
put (v.)impress, urge
put on (v.)arrange, appoint, organize
put on (v.)instigate, provoke, incite
put on (v.)put to the test, set to work
put upon / on (v.)ascribe to, impute to, attribute to
puzzle (v.)bewilder, perplex, baffle
Pyrrhus (n.)[pron: 'pirus] son of Achilles, who entered Troy in the wooden horse and killed Priam
quaintly (adv.)subtly, skilfully, ingeniously
qualify (v.)moderate, weaken, diminish
quality (n.)profession, occupation, business
quality (n.)profession, occupation, business
quantity (n.)equal amount, same proportion
quantity (n.)fragment, little piece, tiny amount
quarrel (n.)cause of complaint, reason for hostility, difference, claim
quarry (n.)[in hunting] heap of dead, pile of bodies
quest (n.)inquest
question (n.)source [of strife], cause, issue
question (n.)argument, contention, dispute
question (n.)argument, contention, dispute
question (n.)argument, contention, dispute
question (n.)conversation, discourse, piece of talk
questionable (adj.)inviting interrogation, of whom questions may be asked
quick (adv.)alive
quick (n.)living, those alive
quick (n.)living, those alive
quick (n.)sensitive parts [of the body], tender flesh
quick (n.)sensitive parts [of the body], tender flesh
quiddity (n.)subtlety, nicety, quibble
quietus (n.)discharge, clearing of accounts, release
quillet (n.)quibble, equivocation, hair-splitting distinction
quintessence (n.)purest form, most perfect manifestation
quit (v.)pay back, repay, reward
quit (v.)draw level, be quits
quote (v.)closely observe, note, examine
quote (v.)note, jot, write
quoth (v.)said
rack (n.)clouds, cloud formations
range (v.)wander freely, roam, rove
rank (adj.)growing in abundance, excessively luxuriant [often unattractively]
rank (adj.)growing in abundance, excessively luxuriant [often unattractively]
rank (adj.)growing in abundance, excessively luxuriant [often unattractively]
rank (adj.)gross, outlandish, coarse
rank (adj.)foul-smelling, stinking
rank (adj.)foul-smelling, stinking
rank (adj.)foul-smelling, stinking
rank (adj.)foul-smelling, stinking
rank (adj.)high, good, great
rankly (adv.)grossly, very much, completely
rapier (n.)light sharp-pointed sword used for thrusting
rapier (n.)light sharp-pointed sword used for thrusting
rapier (n.)light sharp-pointed sword used for thrusting
rapier (n.)light sharp-pointed sword used for thrusting
rareness (n.)exceptional character, rarity
ravel out (v.)unravel, disentangle, make clear
raw (adj.)unrefined, unskilled, unpolished
razed (adj.)cut, slashed, slit
reach (n.)capacity, capability, power of attainment
reach (n.)capacity of mind, penetration
reason (n.)power of reason, judgement, common-sense [often opposed to ‘passion’]
reason (n.)power of reason, judgement, common-sense [often opposed to ‘passion’]
reason (v.)argue rationally [about], debate the pros and cons [of]
rebellious (adj.)not obeying, disobedient, mutinous
receive (v.)consider, believe, regard
reck (v.)regard, heed, care [for]
reckoning (n.)[of personal qualities] rendering of account, settlement of debts
recognizance (n.)bond recognizing a debt
reconcilement (n.)reconciliation, appeasement, peace
recovery (n.)[legal] procedure for transferring property into full ownership
recovery (n.)attainment, gain, restoration
rede (n.)advice, counsel, guidance
redeliver (v.)repeat, relate, report
reechy (adj.)dirty, filthy, squalid
reels (n.)(plural) revels, revelry, merrymaking
regard (n.)consideration, respect, factor
regard (n.)consideration, respect, factor
region (adj.)in the sky, of the air
region (n.)sky, air, heavens
relative (adj.)pertinent, relevant, substantial
religious (adj.)sacred, solemn, inviolate
relish (n.)trace, suggestion, hint
relish (v.)have a flavour [of], taste, savour
remembrance (n.)love-token, keepsake, memento
remembrance (n.)memory, bringing to mind, recollection
remembrance (n.)notice, paying attention
