Much Ado About Nothing
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 Much Ado About Nothing
abed, a-bed (adv.)in bed
abhorred (adj.)horrifying, disgusting, abominable
abide (v.)stay, remain, stop [in a position]
absolute (adj.)curt, peremptory, blunt
abuse (v.)deceive, mislead, fool, cheat
abuse (v.)deceive, mislead, fool, cheat
accident (n.)occurrence, event, happening
accordant (adj.)sympathetic, ready to agree, responsive
account, accompt (n.)reckoning, judgement [especially by God]
act (n.)performance, staging, production
action (n.)movement, demeanour, gesture
action (n.)campaign, military action, strategy
action (n.)campaign, military action, strategy
actual (adj.)active, involving specific activity
adage (n.)proverb, saying, maxim
Adam (n.)in the Bible, the first human being, who disobeyed God
Adam Bellfamous 16th-c archer
addition (n.)attribute, mark of honour, distinction [as if added to a coat of arms]
addition (n.)title, name
address (v.)prepare, make ready, poise to act
adhere (v.)agree, suit, fit the circumstances
admired (adj.)wonderful, amazing, remarkable
advantage (n.)right moment, favourable opportunity
advertisement (n.)advice, warning, instruction
advice (n.)judgement, opinion, warning
afeard (adj.)afraid, frightened, scared
afeard (adj.)afraid, frightened, scared
afeard (adj.)afraid, frightened, scared
afeard (adj.)afraid, frightened, scared
affect (v.)love, like, be fond of
affection (n.)disposition, character, state of mind
affection (n.)emotion, feeling
affection (n.)emotion, feeling
affeered (adj.)[legal] assured, confirmed, settled
afterward (adv.)afterwards
agate (n.)dwarf, midget [as of a tiny figure carved in an agate-seal]
agitation (n.)movement, motion, activity [physical, not mental]
ague (n.)fever, sickness, shaking [as caused by a fever]
Acheron (n.)[pron: 'akeron] Underworld abyss and river, which souls of the dead must cross
aim at (v.)judge, consider, rate
air-drawn (adj.)drawn through the air; or: drawn in the air
alarm, alarum, 'larm, 'larum (n.)call to arms, call to battle, signal to begin fighting
alarm, alarum, 'larm, 'larum (n.)attack, assault
alarum (v.)arouse, urge on, incite
alarum-bell, 'larum-bell (n.)warning bell
alarum-bell, 'larum-bell (n.)warning bell
all is one; that's / it's all oneit makes no difference, it's one and the same, it doesn't matter
alliance (n.)marriage
all-thing (adv.)completely, altogether, wholly
alms (n.)charity, good deed, meritorious act
amend (v.)get better, recover, revive, heal
amiable (adj.)amorous, loving, tender
amiable (adj.)beloved, desirable, lovable
amorous (adj.)expressing love
an if (conj.)if
ancient, aunchient (adj.)time-worn, experienced, renowned
ancientry (n.)decorum, old-fashioned formality, ancient dignity
and, an (conj.)if, even if
and, an (conj.)if, even 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
angel (n.)demon, evil spirit, attendant spirit
angerly (adv.)angrily, grouchily, testily
annoyance (n.)injury, harmfulness, danger
anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presently
answer (v.)live up to, correspond to, be equal to
answer (v.)fulfil, meet, satisfy
antic, antick(e), antique (adj.)fantastic, bizarre, weird
antic, antick(e), antique (n.)grotesque figure, grinning jester, buffoon
anticly, antiquely (adv.)grotesquely, like a buffoon, in an antic manner
Antony, MarkRoman leader in 1st-c BC
apace (adv.)quickly, speedily, at a great rate
apart (adv.)away from here; or: separately; [in stage directions] to one side
ape (n.)fool, idiot, jackass
apparel (n.)clothes, clothing, dress
apparel (n.)clothes, clothing, dress
apparel (n.)clothes, clothing, dress
apparel (n.)clothes, clothing, dress
apparel (v.)clothe, dress up, trick out
apply (v.)be directed, be given, attend well to
appoint (v.)determine, resolve, purpose
apprehend (v.)perceive the significance, discern, grasp the matter [of]
apprehension (n.)sharpness of mind, quickness of uptake
approve (v.)prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
approve (v.)prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
approved (adj.)tested, tried, established, proven
approved (adj.)tested, tried, established, proven
apt (adj.)fit, ready, prepared
Arabia (n.)region of SW Asia, thought of as a desert area
argument (n.)proof, evidence, demonstration
argument (n.)subject, point, theme, target
argument (n.)subject, point, theme, target
argument (n.)subject of conversation, subject-matter, topic
argument (n.)discussion, debate, dialogue
argument (n.)power of reasoning, keenness in debate
armed (adj.)armoured, mail-clad, furnished with defences
aroint (v.)be gone, away with you
