Twelfth Night
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 Twelfth Night
a (part.)particle used in front of a proper name, as a supportive war-cry
a (prep.)variant form of 'in'
-a (suffix)syllable often used to make up the rhythm in a song
abatement (n.)lessening, decrease, diminution
abatement (n.)lessening, decrease, diminution
abhor (v.)loathe, abominate, regard with disgust
ability (n.)means, resources, funds
abjure (v.)swear to abandon, solemnly reject
abroad (adv.)in the outside world, freely at large, elsewhere, everywhere
abroad (adv.)away from home, out of the house
absolute (adj.)perfect, complete, incomparable
abuse (v.)deceive, mislead, fool, cheat
abuse (v.)misuse, maltreat, treat badly, wrong
abuse (v.)misuse, maltreat, treat badly, wrong
abuse (v.)misuse, maltreat, treat badly, wrong
abuse (v.)misuse, maltreat, treat badly, wrong
accident (n.)occurrence, event, happening
accost (v.)approach, make up to, pay court to
acquit (v.)release, free, discharge
across (adv.)from side to side, all the way across
act (n.)activity, action, performance
act (v.)act out, perform, enact
action (n.)engagement, combat, fighting
action (n.)engagement, combat, fighting
address (v.)direct, apply, turn
admire (v.)marvel, wonder, be astonished [at]
admit (v.)permit, allow, grant
advance (v.)be active, go forward
advance (v.)raise, lift up, upraise
advanced (adj.)raised up, held high, uplifted
adventure (n.)venture, enterprise, issue, hazard
adventure, atrandomly, on the spur of the moment
advertise, advertize (v.)make aware, inform, notify; warn
advice (n.)judgement, opinion, warning
advise, avise (v.)consider, take thought, reflect
Aeneas (n.)[pron: e'neeas] Trojan hero, son of Anchises and Aphrodite; in Roman legend, the ancestor of the Romans
affect (v.)incline to, like, favour, be drawn to
affect (v.)love, like, be fond of
affect (v.)love, like, be fond of
affect (v.)imitate, copy, mimic
affection (n.)fancy, inclination, desire
affection (n.)object of affection
affection (n.)love, devotion
affection (n.)love, devotion
affection (n.)love, devotion
affection (n.)emotion, feeling
affection (n.)emotion, feeling
affection (n.)emotion, feeling
affection (n.)emotion, feeling
affectioned (adj.)affected, pretentious, self-willed
afore, 'fore (prep.)before, in front of
against, 'gainst (prep.)contrary to
against, 'gainst (prep.)with respect to
aglet (n.)(plural) tiny shining ornaments worn on a dress, spangles
agone (adv.)ago, past
achieve (v.)gain, obtain, procure
ail (v.)prevent, obstruct, stop
air (n.)melody, tune, strain
air, takebecome known, spread about
alarm, alarum, 'larm, 'larum (n.)call to arms, call to battle, signal to begin fighting
Alcides (n.)[pron: al'siydeez] original name of Hercules, after his grandfather Alceus
all is one; that's / it's all oneit makes no difference, it's one and the same, it doesn't matter
all is one; that's / it's all oneit makes no difference, it's one and the same, it doesn't matter
all is one; that's / it's all oneit makes no difference, it's one and the same, it doesn't matter
all is one; that's / it's all oneit makes no difference, it's one and the same, it doesn't matter
all is one; that's / it's all oneit makes no difference, it's one and the same, it doesn't matter
alliance (n.)kinship, relationship, friendship
allow (v.)acknowledge, grant, admit
allow (v.)acknowledge, grant, admit
allow (v.)acknowledge, commend, receive [with praise]
allowance (n.)acknowledgement, admission, confirmation
allowed (adj.)licensed, authorized, permitted
alone (adv.)only, solely, uniquely
alone, let [one]leave it to [one], you can rely on [one]
alone, let [one]leave it to [one], you can rely on [one]
alone, let [one]leave it to [one], you can rely on [one]
alone, let [one]pay no attention to [one], have nothing to do with [one]
aloof (adv.)a short distance away, to one side
alter (v.)change, exchange
amazed (adj.)dumbfounded, stunned, thunderstruck, overwhelmed
Amazon, Amazonian (n.)one of a race of warrior women, said to be descended from Ares, god of war
amend (v.)make better, ameliorate, lessen the evil of
amiss (adj.)deficient [in mind], deranged
among (adv.)from time to time, every now and then
an if (conj.)if
anatomy (n.)body, cadaver, corpse
anatomy (n.)body, skeleton, skin and bones
ancient, aunchient (adj.)former, earlier, past
and, an (conj.)as if
and, an (conj.)if, whether
and, an (conj.)if, whether
and, an (conj.)if, whether
and, an (conj.)if, whether
and, an (conj.)if, whether
and, an (conj.)if, whether
and, an (conj.)if, whether
and, an (conj.)if, whether
and, an (conj.)if, whether
and, an (conj.)if, whether
and, an (conj.)if, whether
and, an (conj.)if, whether
and, an (conj.)if, whether
and, an (conj.)if, whether
and, an (conj.)if, whether
and, an (conj.)if, whether
and, an (conj.)if, whether
angle (n.)fishing rod, line, hook
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
anon (adv.)[after ‘now’] at another time, presently
answer (n.)[fencing] return hit
answer (v.)account for, justify, defend
answer (v.)satisfy, discharge, requite
answer (v.)suffer the consequences [for], be accountable [for]
antic, antick(e), antique (adj.)old-fashioned, old-world, antiquated
antic, antick(e), antique (n.)bizarre dance, fantastic spectacle, grotesque entertainment
appetite (n.)desire, longing, inclination, fancy
appetite (n.)desire, longing, inclination, fancy
appliance (n.)remedy, cure, treatment
appoint (v.)destine, assign, arrange
appoint (v.)arm, equip, furnish
appointment (n.)equipment, effects, weaponry
appointment (n.)equipment, effects, weaponry
apprehend (v.)seize, arrest, lay hold of
approacher (n.)one who approaches
approbation (n.)proof, confirmation, attestation
approve (v.)prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
apricock (n.)apricot
apt (adj.)fit, ready, prepared
apt (adj.)fit, ready, prepared
apt (adj.)fit, ready, prepared
apt (adj.)likely, inclined, prone
aptly (adv.)easily, readily
aqua-vitae (n.)spirits, alcohol, strong drink, brandy
arbitrament, arbitrement (n.)deciding of a dispute, determination, settlement
arbitrament, arbitrement (n.)decision, judgement, verdict
ardently (adv.)burningly, intensely, passionately
argument (n.)proof, evidence, demonstration
argument (n.)quarrel, dispute, point of contention
argument (n.)subject of conversation, subject-matter, topic
Arion (n.)[a'riyon] legendary Greek musician; about to be robbed and killed by a ship’s crew, he was allowed to sing one last song; dolphins then appeared, Arion leapt overboard, and was carried by one of them to safety
arm (v.)give your arm to
armed (adj.)with arms
armipotent (adj.)mighty in arms, powerful in arms
armour (n.)suit of armour
arraignment (n.)trial, interrogation, examination
arras (n.)tapestry hanging
arrouse (v.)sprinkle, bedew, water
art (n.)knowledge, learning, scholarship, science
aspect (n.)[of a human face] look, appearance, expression
aspect (n.)[of a human face] look, appearance, expression
assail (v.)approach with offers of love, woo with vigour, attempt to seduce
assurance (n.)confirmation, pledge, guarantee
assurance (n.)confirmation, pledge, guarantee
assurance (n.)security, certainty, confidence
assurance (n.)security, certainty, confidence
assure (v.)settle, convey, leave [to]
attend (v.)accompany, follow closely, go with
attend (v.)accompany, follow closely, go with
attend (v.)listen [to], pay attention [to]
attend (v.)await, wait for, expect
attend (v.)await, wait for, expect
attend (v.)await, wait for, expect
attend (v.)await, wait for, expect
attend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.)regard, consider
attendance (n.)diligent service, dutiful ministration, assiduous attention
attest (v.)vouch for, be evidence of, testify to
auburn (adj.)yellow-brown, light brown
audience (n.)hearing, attention, reception
aught (n.)anything, [with negative word] nothing
aught (n.)anything, [with negative word] nothing
aught (n.)anything, [with negative word] nothing
augmentation (n.)additional detail, fuller account
Aulis (n.)[pron: 'awlis] seaport in Boeotia, SE Greece
awhile (adv.)a short time, briefly
aye (adv.)always, ever, for eternity
back (v.)ride, mount, sit on
back-trick (n.)type of backwards dance leap
baffle (v.)[of a knight] publicly disgrace, treat with infamy
baffle (v.)treat shamefully, expose to ridicule
baldric, baldrick (n.)leather shoulder belt, strap [for holding a bugle, sword, etc]
balk, baulk (v.)refuse, ignore, shirk, let slip
band (n.)company, society, fellowship
bank (n.)coast, shore
bank (n.)river bank
bank (n.)river bank
banquet, banket (n.)appetizer, first course, hors d'oeuvres
banquet, banket (n.)refreshments, light meal, dessert
Barbary (n.)Barbary coast of N Africa, famous for its horses
bare (adj.)threadbare, shabby, ragged
barful (adj.)full of hindrances, with impediments
barley-break (n.)type of country game in which a couple occupies a den [nicknamed ‘hell’] in the centre of a [barley] field, and tries to catch other couples, who may separate [break] when about to be caught
barren (adj.)stupid, empty-headed, dull
barricado (n.)barricade, rampart, barrier
base (adj.)low-lying, lowland
base (adj.)poor, wretched, of low quality
base (adj.)dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.)dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.)dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.)low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
base (n.)basis, foundation, cause
basely (adv.)dishonourably, shamefully, ignominiously
baseness (n.)cowardice, degenerateness, degradation
bate (v.)omit, lose, leave out
baubling, bawbling (adj.)contemptible, trifling, piddling
bavian (n.)baboon, ape
bavian (n.)baboon, ape
bavian (n.)baboon, ape
bawcock (n.)[fine bird] fine fellow, good chap
bay (n.)fame, renown [i.e. laurel wreath]
be (v.)become, come to be
bear (v.), past forms bore, bornesteer, sail towards
bear (v.), past forms bore, bornebehave, look, conduct [oneself]
bear (v.), past forms bore, bornecarry on, manage, conduct [an affair]
bear (v.), past forms bore, bornecarry on, manage, conduct [an affair]
bear out (v.)endure, weather, cope [with]
beastly (adv.)like an animal, in a beastly manner
beat (v.)strike
beat on / upon (v.)be obsessed by, be preoccupied with
becking (n.)beckoning, calling. nodding [to action]
beckoning (n.)signal, significant gesture, meaningful sign
become (v.)grace, honour, dignify
become (v.)grace, honour, dignify
become (v.)grace, honour, dignify
become (v.)grace, honour, dignify
become (v.)put a good front on, give a pleasing appearance to
become (v.)be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.)be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.)be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
become (v.)be fitting, befit, be appropriate to
bedfellow (n.)intimate companion
Beelzebub, Belzebub (n.)[pron: bee'elzebub, 'belzebub] in Christian tradition, the Devil; or, a principal devil
beest-eating (adj.)eating the milk produced after the birth of a calf [considered undrinkable, except by rustics]
befall (v.), past forms befallen, befellhappen to, come to
befall (v.), past forms befallen, befellhappen to, come to
beg (v.)become a beggar
beguile (v.)cheat, deceive, trick
beguile (v.)cheat, deceive, trick
beguile (v.)charm away, while away, pass pleasantly
behoof (n.)benefit, advantage
belie (v.)slander, tell lies about
belike (adv.)probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
belike (adv.)probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
bell (n.)death-knell
Bellona (n.)[pron: bel'ohna] Roman goddess of war
Bellona (n.)[pron: bel'ohna] Roman goddess of war
bend (v.)aim, direct, level, turn
bend (v.)give way, bow, submit
Bennet, Saintmedieval name of Benedict; [in TN V.i.36) a church name
bent (adj.)ready for firing, tensioned for action
bent (adj.)frowning, angry, glowering
bent (n.)direction, turning, inclination
bent (n.)degree, capacity, extent [to which a bow can be bent]
bereave (v.)take away [from], deprive, deny, rob
beshrew, 'shrew (v.)curse, devil take, evil befall
beshrew, 'shrew (v.)curse, devil take, evil befall
beshrew, 'shrew (v.)curse, devil take, evil befall
beshrew, 'shrew (v.)curse, devil take, evil befall
beside (adv.)to the side, from that path
besmear (v.)smear over, bedaub
bespeak (v.), past forms bespake, bespokeask for, order, request
bespeak (v.), past forms bespake, bespokeaddress, speak to
best, thou wert / you wereyou are best advised
best-boding (adj.)most favourable, most promising
bestow (v.)give as a gift [to], present [with]
best-tempered (adj.)most skilfully crafted, of the finest quality [as of metal]
betake (v.)go, take oneself off, make one's way
betake (v.)resort, have recourse, commit oneself
betake (v.)resort, have recourse, commit oneself
bethink (v.), past form bethoughtcall to mind, think about, consider, reflect
betime (adv.)early, at an early hour
betimes (adv.)early in the morning, at an early hour
betray (v.)disclose the secrets of, reveal the indiscretions of
bevy (n.)company [of maidens], gathering
bias (n.)[weighting in a bowl causing it to run obliquely] inclination, tendency, leaning
bibble-babble (n.)chatter, gabble, empty talk
bid (v.), past form badeinvite, ask, entice
bid (v.), past form badecommand, order, enjoin, tell
bid (v.), past form badecommand, order, enjoin, tell
bid (v.), past form badecommand, order, enjoin, tell
biddy (n.)chicken; chickabiddy [as childish form]
bide (v.)endure, suffer, undergo
bide (v.)endure, suffer, undergo
bide (v.)face, await, undergo
bigger-looked (adj.)of more daunting appearance
bind (v.), past form boundoblige, make grateful, indebt
bird-bolt, burbolt (n.)short blunt-headed arrow for shooting birds
birth (n.)royal birth, noble ancestry
blab (v.)talk indiscreetly, betray secrets
blast (v.)destroy, ruin, lay waste
blast (v.)blight, wither, destroy
blast (v.)blight, wither, destroy
blast (v.)blight, wither, destroy
blazon (n.)description, representation, delineation
blazon (n.)armorial bearing, banner showing a coat-of-arms
bleeding (n.)bloodshed; blood-letting [in medicine]
blent (adj.)blended, mixed, applied [as of painting]
blind (adj.)heedless, reckless, headstrong
blind (v.)make blind, deprive of sight
blood (n.)nobility, breeding, gentility, good parentage
blood (n.)blood-letting, bleeding
blood (n.)passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]
blood (n.)blood relationship, kinship
blood (n.)blood relationship, kinship
blood (n.)blood relationship, kinship
blood-sized (adj.)blood-soaked, smeared with blood
bloody (adj.)able to cause bloodshed
bloody (adj.)blood-thirsty, warlike, ferocious
bloody (adj.)blood-thirsty, warlike, ferocious
bloody (adj.)blood-thirsty, warlike, ferocious
bloomed (adj.)covered with blossom, in bloom
blow (v.)puff up, swell, inflate
blow (v.)blossom, bloom, flower
blow (v.)blossom, bloom, flower
blow (v.)blossom, bloom, flower
blow wind in the breechfeel the wind [we leave behind], run to keep up [with us]
blubbered (adj.)tear-stained, disfigured with weeping [no comic overtones]
board (v.)accost, address, approach, tackle
boding (adj.)ominous, full of foreboding
body (n.)group, ensemble, company
body (n.)main part, chief element
bold (adj.)shameless, immodest, outspoken, coarse
bold (adj.)overconfident, presumptuous, audacious, impudent
bold (adj.)ready, unafraid, prepared
bond (n.)deed, contract, pledge
bondslave (n.)slave, bondsman, person in a condition of servitude
bone (n.)(plural) pieces of bone [used as a musical instrument]
bone (n.)[weaving] bobbin made of bone
book, withoutoff by heart, by rote
book, withoutoff by heart, by rote
boot (n.)booty, plunder, spoils
bootless (adj.)useless, worthless, fruitless, unavailing
bosom (n.)heart, inner person
bosom (n.)heart, inner person
botch up (v.)clumsily contrive, make a mess of
botcher (n.)mender of old clothes, tailor who does repairs, patcher-up
bottle (n.)bundle, truss [of hay]
bottle-ale (adj.)dissolute, degenerate, low
bottom (n.)[nautical: keel, hull] ship, vessel
bouncing (adj.)beefy, hefty, strapping
bound (adj.)obliged, indebted, under an obligation
bound (n.)limit, boundary, confine, barrier
bound (n.)limit, boundary, confine, barrier
bound (v.)determine, mark out, define
bounteously (adv.)very well, liberally, generously
bout (n.)fight, round, contest
bow (v.)make to bend, cause to bend
bowels (n.)depths, core, interior
bowling, bowline (n.)[nautical] rope which keeps the edge of a sail steady
box-treetype of ornamental thick shrub
brabble (n.)brawl, noisy quarrel, fracas
brace (n.)group of two, couple, pair
bracelet (n.)manacle, fetter, handcuff
brake (n.)bush, thicket
branchedembroidered, brocaded
brave (adj.)noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.)noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.)noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.)noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.)noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.)noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.)noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.)noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.)noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.)noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.)audacious, daring, bold
brave (adj.)fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
brave (adj.)fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
bravely (adv.)splendidly, worthily, excellently