remembrance (n.)notice, paying attention
remiss (adj.)careless, inattentive, negligent
remorse (n.)pity, regret, sorrow
remove (n.)removal, departure, elimination
removed (adj.)remote, secluded, further away
render up (v.)give up, surrender, yield
repair (n.)coming, arrival, approach
repair (v.)come, go, make one's way
repast (v.)feed, nourish, supply
replication (n.)reply, answer, response
report (v.)give an account [of], describe in words
repugnant (adj.)opposing, resisting, refusing
requite (v.), past forms requit, requitedreward, repay, recompense
requite (v.), past forms requit, requitedavenge, pay back, take vengeance on
reserve (v.)preserve, retain, keep
residence (n.)normal place of performance, usual venue [in the city]
resolute (n.)desperado, determined character
resolve (v.)melt, dissolve, transform
resort (n.)visits, visitings, approaches
respect (n.)consideration, factor, circumstance
respect (n.)consideration, factor, circumstance
responsive (adj.)suited, corresponding, matched
rest (n.)residence, lodging, stay
rest (v.)remain, stay, stand
retirement (n.)withdrawal, returning [to one's rooms]
retrograde (adj.)contrary, opposed, repugnant
return (v.)pass, transfer
reverend (adj.)revered, worthy, respected
revert (v.)return, go back
revolution (n.)reversal, change, twists and turns [of fortune]
reword, re-word (v.)repeat, reiterate, put into words again
rhapsody (n.)string, miscellany, meaningless heap
Rhenish (n.)Rhineland wine
Rhenish (n.)Rhineland wine
rheum (n.)tears
riband (n.)ribbon
ring (n.)circle surrounding the sovereign's head [on a coin]; ringing [of the voice]
ripe (adj.)matured, ready for action
rival (n.)partner, associate, companion
robustious (adj.)boisterous, noisy, unruly
romage (n.)commotion, turmoil, bustle
rood (n.)cross
Roscius (n.)[pron: 'rosius] most famous actor of ancient Rome, 2nd-c BC
rosemary (n.)aromatic shrub, associated with remembering
rough-hew (v.)hew roughly, give rough shape to
round (adj.)blunt, forthright, straight, plain-spoken
round (adj.)blunt, forthright, straight, plain-spoken
round (adv.)openly, roundly, in a straightforward way
rouse (n.)full draught (of wine), brimful cup, carousing
rouse (n.)full draught (of wine), brimful cup, carousing
rouse (n.)full draught (of wine), brimful cup, carousing
row (n.)stanza, verse
rub (n.)[bowls] obstacle, impediment, hindrance
rude (adj.)violent, harsh, unkind
rue (n.)aromatic shrub, associated with repentance, pity
rugged (adj.)hairy, shaggy, bristling
runs the world away, thusthat's the way of the world
russet (adj.)reddish-brown [the colour of a rough cloth once worn by country people]
's (det.)contracted form of ‘this’
sable (adj.)black
sable (n.)black
sable (n.)rich fur [from the animal, sable], expensive garment
sable (n.)rich fur [from the animal, sable], expensive garment
sadly (adv.)seriously, gravely, solemnly
safety (n.)concern for safety, need for protection
sage (adj.)solemn, grave, dignified
salary (n.)reward, fee, payment
sallet (n.)[= salad] tasty bit
sanctified (adj.)sanctimonious, hypocritical, deceiving
sanctuarize (v.)give sanctuary to, shelter
sans (prep.)without
sate (v.)satiate, glut, satisfy
satisfaction (n.)recompense, compensation, atonement
save (prep.)except
saw (n.)wise saying, platitude, maxim
say (v.)speak the truth, speak to the point
scale (n.)balance, quantity, amount
scan (v.)examine, carefully consider
scandal (n.)shame, discredit, disgrace
scandal (n.)disgraceful reputation, scandalous imputation
scant (adj.)more chary, not so lavish, more sparing
scape, 'scape (v.)escape, avoid
scape, 'scape (v.)escape, avoid
scape, 'scape (v.)escape, avoid
scarf (v.)wrap round like a scarf or sash
sconce (n.)[jocular] head, pate, bonce
scope (n.)range, reach, extent
scope (n.)goal, prospect, purpose, aim
scorn (n.)folly, foolishness
scorn (n.)mockery, taunt, insult, act of derision
scourge (n.)punishment, retribution
