Titus Andronicus
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 Titus Andronicus
abate (v.)lessen, lower, diminish
abed / to bed, broughtdelivered of a child
abide (v.)stay, remain, stop [in a position]
abjectly (adv.)contemptibly, in a degrading way, with a low opinion
abroad (adv.)widely scattered, all over the place
accite (v.)cite, summon, call
Actaeon (n.)[pron: ak'tayon] cuckold; hunter who saw Artemis (goddess of chastity) bathing naked; she changed him into a stag, who was killed by his own hounds
ad Apollinemto Apollo
ad Jovemto Jove
ad manes...to the shades of brothers
ad Martemto Mars
adjudge (v.)award, grant, bestow
ado (n.)fuss, business, to-do
ado (n.)fuss, business, to-do
advance (v.)raise, lift up, upraise
advance (v.)raise, lift up, upraise
advance (v.)raise, lift up, upraise
advance (v.)raise, lift up, upraise
advance (v.)raise, lift up, upraise
advance (v.)raise, lift up, upraise
adventurous (adj.)risk-taking, imprudently bold, rashly daring
advice (n.)consideration, reflection, deliberation
advice (n.)consideration, reflection, deliberation
Aeneas (n.)[pron: e'neeas] Trojan hero, son of Anchises and Aphrodite; in Roman legend, the ancestor of the Romans
affect (v.)love, like, be fond of
affect (v.)incline to, like, favour, be drawn to
affy (v.)have faith, place trust
afoot (adv.)astir, on the move, up and about
age (n.)seniority, status as elder brother
age (n.)mature years, old age
Acheron (n.)[pron: 'akeron] Underworld abyss and river, which souls of the dead must cross
aim, give one[archery] guide one's efforts, help one's aim
Ajax (n.)[pron: 'ayjaks, OP also a'jayks] son of Telemon, king of Salamis (also called Ajax Telemonius); fought against Troy; proverbial for his size and strength
alarm, alarum, 'larm, 'larum (n.)tumult, uproar, hubbub
Alcides (n.)[pron: al'siydeez] original name of Hercules, after his grandfather Alceus
alike (adv.)the same, in the same way
alone, let [one]leave it to [one], you can rely on [one]
alone, let [one]leave it to [one], you can rely on [one]
aloof (adv.)a short distance away, to one side
amain (adv.)in all haste, at full speed
and, an (conj.)if, whether
and, an (conj.)if, whether
and, an (conj.)if, whether
anchorageanchor, anchors
annoy (n.)trouble, vexation, distress
anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presently
answer (v.)suffer the consequences [for], be accountable [for]
answer (v.)suffer the consequences [for], be accountable [for]
Apollo (n.)Greek sun god, who pulls the sun across the sky in a horse-drawn chariot; god of prophecy [speaking through the Delphi oracle, poetry, music, archery, and healing
applause (n.)acclamation, shout of approval
appoint (v.)agree, arrange, make an appointment
appoint (v.)arm, equip, furnish
approve (v.)prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
approved (adj.)tested, tried, established, proven
Aries (n.)[pron: 'aireez] Ram [first sign of the zodiac]
art (n.)accomplishment, achievement, skill
Astraea (n.)[pron: 'astria] daughter of Zeus and Themis; Greek goddess of justice
attend (v.)accompany, follow closely, go with
attend (v.)accompany, follow closely, go with
attend (v.)accompany, follow closely, go with
attend (v.)listen [to], pay attention [to]
attend (v.)listen [to], pay attention [to]
attend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
auditory (n.)assembly of listeners, audience
aught (n.)anything, [with negative word] nothing
aught (n.)anything, [with negative word] nothing
author (n.)creator, originator, instigator
avaunt (int.)begone, go away, be off
back, to thethrough and through
bandy (v.)band together, make a league, fight
bane (n.)ruin, woe, destruction
bark, barque (n.)ship, vessel
base (adj.)dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.)low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
base (adj.)poor, wretched, of low quality
base (adj.)poor, wretched, of low quality
basely (adv.)dishonourably, shamefully, ignominiously
bauble (n.)toy, plaything
bay (n.)[hunting] last stand, point of capture
bay (n.)baying, barking, howling
bear down (v.)overwhelm, put down, overcome
become (v.)be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.)be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.)be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
befall (v.), past forms befallen, befellhappen, occur, take place, turn out
befall (v.), past forms befallen, befellhappen, occur, take place, turn out
beget (v.), past form begotgive birth to, father, conceive
beget (v.), past form begotgive birth to, father, conceive
beget (v.), past form begotproduce, engender, give rise to
beget (v.), past form begotproduce, engender, give rise to
beguile (v.)divert attention from, disguise
beholden (adj.)indebted, under an obligation
beholden (adj.)indebted, under an obligation
belike (adv.)probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
bent (adj.)determined, intent, resolved
beray (v.)stain, defile, disfigure
bereave (v.)take away [from], deprive, deny, rob
best (n.)highest ranking person, most eminent person
bestow (v.)give, provide, grant
betray (v.)deceive, seduce, mislead
bewet (adj.)wet through
bewray (v.)betray, reveal, expose
bewray (v.)betray, reveal, expose
bid (v.), past form badeinvite, ask, entice
bid (v.), past form badepray, entreat, beg, ask
bide (v.)remain, persist, continue in being
bird (n.)young bird, fledgeling, nestling
blab (v.)prattle, utter innocently
blackamoor (n.)black-skinned African, negro
blazon (v.)proclaim, display [as in a coat of arms]
blowze (n.)red-faced lass
bode (v.)forebode, portend, predict, augur
bold (adj.)confident, certain, sure
bondman (n.)bondsman, serf, slave
boot (v.)help, serve, benefit, be useful [to]
bootless (adj.)useless, worthless, fruitless, unavailing
boughs (n.)leaves, foliage
brabble (n.)brawl, noisy quarrel, fracas
brat (n.)child [not always with contemptuous connotation]
brave (adj.)noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.)noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.)audacious, daring, bold
brave (adj.)defiant, insolent, impudent
brave (n.)boast, bravado, blustering threat