arrant (adj.)downright, absolute, unmitigated
arrant (adj.)downright, absolute, unmitigated
arras (n.)tapestry hanging
art (n.)accomplishment, achievement, skill
art (n.)knowledge, learning, scholarship, science
artificial (adj.)produced by the black arts
aspicious (adj.)malapropism for ‘suspicious’ [or ‘auspicious’]
assault (n.)attack, temptation, snare
assay (n.)effort, attempt
assurance (n.)security, certainty, confidence
assurance (n.)security, certainty, confidence
Ate (n.)[pron: 'ahtay] Greek goddess of discord and vengeance
attempt (n.)attack, assault
attend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.)accompany, follow closely, go with
attend (v.)accompany, follow closely, go with
attend (v.)await, wait for, expect
attend (v.)await, wait for, expect
attire (n.)head-dress
attired (adj.)wrapped, clothed, swathed
auger-hole (n.)hole drilled by an auger; tiny spot
aught (n.)anything, [with negative word] nothing
aught (n.)anything, [with negative word] nothing
augur, augure (n.)augury, prophecy, divination
authorize (v.)vouch for, approve, speak with authority
avaunt (int.)begone, go away, be off
avouch (v.)declare, assert, affirm
avouch (v.)justify, warrant, defend
aweary, a-weary (adj.)weary, tired
aye (adv.)always, ever, for eternity
badge (v.)mark [as if by a badge], stain
bachelor (n.)unmarried person [man or woman]
bait (v.)harass, persecute, torment
baldric, baldrick (n.)leather shoulder belt, strap [for holding a bugle, sword, etc]
ball (n.)royal golden orb
band (n.)bond, obligation, tie
bane (n.)ruin, woe, destruction
bank (n.)coast, shore
banquet, banket (n.)refreshments, light meal, dessert
bar (n.)obstruction, barrier, obstacle
bark, barque (n.)ship, vessel
barn, barne (n.)child, baby
base (adj.)poor, wretched, of low quality
baste (v.)sew loosely, tack together, stitch up
bate (v.)abate, modify, lessen
battle (n.)army, fighting force, battalion
bear (v.), past forms bore, bornekeep, present, show
bear (v.), past forms bore, bornecarry on, manage, conduct [an affair]
bear (v.), past forms bore, bornecarry on, manage, conduct [an affair]
bear in handabuse, take advantage of, delude, deceive
bear in handabuse, take advantage of, delude, deceive
bearherd, bear-herd, bearard, bearward, berrord (n.)bear-keeper, bear-handler [for dancing or baiting]
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
become (v.)grace, honour, dignify
become (v.)grace, honour, dignify
Beelzebub, Belzebub (n.)[pron: bee'elzebub, 'belzebub] in Christian tradition, the Devil; or, a principal devil
before (adv.)ahead, in advance
before (adv.)in the front
beguile (v.)cheat, deceive, trick
being that (conj.)since, seeing that
Bel (n.)Babylonian god, in the Bible discredited by Daniel
beldam, beldame (n.)hag, witch, loathsome old woman
belie (v.)slander, tell lies about
belie (v.)slander, tell lies about
belie (v.)slander, tell lies about
bellman (n.)bell-ringer who announces an impending death [as of a condemned prisoner]
Bellona (n.)[pron: bel'ohna] Roman goddess of war
belong (v.)be the duty of, pertain to
bend up (v.)exert, strain, wind up
benison (n.)blessing, benediction
bent (adj.)determined, intent, resolved
bent (n.)disposition, constitution, temperament
bent (n.)degree, capacity, extent [to which a bow can be bent]
beshrew, 'shrew (v.)curse, devil take, evil befall
beside (prep.)by the side of
best (adj.)most appropriate, most suitable
bestow (v.)accommodate, lodge, quarter
bestride (v.)stand over, protect, safeguard
bethink (v.), past form bethoughtremember, recollect
betimes (adv.)early in the morning, at an early hour
betimes (adv.)speedily, soon, in a short time
betray (v.)deceive, seduce, mislead
bid (v.), past form badepray, entreat, beg, ask
bill (n.)[applied to various kinds of long-handled spear-like weapon] halberd; bill-hook
bill (n.)[applied to various kinds of long-handled spear-like weapon] halberd; bill-hook
bill (n.)notice, label, proclamation, placard
bill (n.)inventory, list, catalogue
bird-bolt, burbolt (n.)short blunt-headed arrow for shooting birds
Birnan, Birnam (n.)Birnam, Dunkeld, near the River Tay, Scotland
birth (n.)royal birth, noble ancestry
birthdom (n.)kingdom of birth, birthright, native land
black (adj.)dark-complexioned, swarthy
bladed (adj.)many-bladed, abounding in shoots
blaspheme (v.)slander, defame, defile
blast (n.)storm, rage, angry breath
blasted (adj.)blighted, withered; accursed, malevolent
blazon (n.)description, representation, delineation
bleeding (adj.)bloody, blood-soaked, bloodstained
bless (v.)guard, protect, safeguard
blind-worm (n.)slow-worm
blithe (adj.)merry, happy, joyful