scrimer (n.)fencer, swordsman
scruple (n.)scrupulousness, introspective doubt
scullion (n.)menial, lackey, domestic servant
se...in self-defence
sea-gowntype of robe with a high collar, short sleeves, and mid-leg length
seal (n.)authentication, confirmation, attestation
seal (v.)mark [as if by a seal], designate
seal (v.)confirm, ratify, approve
seal (v.)confirm, ratify, approve
seal (v.)make final arrangements, come to an agreement
sealed (adj.)certified, authenticated [through a wax seal]
season (n.)time, due time, occasion
season (n.)opportunity, favourable moment
season (v.)modify, soften, alleviate
season (v.)moderate, temper, control
season (v.)bring to maturity, ripen
season (v.)turn into, make
season (v.)prepare, make fit
second (n.)supporting action, act of assistance
secure (adj.)carefree, free from anxiety, unguarded
secure (v.)keep safe, protect, guard
seeming (adv.)apparently, ostensibly, to outward appearance
seeming (n.)demeanour, outward behaviour
seised, seized (v.)possessed
select (adj.)superior, refined, cultivated
semblable (n.)likeness, fellow, match
Seneca (n.)[pron: 'seneka] Roman tragedian, 1st-c
sense (n.)ability to respond to sensation, physical perception
sense (n.)ability to respond to sensation, physical perception
sense (n.)intuition, instinct
sense (n.)mind, power of reason, wits
sense (n.)feeling, sensibility, capacity to feel
sense (n.)feeling, sensibility, capacity to feel
sense (n.)feeling, sensibility, capacity to feel
sense (n.)perception, awareness, discernment, appreciation
senseless (adj.)lacking human sensation, incapable of feeling
senseless (adj.)lacking human sensation, incapable of feeling
sensible (adj.)evident, perceptible by the senses, affecting the senses
sensibly (adv.)acutely, intensely, feelingly
sequent (adj.)following, ensuing, consequent
sere (n.)trigger-catch [of a gun]
sergeant (n.)sheriff's officer, enforcer, arresting officer
serve (v.)be of use, render service, be an advantage [to]
serve (v.)be of use, render service, be an advantage [to]
service (n.)course, order of dishes [of a meal]
service (n.)action, performance
set (v.)direct, put, make come
set (v.)value, rate, esteem
set down (v.)resolve, decide, determine
set down (v.)log, make note, put on record
settled (adj.)calm, steadfast, composed
several (adj.)separate, different, distinct
shadow (n.)illusion, unreal image, delusion
shame (v.)be ashamed, be embarrassed
shape (n.)figure, posture, attitude
shape (n.)role, part [to play]
shape (n.)appearance, aspect, visible form
shape (n.)appearance, aspect, visible form
shard (n.)broken pottery, pot fragments
shark up (v.)[like a shark] gather together indiscriminately, collect hastily and uncritically
sheen (n.)brightness, shining, radiance
sheep (n.)fool, dolt, idiot
sheeted (adj.)shrouded, wrapped in a winding-sheet
shent (v.)[from earlier verb ‘shend’] blamed, rebuked, reproached
ship (v.)dispatch, send, consign
shoon (n.)[archaism] shoes
short (adj.)controlled, confined, restrained
shove by (v.)thrust aside, push aside
show (n.)dumb-show, miming
show (n.)appearance, exhibition, display
showing (n.)appearance, bearing
shrewdly (adv.)sharply, severely
shriving (adj.)for confession and absolution
shuffling (n.)trickery, deceit, evasiveness
shuffling (n.)trickery, deceit, evasiveness
school (n.)university
sickly (adj.)of sickness, invalid
sickly over (v.)cover with a sickly hue, make pallid
siege (n.)rank, status, standing
sift (v.)question carefully, examine closely
signet (n.)seal [of authority], signet ring
signify (v.)report, make known, declare
signify (v.)report, make known, declare
simple (adj.)uninformed, ignorant, unintelligent
simple (n.)medicinal herb, medicine
sinew (n.)muscle
single (adj.)individual, particular
sirrah (n.)sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]
sit (v.)hold an inquest
size (v.)quantify, measure [for size]
skin (v.)cover up, cover with skin