brave (v.)challenge, defy, confront, provoke
brave (v.)challenge, defy, confront, provoke
brave (v.)challenge, defy, confront, provoke
brave (v.)swagger, act boastfully, show off
brave (v.)swagger, act boastfully, show off
bravely (adv.)showily, with great display, with a fine flourish
break (v.)open, begin, get on with
brinish (adj.)salt, bitter
broad (adv.)completely, fully
broach (v.)pierce, impale, spit
brook (v.)endure, tolerate, put up with
Brutus, LuciusLucius Junius Brutus, founder of the Roman republic in 509 BC
buzz (v.)spread false rumours
by and by (adv.)shortly, soon, before long
cabin (v.)dwell, lodge, take shelter in
Capitol (n.)geographical and ceremonial centre of ancient Rome, the seat of government
careful (adj.)anxious, concerned, worried
careful (adj.)provident, caring, solicitous
carefully (adv.)considerately, attentively
careless (adj.)negligent, improvident, neglectful
carrier (n.)messenger, courier, go-between
casque, caske (n.)helmet
cause (n.)affair, business, subject
Centaur (n.)creature with the upper half of a man and the rear legs of a horse; reputed for bestial behaviour
Cerberus (n.)['sairberus] three-headed dog guarding the entrance to the Underworld, originally 50-headed; charmed to sleep by Orpheus during his quest to rescue Euridice
Cimmerian (n.)native of a mythical country where the sun was never seen
circumscribe (v.)confine, fence in, hem in
civil (adj.)of civil war
clean (adv.)totally, absolutely, utterly
cleanly (adv.)deftly, cleverly, skilfully
clime (n.)land, region, realm
close (adj.)secret, concealed, hidden
closet (n.)private chamber, study, own room
closing (n.)agreeing, acquiescing, concurring
closure (n.)bringing to an end, conclusion, close
clown (n.)yokel, rustic, country bumpkin; also: low comic character [in a play]
cloy (v.)satiate, gorge, satisfy
clubs (int.)cry calling apprentices to rally round in a fight
Cocytus (n.)[pron: ko'siytus] one of the mythological rivers of the underworld, which souls of the dead must cross
codding (adj.)lecherous, lustful, lascivious
coffin (n.)pie-crust, pastry mould
coil (n.)turmoil, disturbance, fuss
coin (v.)create, make [as in minting a coin]
colours (n.)colour-ensigns, standard-bearers
colours (n.)battle-flags, ensigns, standards, banners
comfort (v.)assist, help, give aid to
commonweal, commonwealth (n.)state, nation, community, body politic
commonweal, commonwealth (n.)state, nation, community, body politic
commonweal, commonwealth (n.)state, nation, community, body politic
commonweal, commonwealth (n.)state, nation, community, body politic
compact (adj.)made up, composed
compass (n.)range, reach, limit, scope
compassion (v.)have compassion on, pity, be sorry for
competitor (n.)fellow-candidate
complot (n.)plot, conspiracy, covert plan
complot (n.)plot, conspiracy, covert plan
complot (n.)plot, conspiracy, covert plan
conceit (n.)design, ingenuity, conception
conduct (n.)leadership, command
conduit (n.)channel, outflowing, water-spout, fountain
confident (adj.)trusting, trustful, ready to confide
constrain (v.)violate, invade
consummate (v.)accomplish, complete, bring to a conclusion
content (adj.)agreeable, willing, ready
continence (n.)self-restraint, self-control, abstemiousness
control (v.)curb, restrain, hold back
control (v.)curb, restrain, hold back
control (v.)calm down, gently rebuke
controller (n.)steward, household manager
controlment (n.)control, restraint, check
convenient (adj.)fitting, suitable, appropriate
cordial (n.)restorative, stimulant, tonic
Coriolanus (n.)[pron: korioh'laynus] Caius Martius, defender of the early Roman republic in 5th-c BC
couch (v.)conceal, hide, lie hidden
counsel-keeping (adj.)able to keep secrets
countenance (n.)expression, look, face
course (n.)course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.)course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.)course of action, way of proceeding
court (v.)pay court, play the suitor [to]
cozen (v.)cheat, dupe, trick, deceive
crave (v.)beg, entreat, request
credulous (adj.)highly receptive, readily accepting [of]
crest (n.)[originally the plume of feathers on a] helmet, head-piece
cross (adj.)perverse, contrarious, contradictory
cry (n.)[of hounds] noise, call, yelp
cry (v.)protest, rebel, cry out
cull (v.)select, pick out, choose
curds and wheyfoodstuff made of curdled milk
Cyclops (n.)[pron: 'siyklops] one-eyed giants who aided Vulcan in forging armour for the gods
daintily (adv.)with satisfied palate, relishing the taste
dainty (adj.)delicately pretty, of tender beauty
dainty (adj.)delicately pretty, of tender beauty
dam (n.)mother
dam (n.)mother
dam (n.)mother
dam (n.)mother
dam (n.)mother
dam (n.)mother
dancing-rapier (n.)ornamental sword worn in dancing
dandle (v.)pamper, fondle, pet
day (n.)(plural) time, delay, period of action
dazzle (v.)grow dim, become unable to see properly
deadly-standing (adj.)death-dealing
deal (n.)amount, quantity
dear (adj.)dire, grievous, hard
decipher (v.)discover, detect, find out
decree (n.)decision, judgement
decree (v.)arrange, decide, resolve
deep (adj.)subtle, intricate, complex
demand (v.)ask for, claim
deny (v.)disallow, forbid, refuse permission [for]
desert, desart (n.)worthy deed, meritorious action
desert, desart (n.)worth, merit, deserving
desert, desart (n.)cause, deserving, warrant
desert, desart (n.)deserving, due recompense, right
desert, desart (n.)deserving, due recompense, right
desert, desart (n.)deserving, due recompense, right
despite, inin spite of [one], as opposed to [one]
despiteful (adj.)cruel, spiteful, malicious
detect (v.)expose, unmask, uncover
determined (adj.)planned, decided upon, prepared
device (n.)way of thinking, inclination, fancy
device (n.)plot, stratagem, trick
device (n.)plot, stratagem, trick
device (n.)plot, stratagem, trick
device (n.)plot, stratagem, trick
device (n.)plot, stratagem, trick
diadem (n.)crown, sovereign power
Diana, Dian (n.)Roman goddess associated with the Moon, chastity, and hunting
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
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
direful (adj.)dreadful, terrible, frightful