bravely (adv.)splendidly, worthily, excellently
bravery (n.)splendour, fine display, ostentation
breach (n.)surf, breaking waves
break (v.)break one's promise, not keep one's word
break (v.)break one's promise, not keep one's word
break (v.)burst, rupture
break out (v.)rush out, come out
breast (n.)singing voice, pair of lungs
breath (n.)voice, song, sound
breeder (n.)father, source, originator, author
breech (n.)buttocks, behind
briar (n.)thorn, prickly branch
bride (v.)marry, wed
bride-habited (adj.)dressed as a bride
bridehouse (n.)house where a wedding is held
brief (adv.)in short, briefly, in sum
brimmed (adj.)filled to the brim, brimful
brine (n.)salt water [i.e. tears]
brine (n.)salt water [i.e. tears]
brine (n.)salt water [i.e. tears]
bring (v.)lead, go, conduct [someone]
bring (v.)persuade, induce, cause
bring (v.)train, bring up, rear
bring off (v.)rescue, save, deliver
broach (v.)pierce, impale, spit
brock (n.)badger; [contemptuous] stinker, dirty rat
broken (adj.)disjointed, fragmentary, disconnected
brow (n.)eyebrow
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.)appearance, aspect, countenance
brown (adj.)brunette, brown-haired
Brownist (n.)follower of Robert Browne, founder of a 16th-c religious sect advocating a new form of church government
buckle (v.)hold together, fasten [as with a buckle]
bum-baily, bum-bailiff (n.)bailiff, sheriff's officer [who catches people by sneaking up behind them]
burden, burthen (n.)refrain, chorus
burn (v.)warm up, spice up
burst (n.)bursting out, violent outbreak
bury (v.)abandon forever, consign to oblivion, eliminate
business (n.)deed, action, affair, task
buttery barledge by the hatch of a buttery [liquor store]
button (n.)bud
buzz (int.)impatient request for silence (usually because news is already known)
by (adv.)near by, close at hand
by and by (adv.)shortly, soon, before long
by any meanscertainly, indeed
by that (conj.)by the fact that
cabin (n.)small room, hut, shelter
cabin (v.)be confined, be shut up [in a soldier's tent]
calkin (n.)raised edge of a horse-shoe [which prevents the horse slipping]
canary, canaries (n.)variety of sweet wine from the Canary Islands
Candy (n.)Candia (modern Heraklion), port in Crete
canon (n.)law, decree, rule
canopy (v.)curtain, veil, cover [as if by a canopy]
canton (n.)song, ballad, verse
capacity (n.)intelligence, understanding, capability
capacity (n.)intelligence, understanding, capability
Capaneus (n.)[kapa'nayus] one of seven champions – the 'Seven against Thebes' – who attacked Thebes to deprive Eteocles of his kingship
caper (v.)dance with joy, leap with delight
caper, cut aperform a leap in which the feet are kicked together in the air
capital (adj.)mortal, deadly, fatal
car (n.)carriage, cart, chariot [often of the sun god]
care for (v.)want, like, wish
careful (adj.)painstaking, serious-minded, attentive
careless (adj.)inattentive, preoccupied, distracted
careless (adj.)casual, informal, free and easy
carpet (adj.)for exploits ‘on the carpet’ [relating to the court, appropriate to a drawing room] not ‘in the field’
carrack, carack (n.)galleon, large merchant ship, also fitted out for war
carriage (n.)bearing, demeanour, manner of behaviour
carry (v.)maintain, keep going, carry on with
carry (v.)carry out, manage, conduct
carry it (away)[from a falconry term ‘to fly away with the game’] win the day, have the advantage, succeed
carve (v.)serve food to, wait on
case (n.)outer covering, surface appearance
casque, caske (n.)helmet
cast (v.)give, bestow [as a dowry]
cast (v.)arrange, dispose, organize
cast (v.)calculate, reckon, estimate
cast (v.)cast off, discard, dismiss, reject
cast away (v.)ruin, waste carelessly, squander
Castiliano (n.)[unclear meaning] in Christian tradition, possibly a name of a devil
Castor (n.)one of the twins born to Jupiter and Leda (the other being Pollux)
Cataian, Cathayan (n.)[from Cathay = China] scoundrel, rogue, villain
catechize (v.)question systematically, cross-examine, interrogate
catch (n.)musical round
catch (n.)musical round
catch (n.)musical round
catch (n.)musical round
catch (n.)musical round
catching (adj.)contagious, infectious
cause (n.)reason, motive, ground
cause (n.)reason, motive, ground
Ceres (n.)[pron: 'seereez] Roman goddess of crops and fruit
certain (adj.)steady, settled, fixed
cinquepace (n.)five-step capering dance
circuit (n.)enclosed space, ambit, compass
civil (adj.)seemly, decent, well-behaved
civil (adj.)civilized, cultured, refined
clap her aboard[as of a ship] board her, jump on board
clause (n.)premise, assertion, statement
clean (adj.)well-built, shapely, comely
clear (adj.)pure, spotless, faultless
clear (adj.)pure, spotless, faultless
clear his own waymake his own way; or: prove himself innocent
clear-spirited (adj.)noble-hearted, of noble soul
clerestory, clearstory (n.)upper window [designed for letting in light]
clodpole (n.)blockhead, thickhead, dolt
cloistress (n.)cloistered nun, member of an enclosed order
close (adj.)secret, concealed, hidden
close (adj.)secret, concealed, hidden
close (adj.)secret, concealed, hidden
close (adv.)safely, secretly, out of sight
close (adv.)safely, secretly, out of sight
close (adv.)tightly, in a close-fitting way
close (n.)union, uniting
cloyment (n.)excessive gratification, gorging, satiety
coarse (adj.)rough, unrefined
cockatrice (n.)murderous serpent, basilisk
cockle (n.)cockleshell, mussel-shell
cocklight (n.)morning cock-crow, dawn
cockney (n.)milksop, sissy, softy
codling (n.)unripe apple, half-grown apple
coffer (n.)funds, money, wealth
cohere (v.)agree, accord, hold together
coil (n.)turmoil, disturbance, fuss
coin (v.)create fantasies, fabricate, fantasize
coinage (n.)invention, fabrication, concoction
coistrel (n.)groom, low fellow, knave
cold (adj.)hopeless, apathetic, miserable
cold (adj.)chaste, modest, lacking sensual passion
cold (adj.)chaste, modest, lacking sensual passion
cold (adj.)chaste, modest, lacking sensual passion
coldly (adv.)calmly, coolly, objectively, rationally
collier (n.)coalman, coal-vendor
colour (n.)semblance, outward appearance, character
colours, fear nofear no enemy, fear nothing
combination (n.)alliance, league, treaty
come cut and long tail[whether a horse or dog has its tail docked or not] whatever happens, come what may
come near (v.)begin to understand, start to appreciate
come off (v.)leave the field of combat, disengage
come up (v.)come forward [from the rear], reach, advance
comedian (n.)actor, stage-player
comely (adv.)gracefully, fittingly, decorously
comely (adv.)gracefully, fittingly, decorously
comfortable (adj.)comforting, encouraging, reassuring
commend (v.)praise, admire, extol
commend (v.)praise, admire, extol
commend (v.)praise, admire, extol
commend (v.)present, introduce, bring [for favourable acceptance]
commend (v.)commit, entrust, hand over
commend (v.)commit, entrust, hand over
commend (v.)commit, entrust, hand over
commend (v.)convey greetings, present kind regards
comment (v.)speculate, conjecture, give an opinion
commerce (n.)dealings, transactions, intercourse
commission (n.)warrant, authority [to act]
commission (n.)warrant, authority [to act]
commodity (n.)supply, quantity, stock, consignment
common (adj.)of ordinary people, of the masses
commune (v.)talk, converse, discourse
compare (n.)comparison, simile, analogy
compass (v.)accomplish, fulfil, achieve, bring about
competent, computent (adj.)to be reckoned with, needing to be settled
competitor (n.)partner, associate, colleague
complexion (n.)appearance, look, colouring
complexion (n.)appearance, look, colouring
compounded (adj.)blended, mingled, combined, made up
comptible (adj.)sensitive, thin-skinned, impressionable
con (v.)learn by heart, commit to memory
con (v.)learn by heart, commit to memory
concealment (n.)something to be concealed, secret
conceited (adj.)of the same opinion, minded
conceive (v.)understand, comprehend, follow
conceive (v.)imagine, fancy
concern (v.)be important to, be the concern of
condition (n.)nature, state, circumstances
conduct (n.)care, protection
confessor (n.)boaster, braggart [of love affairs]
confirm (v.)encourage, strengthen, make firm
confound (v.)destroy, overthrow, ruin
confound (v.)destroy, overthrow, ruin
conjuring (n.)entreaty, invocation, incantation
conjuror, conjurer (n.)exorcist, sorcerer, raiser of spirits
consanguineous (adj.)related in blood, of the same family
conscience (n.)sense of indebtedness, feeling of obligation
consequently (adv.)subsequently, later, then
consonancy (n.)consistency, correspondance, accord
constant (adj.)settled, resolved, decided
constantly (adv.)resolutely, steadfastly, steadily
constellation[the stars were thought to influence people and events] disposition, character, temperament
constellation[the stars were thought to influence people and events] disposition, character, temperament
conster (v.)explain, inform, give an account
constitution (n.)construction, make-up, frame
construction (n.)judgement, consideration, appraisal
construction (n.)interpretation, reading, explanation
consummation (n.)end, conclusion, completion
contagion (n.)contagious quality, infecting influence
contagious (adj.)infectious, catchy
contemn (v.)despise, scorn, treat with contempt
contemned (adj.)despised, rejected, spurned
contemplative (adj.)vacant, vacuous, mindlessly gazing
contempt (n.)disgrace, dishonour, scandal
contempt (n.)disobedience, disregard, defiance
content (adj.)agreeable, willing, ready
content (adj.)agreeable, willing, ready
content (adj.)agreeable, willing, ready
content (adj.)contented, patient, accepting, undisturbed
content (adj.)satisfied, calm, easy in mind
content (n.)pleasure, satisfaction, happiness
content (n.)pleasure, satisfaction, happiness
contention (n.)quarrel, dispute, strife
contention (n.)quarrel, dispute, strife
continent (n.)globe, mass
continuance (n.)lasting nature, permanence, durability
continue (v.)keep up, maintain, elaborate
convent (v.)bring together, assemble, convene
convent (v.)bring together, assemble, convene
convent (v.)summon, call to appear, send for
conversation (n.)social interaction, society, dealings
cope, cope with (v.)encounter, face, have to do [with], come into contact [with]
coranto (n.)lively dance with quick running steps
corslet (v.)hold tightly, embrace [like a corslet = defensive armour]
costliness (n.)splendidness, rarity, preciousness
couch (v.)lie, sleep, go to bed
counsel (n.)secrecy, confidence, privacy
count (n.)age, tally [of years]
counterfeit (v.)pretend, feign, make believe
counterfeit (v.)pretend, feign, make believe
counter-reflect (n.)reflection back again
county (n.)[title of rank] count
couple (v.)pair off, make couples
couplet (n.)couple, brace
course (n.)sail attached to the lower yards of a sailing ship
course (n.)course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.)course of action, way of proceeding
courtesy, cur'sy, curtsy (n.)salutation, first greeting, expression of courtesy
cowardship (n.)cowardice, fearfulness, timidity
coxcomb (n.)head
coxcomb (n.)fool's head, fool, simpleton
coy (adj.)unresponsive, distant, standoffish, disdainful
cozen (v.)cheat, dupe, trick, deceive
cozener (n.)cheat, deceiver, fraud
cozier (n.)cobbler
cramp (n.)rheumatic, arthritic
crank (n.)winding path, twisting street, sidestreet
crave (v.)wish to know, solicit
crave (v.)need, demand, require
crave (v.)need, demand, require
crave (v.)need, demand, require
crave (v.)need, demand, require
crave (v.)need, demand, require
crave (v.)beg, entreat, request
credit (n.)report, news, story
credit (n.)reputation, name, standing, honour
Creon (n.)[pron: 'krayon] king of Thebes who gave orders that any who died attacking Thebes should be left unburied
Creon (n.)[pron: 'krayon] king of Thebes who gave orders that any who died attacking Thebes should be left unburied
Creon (n.)[pron: 'krayon] king of Thebes who gave orders that any who died attacking Thebes should be left unburied
Cressid, Cressidafickle daughter of Calchas, a priest of Troy; beloved by Troilus, a Trojan prince, she deserted him for Diomed; character in Troilus and Cressida
crime (n.)sin, offence, wrong-doing
crime (n.)sin, offence, wrong-doing
cross (n.)hindrance, obstacle, stumbling block
cross (v.)contradict, challenge, go against
cross (v.)contradict, challenge, go against
cross (v.)prevent, thwart, forestall
cross (v.)cross the path of, intercept, encounter
cross (v.)cross the path of, intercept, encounter
cross-gartered (adj.)with garters crossed along the legs
cross-gartered (adj.)with garters crossed along the legs
cross-gartering (n.)wearing garters crossed along the legs
crowner (n.)coroner
cruel (adv.)terribly, extremely, exceedingly
crush (v.)force the sense of, strain a meaning from
cry (n.)[of hounds] noise, call, yelp
cry (v.)give tongue, cry out
cry up (v.)show to be true, proclaim, announce in public [by]
cubiculo (n.)bedroom, bedchamber
cuckold (n.)[mocking name] man with an unfaithful wife
cull forth (v.)select, pick out, choose
cum...with many others
cunning (adj.)knowledgeable, skilful, clever
cunning (n.)skill, ability, expertise
cunning (n.)deviousness, deceit, craftiness, artfulness
cunning (n.)deviousness, deceit, craftiness, artfulness
cunningly (adv.)craftily, artfully, deviously
cunningly (adv.)skilfully, cleverly, competently
Cupid (n.)[pron: 'kyoopid] Roman god of love, son of Venus and Mercury; a winged, blindfolded boy with curved bow and arrows
curate (n.)parish priest, parson
curb (n.)controlling chain or strap passed under a horse's jaw; check, restraint
curious (adj.)finely made, skilfully wrought, elaborate
current (adj.)[as of a coin] authentic, genuine, valid
curst (adj.)bad-tempered, quarrelsome, shrewish, cross
curtsy, curtsey (v.)bow low, do reverence, pay respect
cut (n.)work-horse, nag
cut (n.)work-horse, nag
cutpurse (n.)pickpocket, thief, robber
cutpurse (n.)pickpocket, thief, robber
Cynthia (n.)Roman goddess of the moon; one of the identities of Diana
cypress (n.)type of lightweight fabric, gauze cloth, crape material [when black, used in mourning]
Daedalus (n.)[pron: 'dedalus] legendary Athenian inventor who made the labyrinth for King Minos in Crete; escaped to Sicily with wings made for himsef and his son Icarus
daffadilly (n.)daffodil
dainty (adj.)splendid, fine, excellent
dainty (adj.)splendid, fine, excellent
dainty (adj.)fastidious, scrupulous, refined, particular
dainty (adv.)beautifully, delightfully, excellently
dally (v.)deal lightly, play about, tease
dally (v.)deal lightly, play about, tease
dam (n.)mother
damask (adj./n.)light-red, pink [colour of the damask rose]
damask (adj./n.)light-red, pink [colour of the damask rose]
dark (adj.)sad, melancholic, gloomy
dark (adj.)unfavourable, malignant, evil
darkly (adv.)frowningly, ominously; gloomily
daw (n.)jackdaw [as noted for its stupidity]; dolt, fool
day-bed (n.)couch, sofa, divan
deadly (adj.)deathly, death-like
deadly (adv.)with a resemblance of death
deaf (v.)deafen
deafing (n.)drowning out, blocking out [of sound]
deal (v.)proceed, behave, conduct oneself
dear (adj.)noble, honourable, worthy
dear (adj.)dire, grievous, hard
death-bed (n.)grave
decay (n.)destitute person, case of hardship
deceivable (adj.)deceptive, illusory
decision (n.)way of deciding, resolution, trial [by combat]
deck (v.)cover, adorn, decorate
decking (n.)adorning, dressing, attiring
deep (adj.)subtle, intricate, complex
deeply (adv.)profoundly, thoroughly, sincerely
defence (n.)fencing, swordsmanship, skill of self-defence
defier (n.)herald declaring war
defier (n.)challenger, confronter, denouncer
degree (n.)rank, station, standing
degree (n.)rank, station, standing
degree (n.)rank, station, standing
degree (n.)step, stage, rung
degree (n.)step, stage, rung
deliver (v.)present, show, display
deliver (v.)report [to], communicate [to], tell, describe
deliver (v.)report [to], communicate [to], tell, describe
deliver (v.)report [to], communicate [to], tell, describe
deliver (v.)free, release, liberate
deliver (v.)free, release, liberate
deliverly (adv.)nimbly, lightly, sprightly
demure (adj.)grave, serious, sober, solemn
denay (n.)denial, refusal, rejection
deny (v.)refuse, decline, scorn
deny (v.)disown, disavow, renounce
deny (v.)refuse, rebuff, reject
depart (n.)departure, departing, leave-taking
depart with (v.)part with, give away
depend on / upon (v.)serve, support, rely on
deplore (v.)tell with grief, express with lamentation
desert, desart (n.)worthy deed, meritorious action
deserving (adj.)deserving of gratitude, meritorious
desire (v.)request, wish, ask [for]
desperate (adj.)disregarding, careless, reckless
desperate (adj.)despairing, hopeless, without hope
despite (n.)malice, spite, hatred
determinate (adj.)determined upon, intended, proposed
determine (v.)resolve, decide, settle [on]
detest (v.)renounce, repudiate; or: hate, abhor
detraction (n.)slander, calumny, defamation, disparagement
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
devil (n.)diabolical thing, worst possible event
dexteriously (adv.)with dexterity, adroitly, skilfully
Diana, Dian (n.)Roman goddess associated with the Moon, chastity, and hunting
Diana, Dian (n.)Roman goddess associated with the Moon, chastity, and hunting
Diana, Dian (n.)Roman goddess associated with the Moon, chastity, and hunting
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
diet (n.)board, daily need
Dieu (n.)God [Click on this word for a link to a translation of the French in this scene.]