skirt (n.)(plural) outlying parts, borders, outskirts
skyish (adj.)lofty, sky-reaching
slander (v.)misuse, disgrace, bring into disrepute
sledded (adj.)carried by sleds
slender (adj.)slight, trifling, insignificant
sliver (n.)[split piece of] branch, bough, limb
slow (adj.)reluctant, unwilling, slowly given
smart (adj.)biting, stinging, painful
smite (v.), past forms smote, smitstrike, hit (often, with great force)
society (n.)disposition, manners, social graces
soft (adj.)sociable, pleasing, pleasant
soft (adv.)[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quiet
soft (adv.)[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quiet
soft (adv.)[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quiet
soft (adv.)[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quiet
soft (adv.)[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quiet
soft (adv.)[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quiet
soft (adv.)[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quiet
softly (adv.)slowly, gently
soil (n.)blemish, stain, tarnish
soil (n.)blemish, stain, tarnish
soil (n.)blemish, stain, tarnish
solemn (adj.)dark, sombre, gloomy
solicit (v.)urge, move, incite, prevail upon
soliciting (n.)importuning, entreaty, urging [not necessarily immoral]
solidity (n.)solid body [i.e. the Earth]
something (adv.)somewhat, rather
something (adv.)somewhat, rather
something (adv.)somewhat, rather
something (adv.)somewhat, rather
sometime (adj.)former, previous
sometime (adv.)formerly, at one time, once
sometimes (adv.)formerly, once, at one time, previously
sore (adj.)severe, harsh, heavy
sore (adj.)severe, harsh, heavy
sore (adj.)severe, harsh, heavy
sort (v.)suit, be fitting, be appropriate
sort (v.)place, classify, put in the same class
soul (n.)driving force, animating principle
sound (v.)sound out, question, examine
sound (v.)sound out, question, examine
sound (v.)sound out, question, examine
sovereignty (n.)control [of yourself], powers
speak (v.)declare itself, be announced
speak (v.)give an account of, report, describe
speech (n.)conversation, talk, discourse
sphere (n.)(plural) orbits [of the eye], sockets
sphere (n.)celestial globe in which a heavenly body was thought to move, orbit
sphere (n.)celestial globe in which a heavenly body was thought to move, orbit
spill (v.)destroy, overthrow
spirit (n.)(plural) sentiments, faculties, traits of character
spite (n.)malice, ill-will, hatred
splenitive, spleenative (adj.)of angry temperament, hot-headed
sport (n.)recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.)recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.)recreation, amusement, entertainment
springe (n.)snare, trap
springe (n.)snare, trap
spurn (n.)contemptuous treatment, scornful rejection
spurn against / at (v.)kick out at, treat with contempt
stage (n.)platform, dais, stand
stage (n.)platform, dais, stand
stain (v.)corrupt, spoil, taint
stallion (n.)prostitute, hooker, whore
stamp (n.)impression, mark, imprint
stamp (n.)impression, mark, imprint
stand (v.)stop, halt
stand (v.)stand still, stop, cease moving
stand (v.)depend, remain dependent, continue
stand upon (v.)be the duty of, be incumbent upon
star (n.)sphere, fortune, rank
star (n.)sphere, fortune, rank
start (v.)jump away, swerve, turn aside
state (n.)government, ruling body, administration
state (n.)persons of rank, nobility, court, council of state
station (n.)stance, bearing, posture
statist (n.)statesman, politician, man of affairs
statute (n.)bond securing a debt with the debtor's land; legal security
stay (v.)wait (for), await
stay on / upon (v.)wait for, await
steal (v.)hide furtively, conceal stealthily
stealing (adj.)stealthily moving, gliding quietly by
steel (n.)armour
sterling (n.)valid currency, legitimate tender
stew (v.)soak, steep, saturate
stick (v.)hesitate, linger, think twice
stick off (v.)shine out, stand out; or: stand firm