block (n.)[of hats] style, fashion, shape, mould
blood (n.)disposition, temper, mood
blood (n.)disposition, temper, mood
blood (n.)blood relationship, kinship
blood (n.)colouring, healthy complexion, blushing
blood (n.)colouring, healthy complexion, blushing
blood (n.)passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]
blood (n.)passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]
blood (n.)passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]
blood (n.)man of fire, hot-blooded fellow, spirited youth
blood-boltered (adj.)with hair matted with blood, with tangled bloody knots of hair
bloody (adj.)involving bloodshed
bloody (adj.)blood-thirsty, warlike, ferocious
bloody (adj.)able to cause bloodshed
blown (adj.)in full flower, in its bloom
board (v.)accost, address, approach, tackle
bode (v.)forebode, portend, predict, augur
bode (v.)forebode, portend, predict, augur
bodement (n.)omen, portent, augury
bold, be / makepresume, venture, take the liberty
bond (n.)deed, contract, pledge
bond (n.)deed, contract, pledge
bonny (adj.)fine, beautiful, splendid
book (n.)(plural) good books, favour, regard
book (n.)book-learning, scholarship, erudition
boot, toin addition, as well
bosom (adj.)intimate, confidential, close
bosom (n.)heart, inner person
bosom (n.)heart, inner person
bosom, in one'sprivately, intimately
botch (n.)flaw, blemish, clumsy result
bottle (n.)wicker basket
bout (n.)round, turn of the floor, division of a dance
brain (n.)(plural) witticisms, clever remarks
brain-sickly (adv.)foolishly, in such an addle-headed way
brave (adj.)noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.)noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.)fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
bravely (adv.)splendidly, worthily, excellently
break (on, upon) (v.)[of jokes] crack, make
break (v.)speak, exchange
break (v.)broach a matter, speak
break (v.)broach a matter, speak
break (v.)broach a matter, speak
break (v.)broach a matter, speak
break (v.)broach a matter, speak
break (v.)broach a matter, speak
break (v.)reveal, disclose, impart
breast (n.)heart
breath (n.)utterance, speech, voice
breath (n.)utterance, speech, voice
breathing (n.)delay, interval, pause
breed (n.)lineage, inheritance, stock
breech (v.)cover [as if with breeches]
brewed (adj.)matured, made up, ready to appear
brinded (adj.)streaked, striped, tabby
bring (v.)accompany, conduct, escort
broad (adj.)widespread, far-reaching, widely diffused
broad (adj.)plain, candid, frank
broil (n.)turmoil, confused fighting, battle
brother, sworncompanion-in-arms, devoted friend
brow (n.)appearance, aspect, countenance
brow (n.)appearance, aspect, countenance
brow (n.)forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
brow (n.)forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
brow (n.)forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
brow (n.)forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
bruit (v.)report, announce, proclaim
buckler (n.)small round shield
burden, burthen (n.)bass accompaniment [in a song]
but (conj.)that
cabin (v.)cage, pen in, shut up in limiting bounds
call (v.)reckon, say to be
candle-waster (n.)burner of midnight oil, someone who wastes candles by reading late at night
canker (n./adj.)wild-rose, dog-rose [that grows wildly]
capon (n.)chicken, castrated cockerel [bred for eating]
card (n.)[compass-card, on which the 32 points of the compass are marked] model, accurate guide
carduus benedictus[Latin] blessed thistle, a medicinal herb
career (n.)[of a horse in a combat] charge, gallop, course
career (n.)rapid course, height, full swing
careless (adj.)uncared-for, untended
carpet-monger (n.)frequenter of [carpeted] boudoirs, ladies' man
carriage (n.)bearing, demeanour, manner of behaviour
carry (v.)carry out, manage, conduct
carry (v.)carry out, manage, conduct
carve (v.)design, make up, shape artistically
case (n.)holder, covering, receptacle
casing (adj.)encasing, surrounding, enveloping
cast (v.)[wrestling] throw down, make fall
cast the waterinspect the urine; diagnose the disease
catalogue (n.)list, register, roll-call
catch (v.)seize, get hold of, capture
catch (v.)seize, get hold of, capture
catch (v.)seize, get hold of, capture
cause (n.)affair, business, subject
censure (n.)assessment, opinion, judgement, criticism
censure (v.)judge, think of, give an opinion of [not involving blame]
cestern, cesterne (n.)variant spelling of ‘cistern’ [= water receptacle, vessel, reservoir]
cinquepace (n.)five-step capering dance
circumstance (n.)detail(s), particular(s), specifics
civet (n.)type of musky perfume [obtained form the civet cat]