discontent (n.)discontented thought, feeling of dissatisfaction
discourse (v.)relate, talk about, recount
discover (v.)reveal, show, make known
discover (v.)reveal, show, make known
discover (v.)expose, uncover, give away
dispatch, despatch (v.)kill, put to death, make away with, finish off
dispose (v.)place, distribute, organize
dissemble (v.)disguise, cloak, give a deceptive appearance to
dissembled (adj.)concealed, pretended, feigned
distil (v.)trickle down, fall in tiny drops
distil (v.)trickle down, fall in tiny drops
distract (adj.)deranged, mad, mentally disturbed
doing (n.)action, performance, activity
dominator (n.)ruler, lord, sovereign
doom (n.)judgement, sentence, decision
doom (n.)judgement, sentence, decision
doom (n.)judgement, sentence, decision
doom (v.)condemn, pronounce judgement against
doom (v.)decree, decide, adjudge
doom, day oflast day of life, death-day
dote (v.)become deranged, behave foolishly
doubt (v.)suspect, have suspicions about, fear
draw (v.)[archery] draw back a bow-string
draw (v.)[archery] draw back a bow-string
dread (adj.)revered, deeply honoured, held in awe
dread (adj.)revered, deeply honoured, held in awe
dread (v.)fear, anticipate in fear, be anxious about
drive (v.)fall, rush, dash
drug (n.)poisonous plant
dull (adj.)dim, not sharp, lacking keenness
dull (adj.)gloomy, melancholic, sullen
dump (n.)(plural) low spirits, feeling of melancholy
earnestly (adv.)steadfastly, intently
earthy (adj.)pale, earth-coloured, lifeless as earth
earthy (adj.)of the earth, made of clay
easy (adj.)slight, petty, insignificant
ecstasy (n.)fit, bout of madness, frenzied behaviour
ecstasy (n.)fit, bout of madness, frenzied behaviour
edge (n.)sharpness, keenness
effect (n.)purpose, end, intended deed
effectless (adj.)ineffective, fruitless, useless
effectual (adj.)conclusive, decisive, pertinent
effectually (adv.)to the purpose, fittingly; or: earnestly
egal, egall (adj.)equal, matched, equivalent
election (n.)choice, preference
election (n.)choice, preference
embracement (n.)embrace, clasping, hug
emperal (n.)malapropism for ‘emperor’
emperial (adj.)malapropism for ‘imperial’
empery (n.)absolute dominion, sovereignty
empery (n.)absolute dominion, sovereignty
empire (n.)emperor
enact (n.)purpose, resolve, resolution
Enceladus (n.)giant who fought against the Olympian gods, son of Tartarus and Gaea; possible brother of Typhon
encounter with (v.)meet, approach [as an adversary]
enfranchise (v.)set free, liberate
engine (n.)weapon, instrument of warfare
engine (n.)plot, device, means, instrument
engine (n.)instrument, implement, organ
ensign (n.)symbol, token, emblem
entrails (n.)inside, interior
entreat, intreat (n.)entreaty, supplication, plea
entreat, intreat (n.)entreaty, supplication, plea
envious (adj.)malicious, spiteful, vindictive, full of enmity
environ (v.)surround, envelop, encircle, engulf
erst (adv.)formerly, once, before
escape (n.)transgression, misdeed, moral error
espouse (v.)unite (in marriage), contract
espouse (v.)unite (in marriage), contract
espy (v.)catch sight of, discern, see
even, e'en (adv.)carefully, steadily, circumspectly
excellent (adj.)[in a bad or neutral sense] exceptionally great, supreme, extreme
exclaim (n.)exclamation, outcry, protest
execution (n.)killing, slaying, slaughter
expiation (n.)purification, atonement
extent (n.)[of politeness] extending, showing, exercise of behaviour
extreme (n.)outrageous behaviour, extravagance, exaggeration
fair (adj.)pale, of light complexion
false (adj.)sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
fat (v.)fatten, feed up, nourish
fatal (adj.)ominous, full of foreboding, doom-laden
fatal (adj.)death-dealing, death-boding
fatal-plotted (adj.)containing a deadly plot
fealty (n.)[feudal obligation of obedience] duty of loyalty, allegiance, fidelity
feigned (adj.)sham, pretended, spurious
fell (adj.)cruel, fierce, savage
fell (adj.)mighty, terrible
fell (adj.)mighty, terrible
fere (n.)spouse, partner, wife / husband
fetter (v.)restrain, overcome, suppress
field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combat
fight out (v.)fight to the very end
file (v.)polish, hone, refine
fit (v.)fit out, equip, provide
fit (v.)fit out, equip, provide
fit (v.)suit, befit, be suitable [for]
flattery (n.)pleasing plausibility, gratifying deception, self-delusion
flourish (v.)thrive, prosper, display triumph
flourish with (v.)wave, brandish, shake about
flout at (v.)mock, jeer, scoff
fond (adj.)foolish, stupid, mad
fool (n.)[term of endearment or pity] dear, darling, innocent creature
for why, forwhy (adv.)for which reason, because of this
forbear (v.)stop, cease, desist
forfend (v.)forbid
forge (v.)invent, contrive, devise
forsooth (adv.)in truth, certainly, truly, indeed
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forsworeswear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word
frankly (adv.)freely, unconditionally, unreservedly
frantic (adj.)mad, insane, frenzied, out of one's senses
frantic (adj.)mad, insane, frenzied, out of one's senses
fraught (n.)freight, cargo, goods
frenzy (n.)distraction, agitation, delirium
frenzy (n.)distraction, agitation, delirium
friend (n.)relation, relative, kinsman
friend (n.)relation, relative, kinsman
friend (n.)lover, sweetheart, suitor
friendly (adv.)in a friendly way
friendly (adv.)in a friendly way
fright (v.), past form frightedfrighten, scare, terrify
full (adv.)very, exceedingly, extremely
fury (n.)fit of madness
gad (n.)engraving tool, stylus
gall (v.)graze, scratch
gallant (adj.)fine, splendid, grand
gallant (adj.)fine, splendid, grand
gallant (adj.)fine, splendid, grand
gear (n.)business, affair, matter
general (adj.)common, of everyone, public
general (adj.)joint, common, communal
gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kind
gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kind
gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kind
gentleness (n.)nobility, good breeding, courtesy
get (v.)beget, conceive, breed
gibbet-maker (n.)person who constructs gibbets
giddy (adj.)frivolous, flighty, fickle, irresponsible
giddy (adj.)frivolous, flighty, fickle, irresponsible