stiffly (adv.)strongly, stoutly
still (adj.)quiet, calm, subdued
still (adj.)silent, quiet
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 (adv.)constantly, always, continually
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
stithy (n.)smithy, anvil, forge
stomach (n.)element of courage, exercise of valour
stop (n.)note [produced by closing a finger-hole in a wind instrument]
stop (n.)means of closing a finger-hole in a wind instrument
stoup (n.)cup, flagon, jug, tankard
stoup (n.)cup, flagon, jug, tankard
straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at once
strange (adj.)remarkable, startling, abnormal, unnatural
strange (adj.)remarkable, startling, abnormal, unnatural
straw (n.)trivial matter, trifle
straw (n.)trivial matter, trifle
strewment (n.)strewn flowers [on a grave]
strike (v.)have an evil influence, do harm
strumpet (n.)harlot, prostitute, whore
strumpet (n.)harlot, prostitute, whore
stuck (n.)[fencing] thrust, lunge
study (v.)learn by heart, commit to memory
stuff (n.)matter, notion, idea
subject (n.)subjects, people [of a state]
subject (n.)subjects, people [of a state]
subscribe (v.)sign, endorse, support
succession (n.)future [occupation as actors]
sudden (adj.)swift, rapid, prompt
sudden (adj.)swift, rapid, prompt
suddenly (adv.)immediately, at once, without delay
suffer (v.)undergo, sustain, endure
suit (n.)formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.)clothing, dress, garb
suit (n.)clothing, dress, garb
suit (n.)wooing, courtship
sullied (adj.)tarnished, blemished, polluted
sully (n.)blemish, stain, flaw
superfluous (adj.)extravagant, wasteful, immoderate
supervise (n.)perusal, reading, sight
suppliance (n.)pastime, diversion
supposal (n.)estimate, opinion, notion
sure (adj.)certain, definite, reliable
sure (adv.)surely, assuredly, certainly
surmise (v.)imagine, suppose, conjecture
suspiration (n.)deep sighing, intense breathing
swathing-clothes / clouts (n.)swaddling clothes, cloths for wrapping round a new-born baby
sweep (v.)prepare, clear [a way]
sweet (n.)sweet-scented flower, fragrant plant
swinish (adj.)coarse, gross; or: comparing [one] to pigs
Switzer (n.)Swiss guard
swoopstake (adv.)indiscriminately [taking all stakes at once]
swound (v.)faint, swoon
synod (n.)assembly, council, gathering
table (n.)writing tablet, memo pad, notebook
table (n.)writing tablet, memo pad, notebook
table (n.)writing tablet, memo pad, notebook
table-book (n.)notebook, memo pad, memorandum book
taint (n.)fault, blemish, flaw
taint (v.)sully, infect, stain
take (v.)bewitch, take possession of, take into one's power
take (v.)take away, detract, lessen
take (v.)assume, pretend, feign
take (v.)put up with, accept
tardy (adv.)inadequately
target (n.)light round shield
tarre (v.)incite, provoke, arouse
tax (v.)censure, blame, take to task, disparage
tax (v.)censure, blame, take to task, disparage
teeth and forehead of, to thein the very face of, confronting face-to-face
tell (v.)count out, number, itemize
Tellus (n.)Roman goddess of the earth
temper (v.)blend, mix, concoct, compound
temperance (n.)self-control, calm behaviour, moderation
temperately (adv.)steadily, calmly, moderately
temple (n.)human body [i.e. temple in which the Holy Spirit lives]
tenable (adj.)kept secret, retained, kept back
tend (v.)await, wait in expectation
tend (v.)await, wait in expectation
tend (v.)attend, wait on, serve
tender (n.)offer, offering
tender (n.)offer, offering
tender (n.)offer, offering
tender (v.)rate, esteem, regard
tender (v.)feel concern for, hold dear, care for
tent (v.)probe, explore, investigate
tenure (n.)[legal] condition for holding property
term (n.)state, condition, circumstance
term (n.)state, condition, circumstance
term (n.)state, condition, circumstance
Termagant (n.)noisy and overbearing character in mystery plays
tetter (n.)scaly eruption of the skin, scurf