civil (adj.)seemly, decent, well-behaved
clap into (v.)strike up with, enter briskly into
claw (v.)flatter, fawn upon, butter up
clear (adj.)innocent, blameless, free from fault, not guilty
clear (adj.)pure, spotless, faultless
clear (adv.)cheerfully, brightly, with unclouded face
clearness (n.)freedom from suspicion, appearance of innocence
clepe (v.), past forms clept, yclept[archaism] call, name, style
clerk (n.)parish clerk, prayer-leader
cling (v.)wither, shrivel, shrink up
clog (n.)wooden block, heavy piece of wood
clog (v.)impede, hinder, obstruct [progress]
cloistered (adj.)confined, restricted [as in a cloister]
close (adj.)secret, concealed, hidden
close (adv.)closely, staying near
close (adv.)closely, staying near
close (v.)join, unite, combine [again]
close (v.)enclose, include, contain
closet (n.)private repository for valuables, cabinet
cloudy (adj.)sullen, gloomy, scowling
codpiece, cod-piece (n.)cloth case or pocket worn by a man at the front of breeches or hose; also: what it contains
cog (v.)cheat, swindle, hoodwink, wheedle
coign (n.)projecting corner, prominent position
coil (n.)turmoil, disturbance, fuss
coil (n.)turmoil, disturbance, fuss
coldly (adv.)calmly, coolly, objectively, rationally
Colmekill (n.)Iona, island off the W coast of Scotland; once the traditional burial place for Scottish kings
colours (n.)colour-ensigns, standard-bearers
combustion (n.)tumult, confusion, disorder
come over (v.)exceed, surpass
come what come maycome what may, whatever happens
comfect (n.)sweetmeat, sugar-plum, comfit
commend (v.)convey greetings, present kind regards
commend (v.)commit, entrust, hand over
commend (v.)commit, entrust, hand over
commend (v.)praise, admire, extol
commission (n.)warrant, authority [to act]
comparison (n.)jibing allusion, scoffing analogy
compartner (n.)associate, partner
compass (v.)surround, be in the middle of
complexion (n.)appearance, look, colouring
compliment, complement (n.)ceremony, etiquette, protocol
compose (v.)make up, produce, fashion
composition (n.)settlement, truce, coming to terms
comprehend (v.)malapropism for ‘apprehend’
comprehend (v.)malapropism for ‘apprehend’
compt, inheld in trust, subject to account
compunctious (adj.)remorseful, contrite, conscience-stricken
conceit (n.)notion, idea, thought
conclude (v.)decide, resolve, settle
condition (n.)quality, behaviour, attribute, habit
conference (n.)conversation, talk, discourse
conference (n.)conversation, talk, discourse
conference (n.)conversation, talk, discourse
confidence (n.)malapropism for ‘conference’
confineless (adj.)boundless, unlimited, endless
confirmed (adj.)resolute, determined, purposeful
confirmed (adj.)resolute, determined, purposeful
confusion (n.)destruction, overthrow, ruin
confusion (n.)destruction, overthrow, ruin
conjecture (n.)suspicion, misgiving, evil doubt
conjure (v.)expel evil spirits from, exorcise
conjure (v.)ask solemnly, entreat earnestly, beseech
consent (n.)opinion, feeling, counsel
consider (v.)reflect, think carefully, ponder, contemplate
constable (n.)leader of the Watch, chief officer
construction (n.)interpretation, reading, explanation
consumption (n.)wasting disease, venereal disease
contemptible (adj.)scornful, disdainful, full of contempt
contend (v.)compete, vie, rival
contend (v.)fight, engage in combat, struggle
contend (v.)fight, engage in combat, struggle
contend (v.)fight, engage in combat, struggle
content (adj.)contented, patient, accepting, undisturbed
content (n.)pleasure, satisfaction, happiness
content (n.)pleasure, satisfaction, happiness
content (v.)calm [down], settle, relax
contented (adj.)willing, ready, agreeable
continent (adj.)self-restraining. self-controlled, discreet
continuer (n.)someone with staying-power, person who keeps going
contriver (n.)intriguer, schemer, plotter
controlment (n.)control, restraint, check
convert (v.)change, transform, alter
convert (v.)change, transform, alter
convert (v.)change, transform, alter
convey (v.)manage, conduct, carry on [in secrecy]
conveyance (n.)skill, dexterity, facility
convince (v.)defeat, overcome, overpower
convince (v.)defeat, overcome, overpower
cool (v.)chill with terror, become cold with fear
copy (n.)[legal] type of tenure, copyhold; also: process of replication
corporal (adj.)corporeal, material, physical
corporal (adj.)bodily, physical
cost (n.)outlay, expense, expenditure
counsel (n.)resolution, intention, purpose
counsel (n.)secret, inmost thought, confidence
countenance (v.)face up to, confront
counterfeit (n.)likeness, portrait, image
counterfeit (n.)false imitation, spurious image