difference (n.)quarrel, disagreement, dispute
difference (n.)quarrel, disagreement, dispute
differing (adj.)different, varying, diverse
dii...good gods
dii...all you gods and goddesses
diluculo...to rise at dawn
dim (adj.)dull, pale-coloured, lacking lustre
dimension (n.)bodily form, physical frame
dimension (n.)bodily form, physical frame
dirge (n.)funeral song, song of mourning
Dis (n.)Roman god of the underworld; another name for Pluto
discourse (n.)conversation, talk, chat
discourse (n.)rationality, faculty of understanding
discourse (v.)talk, chat, converse
discourse (v.)talk, chat, converse
discourse (v.)talk, chat, converse
discover (v.)reveal, show, make known
discover (v.)reveal, show, make known
dishonest (adj.)dishonourable, discreditable, shameful
dishonest (adj.)undutiful, unreliable, irresponsible
dishonesty (n.)dishonour, shameful deed, disgraceful action
discharge (v.)release from service, let go, dismiss
discharge (v.)fire off, send forth, get rid of
disinsanity (n.)madness, great foolishness
dismal (adj.)disastrous, calamitous, devastating
dismount (v.)[fencing] draw, remove from the sheath
disparity (n.)inequality, dissimilarity, lack of quality
dispatch, despatch (n.)management, direction, supervision
displayed (adj.)unfolded, opened, in full bloom
dispose of (v.)make arrangements for
disposed (adj.)inclined to be merry, feeling playful
disposed (adj.)arranged, placed, distributed
disposer (n.)settler, handler, manager
disposition (n.)composure, state of mind, temperament
dispute (n.)disputation, argument, debate
disroot (v.)dislodge, displace, remove
disseat, dis-seat (v.)unseat, throw, remove
dissemble (v.)disguise, cloak, give a deceptive appearance to
dissembling (adj.)deceitful, hypocritical, false
distaff (n.)device for weaving, spindle
distemper (n.)malady, illness, derangement
distemper (v.)disorder, derange, disturb, confuse
distemper (v.)disorder, derange, disturb, confuse
distempered (adj.)disordered, disturbed, diseased
distempered (adj.)vexed, troubled, ill-humoured
distinguish (v.)discriminate, decide between
distinguish (v.)call, describe as, dub
distract (adj.)deranged, mad, mentally disturbed
distractedly (adv.)disjointedly, erratically, with agitation
distraction (n.)madness, derangement, insanity
distraction (n.)madness, derangement, insanity
distraction (n.)madness, derangement, insanity
divers (adj.)different, various, several
divided (adj.)broken, stifled, half-smothered
dividual (adj.)different, separate [i.e. between man and woman]
divulge (v.)proclaim, reveal, make publicly known
do (v.)perform, play one's part, act
do (v.)organize, arrange, manage
doer (n.)achiever, performer, hero
dog at, be abe adept at, be experienced in
dole (n.)grief, sorrow, sadness
dominie (n.)schoolmaster, teacher
dominie (n.)schoolmaster, teacher
dominie (n.)schoolmaster, teacher
doom (v.)condemn, pronounce judgement against
dormouse (adj.)sleepy, dozing, slumbering
doubletman's close-fitting jacket with short skirt
doubtful (adj.)fearful, worried, apprehensive
dowset (n.)testicles of a deer [considered a culinary delicacy]
dozens, byin dozens of different ways
dram (n.)tiny amount, small quantity
dram (n.)[small dose of] poison
draw (v.)pull out, force out
draw out (v.)choose, select, find
dreg (v.)[metaphor of] make cloudy [with dregs]
dress (v.)[of wounds] treat, minister to, care for
drift (adj.)driving, strong
drive (v.)carry on, move along
driving (adj.)drifting, driven by the storm
dry (adj.)barren, arid, yielding no result
ducat (n.)gold (sometimes silver) coin used in several European countries
due (n.)appropriate ritual, propriety
duello (n.)established duelling code
dulcet (adj.)sweet, mild, pleasant, agreeable
dun (adj.)grey-brown
durance (n.)confinement, imprisonment, incarceration
dure (v.)endure, bear, withstand
durst, that thouyou wouldn't dare!, if you dare!
duty (n.)reverence, due respect, proper attitude
dying (adj.)fading, dying away
ear (v.)listen to, hear, give ear to
early (adv.)at the outset, at first hearing
eddy (n.)whirlpool
edify (v.)profit, gain instruction
edify (v.)profit, gain instruction
edify (v.)enlighten, instruct, inform
ee (n.)[northern form of] eye
eftsoons (adv.)occasionally, from time to time
eke (adv.)[archaism] also, moreover, too
election (n.)choice, preference
element (n.)place, sphere, station
element (n.)(plural) substances from which all material things are made [believed to be earth, water, air, fire]
element (n.)air, sky, heavens
else (adv.)otherwise
Elysiummythological location of heaven
Elysiummythological location of heaven
embassy (n.)message [especially via an ambassador]
emblem (n.)image, symbol, allegory
embrace (v.)welcome, joyfully accept
employment (n.)matter, business, affair
emportment (n.)fit of passion, state of emotion
emulous (adj.)rivalling, competing, emulating
enamelled (adj.)brightly coloured, multi-coloured, kaleidoscopic
enclose (v.)seize, grip, imprison
encompass (v.)surround, encircle, enclose
encounter (v.)approach, go to, move towards
end (n.)death, ending [of life]
end (n.)purpose, aim, design
end (n.)purpose, aim, design
end, an / onupright, vertical
end, an / onupright, vertical
endless (adj.)never-ending, impossible, unattainable
endure (v.)undergo, suffer, put up with
engine (n.)weapon, instrument of warfare
enjoy (v.)possess in love, sleep with
enjoying (n.)experiencing, benefit, blessing
enlarge (v.)release, set at large, discharge
enormous (adj.)disorderly, abnormal, monstrous
entertainment (n.)treatment, hospitality, reception
entertainment (n.)treatment, hospitality, reception
enure, inure (v.)accustom, habituate, adapt
envious (adj.)malicious, spiteful, vindictive, full of enmity
envious (adj.)malicious, spiteful, vindictive, full of enmity
envy (n.)admiration, desire [to be like], jealousy
envy (n.)malice, ill-will, enmity
envy (n.)malice, ill-will, enmity
envy (n.)malice, ill-will, enmity
envy (n.)malice, ill-will, enmity
enwrap (v.)absorb, engross, enfold
equal (adj.)fair, equitable, evenhanded
equal (adj.)fair, equitable, evenhanded
equinoctial (n.)celestial equator
ere (conj.)rather than
errant (adj.)wandering, straying, erring
error (n.)defect, flaw, blemish
estate (n.)high rank, standing, status
estate (n.)high rank, standing, status
estate (n.)state, situation, circumstances
estate (v.)endow, settle upon, bestow (up)on
estimable (adj.)appreciative, full of regard
et...and I have completed a work that neither the anger of Jove nor fire
even (adj.)equal, alike, same
even (v.)make good, settle, put straight
even, e'en (adv.)just [now]
event (n.)outcome, issue, consequence
event (n.)outcome, issue, consequence
event (n.)outcome, issue, consequence
everywhere (adv.)here and there, in many places
evil (n.)affliction, misfortune, hardship
example (n.)precedent, parallel case
exceed (v.)outdo, surpass, excel, be superior
except, except against (v.)take exception to, object to, repudiate
exception (n.)(often plural) objection, dislike, disapproval
excite (v.)incite, stir up, move
exclaim against / on (v.)decry, cry out against, rail at
execute (v.)carry out, fulfil, perform
execution (n.)action, performance, doing
execution (n.)action, performance, doing
exercise (v.)engage in manly sports, practise the martial arts
expectation (n.)anticipation, hopefulness
express (adj.)fixed, final, irrevocable
express (v.)show, reveal, display
expressure (n.)expression, attitude, look
exquisite (adj.)ingenious, abstruse, far-fetched
extant (n.)in existence, living, existing
extent (n.)assault, attack, onslaught
extinct (adj.)extinguished, put out, quenched
extort (v.)extract with force, wring out
extracting (adj.)distracting, preoccupying, disconcerting
extravagancy (n.)wandering, drifting, roving about
extravagant (adj.)vagrant, straying, roaming
extreme (n.)intense emotion, violent passion
eye (n.)sight, view, presence
eye-offending (adj.)which hurts the eyes
fable (v.)speak falsely, lie, fabricate
face (n.)appearance, outward show, look
face (v.)bully, intimidate, turn
face (v.)exclude, expel; or: deny [to one's face]
faculty (n.)function, power, capability
fadge (v.)turn out, end up, come off
fail (n.)failure [to comply with], lack
fain (adv.)gladly, willingly
fain (adv.)gladly, willingly
fain (adv.)gladly, willingly
faint (v.)lose courage, show fear, lose heart, take fright
fair (adj.)handsome, good-looking, beautiful
fair (adj.)good, elegant, fine
fair (adv.)kindly, encouragingly, courteously
fairly (adv.)fully, completely, entirely
faith (n.)constancy, fidelity, loyalty
faith (n.)constancy, fidelity, loyalty
faith (n.)promise, assurance, pledge
faith (n.)religious belief
faith (n.)self-confidence, self-assurance
fall (n.)cadence, lowering of tune
fall (v.)fall short, fail, do not live up to
fall (v.)fall short, fail, do not live up to
fall away (v.)be thin, emaciate, waste away
fall to (v.)begin to do, abandon oneself to
false (adj.)disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.)wrong, mistaken
false (adj.)wrong, mistaken
false (adj.)unfair, unjust, double-crossing
false (adj.)sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
false (adj.)treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.)treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.)treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.)treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.)treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (n.)false person, deceiver
falsehood (n.)delusion, deception, illusion
fame (n.)report, account, description
fancy (n.)love, amorousness, infatuation
fancy (n.)love, amorousness, infatuation
fancy (n.)love, amorousness, infatuation
fancy (n.)love, amorousness, infatuation
fancy (n.)love, amorousness, infatuation
fancy (n.)love, amorousness, infatuation
fancy (n.)love, amorousness, infatuation
fancy (n.)whim, inclination, caprice
fancy (n.)imagination, creativity, inventiveness
fancy (v.)like, love, admire
fantastical (adj.)fanciful, imaginative, full of wild ideas
fantastical (adj.)fanciful, imaginative, full of wild ideas
farce, force (v.)stuff, cram
fare (v.)go, happen, turn out
fare (v.)go, happen, turn out
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]
fast (adj.)close, very near [to]
fat (adj.)gross, heavy, dull
fat (v.)fatten, feed up, nourish
fatal (adj.)death-dealing, death-boding
fault (n.)sin, offence, crime
fault (n.)[hunting] break in a line of scent, loss of scent
favour (n.)[facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
favour (n.)[facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
favour (n.)[facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
favour (n.)mark of favour, gift, token [often a love-token]
favour (n.)gesture or token of regard, bow, curtsy
fear (n.)awe, reverence, dread
fear (v.)frighten, scare, terrify, daunt
fear (v.)doubt, mistrust
fear (v.)doubt, mistrust
fearful (adj.)timid, timorous, frightened, full of fear
fearful (adj.)causing fear, awe-inspiring, terrifying, alarming
feat (n.)action, deed, conduct
feat (n.)action, deed, conduct
feat (n.)achievement, skill, accomplishment
fee (n.)possession, property
fee'd (adj.)paid by a fee, hired, bribed
feelingly (adv.)pertinently, aptly, to the point
feigning (n.)pretentiousness, posturing, courtly display
fell (adj.)cruel, fierce, savage
fell (adj.)cruel, fierce, savage
fellow (n.)counterpart, match, equal
fellow (n.)worthless individual, good-for-nothing
fertile (adj.)abundant, profuse, rich
ferula (n.)cane, rod, stick [for punishment]
fescue (n.)[device for indicating letters to young readers] pointer, rod, stick
fetter (v.)restrain, overcome, suppress
fie away (v.)be off, begone
field (n.)duelling place
field (n.)duelling place
field (n.)duelling place
field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combat
figure (n.)figure of speech, device, piece of rhetoric
figure (n.)figure of speech, device, piece of rhetoric
figure (n.)figure of speech, device, piece of rhetoric
figure (n.)copy, image, likeness
figure (n.)face; or: body
file (n.)rank, status, standing
find (v.)find the truth about, discover the reason for
finder (n.)jury-member who determines if someone is insane, ascertainer
firago (n.)virago, hero, fighter
fire-ill (n.)burning disease [possibly: pox]
fit (adj.)suited, fitting, appropriate
fit (adj.)suited, fitting, appropriate
fit (adj.)suited, fitting, appropriate
fit (n.)fever, attack, seizure
fit (v.)find a fitting punishment, be revenged upon
fit (v.)be fit, be in satisfactory condition
fit (v.)supply [with what is fit], satisfy
fit (v.)suit, befit, be suitable [for]
fit (v.)suit, befit, be suitable [for]
flatter with / withal (v.)encourage, foster [false] hope
fleshed (adj.)blooded, initiated into fighting
flirt (v.)scorn, jeer at, scoff at
flood (n.)river, stream, rushing water
flourish with (v.)wave, brandish, shake about
foil (n.)setting, background which sets something off to advantage [as dull metal sets off a gem]
foison, foizon (n.)harvest, crop
follow (v.)imitate, copy; take as a model [in fashion]
follow (v.)seek after, pursue, strive for, court
follow (v.)seek after, pursue, strive for, court
folly-fallen (adj.)falling into folly, stooping to foolishness
fond (adj.)eager [for], desirous [of]
fond (v.)dote, be infatuated
for (conj.)as for
for (conj.)since
for (prep.)on behalf of
for why, forwhy (adv.)why, for what reason
forbear (v.)leave alone, avoid, stay away [from]
force (n.)energy, power, conviction
forego (v.)perform before, carry out in the past
forehorse, fore-horse (n.)foremost horse, leader [in a team of horses]
forgive (v.)excuse, let off
form (n.)imprinted shape, impressed image
form (n.)physical appearance, outward appearance
form (n.)physical appearance, outward appearance
form (n.)physical appearance, outward appearance
formal (adj.)normal, sane, rational
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forsworeabandon, renounce, reject, give up
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forsworeabandon, renounce, reject, give up
forth (adv.)forward
fortunate (adj.)bringing good fortune, lucky, favourable
fortune (n.)good fortune, success
fortune (n.)lucky chance, good luck
Fortune (n.)Roman goddess, shown as a woman at a spinning wheel, or controlling a rudder, and as blind
Fortune (n.)Roman goddess, shown as a woman at a spinning wheel, or controlling a rudder, and as blind
Fortune (n.)Roman goddess, shown as a woman at a spinning wheel, or controlling a rudder, and as blind
forward (adv.)[go] onward, ahead
forward (adv.)[go] onward, ahead
forward (adv.)[go] onward, ahead
foul (adj.)dirty, miry, muddy
foul (adj.)dirty, miry, muddy
founder (v.)make lame, cause to break down
frame (n.)framework, structure, construction
frame (n.)framework, structure, construction
frampold (adj.)disagreeable, bad-tempered, moody
fraught (n.)freight, cargo, goods
free (adj.)free of worry, untroubled, carefree
free (adj.)generous, magnanimous
free (adj.)noble, honourable, worthy
free (adj.)noble, honourable, worthy
free (adj.)liberal, lavish, generous
frenzy (n.)distraction, agitation, delirium
fresh (adj.)ready, eager, hungry
friend (n.)lover, sweetheart, suitor
friend (v.)befriend, sustain, assist
frieze (n.)type of rough woollen cloth
fright (v.), past form frightedfrighten, scare, terrify
fright (v.), past form frightedfrighten, scare, terrify
frisk (n.)lively movement, caper, jig
friskin (n.)antic, friskiness, playful action
from (prep.)away from
front (v.)confront, face, meet
full (adv.)fully, completely, properly
fulsome (adj.)distasteful, nauseating, repulsive