that (conj.)if
that (conj.)that which
thaw (v.)dissolve, soften, melt
theme (n.)subject, subject-matter, topic of discourse
thews (n.)muscles, sinews, bodily strength
thick (adj.)confused, clouded [with suspicion]
think on (v.)be remembered, be commemorated
thought (n.)train of thought
thought (n.)melancholic reflection, anxiety, sorrow, worry
thought (n.)melancholic reflection, anxiety, sorrow, worry
thought (n.)expectation, estimate, anticipation
thought-sick (adj.)filled with dread, horror-struck
thralled (adj.)enslaved, imprisoned, held in bondage
thrift (n.)profit, advantage, gain
thrift (n.)profit, advantage, gain
throughly (adv.)thoroughly, fully, completely
tickle (v.)move easily, affect readily
till that (conj.)until
timbered (adj.)made of wood, constructed
time (n.)(the) world, (the) age, society
time (n.)times, present day, present state of affairs
time (n.)times, present day, present state of affairs
time (n.)circumstance, particular occasion
tinct (n.)colour, hue, tint
tithe (n.)tenth part
to (prep.)compared to
to it, to'tto the test, to death
toil (n.)net, snare, trap
toil (v.)exhaust, tire out, fatigue
token (n.)keepsake, present, memento
top (v.)surpass, exceed, outstrip
top of, in the (prep.)above, superior to, higher than
total (adj.)completely, entirely, totally
touch (n.)fingering, handling, skill in playing
touch (n.)hit
touch (v.)achieve, accomplish, attain
touch (v.)stain, taint, infect
toward (adv.)impending, forthcoming, in preparation
toward (adv.)impending, forthcoming, in preparation
toward (prep.)towards
toy (n.)whim, caprice, trifling matter
toy (n.)whim, caprice, trifling matter
toy (n.)fancy, fantastic thought
trace (v.)imitate, pursue, follow in one's footsteps
trade (n.)business, dealings
traduce (v.)defame, slander, calumniate, dishonour
tragedian (n.)actor, strolling player [not only of tragedy]
trail (n.)[hunting] scent, track
train (n.)retinue, following, entourage
translate (v.)explain, interpret
translate (v.)transform, change, alter
travail, travel (v.)be on tour
tribute (n.)payment, money [acknowledging esteem]
trick (n.)bauble, trifle, whim
trick (n.)skill, feat, achievement
trick (n.)habit, characteristic, typical behaviour
trick (n.)way, knack, skill
tricked (adj.)[heraldry] delineated, spotted
trifling (n.)frivolity, foolish conduct
tristful (adj.)sad, sorrowful, dismal
trophy (n.)memorial, monument
tropically (adv.)figuratively, like a trope [a figure of speech]
true (adj.)constant, faithful in love
truepenny (n.)honest fellow, trusty chap
trumpet (n.)trumpeter; herald, announcer
truncheon (n.)military baton, staff of office
truster (n.)creditor, believer
try (v.)contest, decide, fight out
try (v.)prove, ascertain, find out
try (v.)put to the test, test the goodness [of]
try (v.)put to the test, test the goodness [of]
tumble (v.)have sexual intercourse with
tune (n.)fashionable speech, jargon
turn (n.)need, requirement, purpose [especially in the phrase ‘serve one's turn’ = meet one's need]
turn Turkchange completely, become a renegade [as if in religion, from Christian to infidel]
twain (n.)two
twain (n.)two
'twixt (prep.)between
tyrannically (adv.)outrageously, vehemently, violently
tyrannous (adj.)cruel, pitiless, oppressive
umbrage (n.)shadow, pale semblance
unaneled (adj.)unanointed by a priest, without extreme unction
unbated (adj.)not blunted, without a button on the point
unbated (adj.)not blunted, without a button on the point
unbraced (adj.)unfastened, not laced up, loose
unction (n.)balm, salve, soothing ointment
unction (n.)ointment, oil
uncurrent (adj.)unacceptable, not legally current, worthless
undergo (v.)support, sustain, bear
uneffectual (adj.)ineffectual, ineffective, useless
unfellowed (adj.)unmatched, unequalled, unrivalled
unfold (v.)identify, disclose, reveal
ungalled (adj.)uninjured, unharmed, unhurt
ungored (adj.)uninjured, unharmed