counterfeit (v.)pretend, feign, make believe
counterfeit (v.)copy, imitate, simulate
counterpoise (v.)equal, match, rival
county (n.)[title of rank] count
county (n.)[title of rank] count
course (n.)[in bear-baiting] attack by a set of dogs
course (n.)course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.)course of action, way of proceeding
course (n.)course of action, way of proceeding
course (v.)chase, hunt, pursue
courtesy, cur'sy, curtsy (n.)curtsy, bow, gesture of respect
covertly (adv.)secretly, stealthily, surreptitiously
coverture (n.)shelter, canopied bower, covered retreat
coxcomb (n.)fool's head, fool, simpleton
coy (adj.)unresponsive, distant, standoffish, disdainful
cozen (v.)cheat, dupe, trick, deceive
crack (n.)cannon-shot, explosive charge
crafty (adj.)skilfully made, cleverly designed
crave (v.)beg, entreat, request
crave (v.)beg, entreat, request
crave (v.)beg, entreat, request
crest (n.)[originally the plume of feathers on a] helmet, head-piece
crib (v.)shut up [as in a tiny hovel], confine within a small space
cross (adv.)across, in the middle
cross (n.)hindrance, obstacle, stumbling block
cross (v.)prevent, thwart, forestall
cross (v.)afflict, plague, go against
cross (v.)afflict, plague, go against
crotchet (n.)strange notion, perverse idea, whimsical fancy
crown (n.)head
crown (n.)head
cuckold (n.)[mocking name] man with an unfaithful wife
cunning (adj.)knowledgeable, skilful, clever
cunning (adj.)knowledgeable, skilful, clever
Cupid (n.)[pron: 'kyoopid] Roman god of love, son of Venus and Mercury; a winged, blindfolded boy with curved bow and arrows
Cupid (n.)[pron: 'kyoopid] Roman god of love, son of Venus and Mercury; a winged, blindfolded boy with curved bow and arrows
Cupid (n.)[pron: 'kyoopid] Roman god of love, son of Venus and Mercury; a winged, blindfolded boy with curved bow and arrows
Cupid (n.)[pron: 'kyoopid] Roman god of love, son of Venus and Mercury; a winged, blindfolded boy with curved bow and arrows
cur (n.)dog, mastiff, watch-dog [without a contemptuous sense]
curiously (adv.)skilfully, carefully, proficiently
currier (n.)runner, messenger, courier
curst (adj.)bad-tempered, quarrelsome, shrewish, cross
curtsy, curtsey (n.)courtly ceremony, mannered politeness
custom (n.)habit, usual practice, customary usage
cut (n.)ornamental gap in a dress to show the colour underneath
cyme (n.)[debated reading] plant-top, head of a plant; drug which induces vomiting
daff (v.), past form daftput off, deflect, sidetrack
daff (v.), past form daftput to one side, thrust aside
dainty (adj.)fastidious, scrupulous, refined, particular
dame (n.)lady, mistress, woman of rank
Dan, Don (n.)[don, short form of Latin ‘dominus’] master, sir
dangerous (adj.)threatening, severe, menacing
dareful (adj.)audacious, bold, full of defiance
daw (n.)jackdaw [as noted for its stupidity]; dolt, fool
deadly (adj.)deathly, death-like
deadly (adv.)extremely, implacably, to the death
deal (v.)proceed, behave, conduct oneself
dear (adj.)of great worth, valuable, precious
dearness (n.)affection, fondness, warmth
decern (v.)malapropism for ‘concern’
decree (v.)arrange, decide, resolve
deep (adj.)solemn, weighty, important
deep (adj.)solemn, weighty, important
defeat (n.)act of destruction, ruin
defect (n.)deficiency, shortcoming
defend (v.)forbid, prohibit
defend (v.)forbid, prohibit
degree (n.)rank, station, standing
delicate (adj.)pleasant, delightful, congenial
delicate (adj.)pleasure-seeking, voluptuous, self-indulgent
deliver (v.)report [to], communicate [to], tell, describe
demi-wolf (n.)dog/wolf cross-breed
deprave (v.)defame, disparage, deride
derive (v.)descend
desartless (adj.)underserving, lacking in merit [malapropism for ‘deserving’]
deserve (v.)be worthy, be entitled to honour
design (n.)undertaking, purpose, enterprise
despite (n.)contempt, scorn, disdain
despite (v.)spite, anger, wreak malice on
despite of, in (prep.)in spite of
dew (v.)bedew, moisten, water
Diana, Dian (n.)Roman goddess associated with the Moon, chastity, and hunting
die (v.)suffer pain, go through agony
die (v.)suffer pain, go through agony
difference (n.)[heraldry] variation, distinguishing mark [on a coat-of-arms]
diminitive (adj.)diminutive
directly (adv.)immediately, at once
direful (adj.)dreadful, terrible, frightful
direness (n.)horror, terror, dread
disaster (n.)misfortune, instance of bad luck
discomfort (n.)discouragement, loss of heart
discover (v.)expose, uncover, give away
discover (v.)reveal, show, make known
discover (v.)reveal, show, make known
discover (v.)reveal, show, make known
discover (v.)reveal, show, make known