give over (v.)desert, leave, abandon
glad (v.)gladden, brighten, cause to rejoice
glistering (adj.)glittering, shining, sparkling
gloze (v.)speak fair words, flatter, talk plausibly
go (v.)come, accompany, stay
good, 'tisvery well
goodly (adj.)splendid, excellent, fine
goodly (adj.)good-looking, handsome, attractive, comely
goodly (adj.)good-looking, handsome, attractive, comely
gossip (n.)tattler, chatterer, idle talker
Goths (n.)warlike Germanic tribe from C Europe, 3rd--5th-c
govern (v.)guide, direct, lead
grace (n.)grace before meals, prayer of thanksgiving
grace (n.)gracefulness, charm, elegance
grace (v.)favour, add merit to, do honour to
gracious (adj.)showing favour, displaying benevolence
gracious (adj.)in favour, enjoying grace, esteemed
gramercy, gramercies (int.)great thanks
gramercy, gramercies (int.)great thanks
grandsire (n.)grandfather
grandsire (n.)grandfather
grandsire (n.)grandfather
gratulate (v.)greet, welcome, salute
grey (adj.)blue
groom (n.)servingman, servant, male attendant
ground (n.)reason, cause, source
guileful (adj.)full of guile, deceitful, devious
habiliment, abiliment (n.)(usually plural) clothes, dress, attire, outfit
habit (v.)dress, clothe, costume
habited (adj.)clothed, dressed, clad
hale (v.)drag, pull, haul
hale (v.)drag, pull, haul
halter (n.)rope with a noose [for hanging]
hand, out ofat once, immediately, straight away
handsomely (adv.)conveniently, opportunely, readily to hand
happy (adj.)opportune, appropriate, propitious, favourable
head (n.)fighting force, army, body of troops
head, athead on [with an enemy]
heave (v.)raise, lift up
heaviness (n.)sadness, grief, sorrow
heavy (adj.)gloomy, dark, overcast
heavy (adj.)sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.)sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.)sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.)difficult, hard, laborious
Hector (n.)son of Priam, married to Andromache; the bravest Trojan, who led out their army to battle
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.
hie (v.)hasten, hurry, speed
highly (adv.)greatly, crucially, in an important way
high-resolved (adj.)highly determined
high-witted (adj.)quick-witted
home (adv.)fully, thoroughly, unsparingly
home (adv.)fully, thoroughly, unsparingly
honesty (n.)virtue, chastity
honey-stalkclover flower [harmful to sheep when eaten too much]
honour (n.)fame, renown, glory
hopeful (adj.)hoped-for, anticipated
Horace (n.)Latin poet, 1st-c BC
horning (n.)giving horns, making a cuckold
hue (n.)appearance, complexion
hue (n.)appearance, complexion
humour (n.)sentiment, turn of phrase, manner of expression
humour (n.)fancy, whim, inclination, caprice
humour (n.)fancy, whim, inclination, caprice
Hymenaeus (n.)[pron: hiymen'eeus] alternative name for Hymen
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
chafed (adj.)enraged, irritated, angered
challenge (v.)accuse, charge, denounce
champion (n.)warrior, fighter, man of valour
chance (n.)fortune, lot, destiny
chance (v.)happen [to], transpire, come about
changing (adj.)fickle, inconstant, faithless
chaps, chops (n.)crack in the skin, fissure
charge (n.)task, responsibility, duty
charge (n.)expense, cost, outlay
charming (adj.)acting as charms, exercising magic power
chase (n.)hunting ground, territory
chase (n.)hunting ground, territory
cheater (n.)deceiver, sharper, gamester; also: officer who looks after estates forfeited to the crown
cheer (n.)mood, disposition
cheer (n.)entertainment, fare, food and drink
cheer (n.)face, look, expression
churl (n.)peasant, serf, rustic
ignomy (n.)ignominy, dishonour, shame
ill (adv.)badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (n.)wrong, injury, harm, evil
ill-favoured (adj.)ugly, unattractive, unsightly
imperious, emperious (adj.)imperial, majestic, sovereign
incessantly (adv.)instantly, immediately, without delay
incorporate (adj.)united in one body, combined in one entity
increase (n.)produce, growth, yield, crop
indifferently (adv.)impartially, equally, alike
ingrateful (adj.)ungrateful, unappreciative
inherit (v.)receive, obtain, come into possession [of]
insatiate, unsatiate (adj.)insatiable, never satisfied, voracious
insinuate (v.)curry favour, work subtly [on], ingratiate oneself
insult (v.)be insolent, show scorn, triumph scornfully
integer...the one upright of life and unstained by crime does not need the javelins or the bow of the Moor
intent (n.)intention, purpose, aim
intercept (v.)interrupt, break in on, cut off
issue (n.)child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.)child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
jar (v.)quarrel, wrangle, disagree [over]
jet upon (v.)encroach on, usurp, trespass upon
Jove (n.)[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme god
Jove (n.)[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme god
Jove (n.)[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme god
joy (v.)derive enjoyment from, delight in
Jupiter, Jove (n.)Roman supreme god; associated with the heavens and the weather, especially thunder and lightning; husband of Juno
just (adv.)quite so, correct
keep (v.)guard, watch, tend
keep (v.)stay within, remain inside
kind (adj.)loving, affectionate, fond
kind (n.)nature, reality, character, disposition
kind (n.)nature, reality, character, disposition
knit, knit up (v.)tie, fasten [by means of a knot]
knot (n.)intertwining of arms
lading (n.)cargo, freight, merchandise
Laertes (n.)[pron: lay'erteez] father of Ulysses
languishment (n.)longing, pain, grief [caused by love]
languor (n.)distress, sorrow, affliction
lately (adv.)recently, of late
lath (n.)toy sword, stage weapon
laurel (adj.)of the bay tree [as a symbol of victory]
lave (v.)wash, bathe, soak
league (n.)compact, alliance, treaty, bond of friendship
leave (v.)cease, stop, give up
leer (n.)complexion, countenance, look
leisure, byonly after careful consideration, but slowly
like, thethe same
like, thethe same
lily (adj.)lily-white
Limbo (n.)domain on the border of hell believed to contain the souls of unbaptised infants and of just people born before Christ
liquor (n.)liquid