function (n.)office, occupation, calling
function (n.)office, occupation, calling
furnish (v.)dress, clothe, equip, fit out
fury-innocent (n.)[unclear usage] anyone in a calm state of mind; anyone passion-free
fustian (adj.)high-flown, made up in a ridiculous way
futurely (adv.)in the future, hereafter
gait (n.)manner of walking, bearing, movement
gait (n.)manner of walking, bearing, movement
gait (n.)proceedings, course, doings, steps
gall (n.)spirit of anger, venom, ability to be angry
gall (n.)bitterness, spitefulness, vindictiveness
gallant (n.)man-of-war, warship
gallant of war (n.)man-of-war, warship
galled (adj.)sore, swollen, inflamed
galliard (n.)type of lively, high-spirited dance
galliard (n.)type of lively, high-spirited dance
gambol (n.)leap, caper, antic
Ganymede (n.)beautiful boy, son of a Trojan prince, taken by Jove to be cup-bearer to the gods
garden-house (n.)small building in a garden [often used for lovers' assignations]
garland (n.)wreath of victory
gaskins (n.)loose-fitting trousers, wide breeches
gaud (n.)gaudy toy, showy plaything, trinket
gaudy (adj.)paltry, showy, tastelessly ornate
gauntlet (n.)armoured glove protecting the hand and wrist
geck (n.)dupe, sucker, fool
geld (v.), past forms gelded, geltcastrate, spay
generous (adj.)well-bred, mannerly, noble-minded
generous (adj.)well-bred, mannerly, noble-minded
genius (n.)soul, spirit, being
gentility (n.)nobility, good birth
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.)refined, discriminating, sophisticated
gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kind
gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kind
gentlewoman (n.)[formally polite address] madam
gently (adv.)like a gentleman, honourably, with dignity
german, germane (adj.)near related, closely akin
get (v.)beget, conceive, breed
get (v.)beget, conceive, breed
giddily (adv.)lightly, carelessly, inconsequentially
giddy (adj.)frivolous, flighty, fickle, irresponsible
giddy-pacedwhirling, moving at a bewildering pace
gift (n.)quality, accomplishment, talent
gin (n.)snare, trap
gird (v.)encircle, surround, ring
girth (n.)circumference, perimeter
girth (n.)saddle-securing belt around the body of a horse
give lifebring up, raise, nurture
give out (v.)report, assert, make known
give way (v.)keep out of the way [of], steer clear [of]
glade (n.)opening, path, gap
glass (n.)mirror, looking-glass
glass (n.)mirror, looking-glass
glass (n.)mirror, looking-glass
glass (n.)mirror, looking-glass
glass (n.)mirror, looking-glass
glass (n.)[sand of the] hourglass
glister (v.)glitter, sparkle, gleam
globy (adj.)globular, bulging, protruding
gloss (n.)brightness, freshness, shine, lustre
go (v.)live, exist, breathe
go (v.)be pregnant, be with child
go (v.)be [like], suggest, present itself
go beyond (v.)exceed, surpass, transcend
go on (v.)go forward, press ahead
go through (v.)do what is undertaken, keep one's word
goodly (adj.)good-looking, handsome, attractive, comely
goodly (adj.)good-looking, handsome, attractive, comely
goodman (adj.)[title for a person under the rank of gentleman] mister, master
goodness (n.)excellence, virtue, good qualities
goodness (n.)piece of luck, good fortune
goose pen (n.)goose-quill, quill-pen
Gorboduc (n.)[pron: 'gawrboduhk] legendary King of Britain
grace (n.)success, favourable outcome, fortune
grace (n.)gracefulness, charm, elegance
gracious (adj.)graceful, elegant, attractive
gracious (adj.)pleasing, agreeable, inspired
grain, ininherent, ingrained, indelible
grand guardpiece of tournament armour protecting the chest and left shoulder
grateful (adj.)pleasing, agreeable, gratifying
gratillity (n.)humorous version of ‘gratuity’
graved (adj.)furrowed, engraved [with lines]
gravity (n.)respectability, authority, dignified position
gravity (n.)old age, the aged, the elderly
grease (n.)sweat, melted fat
great (adj.)of high rank, eminent
great (adj.)valiant, noble, honourable
grece, grise, grize (n.)step, degree, grade
grece, grise, grize (n.)step, degree, grade
Greek, foolish / merrybuffoon, merry person, silly joker
green (adj.)youthful, inexperienced, immature
greet (v.)bewail, lament, weep for
grey (adj.)aged, senescent, very old
grief (n.)grievance, complaint, hurt, injury
grizzle (n.)sprinkling of grey hairs
groan (v.)utter groans during childbirth
gross (adj.)vile, abhorrent, wicked
gross (adj.)dull, obtuse, ignorant
grossly (adv.)materially, physically, with substance
grossness (n.)flagrant nature, obviousness, enormity
ground (n.)reason, cause, source
ground (n.)foundation, basis, root
ground-piece (n.)[unclear meaning] painting used as a teaching-aid
grudge (v.)grumble, complain, be discontented
guess (v.)assume, surmise, suppose
guilty (adj.)shameful, culpable, reprehensible
gull (n.)dupe, fool, simpleton
gull (n.)dupe, fool, simpleton
gull (n.)dupe, fool, simpleton
gull (v.)deceive, dupe, trick
gull-catcher (n.)fool-trapper, trickster
gum (n.)substance used as incense in ceremonies
gust (n.)relish, taste, inclination
gyve (n.)(plural) fetters, shackles
gyve (n.)(plural) fetters, shackles
habit (n.)dress, clothing, costume
habit (n.)dress, clothing, costume
habit (n.)dress, clothing, costume
habit (n.)dress, clothing, costume
habit (n.)dress, clothing, costume
habit (n.)behaviour, bearing, demeanour
haggard (n.)[falconry] wild hawk
hair-worth (n.)hair's worth
hale (v.)drag, pull, haul
half-sight (n.)someone half-blind
hallow, holloa, hollow (v.)shout, yell, cry out
hallow, holloa, hollow (v.)shout, yell, cry out
hallow, holloa, hollow (v.)shout, yell, cry out
hallow, holloa, hollow (v.)shout, yell, cry out
hallowing, hallooing, halloing, holloaing (n.)shouting, hallooing, crying out
halt (v.)limp, proceed lamely
halt (v.)limp, proceed lamely
hand (n.)ability, skill [with the hand]
hand (n.)handwriting
hand, into deal with, here present
handsome (adj.)proper, fitting, appropriate
handsome (adj.)proper, fitting, appropriate
hanging (n.)wall-covering, tapestry, curtain
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
haply (adv.)perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
happily (adv.)perhaps, by chance, maybe
happiness (n.)good luck, success, good fortune
harbinger (n.)forerunner, herald, precursor
hard (adj.)painful, harrowing, tough
hard (adj.)unpleasant, harsh, cruel
hard (adj.)bad, poor, inadequate
hard (adv.)badly, poorly, ill
hard (adv.)close, near
hardly (adv.)with great difficulty, only with difficulty
hardly (adv.)with great difficulty, only with difficulty
hardy (adj.)bold, daring, forward
hardy (adj.)bold, daring, forward
harmless (adj.)innocent, causing no harm
have (v.)understand, grasp, comprehend
have at (v.)let's face, let's see
have at [someone][said at the start of a fencing attack or other confrontation] I come at, let me at [a person]
have at [someone][said at the start of a fencing attack or other confrontation] I come at, let me at [a person]
have with youI'll join you, I'll be with you
having (n.)fortune, estate, means
haviour (n.)behaviour, manner, demeanour
hawk at (v.)pursue, attack, chase
hazard (n.)[gambling] chance, fortune; throw [of dice]
hazard (v.)expose to danger, put at risk
health (n.)toast, salutation in drink
heart (n.)utmost, maximum
heat (n.)normal body temperature
heated (adj.)angry, inflamed, enraged, aroused
heavenly (adj.)divine, celestial
heavenly (adj.)beautiful, delightful, sublime
heavy (adj.)sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.)sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.)sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.)difficult, hard, laborious
heed (n.)consideration, care, attention
heels, atclose behind, in close pursuit
helm (n.)helmet
helm (n.)helmet
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
hie (v.)hasten, hurry, speed
high (adv.)fully, altogether
hilding (n.)good-for-nothing, worthless individual
hip, of thewith the hips, using his hip
Hippolyta (n.)[pron: hi'polita] queen of the Amazons
hoar (adj.)grey-white, hoary
hob, nobgive or take, come what may
hold (v.)stay unbroken, hold out [in a fight]
hold (v.)stay unbroken, hold out [in a fight]
hold (v.)consider, regard, esteem, value [as]
hold (v.)stop, cease, hold on
hold (v.)stand firm, continue, carry on
hold (v.)stand firm, continue, carry on
hold (v.)stand firm, continue, carry on
hold (v.)keep, maintain, observe
hold (v.)keep, maintain, observe
hold (v.)keep, maintain, observe
hold (v.)keep, maintain, observe
hold out (v.)sustain, maintain, keep up
holy tiemarriage
homage (n.)act of homage, acknowledgement of allegiance
home (adv.)fully, thoroughly, unsparingly
home (adv.)fully, thoroughly, unsparingly
honest (adj.)chaste, pure, virtuous
honest (adj.)chaste, pure, virtuous
honesty (n.)decency, decorum, good manners
honesty (n.)virtue, chastity
honesty (n.)virtue, chastity
honesty (n.)virtue, chastity
honesty (n.)virtue, chastity
honour (n.)fame, renown, glory
honour (n.)credit, good name, reputation
hopeless (adj.)beyond hope, impossible to hope for
hornbook, horn-book (n.)[teaching device] leaf of paper, protected by a piece of thin horn, showing the letters of the alphabet and other information
horrid (adj.)horrifying, frightful, terrifying
hotly (adv.)angrily, passionately, fiercely
hour, in anat the same time
house-clog (n.)prison-restraint, shackle, fetter
housekeeper, house-keeper (n.)householder, hospitable person
housewife, huswife (n.)[pron: 'husif] hussy, wanton, minx
hull (v.)lie, float, drift [with sails furled]
hum (v.)murmur approval, make encouraging noises
humble (adj.)low-lying
humour (n.)style, method, way, fashion
humour (n.)mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
humour (n.)mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
humour (n.)mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
humour (n.)fancy, whim, inclination, caprice
humour (n.)fancy, whim, inclination, caprice
hurry (n.)commotion, excitement, activity
Hymen (n.)[pron: 'hiymen] Greek god who led a wedding procession; associated with a torch, crown of flowers, and flute
hyperbolical (adj.)outrageous, immoderate, intemperate
chaffy (adj.)[as of chaff] worthless, useless, trashy
chain (n.)chain of office
champain, champaign (n./adj.)expanse of open countryside
chance (n.)outcome, situation
chance (n.)what may have happened, conceivability, possibility
chance (n.)fortune, lot, destiny
chance (n.)event, occurrence, situation [especially, bad]
changeable (adj.)of varying colour [when viewed from different angles], shot
changeling (n./adj.)unsightly person [>> sense 1: an ugly or deformed child left by fairies in exchange for a beautiful one]
chantry (n.)small private chapel
chaplet (n.)garland, wreath
chaplet (n.)garland, wreath
character (n.)distinctive sign, stamp, trait
character (n.)handwriting, style of writing, lettering
character (n.)personal appearance, demeanour
chare (v.)do, accomplish, finish
charge (n.)command, order, injunction, instruction
charge (n.)task, responsibility, duty
charge (v.)oblige, constrain, compel
charging-staff (n.)lance used in jousting
charm (v.)work magic [on], bewitch, enchant
charmer (n.)enchanter/enchantress, worker of charms
chase (n.)hunting ground, territory
chaste (adj.)of allowed love-making [because married]
check at (v.)[falconry] swerve to pounce on, turn towards, swoop at
check at (v.)[falconry] swerve to pounce on, turn towards, swoop at
cheer (n.)face, look, expression
cherries (n.)[metaphor for] lips
cherry-pit (n.)[children's game] throwing cherry-stones into a hole
cheveril (adj.)flexible, yielding, pliant
chicken (n.)child, little one
chide (v.), past form chidscold, rebuke, reprove
chide (v.), past form chidscold, rebuke, reprove
chide (v.), past form chidscold, rebuke, reprove
chiding (n.)telling-off, scolding, rebuke
choice (n.)ability to choose, skill in choosing
choke (v.)silence, quieten, still
chop (v.)[various readings possible] pounce upon; seize; exchange
chough (n.)jackdaw
chuck (n.)chicken, chick [usually as a term of endearment]
ice (n.)[metaphor for] cold contempt
idle (adj.)trifling, unimportant, trivial
idleness (n.)pastime, foolishness, silly diversion
if (conj.)as long as
ill (adj.)evil, wicked, immoral
ill (adj.)evil, wicked, immoral
ill (adj.)poor, inadequate, miserable
ill (adj.)bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (adj.)bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (adj.)bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (adv.)badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (adv.)badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (n.)trouble, affliction, misfortune
ill (n.)illness, malady, affliction
illustrate (v.)show, indicate, make evident
Illyria (n.)E seaboard of the Adriatic and its hinterland (Dalmatia); in modern Croatia
Illyria (n.)E seaboard of the Adriatic and its hinterland (Dalmatia); in modern Croatia
image (n.)appearance, aspect, countenance
impetticoat, impeticos (v.)pocket up
import (v.)be of importance to, concern, matter to
importance (n.)urgent request, urging, encouragement
importment (n.)[unclear meaning] importance, significance
imposition (n.)extra burden, additional demand
impressure (n.)imprint, impression, indentation, stamp
in (prep.)at
incardinate (adj.)malapropism for ‘incarnate’
incensement (n.)anger, wrath, fury
incontinence (n.)lacking self-restraint, indulgence [in the pleasures of the flesh]
incredulous (adj.)incredible, unbelievable
Indies (n.)the East Indies, thought of as a region of great wealth
indifferent (adj.)unconcerned, without a preference
indifferent (adv.)moderately, tolerably, reasonably
indue, endue (v.)endow, furnish, provide
inevitableunavoidable, unable to be averted
inflame (v.)increase, raise, charge extra
ingot (n.)coin, piece
ingraft, engraffed (adj.)ingrafted, ingrained, deep-rooted
ingrate (adj.)ungrateful, unthankful, unappreciative
ingrateful (adj.)ungrateful, unappreciative
innocent (n.)simpleton, dimwit, mental defective
innocent (n.)simpleton, dimwit, mental defective
instance (n.)illustration, example, case
instrument (n.)agent, servant, retainer
instrument (n.)agent, servant, retainer
intemperate (adj.)excessive, immoderate, inordinate
intent (n.)intention, purpose, aim
intent (n.)intention, purpose, aim
intercession (n.)prayer, plea, entreaty
interest (n.)valid claim [on], rights of possession [to]
interchangement (n.)interchange, exchange
interlude, enterlude (n.)short play, theatrical performance [staged to fill an interval]
intertangled (adj.)intertwined, entwined, interlaced
intrate...come in, boys
invention (n.)plan, scheme, stratagem
invention (n.)novelty, fresh creation, innovation
invention (n.)composition, written exposition
ipso...by itself
Iris (n.)Greek goddess of the rainbow; messenger of the gods, especially of Zeus and Hera
iron (n.)iron weapon, steel, sword
iron (n.)iron weapon, steel, sword
issue (n.)outcome, result, consequence(s)
issue (n.)child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
jade (n.)worn-out horse, hack, worthless nag
jade (n.)worn-out horse, hack, worthless nag
jade (v.)deceive, dupe, make a fool of
jadery (n.)behaviour typical of an ill-tempered hack
jaw (v.)bite, eat, devour
jealous (adj.)anxious, uneasy, worried [about]
jealousy (n.)concern, anxiety, solicitude
jean (n.)type of twilled cotton cloth [= unsophisticated, unrefined]
jet (v.)strut, swagger, parade
jewel (n.)miniature in a jewelled setting
Jezebel (n.)in the Bible, the infamous wife of King Ahab
jig (n.)lively song; frivolous dance
jocund (adj.)merry, joyful, cheerful
joinder (n.)joining, union, uniting