ungracious (adj.)wicked, without grace, profane
unhappily (adv.)uncomfortably near the truth
unhouseled (adj.)without the Eucharist, without communion
uncharge (v.)be unable to accuse, acquit of blame
unimproved (adj.)undisciplined, uncensored; or: not turned to use, not raised in quality
union (n.)large pearl
union (n.)large pearl
unkennel (v.)reveal, bring to light, expose
unlimited (adj.)allowing changes in the location of action; or: all-inclusive
unmastered (adj.)uncontrolled, unrestrained
unnerved (adj.)weak, drained of strength
unpregnant of (adj.)unresponsive to, unmoved by
unprevailing (adj.)unavailing, ineffective, unsuccessful
unproportioned (adj.)immoderate, inordinate, inappropriate
unreclaimed (adj.)unreformed, uncorrected, untamed
unrighteous (adj.)insincere, wicked, unjust
unsatisfied (adj.)people unaware of the facts
unshaped (adj.)uncontrolled, poorly formed
unsifted (v.)untried, inexperienced, unskilled
unsinewed (adj.)weak, feeble, slight
unskilful (adj.)undiscerning, ignorant, uneducated
unsmirched (adj.)unstained, untainted, spotless
unto (prep.)in relation to
unvalued (adj.)unimportant, of no position, insignificant
unwholesome (adj.)corrupted, infected, diseased
unwrung (adj.)not rubbed sore, not chafed
unyoke (v.)stop working, cease labouring
uphoard (v.)hoard, heap up, amass
upshot (n.)result, conclusion, outcome
upspring (adj.)newly introduced, trendy; or: a type of wild dance
use (n.)usual practice, habit, custom
use (n.)usual practice, habit, custom
use (n.)usual practice, habit, custom
use (v.)treat, deal with, manage
use (v.)treat, deal with, manage
usurp (v.)take wrongful possession of, misappropriate
usurp on / upontake wrongful possession of, misappropriate
vacancy (n.)empty space, nothingness
vailed (adj.)lowered, downcast
valanced (adj.)fringed [with a beard]
validity (n.)strength, robustness, stamina
vantage (n.)advantageous position, place of vantage, superiority
vantage, of / to thein addition, as well, besides
vapour (n.)exhalation, steamy emission, mistiness
variable (adj.)varied, diverse, different
variable (adj.)varied, diverse, different
venomed (adj.)poisoned, venomous
ventage (n.)finger-hole [of an instrument]
verity (n.)truth, truthfulness, veracity
very (adj.)true, real, genuine
vial (n.)phial, small bottle, flask
vice (n.)(usually capitalized) buffoon, stage jester; a character representing vice in morality plays
vicious (adj.)defective, faulty, bad
vigour (n.)power, efficacy, effect
virtue (n.)power, capability, efficacy, property
virtue (n.)quality, accomplishment, ability
visage (n.)face, countenance
visage (n.)face, countenance
visage (n.)outward appearance, aspect, air
visage (n.)outward appearance, aspect, air
visage (n.)outward appearance, aspect, air
voice (n.)vote, official support
voice (n.)vote, official support
voice (n.)vote, official support
voice (n.)vote, official support
voice (n.)support, approval, good word
voice (n.)authoritative opinion, judgement
vouch (v.)guarantee, assure, warrant
voucher (n.)[legal] warrantor of someone's right to property
vouchsafe (v.)allow, permit, grant
Vulcan (n.)Roman god of fire, and the gods' blacksmith; his forge was under Mt Etna, and thus associated with destruction and hell
vulgar (adj.)cheap, common to all, plebeian
vulgar (n.)familiar, ordinary, everyday
wag (v.)move, stir, rouse
wag (v.)move, stir, rouse
wage (v.)stake, hazard
wait on / upon (v.)accompany, attend
wait on / upon (v.)follow, obey, pay attention to
wake (v.)remain awake, stay up
wan (v.)grow pale, turn pale
wandering (adj.)[astrology] having its own motion
want (n.)need, requirement, necessity
want (v.)lack, need, be without
want (v.)lack, need, be without
want (v.)lack, need, be without
want (v.)lack, need, be without
wanton (adj.)unrestrained, undisciplined, boisterous, uncontrolled
wanton (adv.)lasciviously, lewdly
wanton (n.)spoilt child, pampered baby, weakling