list (v.)wish, like, please
lively (adj.)living, breathing
long-tongued (adj.)chattering, prattling
look (v.)expect, anticipate, hope, await the time
loose (v.)[archery] shoot an arrow
love-day (n.)day for settling disputes
Lucrece, Lucretia (n.)[lu'krees] legendary Roman heroine, 6th-c BC, who killed herself after being raped by Tarquin
Lucrece, Lucretia (n.)[lu'krees] legendary Roman heroine, 6th-c BC, who killed herself after being raped by Tarquin
lusty (adj.)vigorous, strong, robust, eager
luxurious (adj.)lustful, lecherous, lascivious
mad (v.)madden, exasperate, infuriate
magni...master of the great heavens, do you so calmly hear crimes, so calmly see them
make (v.)consider, regard, treat [as]
make away (v.)put an end to, do away with
make away (v.)put an end to, do away with
make away (v.)put an end to, do away with
mark (v.)note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
mark (v.)note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
mark (v.)note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
mark (v.)note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
marry (int.)[exclamation] by Mary
marry (int.)[exclamation] by Mary
martyr (v.)mutilate, torture, disfigure
martyr (v.)mutilate, torture, disfigure
martyr (v.)slay, slaughter, butcher
martyred (adj.)mutilated, tortured, disfigured
mash (v.)[brewing] ferment, mix
mattock (n.)tool for loosening hard ground
maugre (prep.)[pron: 'mawguh] in spite of
mead (n.)meadow
mean (adj.)of low rank, inferior in position, less important
meanest (n.)lowest ranking, least eminent
meed (n.)gift, service, benefaction
meed (n.)reward, prize, recompense
meet (adj.)fit, suitable, right, proper
Mercury (n.)messenger of the Roman gods; also, god of commerce
Mercury (n.)messenger of the Roman gods; also, god of commerce
Mercury (n.)messenger of the Roman gods; also, god of commerce
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)it seems / seemed to me
minion (n.)hussy, jade, minx
mischief (n.)harm, injury, damage
mischief (n.)wicked action, evil deed, harmful scheme
mischief (n.)wicked action, evil deed, harmful scheme
mock (n.)act of mockery, mocking remark, derisive action, scornful irony
molest (v.)vex, annoy, bother
morn (n.)morning, dawn
morn (n.)morning, dawn
morrow (n.)morning
mortal (adj.)fatal, deadly, lethal
motion (n.)proposal, proposition, suggestion, offer
mount (v.)ascend, rise up, climb
mutiny (n.)rebellion, revolt, quarrel
mutual (adj.)common, general, omnipresent
mutual (adj.)with parts united, well-ordered
name (n.)reputation, fame, renown
napkin (n.)handkerchief
nightly (adj.)of the night, active at night
Nilus (n.)[pron: 'niylus] River Nile, Egypt
nip (v.)[as of pinching off the buds on a plant] cut short one's growth, check one's development
noted (adj.)stigmatized, disgraced, discredited
nourished (adj.)nurse, care for, bring up
nurse (v.)nourish, take care of
object (n.)spectacle, sight, object of attention
object (n.)spectacle, sight, object of attention
obsequious (adj.)dutiful [without suggesting servility]; appropriate after a death
obsequy (n.)funeral rite, burial ceremony
odds (n. plural)superiority, advantage, edge
officious (adj.)obliging, attentive, diligent
oft (adv.)often
oft (adv.)often
oft (adv.)often
oft (adv.)often
Olympus (n.)mountainous region of N Greece; the home of the gods
on (prep.)in
onset (n.)start, beginning, commencement
ope (v.)open
ope (v.)open
ope (v.)open
opinion (n.)reputation, character, honour
oppose (v.)compare, draw a parallel between
oration (n.)petition, supplication
outlive (v.)survive, live longer
outrageous (adj.)excessively fierce, extremely violent
overbear (v.)overrule, overcome, put down
overflow (v.)flood, become inundated
overflow (v.)flood, become inundated
overlook (v.)rise above, look down on
overreach, over-reach (v.), past form overraughtoutwit, outdo, cheat
overween (v.)presume too much, go too far
Ovid, Ovidius (n.)[pron: 'ovid] Latin poet; exiled to live among the Goths in AD 8
pack (v.)enter into a private arrangement, make a secret deal
palfrey (n.)horse for everyday riding
Pallas (n.)alternative name for Athene
Pallas (n.)alternative name for Athene
palliament (n.)robe, gown [of someone aspiring to Roman consulship]
parcel (n.)part, piece, portion, bit
park (n.)hunting ground
parle, parley (n.)negotiation, meeting [between enemies under a truce, to discuss terms]
parle, parley (n.)negotiation, meeting [between enemies under a truce, to discuss terms]
parle, parley (n.)negotiation, meeting [between enemies under a truce, to discuss terms]
passion (n.)powerful feeling, overpowering emotion [often opposed to ‘reason’]
passion (n.)passionate outburst, emotional passage
passion (n.)suffering, torment, deep grief
passionate (v.)express with great emotion
paste (n.)pastry, doughy mixture
pasty (n.)meat-pie
patient (v.)be patient, calm, quieten
patron (n.)supporter, advocate
patron (n.)defender, protector, lord and master
pattern (n.)precedent, previous example
per... I am carried across the Styx, through the shades of the dead
perforce (adv.)of necessity, with no choice in the matter
perforce (adv.)of necessity, with no choice in the matter
perforce (adv.)forcibly, by force, violently
perchance (adv.)perhaps, maybe
Philomel, Philomela (n.)[pron: 'filomel] daughter of Pandion, king of Athens; Tereus raped her and cut out her tongue, but she told the tale in her embroidery; the gods turned her into a nightingale after she took her revenge
Phoebe (n.)one of the titles of the Roman goddess of the Moon
physic (n.)medicine, healing, treatment
piece (n.)creature, individual, person, woman
pipe (v.)whistle, look in vain
piteously (adv.)so as to excite pity, evoking compassion
pitch (n.)height [to which a bird of prey soars before swooping]
plain (adj.)[bowls] level, flat, even, smooth
play one's prize[fencing] win a game, succeed in a bout
pledge (n.)guarantor, surety
plot (n.)place, spot
ply (v.)keep on at, press, urge
ply (v.)keep on at, press, urge
policy (n.)stratagem, cunning, intrigue, craft
policy (n.)statecraft, statesmanship, diplomacy
poniard (n.)dagger
possibility, withwithin the bounds of possiblity, realistically, practically