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
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
judgement (n.)expert, critic, judge
judgement (n.)discretion, good sense, tact
jump (adv.)exactly, precisely
jump (v.)agree, coincide, tally
Juno (n.)Roman supreme goddess, wife of Jupiter, associated with the Moon, childbirth, marriage, and female identity
Juno (n.)Roman supreme goddess, wife of Jupiter, associated with the Moon, childbirth, marriage, and female identity
Juno (n.)Roman supreme goddess, wife of Jupiter, associated with the Moon, childbirth, marriage, and female identity
Jupiter, Jove (n.)Roman supreme god; associated with the heavens and the weather, especially thunder and lightning; husband of Juno
justify (v.)prove, confirm, demonstrate
keep (v.)celebrate, solemnize
keep (v.)guard, watch, tend
keep down (v.)prevent from growing, keep small
keep touch (v.)keep [one's] promise, prove reliable
keep touch (v.)keep [one's] promise, prove reliable
ken (v.)know, understand, be aware of
ken (v.)see, make out, espy
key (n.)tone, voice, style of expression
kickshaw (n.)trifle, triviality, worthless distraction
kind (adj.)friendly, agreeable, pleasant
kind (n.)nature, reality, character, disposition
kindly (adv.)lovingly, gently, affectionately
kindness (n.)friendship, affection, good will
knack (n.)trifle, knick-knack, ornament
knave (n.)scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.)scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.)scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.)boy, lad, fellow
knavery (n.)roguish trick, rouguery, trickery
knoll (v.)toll, ring, peal
know (v.)acknowledge, remember, think [of]
know (v.)recognize
know (v.)find out, ascertain, learn [from]
la yousee, look now
label (v.)attach as a codicil, affix as a supplementary note
labour (n.)hard work, physical toil [with pun on childbirth]
lag (adj.)late-coming, last, closing
lane (n.)path, passage, way
lapse (v.)apprehend, seize, detain
lard (v.)permeate, saturate, pepper
large (adj.)grandiose, impressive sounding
lark's-heels (n.)larkspur
lastly (adv.)in the end, finally
late (adv.)recently, a little while ago / before
lately (adv.)recently, of late
latest (adj.)last, final
lath (n.)thin wood
laud (n.)praise, homage, honour
laund (n.)clearing [in a wood], glade, grassy space
law, go tosue, fight against, argue with
lay (n.)song
lay out (v.)expend, spend, use up
lay unto (v.)add to, place along with
lay up (v.)consign, put away, allocate
lead (v.)put lead weights on
lean (adj.)slight, mean, poor
leap (v.)jump into, throw oneself into
leasing (n.)skill in lying, ability to lie
least, of thetoo small; or: inferior
leave (v.)cease, stop, give up
lees (n.)(plural) dregs, remains, remnants
leg (n.)bending of a knee, genuflection, obeisance
Legion (n.)in the Bible, the name of a devil
leman (n.)lover, paramour, sweetheart
length (n.)stride, distance [in leaping]
lenten (adj.)dismal, meagre, scanty
let (n.)hindrance, obstacle, snag
let (v.)hinder, prevent, stand in the way
let down (v.)lose, forfeit, give up
let fall (v.)lower, debase, fail to live up to
Lethe (n.)[pron: 'leethee] a mythological river of the underworld, causing oblivion to those who drank from it
level (adj.)steady, steadfast, constant
lewdly (adv.)stupidly, foolishly
libel (n.)false statement, damaging attack [on women]
liberal (adj.)coarse, licentious, promiscuous
lid (n.)eyelid
lie (v.)hang, depend, hinge
lie (v.)hang, depend, hinge
lie (v.)sleep, go to bed
lief, had asshould like just as much
lief, had asshould like just as much
lifelings (n.)dear life
light (adj.)facile, frivolous, of no consequence
light (n.)sign, signal, indication
like (adv.)likely, probable / probably
like (adv.)likely, probable / probably
like (adv.)likely, probable / probably
like (adv.)likely, probable / probably
like (adv.)likely, probable / probably
like (adv.)likely, probable / probably
like (adv.)likely, probable / probably
like (v.)find, think of
like, thethe same
lime (v.)trap, snare, catch [as if by using birdlime]
limiter (n.)arbiter, judge [of the limits of life]
line (v.)strengthen, support, fortify
lineament (n.)(plural) parts of the body, form, shape
lined (adj.)filled, stuffed
list (n.)limit, objective
list (v.)listen
little, inon a small scale, in miniature
live (v.)stay afloat, avoid destruction
liver (n.)part of the body thought to be at the seat of the passions [especially sexual desire]
liver (n.)part of the body thought to be at the seat of the passions [especially sexual desire]
liver (n.)part of the body thought to be at the seat of the passions [especially sexual desire]
livery (n.)uniform, costume, special clothing
lock (v.)keep captive, keep away, detain
look (v.)find, seek, look for
look through (v.)become visible, show clearly
lose (v.)lose sight of, forget
lose (v.)part with, let go of, give up
lose (v.)miss, lose out on, be deprived of
lose (v.)miss, lose out on, be deprived of
lose (v.)miss, lose out on, be deprived of
loss (n.)losing, defeat, overthrow
loud (adj.)heard everywhere, resounding
lover (n.)companion, comrade, dear friend
low (adj.)short, small
lowly (adj.)humble, modest, submissive
lubber (n.)clumsy dolt, blundering lout
Lucrece, Lucretia (n.)[lu'krees] legendary Roman heroine, 6th-c BC, who killed herself after being raped by Tarquin
lusty (adj.)tasty, flavourful, well-flavoured
lusty (adj.)vigorous, strong, robust, eager
lusty (adj.)merry, cheerful, lively
maculate (adj.)impure, spotted, stained
mad (adj.)wild, uncontrollable, excitable, high-spirited
mad (adj.)wild, uncontrollable, excitable, high-spirited
mad (adj.)strange, bizarre, weird
made (adj.)with success assured, with fortune made
made (adj.)with success assured, with fortune made
made (adj.)with success assured, with fortune made
madonna (n.)my lady, madam
machine (n.)show, entertainment; or: device
maid (n.)virgin, unmarried woman
maid (n.)virgin, unmarried woman
maidenhead (n.)virginity
maidenhead (n.)virginity
main (adj.)very great, major, considerable
mainly (adv.)entirely, completely, totally
maintain (v.)defend, justify, support
make (v.)bring success [to], prosper
make (v.)bring success [to], prosper
make (v.)create, bring about, produce
make goodjustify, vindicate, confirm
make goodjustify, vindicate, confirm
make in (v.)go in, make [one's] way through
make out (v.)go, go out
make up (v.)reconcile, settle, arrange
malapert (adj.)impudent, saucy, impertinent
malicious (adj.)wicked, evil-minded, of ill will
malignancy (n.)evil influence, inauspicious character
Mall, MistressMary; several contemporary figures possible
manage (n.)management, handling, control [especially of a horse, as a result of training]
manhood (n.)manliness, courage, valour
manhood (n.)manliness, courage, valour
manhood (n.)manliness, courage, valour
manikin (n.)little man, puppet
manly (adv.)heroically, bravely, gallantly
manner (n.)(plural) proper behaviour, good conduct, forms of politeness
mantle (n.)loose sleeveless cloak
mantle (n.)loose sleeveless cloak
mark (n.)notable sight, object of serious attention
mark (n.)target, goal, aim
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.)opportunity to make a profit
market (n.)purchase, spending opportunity, outlay
marrow (n.)rich and nutritious substance derived from bone cavities
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
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
Mars (n.)Roman god of war
Mars (n.)Roman god of war
Mars (n.)Roman god of war
martialist (n.)soldier, military man [i.e. follower of Mars]
masoned (adj.)formed with masonry; or: mason-built
masterly (adv.)from experience, in a masterly way
match (v.)join in marriage, make a match
matter (n.)affair(s), business, real issue
matter (n.)affair(s), business, real issue
matter (n.)affair(s), business, real issue
matter (n.)subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.)subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.)subject-matter, content, substance
maugre (prep.)[pron: 'mawguh] in spite of
may (v.)to take part in May-day festivities
maying (n.)May-day festivities
mead (n.)meadow
meagre (adj.)thin, slight, scrawny
mean (adj.)lowly, humble, poor
mean (v.)intend for, have in mind for
measure (n.)punishment, treatment, retribution
meat (n.)food, nourishment
meddle (v.)fight, engage in combat, exchange blows
meditance (n.)meditation, reflection, contemplation
meditation (n.)thought, thinking
meed (n.)reward, prize, recompense
meet (v.)begin, start, keep
Meleager (n.)[pron: melee'ager] son of Althaea, his life-span determined by an unburnt magic log; he murdered his uncles in a quarrel over the killing of a boar ravaging the fields in Calydon; in her rage Althaea burnt Meleager’s log on a fire, and he died
memory (n.)history, memorial record
mend (v.)amend, improve, make better, put right
Mercury (n.)messenger of the Roman gods; also, god of commerce
mere (adj.)complete, total, absolute, utter
mere (adj.)complete, total, absolute, utter
mere (adj.)complete, total, absolute, utter
mere (adj.)complete, total, absolute, utter
mere (adj.)complete, total, absolute, utter
mere (adj.)complete, total, absolute, utter
merit (n.)reward, just desert
Messaline (n.)[pron: 'mesaleen] probably Marseilles, S France
Messaline (n.)[pron: 'mesaleen] probably Marseilles, S France
metal of Indiapure gold
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
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
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
method (n.)table of contents, summary arrangement
mickle (adj.)great, much, large
mind (v.)think of, call to mind
mine (n.)source of supply, abundant store
minion (n.)darling, favourite, select one
minister (v.)provide, supply, give
misbecomingly (adv.)unbecomingly, unattractively, unfittingly
miscarry (v.)come to harm, perish, meet death
miscarry (v.)come to harm, perish, meet death
miscarry (v.)come to harm, perish, meet death
miscarry (v.)come to harm, perish, meet death
misgive (v.)make one feel uneasy, cause one to be apprehensive
mislike (v.)dislike, be displeased with
misprision (n.)mistake, error, misunderstanding, misconception
mitigation (n.)lowering, softening, quietening
modest (adj.)moderate, reasonable, mild, limited
modest (adj.)moderate, reasonable, mild, limited
modesty (n.)propriety, protocol, seemly behaviour
modesty (n.)propriety, protocol, seemly behaviour
moiety (n.)share, portion, part
mollification (n.)appeasement, placating, pacifying
moped (adj.)bewildered, confused, in a daze
more (adj.)greater
more (n.)additional amount, extra quantity
morn (n.)morning, dawn
morris (n.)morris dance
morris (n.)morris dance
morris (n.)morris dance
morrow (n.)morning
morrow (n.)morning
morrow (n.)morning
mortal (adj.)fatal, deadly, lethal
mortal (adj.)fatal, deadly, lethal
motion (n.)proposal, proposition, suggestion, offer
motion (n.)emotion, inclination, desire, impulse
motion (n.)emotion, inclination, desire, impulse
motion (n.)[fencing] attack, execution
motley (n.)distinctive dress of a fool
mounted (adj.)exalted, high, lofty
move (v.)move to anger, provoke, exasperate
move (v.)arouse, affect, stir [by emotion]
muddy (adj.)at a loss, confused, all at sea
mumble (v.)grumble [beneath the breath], complain, mutter
murmur (n.)rumour, hearsay, gossip
muset, musit (n.)[of a hare] hiding place, lair
music (n.)musicians, players
mute (n.)dumb servant [as in a Turkish court]
name (n.)reputation, fame, renown
name (n.)reputation, fame, renown
name (n.)reputation, fame, renown
name (n.)family, stock, kin
Narcissus (n.)handsome youth who fell in love with his own reflection in a pool; he pined away and was turned into a flower
Narcissus (n.)handsome youth who fell in love with his own reflection in a pool; he pined away and was turned into a flower
natural (adv.)like a half-wit, idiotically
natural (adv.)like a half-wit, idiotically
nature (n.)natural order, ungoverned state, way of the world [often personified]
nature (n.)natural powers, normal state [of mind and body]
nature (n.)natural powers, normal state [of mind and body]
nature (n.)human nature
nayword, nay-word (n.)byword, proverb
near (prep.)in attendance on
nearness (n.)intimacy, close relationship
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
nerve (n.)strength, vigour, forcefulness
new-conceived (adj.)in early pregnancy
next (adj.)nearest, shortest, most direct
nice (adj.)fastidious, particular, fussy, overscrupulous
nicely (adv.)subtly, triflingly, fancifully
niceness (n.)coyness, fastidiousness, excessive scruple
nick (n.)nick of time, critical moment
niggard (v.)begrudge, hoard, use sparingly
niggardly (adj.)mean-minded, tight-fisted, miserly
nimble-set (adj.)agile, athletic
nonpareil (n.)person without equal, unique one, paragon
non-regardance (n.)failure to respect, contempt, disdain
notable (adj.)noted, notorious, conspicuous, infamous
note (n.)characteristic, trait, distinctive feature
note (n.)attention, notice, regard
note (n.)attention, notice, regard
note (v.)observe, pay attention [to], take special note [of]
note (v.)observe, pay attention [to], take special note [of]
nothing (n.)insignificance, unimportance, triviality
nullity (n.)non-event, mere nothing, blank
number (n.)(plural) metre, versification
nuncio (n.)messenger, emissary
O (int.)oh [used in emphatic emotion]
oak (n.)crown of oak leaves [awarded to a victorious soldier]
observance (n.)honour, dutiful ceremony, due respect
observance (n.)honour, dutiful ceremony, due respect
observe (v.)honour, wait upon, show all courtesy to
observe (v.)humour, gratify, indulge
obstruction (n.)obstacle, difficulty, hindrance
occasion (n.)need, want, requirement
occasion (n.)circumstance, opportunity
occasion (n.)circumstance, opportunity
'Od[in emphatic expressions] shortened form of 'God'
odds (n. plural)probability, likelihood, odds-on
odour (n.)perfume, fragrance, scent
of (prep.)between
of (prep.)in
off (adv.)off-stage
offence (n.)[in fencing] attacking stroke, offensive action
office (n.)role, position, place, function
office (n.)role, position, place, function
office (n.)performance, business, intrigue
office (n.)task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.)task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.)task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.)task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.)task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.)task, service, duty, responsibility
officer of arms (n.)herald, pursuivant
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
oil (n.)smoothness, glibness, ingratiating manner
old (adj.)hackneyed, worn-out, stale
old (adj.)experienced, practised, skilled
old (adj.)olden, ancient, bygone
old (adj.)olden, ancient, bygone
olive (n.)olive-branch [symbol of peace]
on (prep.)because of
only (adj.)outstanding, peerless, pre-eminent
open (adj.)easy to get through; or: give too much of a view
open (adv.)out in the open, in public
operance (n.)operation, action, activity
opinion (n.)gossip, suspicion, malicious rumour
opinion (n.)reputation, character, honour
opposite (adj.)opposed, hostile, adverse, antagonistic [to]
opposite (n.)opponent, adversary, anatagonist
opposite (n.)opponent, adversary, anatagonist
oppress (v.)dominate, overwhelm, crush
orbed (adj.)rounded, orb-like, spherical
order (n.)prescribed practice, regular procedure
orchard (n.)garden
orchard (n.)garden
orchard (n.)garden
othergates (adv.)otherwise, differently, in another way
out (adv.)out of pocket
out (adv.)in error, at fault, wrong