wantonness (n.)foolish behaviour, caprice, whims
ward (n.)cell [in a prison]
warrant (v.)assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.)assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.)assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.)assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant, ofallowed, warranted, justifiable
warranty (n.)authorization, permission, sanction
wassail (n.)drinking-party, carousal, revels
waste (n.)desolate time or place
watch (n.)sleepless state, wakefulness
watch (v.)keep the watch, keep guard, be on the look-out
watch (v.)stay awake, keep vigil
wax (v.)grow, increase, enlarge
wax (v.)grow, become, turn
ways, go thy / yourget along, be off
wealwelfare, well-being, prosperity
wealth (n.)well-being, welfare, prosperity
weary (adj.)wearisome, tedious, long-drawn-out
weed (n.)(plural) garments, dress, clothes
weedy (adj.)made of weeds
weigh (v.)consider, take into account
weigh (v.)consider, take into account
wharf (n.)river bank
wheel (n.)[unclear meaning] song refrain; or: spinning-wheel
whe'er (conj.)[whether] if
whensoever (adv.)whenever
wholesome (adj.)sound, firm, in good condition
wholesome (adj.)sound, firm, in good condition
wholesome (adj.)sound, firm, in good condition
wholesome (adj.)good for the health, health-giving, salubrious
wholesome (adj.)reasonable, sensible, rational
wholesome (adj.)reasonable, sensible, rational
wide (adv.)astray, into a lax state
wild (adj.)agitated, disturbed, upset
wildness (n.)madness, distraction, frenzy
will (n.)lust, sexual desire, passion
will (n.)intent, purpose, design
will (v.), past form woulddesire, wish, want
wind, recover the[in hunting] get to the windward side
windlass (n.)circuit made to intercept game while hunting; roundabout way
winking (n.)shutting the eyes
wisdom (n.)[political] caution, prudence, judgement
wisdom (n.)good sense, judgement
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.)mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.)mind, brain, thoughts
with (prep.)like
withdraw (v.)turn aside, stand apart
withers (n.)[of a horse] ridge between the shoulder-blades
without (adv.)externally, on the outside
witching (adj.)witchcraft-practising, spell-casting
woe (adj.)sorry, sorrowful, sad
wonder (n.)grief, distress; or: bewilderment
wonder (n.)calamity, disaster, tragedy
wonder-wounded (adj.)awestruck, wonder-struck
wont (n.)custom, habit, practice
wont (v.)be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit of
wont (v.)be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit of
wonted (adj.)accustomed, usual, customary
wonted (adj.)accustomed, usual, customary
woodcock (n.)type of game bird, thought to be easily tricked or snared; simpleton
word (n.)maxim, saying, adage, motto
work (v.), past form wroughtact upon, continue with
work (v.), past form wroughthappen, proceed, come about
work (v.), past form wroughtact, behave, conduct oneself
work (v.), past form wroughtpersuade, urge
working, in thebeing used, being worked upon [by the world]
wormwood (n.)bitter substance, bitterness
wot (v.)learn, know, be told
wounded (adj.)damaged, tainted, tarnished
woundless (adj.)invulnerable, that cannot be hurt
wrack (v.)destroy, ruin, dishonour
writ (n.)plays written according to traditional rules of drama; also: a district of the city subject to a sheriff's legal order [i.e. less suitable for theatres]
writ (n.)document, missive, letter
yaw (v.)move unsteadily, wander about
yawn (v.)open wide, gape
yawn (v.)[Q2 variant of 'aim'] open wide, gape
yeasty (adj.)frothy, superficial, trivial
yeoman's servicegood and faithful service
yesternight (n.)last night
yet, as yet (adv.)still
yield (v.)communicate, deliver, represent
yielding (n.)consent, compliance, agreement
young days, of sofrom such an early age
zone, burninginter-tropical domain encircling the earth
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