post (n.)express messenger, courier
power (n.)armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.)armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.)authority, government
power (n.)(usually plural) god, deity, divinity
practice (n.)scheme, plot, stratagem, intrigue
precedent (n.)example, instance, case
presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.)after a short time, soon, before long
press (v.)push forward, thrust, come / go boldly
pretend (v.)claim, avow, profess
prevailing (adj.)successful, effective, influential
Priam (n.)[pron: 'priyam] king of Troy, husband of Hecuba; killed by Pyrrhus during the sack of Troy
Priam (n.)[pron: 'priyam] king of Troy, husband of Hecuba; killed by Pyrrhus during the sack of Troy
privilege (n.)sanctuary, immunity, asylum
Procne, Progne (n.)[pron: 'proknee] Philomel's sister, who served her son Itys in a meal to Tereus, his father, in revenge for Tereus' rape and mutilation of Philomel
prodigy (n.)omen, portent, sign
Prometheus (n.)one of the Titan gods, who stole fire from heaven to help mankind, and was punished by being chained to a rock
proper (adj.)good-looking, handsome, comely
propose (v.)face, confront, be ready to meet
prosecute (v.)pursue, follow up, seek
pry (v.)spy, peer
purchase (v.)acquire, obtain, win
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
put (v.)force, make, compel
put up (v.)sheathe, put away
put up (v.)submit to, put up with
Pyramus (n.)lover of Thisbe; kept apart by their parents, they talked through a crack in their dividing wall; arriving at a rendezvous, Pyramus found Thisbe’s cloak stained with blood from a lion’s prey; thinking she had been killed by a lion,
quaint (adj.)nice, prim, fastidious
quarrel (n.)cause of complaint, reason for hostility, difference, claim
quick (n.)sensitive parts [of the body], tender flesh
quick (n.)sensitive parts [of the body], tender flesh
quit (v.)avenge, requite, take vengeance [on]
quote (v.)closely observe, note, examine
ragged (adj.)rough, harsh
ragged (adj.)broken, jagged, fragmented
rail (v.)rant, rave, be abusive [about]
rape (n.)abduction, violent seizure
rapier (n.)light sharp-pointed sword used for thrusting
rapier (n.)light sharp-pointed sword used for thrusting
rapine (n.)rape
rate (v.)berate, reproach, rebuke, scold
rate (v.)berate, reproach, rebuke, scold
ravenous (adj.)rapacious, predatory, insatiable
raze, raze outerase, obliterate, wipe out
ready (adj.)eager, willing, ready to act
rear (v.)raise, lift up
reason (n.)power of reason, judgement, common-sense [often opposed to ‘passion’]
reason (n.)reasonable treatment, justified course of action
receptacle (n.)repository, storehouse, receiving-chamber
receptacle (n.)repository, storehouse, receiving-chamber
re-edify (v.)rebuild, restore
reflect (v.)shine, cast a bright light
regard (v.)take note of, pay heed to, value
religiously (adv.)in accord with religious belief
remember (v.)recollect, recall, call to mind
remembrance (n.)memory, bringing to mind, recollection
repair (v.)come, go, make one's way
repair (v.)come, go, make one's way
reprehend (v.)reprove, censure, rebuke
reproach (n.)blame, disgrace, shame
repute (v.)consider, think, reckon
repute (v.)consider, think, reckon
requite (v.), past forms requit, requitedavenge, pay back, take vengeance on
requite (v.), past forms requit, requitedreward, repay, recompense
requite (v.), past forms requit, requitedreward, repay, recompense
re-salute (v.)approach again, greet once more
reserve (v.)preserve, retain, keep
resolve (v.)answer, respond to
resolve (v.)decide, make up one's mind
resolve (v.)decide, make up one's mind
resolved (adj.)determined, settled, decided
right (n.)just claim, rights, title
rosed (adj.)rosy, rose-coloured
rouse (v.)[hunting] startle from a lair, draw out
rude-growing (adj.)spreading rough and wild
rue (v.)pity, grieve for, feel for
ruffle (v.)make trouble, cause a disturbance
ruinous (adj.)ruined, decayed, ravaged
ruthful (adj.)piteous, lamentable, woeful
sacred (adj.)accursed, blasphemous
sacrificing (adj.)sacrificial
sad (adj.)dark-coloured, sober-hued
sad (adj.)downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
sad (adj.)downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
sad (adj.)downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
sad (adj.)downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
sad (adj.)downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
sad (adj.)serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.)serious, grave, solemn
sad-eyed, sad-faced (adj.)grave-looking
said, wellwell done
said, wellwell done
salute (v.)approach, greet, make contact with
sampler (n.)piece of embroidery
sanguine (adj.)red-faced, ruddy-hued
Saturn (n.)Roman god of seed time and harvest
Saturn (n.)planet particularly associated with melancholic, morose, or vengeful temperaments
sauciness (n.)insolence, rudeness, impertinence
saucy (adj.)insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
scath, scathe (n.)harm, hurt, damage
scimitar (n.)short curved sword with a single edge, from the East
search (v.)probe, explore, examine
secure (adj.)free [from], safe [from], untouched [by]
self (adj.)same, selfsame, identical, exact
Semiramis (n.)[pron: se'miramis] semi-legendary Assyrian queen renowned for promiscuity, 9th-c BC
Semiramis (n.)[pron: se'miramis] semi-legendary Assyrian queen renowned for promiscuity, 9th-c BC
sensibly (adv.)as a feeling person, with a sensitive body
sequester (v.)separate, remove, cut off
servitor (n.)servant
set (n.)[cards, tennis] series of games
set abroad (v.)set afoot, initiate, start up
shadow (n.)spirit, phantom, spectre, ghost
shadow (n.)spirit, phantom, spectre, ghost
shadow (v.)conceal, hide, screen from view
shape (v.)confer, provide, create
sharp (adj.)severe, harsh, merciless
shift (n.)expedient, measure, arrangement [especially as 'make shift' = contrive]
shift (n.)stratagem, contriving, trick
shive (n.)slice
shrink (v.)shrivel up, wither away
Sibyl, Sybilla (n.)priestess inspired by Apollo, her prophecies being written on leaves; Apollo granted her as many years of life as she could hold grains of sand in her hand