out (adv.)out in the field, away fighting
outbreast (v.)outsing, surpass in voice
outdure (v.)endure, outlast, survive
outgo (v.)outdo, outstrip, surpass
outside (n.)appearance, look, outside show
over-far (adv.)too far, to too great an extent
over-flourish (v.)heavily embellish, richly decorate
over-rank (adj.)over-ripe; rotten, corrupted
overswear (v.)swear over again
overture (n.)disclosure, revelation
overweening (adj.)arrogant, overambitious, high and mighty
overweigh (v.)outweigh, exceed, prevail over
over-wrestle (v.)surpass, outdo, exceed
owe (v.)own, possess, have
owe (v.)own, possess, have
owe (v.)own, possess, have
owlet, howlet (n.)young owl, owl
pain (n.)effort, endeavour, exertion, labour
paint (v.)adorn, beautify, enhance
painted (adj.)colourful, multicoloured
Pallas (n.)alternative name for Athene
Pandarus (n.)[pron: 'pandarus] Trojan prince, killed by Diomedes; Cressida's uncle and go-between
parcel (n.)part, piece, portion, bit
parish top (n.)whipping-top kept for parishioners' use [of unclear purpose]
parle, parley (n.)argument, altercation, exchange
parle, parley (n.)negotiation, meeting [between enemies under a truce, to discuss terms]
parlously (adv.)astoundingly, amazingly, exceedingly
part (n.)quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
part (n.)quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
part (n.)quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
part (v.)divide, share, split up
part (v.)depart [from], leave, quit
Parthian (adj.)from Parthia, ancient kingdom of W Asia; known for skilled horsemen and archery
participate (v.)take, receive, share in
pass (n.)bout, exchange, round [in fencing]
pass upon (v.)[unclear meaning] jest at; impose on; pass judgement upon
passage (n.)incident, occurrence, event, happening
passage (n.)incident, occurrence, event, happening
passage (n.)combat, contest, fight [= passage of arms]
passion (n.)fit of anger, feeling of rage
passion (n.)fit of anger, feeling of rage
passion (n.)fit of anger, feeling of rage
passion (n.)suffering, torment, deep grief
passion (n.)suffering, torment, deep grief
passion (n.)suffering, torment, deep grief
passy-measures (adj.)dancing with slow pace
path (n.)way, course of action
pavin (n.)type of stately dance, pavane
pay (n.)reward, payment
pay (v.)punish, pay back, retaliate against
pay (v.)punish, pay back, retaliate against
peace (n.)state of calm, amenable condition
peascod (n.)pea-plant, pea-pod
peculiar (adj.)particular, private, personal
pedant (n.)schoolmaster, teacher
peevish (adj.)silly, foolish; or: headstrong, impulsive
Peg-a-Ramsey (n.)[dance tune] name of a spying wife in a contemporary ballad
pelting (adj.)paltry, petty, worthless, insignificant
pencilled (adj.)painted, shown in a painting
penner (n.)pen-case, pen-holder
pennyworth, penn'orth (n.)money's worth, bargain, good value
perdie, perdy (int.)[French 'par Dieu'] by God
perdition (n.)ruin, destruction, devastation
perfect (adj.)completely prepared, fully made ready
perfect (adj.)complete, totally accomplished, well-trained
perchance (adv.)perhaps, maybe
perchance (adv.)perhaps, maybe
perchance (adv.)perhaps, maybe
perchance (adv.)by good fortune, by chance
perish (v.)destroy, wither, become ruined
perpend (v.)consider, ponder, reflect
personage (n.)appearance, demeanour
personate (v.)describe, represent, delineate
perspective (n.)picture in which perspective is altered so as to appear distorted unless seen from a particular angle
persuade (v.)convince, be sure, satisfy
pertain (v.)belong, have a right
petticoat (n.)long skirt
Phoebus (n.)[pron: 'feebus] Latin name for Apollo as the sun-god; also called Phoebus Apollo
Phoebus (n.)[pron: 'feebus] Latin name for Apollo as the sun-god; also called Phoebus Apollo
Phoebus (n.)[pron: 'feebus] Latin name for Apollo as the sun-god; also called Phoebus Apollo
Phrygia (n.)[pron: 'frijia] central plateau area of Asia Minor where Troy was situated
physic (n.)medicine, healing, treatment
physic (n.)medicine, healing, treatment
pia mater (n.)[Latin] dutiful mother: membrane covering the brain; brain
pie (n.)magpie
piece (n.)work (of art), creation
piece (n.)bit of ground, place
piece (n.)creature, individual, person, woman
piece (n.)accomplishment, forte, skill
piece (v.)complete, make up, improve
Pigrogromitus (n.)[pron: pigroh'gromitus] mock-astrology jargon
pilcher (n.)pilchard
pinch (v.)torment, pain, torture
pipe (n.)voice
piss o'th' nettlebe in a bad temper, show irritation
pistol (v.)shoot with a pistol
pitch (n.)height, elevation, high aspiration
pitch (v.)place oneself, settle, alight
place (n.)position, post, office, rank
place (n.)position, post, office, rank
plain (n.)open country
plant (v.)fix in the ground, set up, place
plantain (n.)variety of medicinal herb
play (v.)play for, make bets about
play (v.)stay idle, take a holiday
playfere (n.)playfellow, playmate, companion
plea (n.)quarrel, argument, strife
pledge (v.)drink a toast to, drink to
pledge (v.)drink a toast to, drink to
pleurisy, plurisy (n.)excess, superfluity, superabundance
plight (n.)good shape, health, fit condition
plight (v.)betroth, engage
pluck (v.)draw down, bring down
pluck (v.)draw down, bring down
pluck (v.)draw down, bring down
plum porridge[contemptuous, for the type of person who would eat] rich, fruity porridge [= heavy, lumbering individual]
plum-broth (n.)rich soup made of meat, fruit, and spices, especially eaten at Christmas
point (n.)(usually plural) tagged lace [especially for attaching hose to the doublet]
point-device, point-devise (adv.)to the last detail, to the point of perfection
pointed (adj.)ending in a point, coming to a peak
poise (n.)weight, heaviness, load
poise (v.)balance, weigh, make even
policy (n.)statecraft, statesmanship, diplomacy
politic (adj.)prudent, cautious, discreet, shrewd
politician (n.)schemer, intriguer, plotter
politician (n.)schemer, intriguer, plotter
polled (adj.)bald, hairless
port (n.)portal, entrance, gateway
port (v.)carry, bring; or: bring to port
portend (v.)mean, signify, import
portion (n.)dowry, marriage gift, settlement
pose (v.)baffle, confuse, confound
position (n.)[in logic] affirmation, assertion, hypothesis
position (n.)arrangement, ordering, sequence
possess (v.)notify, inform, acquaint
post (n.)door-post
post (n.)door-post
post (n.)express messenger, courier
post (v.)hasten, speed, ride fast
posy (n.)short piece of poetry [often inscribed inside a ring]
pourquoi (French adv.)why
power (n.)(usually plural) god, deity, divinity
power (n.)(usually plural) god, deity, divinity
power (n.)(usually plural) god, deity, divinity
power (n.)control, influence, sway
power (n.)force, strength, might
power (n.)force, strength, might
pox (n.)venereal disease; also: plague, or any other disease displaying skin pustules
practice (n.)occupation, profession, line of work
practice (n.)trickery, treachery
practise on / upon (v.)try to seduce, carry on with
praise (v.)appraise, assess, put a valuation on
prank (n.)trick, frolic, mischief
prank (n.)outrageous deed, excessive behaviour
prank (v.)dress up, deck out, adorn
prate (v.)prattle, chatter, blather
precipitance (n.)jumping from a great height, headlong fall
prefer (v.)promote, advance, recommend
prefixed (adj.)fixed, settled, prearranged, decided in advance
pregnant (adj.)resourceful, wily
pregnant (adj.)well-disposed, ready, inclined, receptive
prejudice (n.)detriment, damage, misfortune
preordained (adj.)intended, normal, appointed
presage (n.)sign, indication, portent
present (n.)available means, current resources
present (v.)put forward [for immediate action]
present, thisjust now, recently
presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at once
presently (adv.)immediately, instantly, at once
preserve (v.)keep, maintain, look after
press (v.)urge, compel, spur
press (v.)impress [as a stamp on a coin], imprint, mark
presuppose (v.)suggest earlier, previously lay down
pretended (adj.)intended, purposed, proposed
pretender (n.)claimant, suitor, wooer
prettily (adv.)cleverly, ingeniously; or: charmingly
prevent (v.)forestall, anticipate
prevent (v.)forestall, anticipate
prewarn (v.)forewarn, forecast, predict
price (n.)value, worth, importance
prick (n.)thorn, prickle, barb
prime (adj.)chief, dearest, favourite
primest (n./adj.)best, finest, most supreme
primest (n./adj.)best, finest, most supreme
primest (n./adj.)best, finest, most supreme
prisonment (n.)imprisonment, detention, captivity
private (n.)privacy, own company, solitude
privately (adv.)secretly, quietly, covertly
probation (n.)investigation, examination, testing
proceeding (n.)(plural) conduct, behaviour, actions
prodigal (n.)waster, squanderer, spendthrift
produce (v.)lead them forth, bring them out
proh...O God! Heaven help me!
proof (n.)experience, actual practice, tried knowledge
proof (n.)test, trial
proof (n.)test, trial
proof (n.)evidence, demonstration, testimony
proper (adj.)good-looking, handsome, comely
proper (adj.)good-looking, handsome, comely
proper (adj.)good-looking, handsome, comely
proper (adj.)personal, private, individual
property (v.)make a property of, treat as an object, exploit
propound (v.)set before oneself, propose [as a goal]
propriety (n.)proper character, real identity
prorogue (v.)postpone, delay, defer
Proserpine, Proserpina (n.)daughter of the corn-goddess Ceres; Hades, king of the Underworld, abducted her and made her his queen
prove (v.)justify [one's] claim, establish
prove (v.)prove to be true, turn out to be the truth
provender (n.)feed, fodder
publish (v.)speak openly of, talk about
puissance (n.)power, might, force
pure (adv.)purely, solely, only
purge (v.)cleanse, purify, get rid of impurities [in]
purge (v.)make up for, be rid [of], compensate
purchase (n.)financial return, earning power
purchase (v.)acquire, obtain, win
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 (v.)intend, plan
pursue (v.)proceed with, take forward, continue
push (n.)extremity, limit, measure
put down (v.)crush, defeat, put to silence
put down (v.)crush, defeat, put to silence
put up (v.)sheathe, put away
puzzle (v.)bewilder, perplex, baffle
pyramid (n.)obelisk, pillar
pyramid (n.)obelisk, pillar
Pythagoras (n.)[pron: piy'thagoras] Greek philosopher and mathematician, 6th-c BC
quaint (adj.)pretty, attractive, lovely
quality (n.)nature, disposition, character
quality (n.)nature, disposition, character
quality (n.)nature, disposition, character
quality (n.)accomplishment, capacity, ability
quality (n.)rank, standing, position
quality (n.)rank, standing, position
question (n.)questioning, interrogation, examination
question (n.)argument, contention, dispute
question (n.)argument, contention, dispute
question (n.)argument, contention, dispute
question (n.)argument, contention, dispute
question (n.)argument, contention, dispute
question (n.)conversation, discourse, piece of talk
question, in contempt ofwithout the shadow of a doubt
Queubus (n.)pron: kway'oobus] mock-astrology jargon
quick (adj.)lively, animated, vivacious
quick (adj.)sharp, keen, alert
Quinapalus (n.)[pron: kwi'napalus] imaginary name for a learned authority
quirk (n.)trick, turn, peculiarity
quit (v.)release from service, let go
quit (v.)rid, free, relieve
quit (v.)pay back, repay, reward
quite (v.)[= requite] reward, repay, recompense
quousque...how much longer
race (n.)descendants, children, posterity
rail (v.)rant, rave, be abusive [about]
railing (n.)abuse, insulting speech, vilification
range (v.)wander freely, roam, rove
rank (adj.)foul-smelling, stinking
rapier (n.)light sharp-pointed sword used for thrusting
rapier (n.)light sharp-pointed sword used for thrusting
rare (adj.)unusual, striking, exceptional
rare (adj.)marvellous, splendid, excellent
rare (adj.)marvellous, splendid, excellent
rare (adj.)marvellous, splendid, excellent
rare (adj.)marvellous, splendid, excellent
rarely (adv.)splendidly, beautifully, excellently
rarely (adv.)splendidly, beautifully, excellently
rarely (adv.)splendidly, beautifully, excellently
rate (n.)quantity, amount, instance
rate (v.)reckon, estimate, appraise
ravish (v.)snatch from, tear from
raze, raze outerase, obliterate, wipe out
reach (v.), past form raughtequal, match, attain to
reach (v.), past form raughtgive, hold out
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 (n.)power of reason, judgement, common-sense [often opposed to ‘passion’]
receive (v.)consider, believe, regard
receiving (n.)perception, awareness, discernment
reck (v.)regard, heed, care [for]
reckoning (n.)bill [at an inn], settling of account
recollected (adj.)studied, artificial, refined
recommend (v.)commit, commend, consign
record (n.)recorder
record (n.)recollection, memory
recover (v.)get hold of, obtain, get
recover (v.)revive, restore to health
recover (v.)revive, restore to health
recreation (n.)source of amusement, figure of fun
rectifier (n.)one who puts things right, director
redemption (n.)rescue, recovery
redress (n.)relief, assistance, help, comfort
reduce (v.)restore, bring back, lead back
reel (v.)waver, become unsteady, turn suddenly
regard (n.)look, glance, gaze
regard (n.)look, glance, gaze
regard (n.)look, glance, gaze
regard (v.)gaze upon, look down on, observe
regiment (n.)rule, regimen, normal state
rehearsal (n.)story, account, recounting
rejoicer (n.)cheerer, encourager, consoler
relieve (v.)aid, assist, rescue
religious (adj.)devout, conscientious, scrupulous
reliques (n.)antiquities, ancient ruins, old places
relish (n.)liking, taste, inclination
relish (v.)have a flavour [of], taste, savour
remember (v.)remind, bring to someone's mind
remembrance (n.)notice, paying attention
remembrance (n.)memory, bringing to mind, recollection
remembrance (n.)memory, bringing to mind, recollection
remembrance (n.)memory, bringing to mind, recollection
remembrance (n.)memory, bringing to mind, recollection
remorse (n.)consideration, thoughtfulness for others
removed (adj.)estranged, remote, alienated
renegado (n.)renegade, turncoat, deserter
renown (v.)bring renown to, make famous
repair (v.)come, go, make one's way
repletion (n.)over-indulgence, excessive living
report (n.)rumour, gossip, hearsay
report (n.)reputation, fame, renown
require (v.)request, ask, beg
require (v.)request, ask, beg
requite (v.), past forms requit, requitedreward, repay, recompense
requite (v.), past forms requit, requitedreward, repay, recompense
respect (v.)pay attention to, heed
restraint (n.)captivity, imprisonment, confinement
retain (v.)employ, take into service
retention (n.)[medicine] power to retain emotion
retention (n.)limit, restriction, holding back
reverberate (adj.)reverberating, resounding, echoing
reverence, dopay homage, worship, show respect [to]
reverend (adj.)revered, worthy, respected
revolve (v.)consider, ponder, meditate
rheum (n.)catarrh, headcold, coughing and spluttering
riband (n.)ribbon
right (adj.)typical, true, classic
right (adj.)in her right mind, sane, rational
right (adj.)in her right mind, sane, rational
ripe (adj.)ready, inclined, well-disposed
rise (v.)get up, get out of bed
rolling (adj.)flashing, expressive
rough (adj.)difficult to manage, not thoroughly trained
round (adj.)blunt, forthright, straight, plain-spoken
round (v.)ring, encircle, surround
rout (n.)band, company, crowd
rout (n.)band, company, crowd
rowel (n.)small sharp wheel at the end of a spur
royal (adj.)like a king, majestic
rubious (adj.)ruby-coloured, deep red
rude (adj.)uncivilized, uncultivated, unrefined
rude (adj.)[of wind or water] stormy, turbulent, harsh
rude (adj.)[of wind or water] stormy, turbulent, harsh