discover (v.)reveal, show, make known
discovery (n.)reconnaisance, reconnoitring, spying
disjoint (v.)fall to pieces, become disjointed
disloyal (adj.)unfaithful, adulterous, two-timing
dismal (adj.)disastrous, calamitous, devastating
dismal (adj.)disastrous, calamitous, devastating
dispatch, despatch (n.)management, direction, supervision
dispatch, despatch (v.)kill, put to death, make away with, finish off
displace (v.)remove, banish, get rid of
disposition (n.)natural temperament, normal state of mind
dispute (v.)deal with, handle, struggle against
disseat, dis-seat (v.)unseat, remove from the throne
dissembler (n.)hypocrite, deceiver, charlatan
dissembly (n.)malapropism for ‘assembly’
distance (n.)[fencing: see sense 1] enmity, discord, dissension
distempered (adj.)insane, deranged, lunatic
distracted (adj.)perplexed, confused, agitated
ditch-delivered (adj.)born in a ditch
divers (adj.)different, various, several
division (n.)[music] variation, modulation
do (v.)do harm, cause trouble
do (v.)perform, play one's part, act
doctor (n.)scholar, model of intelligence
doff (v.)throw off, get rid of, do away with
dollar (n.)German silver coin
dolour (n.)sorrow, grief, lamentation
doom (n.)doomsday, day of judgement
doom (n.)doomsday, day of judgement
dotage (n.)doting, infatuation, excessive affection
dotage (n.)doting, infatuation, excessive affection
dotard (n.)old fool, senile idiot
double (adv.)doubly, for the second time, twice over
doubletman's close-fitting jacket with short skirt
doubletman's close-fitting jacket with short skirt
doubletman's close-fitting jacket with short skirt
doubletman's close-fitting jacket with short skirt
doubt (v.)fear, be afraid [for], feel anxious [for]
doubt (v.)fear, be afraid [for], feel anxious [for]
doubtful (adj.)fearful, worried, apprehensive
downfall, down-fall (adj.)downfallen
down-sleeve (n.)long sleeve to the wrist
downy (adj.)soft as down, comfort-giving
drab (n.)harlot, slut, whore
dread (adj.)frightening, terrifying, fearful
drenched (adj.)full of drink, drowned
drovier (n.)drover, cattle-dealer
dry (adj.)dried, withered, shrivelled
ducat (n.)gold (sometimes silver) coin used in several European countries
ducat (n.)gold (sometimes silver) coin used in several European countries
ducat (n.)gold (sometimes silver) coin used in several European countries
dudgeon (n.)[of a dagger] handle, hilt, haft
dull (adj.)gloomy, melancholic, sullen
dump (n.)plaintive melody, mournful song
dun (adj.)dark, murky, gloomy
Dunsinane (n.)Dunsinnan, W of Dundee, E Scotland
earnest (n.)pledge, instalment, deposit, payment in advance
earnest (n.)pledge, instalment, deposit, payment in advance
earnest (n.)pledge, instalment, deposit, payment in advance
easy (adv.)easily
ecstasy (n.)emotion, state of mind, feeling
ecstasy (n.)fit, bout of madness, frenzied behaviour
ecstasy (n.)fit, bout of madness, frenzied behaviour
effect (n.)result, end, outcome, fulfilment
effect (n.)sign, mark, token, manifestation
effect (n.)sign, mark, token, manifestation
eftest (adj.)[unclear malapropism] quickest, most convenient
element (n.)substance, raw material, physical matter
embassage, ambassage (n.)message, errand, business, mission
embassage, ambassage (n.)message, errand, business, mission
embrace (v.)accept, avail oneself of
eminence (n.)special honour, exceptional homage
empoison (v.)poison, corrupt, destroy
encounter (n.)liaison, intercourse, amorous affair
encounter (v.)approach, go to, move towards
end (n.)scrap, fragment, tag, ending
end (n.)outcome, result, issue
endure (v.)let, allow, permit
enfranchise (v.)set free, liberate
enigmatical (adj.)enigmatic, mysterious, puzzling
enow (adv.)enough
enow (adv.)enough
enraged (adj.)passionate, ardent, furiously aroused
entertain (v.)hire, employ, maintain, take into service
entirely (adv.)sincerely, heartily
epicure (n.)pleasure-seeker, glutton
epithet (n.)turn of phrase, expression
equally (adv.)to an equal degree, justly
equivocation (n.)ambiguous usage, double-meaning
equivocator (n.)dealer in ambiguities, trader in double meanings
equivocator (n.)dealer in ambiguities, trader in double meanings
estate (n.)state, kingdom
estate (n.)state, situation, circumstances
estimation (n.)esteem, respect, reputation
eternal (adj.)immortal, everlasting
eterne (adj.)eternal, everlasting, for ever
Ethiop, Ethiope (adj./n.)Ethiopian, African, person with a dark countenance
Europa (n.)[pron: yu'rohpa] old name for Europe
Europa (n.)[pron: yu'rohpa] daughter of Agenor; abducted by Jove in the shape of a bull, who then swam with her on his back to Crete
even (adj.)straightforward, forthright, direct