sic...be it right or wrong
signify (v.)report, make known, declare
single (v.)[hunting] single out, pick out
single forth (v.)[hunting] select from a herd, separate from other people
Sinon (n.)[pron: 'siynon] spy who alerted the Greeks inside the Trojan horse after it had been taken into the citadel of Troy
sire (n.)father
Siren (n.)sea demon of Greek mythology, half bird, half woman, whose music lured sailors to destruction on the rocky shores of her island
sirrah (n.)sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]
sirrah (n.)sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]
slaughterman, slaughter-man (n.)executioner, slayer, murderer
slip (n.)lapse, error in conduct, fault
slip (n.)seedling, sprig, shoot, cutting
smoke (v.)burn, suffer severely
smooth (v.)indulge, humour, allay, flatter
smooth (v.)indulge, humour, allay, flatter
snatch (n.)hasty grab, quick theft
soft (int.)[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quiet
soft (int.)[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quiet
soft (int.)[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quiet
solemn (adj.)formal, ceremonious, stately
Solon (n.)[pron: 'sohlon] Athenian statesman, c.7th-c BC
something (adv.)a little, to some extent
sometime (adv.)sometimes, now and then
somewhat (n.)something
sorrow (n.)mourning, lamentation
sorrow-wreathen (adj.)folded in grief
sort (n.)class, level, social rank
sound (v.)swoon, faint, pass out
speed (v.)meet with success, prosper, flourish
speed (v.)meet with success, prosper, flourish
spleenful (adj.)passionate, furious, hot-headed
spoil (n.)plunder, booty
sport (n.)recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.)recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.)recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.)recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.)recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.)recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.)sexual recreation, intercourse, amorous dalliance
spotted (adj.)stained, blemished
spousal (adj.)marriage, nuptial, matrimonial
sprawl (v.)writhe, struggle, thrash about
spurn (n.)hurt, blow, knock
square (v.)regulate, direct, adapt
square (v.)quarrel, fall out, disagree
square (v.)quarrel, fall out, disagree
stale (n.)dupe, sap, laughing-stock
stand (v.)act as, be, hold good as
stand in (v.)stand on, insist on the need for
stand upon (v.)make an issue of, insist upon, bother about
stanch (v.)satisfy, quench, allay
starved (adj.)frozen-stiff, near-perished with cold
state (n.)status, rank, position
stay (v.)detain, confine, keep
stay (v.)wait (for), await
still (adj.)constant, continual, perpetual
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
still (adv.)ever, now [as before]
stint (v.)cease, stop short
stomach (n.)anger, resentment, vexation
straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at once
stratagem (n.)scheme, device, cunning plan
strike (v.)[hunting, of a prey] thrust, stab, pierce
strumpet (n.)harlot, prostitute, whore
Styx (n.)the principal mythological river of the underworld
subscribe to (v.)concur with, give assent to
subtle, subtile (adj.)tricky, deceptive, treacherous
subtle, subtile (adj.)crafty, cunning, wily
successantly (adv.)in succession, one after another
successive (adj.)hereditary, lineal, by right of succession
succour (v.)help, assist, aid
suck (v.)take milk from
sudden, of / on / upon a / thesuddenly
suffer (v.)allow, permit, let
suffer (v.)allow, permit, let
suffer (v.)allow, permit, let
suffice (v.)satisfy, content, be enough [for]
suffrage (n.)vote, approval, consent
suffrage (n.)vote, approval, consent
suit (n.)formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.)formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.)formal request, entreaty, petition
supplication (n.)petition, written request
suppose (n.)supposition, belief, impression
surance (n.)assurance, guarantee, pledge
sure (adj.)harmless, innocuous, unable to cause damage
sure (adj.)harmless, innocuous, unable to cause damage
sure (adj.)certain, definite, reliable
sure (adv.)securely, safely, well
sure (adv.)securely, safely, well
surfeit (v.)feed to excess, overindulge, glut
surmise (n.)idea, imagining, conjecture
surprise (v.)attack, capture, seize
surprise (v.)take prisoner, capture [especially: suddenly, unexpectedly]
surprise (v.)astonish, bewilder, perplex
suum...to each his own
swart, swarth (adj.)swarthy, dusky, of dark complexion
sweet (adj.)perfumed, scented, fragrant
swelling (adj.)inflated with anger, feeling strong emotion
sympathy (n.)accord, agreement, harmony
take away (v.)clear the table
take up (v.)raise up, let rise
take up (v.)settle, make up, resolve
taper (n.)candle
taper (n.)candle
taper (n.)candle
TarquinTarquinius Superbus, seventh king of Rome, 6th-c BC
TarquinTarquinius Superbus, seventh king of Rome, 6th-c BC
tarry (v.)stay, remain, linger
Taurus (n.)Bull [second sign of the zodiac, associated with cuckoldry]
tawny (adj.)brown-skinned
tedious (adj.)laborious, painstaking, wearyingly intricate
temper (v.)mould, shape, work, bring [to a particular character]
temper (v.)soften, moisten, mix [with]
tender (v.)offer, give, present
tender (v.)feel concern for, hold dear, care for
terras...Astraea has left the earth
therefore (adv.)for that very reason
this, byby this time
Thracian (adj.)[pron: 'thraysian] of Thrace; region of ancient NE Greece associated with the worship of Dionysus
Thracian (adj.)[pron: 'thraysian] of Thrace; region of ancient NE Greece associated with the worship of Dionysus
threat (v.)threaten
threat (v.)threaten
threat (v.)threaten
thrice- (adv.)[intensifier] very, greatly, extremely
thrice-noble (adj.)most noble
'tice (v.)shortened form of ‘entice’
time (n.)passing of time, while
timeless (adj.)untimely, premature, ill-timed
Titan (n.)one of the titles of the Roman sun-god, Sol
Titan (n.)one of the titles of the Roman sun-god, Sol
tofore (adv.)[archaism] earlier, beforehand
toss (v.)stir up, disturb, toss about
touch (v.)wound, hurt, injure
train (v.)lure, entice, decoy