rude (adj.)amateurish, inexpert, lacking polish
rudesby (n.)ruffian, piece of insolence, unmannerly fellow
rudiment (n.)first principles, basic points
ruin (n.)[metaphor for] destitute, case of hardship
ruin (n.)[metaphor for] destitute, case of hardship
rule (v.)control, direct, guide
sack (n.)[type of] white wine
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 (adj.)serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.)serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.)serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.)serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.)serious, grave, solemn
sage (adj.)solemn, grave, dignified
salute (v.)greet, welcome, address
sanctity (n.)true devotion, sacred intensity
sanctuary (n.)holy place, church, religious place of safety
Satan (n.)in Christian tradition, the Devil
Satan (n.)in Christian tradition, the Devil
Saturn (n.)Roman god of seed time and harvest
saucy (adj.)insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
saucy (adj.)insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
saw (n.)wise saying, platitude, maxim
say (v.)speak, utter a sound
say (v.)proclaim, announce, declare
say (v.)proclaim, announce, declare
say (v.)speak the truth, speak to the point
scab (n.)scurvy fellow, scoundrel, villain
scape, 'scape (v.)escape, avoid
scape, 'scape (v.)escape, avoid
scarce (adv.)with difficulty, hardly possible
scatheful (adj.)damaging, harmful, injurious
scorn (n.)object of scorn, target of mockery
scout (v.)keep a look-out, watch out
screw (v.)wrench, force, wrest
screw (v.)twist, force, contort
scruple (n.)tiny amount, last ounce
scruple (n.)tiny amount, last ounce
scurril (adj.)scurrilous, coarse, vulgar
scurvy (adj.)worthless, wretched, disagreeable
scurvy (adj.)contemptible, despicable, wretched
seal (v.)mark by seal, put one's name to, agree
seal (v.)confirm, ratify, approve
seal (v.)accomplish, carry out, fulfil
seal (v.)accomplish, carry out, fulfil
season (v.)bring to maturity, ripen
season (v.)imbue, infuse, fill
season (v.)preserve, keep
secure (adj.)over-confident, unsuspecting, too self-confident
sedge (n.)variety of grassy plant, rush
seeming (n.)appearance, look, aspect
seeming (n.)appearance, look, aspect
self, onea sole, one and the same, a single
semblance (n.)appearance, outward show
semblative (adj.)resembling, looking like
sempster (n.)one who sews [as a profession], tailor
sense (n.)mind, power of reason, wits
sense (n.)mind, power of reason, wits
sense (n.)perception, awareness, discernment, appreciation
sense (n.)senses, sensation, organs of sense
sense (n.)senses, sensation, organs of sense
sense (n.)senses, sensation, organs of sense
sequent (adj.)following, ensuing, consequent
serious (adj.)formal, important, solemn
servant (n.)devotee, one who gives dedicated service, lover
servant (n.)devotee, one who gives dedicated service, lover
servant (n.)devotee, one who gives dedicated service, lover
servant (n.)devotee, one who gives dedicated service, lover
serve (v.)be of use, render service, be an advantage [to]
service (n.)action, performance
service (n.)employment, situation as a servant
set (adj.)fixed, rigid, closed
set (adj.)carefully composed, deliberately expressed
set (v.)value, rate, esteem
set down (v.)log, make note, put on record
set in (v.)put in [his word], join in, intervene
set off (v.)enhance, show to advantage, display by contrast
settle (v.)establish, set up, give a home to
settled (adj.)steady, steadfast, staunch
several (adj.)separate, different, distinct
several (adj.)separate, different, distinct
several (adj.)separate, different, distinct
several (adj.)separate, different, distinct
severally (adv.)separately, individually
shade (n.)(plural) the underworld, Hades
shadow (n.)reflection, reflected image
shaft (n.)[long and slender] arrow
shake (v.)tremble, quake, shiver
shame (n.)disgrace, dishonour, affront
shame (v.)be ashamed, be embarrassed
shape (n.)disguise, appearance, identity
shape (n.)appearance, aspect, visible form
she (n.)lady, woman, girl
sheep-biter (n.)thievish fellow, shifty individual
shent (v.)[from earlier verb ‘shend’] blamed, rebuked, reproached
shilling (n.)coin valued at twelve old pence or one twentieth of a pound
shoulder-piece (n.)armour covering the shoulder
show (n.)spectacle, display, ceremony
show (n.)appearance, exhibition, display
show (v.)appear, look [like], present [as]
show (v.)appear, look [like], present [as]
show (v.)appear, look [like], present [as]
show (v.)appear, look [like], present [as]
shrew (n.)vexatious person, troubleseome individual [of either sex]
shrewd (adj.)harsh, hard, severe
shrewdly (adv.)maliciously, wickedly, mischievously
shrewishly (adv.)like a woman, shrilly, sharply
schedule (n.)inventory, list, itemization
school-doing (n.)training, instruction, discipline
sib (adj.)kin, related
sick (adj.)longing, pining, avid
silly (adj.)simple, lowly, humble
simulation (n.)dissimulation, concealment, disguised meaning
sinew (n.)mainstay, support, main strength
sinew (n.)muscle
sinew (n.)muscle
sinew (n.)muscle
single (adj.)individual, particular
singularity (n.)singular behaviour, odd conduct
sinister (adj.)left
sinister (adj.)malicious, adverse, impolite
sink (v.)be ruined, give up, perish
sir (n.)gentleman, lord, gallant, master
sirrah (n.)sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]
sirrah (n.)sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]
sirrah (n.)sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]
skiff (v.)go in a skiff [= small boat]
skill (n.)judgement, knowledge, common sense
skill (v.)matter, make a difference, be of importance
skill-less, skilless (adj.)ignorant, unaware, unacquainted [with]
skip (v.)pass over, fail to see, ignore
skip (v.)jump over, avoid, pass by
skipping (adj.)frivolous, flighty, frolicsome
skittish (adj.)changeable, fickle, inconstant
'slid (int.)[oath] God's eyelid
'slight (int.)[oath] God's light
'slight (int.)[oath] God's light
slightly (adv.)without much attention, neglectfully
slip (v.)fail to hold, be broken off
slough (n.)outer skin
smallness (n.)softness, gentleness, high pitch
smile (n.)trace, sign, hint
smile (v.)make something happen by smiling
smock (n.)woman's undergarment, shift, slip, chemise
sneck up (v.)buzz off, go hang
sod (v.)boil, stew [from ‘seethe’]
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
softly (adv.)slowly, gently
soil (n.)blemish, stain, tarnish
sojourn (v.)pause, reside, stay for a while
soldieress (n.)female soldier
solemnity (n.)ritual, ceremony, celebration
solicit (v.)urge, move, incite, prevail upon
sometime (adv.)sometimes, now and then
song of good lifedrinking song
sonnet (n.)song, lyric
sooth (adv.)truly
sooth (n.)truth
sooth (n.)truth [in exclamations, emphasizing an assertion]
sooth (n.)truth [in exclamations, emphasizing an assertion]
Sophy (n.)[pron: 'sohfee] shah of Persia, possibly Abbas the Great, 16th-c
Sophy (n.)[pron: 'sohfee] shah of Persia, possibly Abbas the Great, 16th-c
sort (n.)class, level, social rank
sot (n.)blockhead, idiot, dolt
sot (n.)blockhead, idiot, dolt
sotted (adj.)turned into a fool, besotted
soul (n.)driving force, animating principle
sound (adj.)large, severe, serious
sound (adj.)unbroken
soundly (adv.)severely, strongly, dearly, in full
sow (n.)ingot, block, bar
Sowter (n.)[shoemaker, cobbler] name of a stupid hound
space (n.)space of time, while
spare (v.)be free [at court], not needed
speak (v.)proclaim, show, reveal
speed (n.)success, fortune, good luck
speed (n.)success, fortune, good luck
sphere (n.)(plural) orbits [of the eye], sockets
sphere (n.)celestial globe in which a heavenly body was thought to move, orbit
spinster (n.)domestic woman, one who stays at home spinning
spinster (n.)domestic woman, one who stays at home spinning
spirit (n.)courage, resolution, valour
spite (n.)annoyance, vexation, irritation
spleen (n.)amusement, delight, merriment
split (v.)break up, split in two
spoiling (n.)mutilation, disfiguring, marring
spoon (v.)let run [with little or no sail]
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.)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.)exercise, athletic pastime
sportful (adj.)playful, frolicsome, wanton
spread (v.)cover, envelop, enfold
spurn (v.)reject, scorn, despise, treat with contempt
square (adj.)good, sturdy, sound
square, out ofabnormal, disordered, deviant
squash (n.)unripe pea-pod
stable (adj.)steady, poised, self-possessed
staff (n.)handle, shaft [of a weapon]
stage (n.)platform, dais, stand
stagger (v.)hesitate, waver, vacillate
stained (adj.)dyed black
stake, at the[bear-baiting] under attack; or [gambling]: at risk
stale (adj.)ancient, long-standing, antiquated
stale (adj.)worn out, past the prime of life
stammer (v.)describe poorly, undervalue
stamp (v.)press, impress, coin
stand (v.)continue, remain, wait, stay put
stand (v.)continue, remain, wait, stay put
stand (v.)continue, remain, wait, stay put
stand (v.)be placed, set, arrange
stand (v.)stand still, stop, cease moving
stand (v.)stand still, stop, cease moving
stand by (v.)support, uphold, maintain
stand off (v.)stand back, draw back
standing (n.)not ebbing or flowing
staniel (n.)inferior kind of hawk; kestrel
star (n.)fate, fortune, destiny [as determined by the stars]
star (n.)sphere, fortune, rank
start (n.)advantage, edge, upper hand
start (n.)starting up, immediate reaction, sudden movement
start (v.)startle, alarm, disturb
starts, by / inin fits and starts
state (n.)stately phrasing, high-flown expressions
state (n.)throne, chair of state
state (n.)estate, property, wealth, means
state (n.)status, rank, position
state (n.)status, rank, position
state (n.)condition, circumstances, situation, state of affairs
state (n.)condition, circumstances, situation, state of affairs
stave (n.)staff, rod
stay (v.)dissuade, stop, prevent
stay (v.)wait (for), await
stay (v.)stop, halt, come to a standstill
stay for (v.)wait for, await
stead (v.)help, assist, benefit
stealth (n.)stealing away, furtive journey, clandestine act
steel (v.)make firm, give strength
stick (v.)decorate, adorn
stick (v.)decorate, adorn
stick (v.)be placed, be fixed
stick (v.)be placed, be fixed
stick (v.)be placed, be fixed
still (adj.)lethargic, indolent, sluggish
still (adj.)at rest, in repose
still (adj.)quiet, calm, subdued
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
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.)ever, now [as before]
still (adv.)ever, now [as before]
stirring (n.)liveliness, animation, vivacity
stock (n.)stocking
stomach (n.)appetite, desire [for food]
stomach (n.)anger, resentment, vexation
stone-bow (n.)type of cross-bow which shoots stones, catapult
stool-ball (n.)type of bat-and-ball game, with a stool in place of a wicket
stop (v.)stop up, close (up), shut
store (n.)available money, resources, means
store (n.)abundance, plenty, surplus, quantity
stoup (n.)cup, flagon, jug, tankard
stout (adj.)brave, valiant, resolute
stout (adj.)proud, haughty, arrogant
stow (v.)[as of a ship] fill up with cargo
Strachy (n.)[unknown meaning] possibly a local house or institution
straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at once
strained (adj.)forced, artificial, feigned
strait (adj.)tight, close-fitting, narrow
strange (adj.)aloof, distant, reserved
strange (adj.)aloof, distant, reserved
strangely (adv.)like a stranger, distantly, in an unfriendly manner
strangeness (n.)estrangement, disaffection, coldness, aloofness
stranger (n.)foreigner, alien, outsider
strangle (v.)quench, eclipse, stifle
straying (adj.)winding, twisting, rambling
streamer (n.)banner, pennant, standard
strewing (n.)(plural) things to be scattered
strike (n.)measure [of variable value - usually, a bushel]
strike (v.)fight, engage in fighting
strong (adj.)great, serious
stubborn (adj.)uncompromising, unyielding, obstinate
stuck-in (n.)[fencing] thrust, lunge
studied (adj.)deliberate, carefully planned, intentional
study (n.)preparation, learning, memorizing [of a part]
study (v.)learn by heart, commit to memory
stuff (n.)rubbish, nonsense
stuff (n.)rubbish, nonsense
style (v.)call, name, designate
style (v.)appoint, order, assign
subdued (adj.)overcome, overwhelmed, subjugated
substractor (n.)detractor, slanderer, calumniator
subtle, subtile (adj.)crafty, cunning, wily
success (n.)result, outcome, issue
suffer (v.)allow, permit, let
suffer (v.)undergo, sustain, endure
suffer (v.)hold up, stand up, remain valid
sufficient (adj.)able, capable, competent
suggest (v.)present ideas, make suggestions
suing (adj.)persistently entreating, importuning, chasing
suit (n.)clothing, dress, garb
suit (n.)formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.)formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.)formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.)formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.)formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.)formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.)wooing, courtship
suit (n.)wooing, courtship
suit (v.)match, compare, equate
suit (v.)dress, clothe, equip
suitor (n.)petitioner, supplicant, entreater
sully (v.)dim, stain, tarnish
sulphur (n.)fire, fiery substance, hellfire
sun (n.)sunrise, dawn, daybreak
sunder (v.)separate, split up, part
supportance (n.)support, propping up, reinforcement
surfeit (n.)sickness brought on by excess
surfeit (n.)sickness brought on by excess
surfeit (n.)excess, over-indulgence
surfeit (n.)excess, over-indulgence
surfeit (v.)feed to excess, overindulge, glut
surly (adj.)imperious, haughty, arrogant
surprise (v.)take prisoner, capture [especially: suddenly, unexpectedly]
swabber (n.)deckhand, sailor who washes the deck
swaggering (n.)blustering, bullying, quarrelling
swart, swarth (adj.)swarthy, dusky, of dark complexion
swarth (n.)swathe, strip, chunk
sway (v.)move, proceed, progress
sway (v.)control, rule, direct, govern
sway (v.)control, rule, direct, govern
swearing (n.)act of swearing, moment of oath-taking
sweet (adj.)perfumed, scented, fragrant
sweeting (n.)sweetheart, darling, dearest
sweetly (adv.)delightfully, charmingly, pleasingly
sweetly (adv.)delightfully, charmingly, pleasingly
sweetly (adv.)delightfully, charmingly, pleasingly
sweetness (n.)delight, pleasure, charm
swelling (adj.)billowing, rising up
swim (v.)move gracefully, glide, undulate
swine (n.)wild boar
swine (n.)wild boar
synod (n.)assembly, council, gathering
tabor (n.)type of small drum, especially used in revelling
taborer (n.)player of a tabor
taborer (n.)player of a tabor
tack about (v.)change course, run against the wind
tackle (n.)things, equipment, gear
tackling (n.)rigging [of a ship], tackle
taint (v.)sully, infect, stain
taint (v.)disparage, denigrate, belittle
taint (v.)impair, harm, injure
taint (v.)impair, harm, injure
taint (v.)spoil, go rotten
tainted (adj.)infected, diseased
take (v.)accept, receive, escape with
take out (v.)study, learn; also: draw forth
take up (v.)settle, make up, resolve
tale (n.)false rumour, story, tittle-tattle
tall (adj.)brave, valiant, bold
tall (adj.)brave, valiant, bold
tang (v.)ring out, utter resoundingly
tarry (v.)stay, remain, linger
Tartar (n.)Tartarus; underworld place of confinement for those who incurred the wrath of the gods
taste (v.)act as taster, make trial [as if by taste]
taste (v.)try out, test, put to the proof
taste (v.)try out, test, put to the proof
Taurus (n.)Bull [second sign of the zodiac, associated with cuckoldry]
taxation (n.)demand for money, financial claim