evenly (adv.)in an even direction, along the same lines
event (n.)outcome, issue, consequence
event (n.)outcome, issue, consequence
event (n.)outcome, issue, consequence
evidence (n.)witness, testimony, avowal
Evil, thethe king's evil, scrofula [a lymphatic disease]
examination (n.)malapropism for ‘examine’
exceed (v.)outdo, surpass, excel, be superior
excellency (n.)excellence, accomplishment, talent
excite (v.)incite, stir up, move
exclamation (n.)malapropism for ‘acclamation’; complaint, outcry
execution (n.)killing, slaying, slaughter
exhibition (n.)malapropism for ‘commission’
expectation (n.)situation of being expected
expedition (n.)haste, speedy action, prompt dispatch
experimental (adj.)on the basis of experience, often observed
extenuate (v.)mitigate, lessen, tone down
eye (n.)sight, view, presence
eye (n.)supervision, appearance, presence
fact (n.)evil deed, wicked act, crime
faculty (n.)function, power, capability
fain (adv.)gladly, willingly
fain (adv.)gladly, willingly
fain (adv.)gladly, willingly
fain (adv.)gladly, willingly
fair (adj.)plausible, flattering, seductive
faith (n.)constancy, fidelity, loyalty
faith (n.)constancy, fidelity, loyalty
faith-breach (n.)breach of faith, treason, treachery
false (adj.)sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
false (adj.)sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
false (adj.)sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
false (adj.)sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
false (adj.)sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
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 (adj.)treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.)treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.)treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.)wrong, mistaken
false (adj.)wrong, mistaken
false (adv.)wrongly, erroneously, in error
false (adv.)wrongly, erroneously, in error
false (adv.)slanderously, faithlessly, with such calumny
fancy (n.)love, amorousness, infatuation
fancy (n.)love, amorousness, infatuation
fancy (n.)imagination, mind, mental state
fancy (n.)whim, inclination, caprice
fancy (n.)whim, inclination, caprice
fancy (n.)imagining, flight of fancy, fanciful thought
fancy (n.)imagining, flight of fancy, fanciful thought
fantastical (adj.)fanciful, imaginative, full of wild ideas
fantastical (adj.)fanciful, imaginative, full of wild ideas
fantastical (adj.)imaginary, unreal, illusory
fantastical (adj.)imaginary, unreal, illusory
farce, force (v.)stuff, cram
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]
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]
farrow (n.)[of pigs] litter, young, piglet
fashion (v.)arrange, contrive, manage
fashion (v.)form, shape, make [into]
fashion-monging (adj.)fashion-following, dealing in fashions, dandified
fatal (adj.)ominous, full of foreboding, doom-laden
fatal (adj.)ominous, full of foreboding, doom-laden
father (n.)old man, venerable sir
father (v.)show one's paternal origin, resemble one's father
favour (n.)pardon, leave, kind indulgence
favour (n.)[facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
favour (n.)[facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
favour (n.)[facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
fee'd (adj.)paid by a fee, hired, bribed
fee-grief (n.)individual sorrow, personal distress
fell (adj.)mighty, terrible
fell (adj.)mighty, terrible
fell (n.)skin, hide
fence (n.)fencing ability, skill at swordplay
fence (n.)defence, barrier, protection
fenny (adj.)fen-living, marshland-dwelling
festival (adj.)light-hearted, befitting a holiday
fetch in (v.)lead on, take in, trick into a confession
fetter (v.)restrain, overcome, suppress
field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combat
file (n.)rank of soldiers, formation
file (n.)register, list, roll
file (n.)register, list, roll
file (v.)defile, corrupt, taint
fine (adj.)finely clothed, smartly dressed
fine (n.)outcome, final result, conclusion
first (n.)beginning, outset, start
first and last, atto one and all, from beginning to end
firstling (n.)first product, first fruits
fit (n.)conflict, beating, turmoil
fit (n.)fever, attack, seizure
fit (v.)suit, befit, be suitable [for]
fit (v.)supply [with what is fit], satisfy
fit (v.)supply [with what is fit], satisfy
fitful (adj.)full of fits, marked by paroxysms
flat (adj.)downright, plain, basic
flaw (n.)gust, squall, blast
fleer (v.)jeer, grin scornfully, laugh mockingly
fleet (n.)dancing company, group, assembly
flight (n.)archery contest, flight-shooting
flighty (adj.)swiftly conceived, quickly vanishing