tribunal plebsmalapropism for ‘tribuni plebis’ [= ‘tribunes of the people’]
tributary (adj.)paying a tribute, contributory
tributary (adj.)paying a tribute, contributory
trim (adj.)fine, excellent, smart
trim (v.)tidy up, make ready, prepare
triumph (n.)triumphal procession into Rome
triumpher (n.)victor, conqueror, general [given a Roman procession of welcome]
troop (n.)company, retinue, band of followers
trophy (n.)token of victory, evidence of valour
Troy (n.)ancient city of W Turkey, besieged for 10 years during the Trojan Wars; also called Ilium, Ilion
Troy (n.)ancient city of W Turkey, besieged for 10 years during the Trojan Wars; also called Ilium, Ilion
Troy (n.)ancient city of W Turkey, besieged for 10 years during the Trojan Wars; also called Ilium, Ilion
true (adj.)reliable, trustworthy, dependable
true (adj.)loyal, firm, faithful in allegiance
true (adj.)honourable, virtuous, sincere
true-divining (adj.)capable of foretelling the truth
trull (n.)drab, trollop, whore
trump (n.)trumpet
trust mebelieve me
Tully (n.)Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman orator, statesman, and philosopher, 1st-c BC
turn (v.)return, come back
turned-forth (n.)castaway, reject, discard
Typhon (n.)giant, half man half animal, who fought against the Olympian gods
unadvised (adj.)rash, foolhardy, thoughtless, unconsidered
uncouple (v.)release pairs of hunting dogs for the chase
uncouth (adj.)unfamiliar, strange, unknown
undertake (v.)ensure, guarantee, vouch for
undo (v.)destroy the reputation of
undo (v.)ruin, destroy, wipe out
undone (adj.)ruined, destroyed, brought down
unfurnished (adj.)deprived, not provided [with]
unhallowed (adj.)unholy, wicked, sacrilegious
unhallowed (adj.)unholy, wicked, sacrilegious
unhallowed (adj.)unholy, wicked, sacrilegious
unjustice (n.)injustice
unkind (adj.)lacking in family affection, with no respect for kinship
unkind (adj.)lacking in family affection, with no respect for kinship
unkindly (adv.)cruelly, harshly; also: unnaturally
unrecuring (adj.)incurable, terminal, allowing no recovery
unspeakable (adj.)indescribable, inexpressible, beyond description
up and down (adv.)exactly, completely, in every respect
urchin (n.)hedgehog
usage (n.)treatment, handling, conduct
use (v.)treat, deal with, manage
use (v.)treat, deal with, manage
usurp on / upontake wrongful possession of, misappropriate
vain (adj.)worthless, idle, useless, empty
vast (adj.)boundless, extensive, widespread
vast (adj.)boundless, extensive, widespread
vaunter (n.)boaster, braggart, show-off
venereal (adj.)displaying the character of Venus, associated with sexual desire
vengeance (n.)harm, mischief, damage
venomous (adj.)embittered, rancorous, malignant
Venus (n.)planet particularly associated with love, beauty, and fertility
vex (v.)afflict, trouble, torment
vex (v.)afflict, trouble, torment
villain (n.)serf, servant, bondman
Virginius (n.) 5th-c BC centurion who slew his daughter, either to avoid her being raped or because she was raped
Virgo (n.)Virgin [sixth sign of the zodiac, associated with Astraea, goddess of justice]
virtue (n.)quality, accomplishment, ability
voice (n.)vote, official support
voice (n.)vote, official support
voice (n.)shout of acclamation, cry of applause
voice (n.)shout of acclamation, cry of applause
vouch (v.)make good, uphold, support
Vulcan (n.)Roman god of fire, and the gods' blacksmith; his forge was under Mt Etna, and thus associated with destruction and hell
wag (v.)move, stir, rouse
waggon, wagon (n.)carriage, coach
waggoner, wagoner (n.)driver, charioteer
wait on / upon (v.)attend to, pay attention to, not ignore
walk (n.)garden path, walkway
wall-eyedwith glaring eyes
want (v.)lack, need, be without
want (v.)lack, need, be without
want (v.)lack, need, be without
want (v.)fall short [of], be deficient [in]
wanton (v.)play, sport, frolic
ward (v.)protect, defend, guard
warrant (n.)licence, sanction, authorization
warrant (v.)act as a pledge for, give an assurance about
warrant (v.)assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.)assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
wasted (adj.)laid waste, ravaged, ruined
watch (v.)stay awake, keep vigil
wax (v.)grow, become, turn
waxing (adj.)incoming, growing, increasing
wean (v.)separate, detach, alienate
weed (n.)(plural) garments, dress, clothes
weed (n.)(plural) garments, dress, clothes
weed (n.)(plural) garments, dress, clothes
welkin (n.)sky, firmament, heavens
welkin (n.)sky, firmament, heavens
well-advised (adj.)prudent, sensible, thoughtful
well-beseeming (adj.)fine-looking, well-ordered
wench (n.)girl, lass
will (v.), past form woulddesire, wish, want
wind (v.)sound, blow
wind (v.)scent, get wind of
wind of, have the[hunting] stay downwind of; stay in a safe position in relation to
wit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wits, also five witsfaculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
witty (adj.)clever, quick, intelligent
womanhood (n.)gentle womanliness, female modesty
wont (v.)be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit of
wont (v.)be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit of
worldly (adj.)of this world, of the earth
wot (v.)learn, know, be told
wot (v.)learn, know, be told
wot (v.)learn, know, be told
wot (v.)learn, know, be told
wreak (n.)revenge, vengeance, retribution
wreak (n.)revenge, vengeance, retribution
wreakful (adj.)vengeful, retributive; relentless
wrest (v.)wring out, derive, deduce
wring (v.)wrack, rack, press down
writ (n.)document, missive, letter
wrong (n.)insult, offence, slight
yellowing (adj.)yelping, bellowing
yesternight (n.)last night
yoke (n.)servitude, state of subjection
yoke (n.)servitude, state of subjection
yoke (n.)servitude, state of subjection
yoke (v.)conquer, tame, bring under subjection
youngling (n.)stripling, youngster, beginner
youngling (n.)stripling, youngster, beginner
zodiac (n.)belt of the celestial sphere within which the sun, moon, and planets appear to move, divided into twelve equal domains [signs] named after constellations
zounds (int.)God's wounds
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