tediosity (n.)tediousness, bother, trouble
tell (v.)count out, number, itemize
tell (v.)count out, number, itemize
tell (v.)count out, number, itemize
tell (v.)count out, number, itemize
temper (n.)frame of mind, temperament, disposition
temper (n.)frame of mind, temperament, disposition
tempt (v.)try, test, make trial of
tender (v.)grant, consent to
tender (v.)rate, esteem, regard
tender (v.)feel concern for, hold dear, care for
tender (v.)offer, give, present
tender (v.)offer, give, present
tenderly (adv.)carefully, attentively, gently
tenor, tenour (n.)meaning, purpose, intention
tenor, tenour (n.)meaning, purpose, intention
tenor, tenour (n.)synopsis, digest, summary [of a performance]
term (n.)state, condition, circumstance
term (n.)word, expression, utterance
term (n.)word, expression, utterance
terrene (adj.)earthly, human, in this world
tester, testril (n.)sixpenny piece
text (n.)theme, subject, topic
that (conj.)to show that
thaw (v.)dissolve, soften, melt
Theban (adj./n.)[pron: 'theeban] from Thebes
Thebes (n.)[theebz] city-state in Boeotia, SE Greece; associated with wisdom and learning
Thebes (n.)[theebz] city-state in Boeotia, SE Greece; associated with wisdom and learning
Thebes (n.)[theebz] city-state in Boeotia, SE Greece; associated with wisdom and learning
Thebes (n.)[theebz] city-state in Boeotia, SE Greece; associated with wisdom and learning
Theseus (n.)[pron: 'theesius] legendary king of Athens; killer of the Minotaur; he conquered the Amazons and married their queen, Hippolyta
thick (adj.)deep, heavy, profound
thing (n.)[contemptuous] being, creature, base thing
third (v.)achieve a third of, reduce to a third
thou (v.)use ‘thou’ to someone as an insult
thought (n.)melancholic reflection, anxiety, sorrow, worry
thought is freethink what you like
threat (v.)threaten
threat (v.)threaten
thriftless (adj.)useless, worthless, unprofitable
tickle (v.)beat, flog, rain blows on
tickle (v.)beat, flog, rain blows on
tickle up (v.)gratify, give pleasure, arouse
tickling (n.)flattery, gratifying, pleasing
tilly-fally, tilly-vally (int.)nonsense, fiddlesticks
timely (adj.)early, premature
time-pleaser (n.)time-server, follower of fashion
timorous (adj.)fearful, apprehensive, doubting
title (n.)possession, lordship, dominion
title (n.)[legal] right, claim, entitlement
title (n.)[legal] right, claim, entitlement
title (n.)[legal] right, claim, entitlement
title (n.)[legal] right, claim, entitlement
title (n.)[legal] right, claim, entitlement
title (n.)[legal] right, claim, entitlement
title (n.)[legal] right, claim, entitlement
titler (n.)person asserting a right, claimant
to (prep.)according to
tod (n.)bush, bushy tuft
together (adv.)all at once, at the same time
token (n.)emblem, badge, coat-of-arms
token (n.)keepsake, present, memento
token (n.)sign, evidence, mark
token (n.)sign, evidence, mark
top (n.)platform at the top of a mast
top (v.)tighten, pull tight on
tosspot (n.)drunkard, sot, tippler
tottering (adj.)wavering, vacillating, fluctuating
toy (n.)foolish dislike, silly aversion
toy (n.)whim, caprice, trifling matter
toy (n.)trinket, trifle, trivial ornament
toy (n.)trinket, trifle, trivial ornament
toy (n.)trinket, trifle, trivial ornament
trace (n.)path, way; or: team [of horses, linked by traces]
trace (v.)imitate, pursue, follow in one's footsteps
trace (v.)tread a measure, dance some steps
trade (n.)business, dealings
traffic (n.)trade, commerce, business, merchandise
transport (v.)carry away, captivate, enrapture
transport (v.)carry away, captivate, enrapture
trappings (n.)ornaments, embellishments, bits and pieces
travail, travel (n.)movement, motion, passage
travail, travel (n.)journeying, travel [often overlapping with sense 1]
travail, travel (n.)journeying, travel [often overlapping with sense 1]
tray-trip (n.)type of dicing game [depending on the throw of a three]
Trent (n.)river flowing south and then north-east in the English Midlands
trespass (n.)wrong, offence, injustice, crime
trice (n.)brief period, moment, instant
trick (n.)way, knack, skill
trick (n.)way, knack, skill
trick (n.)way, knack, skill
trick (n.)peculiarity, idiosyncrasy, distinguishing trait
trip (n.)[wrestling] foot movement which causes an opponent to fall
triplex (n.)[music] triple time
tripping (adj.)light-footed, nimble
Troilus (n.)[pron: 'troylus] youngest son of Priam and Hecuba; killed by Achilles; lover of Cressida
troth (n.)truth, good faith
troth, by myby my truth [exclamation emphasizing an assertion]
troth, by myby my truth [exclamation emphasizing an assertion]
troth, by myby my truth [exclamation emphasizing an assertion]
troth, by myby my truth [exclamation emphasizing an assertion]
troth, by myby my truth [exclamation emphasizing an assertion]
troth, by myby my truth [exclamation emphasizing an assertion]
troth, good troth (n.)exclamations, emphasizing an assertion - truly, indeed
true (adj.)loyal, firm, faithful in allegiance
true (adj.)legitimate, rightful, honourable
truly (adv.)fairly, justly, rightly
truss up (v.)hang, string up
try (v.)experience, undergo, endure
try (v.)contest, decide, fight out
tuck (n.)rapier, long slender sword
tumble (v.)perform acrobatic feats
turn (n.)winding path, twisting street, sidestreet
turn (v.)spin round, whirl about, go round and round
turn (v.)turn away, face the other way
turn away (v.)send away, dismiss from service
twenty, and[ballad catch phrase, used as an intensifer] and many more
twenty, and[ballad catch phrase, used as an intensifer] and many more
umpire (n.)arbitrator, mediator, adjudicator
unauspicious (adj.)inauspicious, discouraging, unpromising
unblest (adj.)out of favour, disapproved of
unbounded (adj.)unrestrained, uninhibited, uncontrollable
uncandied (adj.)thawed, dissolved, melted
uncivil (adj.)uncivilized, barbarous, unrefined
uncivil (adj.)uncivilized, barbarous, unrefined
unclasp (v.)reveal, display, divulge
unclasp (v.)reveal, display, divulge
unconsidered (adj.)ignominious, unrespected, disregarded
uncourteous (adj.)discourteous, unfriendly
uncurrent (adj.)unacceptable, not legally current, worthless
understand (v.)stand under the force of [with pun on ‘comprehend’]
understanding (n.)intellect, intelligence, brain
undertake (v.)approach, make overtures to, commit to deal with
undertake (v.)take on, fight with, engage in combat with
undertaker (n.)champion, helper, upholder
undertaker (n.)person who takes on a task
under-world (n.)earth, terrestrial world
undo (v.)ruin, destroy, wipe out
unearthed (adj.)unburied; or: dug out, disclosed
unfeared (adj.)not feared, unfrightening
unfeignedly (adv.)genuinely, sincerely, honestly
unfirm (adj.)unsteady, flighty, capricious
unfriended (adj.)deprived of a friend, friendless
ungird (v.)take off, remove, put off
ungracious (adj.)inconsiderate, graceless, unmannerly
unhappy (adj.)hapless, miserable, wretched
unhatched (adj.)unmarked, unhacked; or: undrawn
unchary (adv.)carelessly, incautiously, unguardedly
unjust (adj.)unfaithful, false [to honour]
unlike (adj.)unlikely, improbable, doubtful
unpanged (adj.)undistracted by pain, untormented
unprizable (adj.)worthless, of little value
unreasoned (adj.)not to be thought about, undebated
unsettle (v.)become unsettled, be disturbed
unsettled (adj.)disturbed, troubled; also: unresolved, unfixed
unstaid (adj.)unsteady, unsettled, vacillating
untimely (adv.)prematurely, too soon, before due time
unto (prep.)to
unwappered (adj.)unexhausted, fresh, energetic
upshot (n.)remaining stroke, final shot [as in archery, determining the result]
usage (n.)treatment, handling, conduct
use (n.)profit, interest, premium
use (n.)activity, practice, enterprise
use (n.)activity, practice, enterprise
use (v.)treat, deal with, manage
use (v.)treat, deal with, manage
use (v.)treat, deal with, manage
use (v.)treat, deal with, manage
use (v.)treat, deal with, manage
use thy freedomdo what you want, do your own thing
usurp (v.)take wrongful possession of, misappropriate
usurp (v.)supplant, oust, impersonate
usurped (adj.)false, counterfeit, disguising
utensil (n.)distinctive feature, functional organ
vagary (n.)wandering, displacement, roaming about
vainness (n.)boasting, ostentation, vanity
validity (n.)value, worth, estimation
vantage (n.)advantageous position, place of vantage, superiority
Vapians (n.)[pron: 'vaypians] mock-astrology jargon
vassal (n.)servant, slave, subject
vault (n.)roof, covering, ceiling
venerablecommanding esteem, deserving of great respect
vengeance (adj.)formidable, tremendous, terrific
vent (v.)utter, express, air, proclaim
vent (v.)utter, express, air, proclaim
venture, venter (v.)run a risk, take a chance, dare to act
Venus (n.)Roman goddess of beauty and love
Venus (n.)Roman goddess of beauty and love
Ver (n.)[personification of] spring, springtime
verily (adv.)in truth, truly, indeed
verity (n.)truth, truthfulness, veracity
very (adj.)[intensifying] thorough-going, absolute
very (adj.)[intensifying] thorough-going, absolute
vestal (adj.)as a virgin priestess
vex (v.)afflict, trouble, torment
vial (n.)phial, small bottle, flask
viand (n.)(usually plural) food, victuals, foodstuff
vice (n.)(usually capitalized) buffoon, stage jester; a character representing vice in morality plays
videlicet (adv.)[pron: vi'deliset] namely
view (n.)inspection, examination
vile, vild (adj.)shameful, contemptible, wretched
villain (n.)scoundrel, rogue, rascal
viol-de-gamboys (n.)viola da gamba
virginals (n.)small keyboard instrument
virtue (n.)courage, valour, bravery
virtue (n.)quality, accomplishment, ability
virtue (n.)quality, accomplishment, ability
visage (n.)face, countenance
visage (n.)face, countenance
visage (n.)face, countenance
visage (n.)outward appearance, aspect, air
visage (n.)outward appearance, aspect, air
visaged (adj.)featured, looking
visitating (adj.)visiting, attending, observing
voice (n.)talk, rumour, opinion
void (adj.)empty, lacking, devoid
void (adj.)empty, lacking, devoid
voluble (adj.)changeable, inconstant, mutable
vouch (v.)make good, uphold, support
vouchsafed (adj.)well-bestowed, kindly granted
vox (n.)proper voice, right manner of speaking
Vulcan (n.)Roman god of fire, and the gods' blacksmith; his forge was under Mt Etna, and thus associated with destruction and hell
vulgar (n.)familiar, ordinary, everyday
vulgo (adv.)[unclear meaning] popularly, commonly; in everyday speech
wain-rope (n.)waggon-rope
want (n.)lack, shortage, dearth
want (v.)fall short [of], be deficient [in]
want (v.)fall short [of], be deficient [in]
want (v.)fall short [of], be deficient [in]
want (v.)require, demand, need
want (v.)lack, need, be without
want (v.)lack, need, be without
want (v.)lack, need, be without
want (v.)lack, need, be without
want (v.)lack, need, be without
wanton (adj.)unrestrained, undisciplined, boisterous, uncontrolled
wanton (adj.)sexually hot, passionate, sportive
wanton (adj.)equivocal, ambiguous, uncontrollable
wanton (adj.)casual, gentle
wanton (adj.)lascivious, lewd, obscene
wanton (adj.)feminine; or: child-like
wanton (adj.)[jocularly] naughty, wicked, mischievous
wanton (adj.)carefree, light-hearted, frolicsome, playful
wanton (adj.)carefree, light-hearted, frolicsome, playful
wanton (adj.)carefree, light-hearted, frolicsome, playful
wanton (adj.)carefree, light-hearted, frolicsome, playful
ward (n.)[fencing] defensive posture, parrying movement
Ware (n.)[pron: wair] town in Hertfordshire
warrant (v.)act as a pledge for, give an assurance about
warrant (v.)authorize, sanction, license
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 (v.)assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
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 (v.)assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
wash a tilelabour in vain, work to no purpose
water (n.)urine
water (n.)lustre, sheen, quality
watch (v.)stay awake, keep vigil
way (n.)best path, course of action
ways, come thy / yourcome along
weaken (v.)lower, reduce, lessen
wear (v.)fashion, adapt, conform
weed (n.)(plural) garments, dress, clothes
weed (n.)(plural) garments, dress, clothes
weed (n.)(plural) garments, dress, clothes
weigh (v.)weigh anchor, heave up the anchor
welkin (n.)sky, firmament, heavens
welkin, out of one'sout of one's element, none of one's business
well-a-day (int.)exclamation of grief, sorrow, upset, etc
well-favoured (adj.)good-looking, attractive in appearance
well-found (adj.)of proven merit, of established reputation, commendable
well-willer (n.)well-wisher, one who offers good will
wench (n.)girl, lass
wench (n.)girl, lass
wench (n.)girl, lass
wench (n.)girl, lass
wench (n.)girl, lass
wench (n.)girl, lass
wench (n.)girl, lass
wench (n.)girl, lass
wench (n.)girl, lass
wench (n.)girl, lass
wench (n.)girl, lass
wench (n.)girl, lass
wench (n.)girl, lass
wench (n.)girl, lass
where (conj.)whereas
whipstock (n.)whip-handle
whipstock (n.)whip-handle
whirligig (n.)spinning top, roundabout
whistle, gocarry on to no purpose, waste [one's] time
white-haired (adj.)fair-haired
wide (adj.)wide of the mark, mistaken
wife (n.)woman
wild (adj.)erratic, irregular, unruly
will (n.)desire, wish, liking, inclination
will (n.)intent, purpose, design
will (n.)intent, purpose, design
willing (adj.)dynamic, energetic
willow (adj.)made of leaves from the willow tree [a symbol of the grief felt by a deserted or unrequited lover]
willow (int.)[in song] expression of sadness and unrequited love
win (v.)earn, deserve, merit
wind (v.)sound, blow
windy (adj.)windward, situated towards the wind [so that scent will travel away from the follower]
wink (v.)blink
wink (v.)shut one's eyes
wise (adj.)discreet, sensible, prudent
wise woman, wisewoman (n.)fortune-teller, witch, sorceress
wish (n.)(plural) good wishes
wit (n.)mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.)cunning plan, ingenious design
wit (n.)lively person, sharp-minded individual
wit (n.)lively person, sharp-minded individual
wit (n.)lively person, sharp-minded individual
wit (n.)lively person, sharp-minded individual
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
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
wit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
wit (n.)intelligence, wisdom, good sense, mental ability
witless (adj.)stupid, foolish, crazy
wits, also five witsfaculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
wits, also five witsfaculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
wits, also five witsfaculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
wits, also five witsfaculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
wits, also five witsfaculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
witty (adj.)intelligent, ingenious, sensible
wonder (n.)feeling of wonder, astonishment, marvelling
wonder (v.)marvel [at], be astonished [at]
wonder (v.)marvel [at], be astonished [at]
wonder (v.)stare in curiosity, look in fascination
woodcock (n.)type of game bird, thought to be easily tricked or snared; simpleton
work (v.), past form wroughtembroider, make, sew
world (n.)whole of mankind, human race, mass of society
world (n.)times, life, state of affairs
worm (n.)germ, microbe, bug
worn (adj.)worn out, exhausted, spent
worth (n.)means, resources, wherewithal
worth (v.)become of, happen to, fall on
wot (v.)learn, know, be told
wrack (n.)wreck, loss, shipwreck
wrack (n.)wreck, loss, shipwreck
yare (adj.)quick, deft, adept
yeoman (n.)keeper of the wardrobe
yield (v.)communicate, deliver, represent
zany (n.)stooge, clown's assistant, mimic
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