Florentine (n.)someone from Florence, Italy
flout (v.)insult, abuse, mock
flout (v.)insult, abuse, mock
flout (v.)insult, abuse, mock
flout (v.)insult, abuse, mock
flout (v.)insult, abuse, mock
flout at (v.)mock, jeer, scoff
flouting (adj.)mocking, scoffing, scornful
foil (n.)sword, rapier
foining (n./adj.)[fencing] thrusting, lunging
foison, foizon (n.)[pron: 'foyzn] abundance, plenty, profusion
force (v.)reinforce, strengthen, augment
forehand, fore-hand (adj.)beforehand, previously committed
fork (n.)forked tongue
forsooth (adv.)in truth, certainly, truly, indeed
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forsworeswear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forsworeswear falsely, perjure [oneself], break one's word
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forsworedeny, repudiate, refuse to admit
fortune (n.)good fortune, success
forward (adj.)promising, early-maturing, precocious
foundation (n.)charitable institution
founded (adj.)firmly based, secure, stable
fountain (n.)spring, source, well
frailty (n.)body, frame
frame (n.)plan, established order, scheme of things
frame (n.)framing, plotting, contriving
frame (n.)framework, structure, construction
frame (v.)arrange, organize, plan
frame (v.)fashion, make, form, create
franchised (adj.)free from evil, upright
free (adj.)frank, undisguised, open
free (adv.)freely, in a liberal way
fret (v.)distress oneself, worry, express discontent
friend (n.)lover, sweetheart, suitor
friend, toas a friend, friendly
fright (v.), past form frightedfrighten, scare, terrify
fright (v.), past form frightedfrighten, scare, terrify
fry (n.)brood, offspring, progeny
full (adv.)fully, completely, properly
fume (n.)harmful vapour [rising from the stomach to the brain]
function (n.)activity, action, performance
furbished (adj.)gleaming, shining; or: refurbished, refitted
furnish (v.)dress, clothe, equip, fit out
gall (n.)bile [reputed for its bitterness]
gall (n.)bile [reputed for its bitterness]
gallant (n.)fine gentleman, man of fashion
gallant (n.)fine gentleman, man of fashion
gallant (n.)fine gentleman, man of fashion
galloglass, gallowglass (n.)axe-wielding Irish soldier
general (adj.)all-embracing, universal, comprehensive
genius (n.)attendant spirit, guardian spirit
gentle (adj.)refined, discriminating, sophisticated
gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.)made peaceful, become violence-free
gentle (adj.)peaceful, calm, free from violence
gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kind
gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kind
gently (adv.)quietly, tamely, without a fight
germen (n.)seed, life-forming elements
get (v.)beget, conceive, breed
getting (n.)begetting, procreation, breeding
giddily (adv.)madly, foolishly, insanely
gild (v.), past forms gilt, gildedcover, coat, smear
gin (n.)snare, trap
gin, 'gin (v.), past form gan, 'ganbegin [to]
gin, 'gin (v.), past form gan, 'ganbegin [to]
girdle, turn one'sfind an outlet for anger, put up with it
give out (v.)proclaim, announce, herald
give out (v.)report, assert, make known
glass (n.)magic mirror, crystal ball
glass (n.)magic mirror, crystal ball
gloss (n.)deceptive appearance, plausibility
go (v.)join, follow, be in tune
go about (v.)endeavour, set to work, start trying
go about with (v.)get the better of, set to work on
go off (v.)die, pass away, depart
good, do onemake prosper, enable to succeed
goodly (adj.)splendid, excellent, fine
goodman (adj.)[title for a person under the rank of gentleman] mister, master
goodness (n.)benefit, advantage, successful outcome
good-year / goodyear, what the[expression of impatience] what the deuce
goose (adj.)stupid, foolish, idiotic
goose (n.)smoothing iron
Gorgon (n.)generally applied to Medusa, one of three monsters who had snakes in their hair, ugly faces, huge wings, and whose staring eyes could turn people to stone
gospelled (adj.)converted to the gospel, Christian
gossip-like (adj.)gossiping, tattling, chattering
gout (n.)drop, spot, trace
graced (adj.)stately, dignified, gracious
gracious (adj.)filled with divine grace, godly, devout
gracious (adj.)delightful, lovely, charming
grandam (n.)grandmother
grant (n.)granting, gift, reason for agreeing to a request
grave (adj.)respected, revered, wise
grief (n.)pain, torment, distress
grief (n.)pain, torment, distress
grieved (adj.)aggrieved, wronged, ill-used
gripe (n.)grip, hold, grasp
groom (n.)servingman, servant, male attendant
groom (n.)servingman, servant, male attendant
groom (n.)servingman, servant, male attendant
guard (n.)trimming, trapping, adornment
guarded (adj.)ornamented, trimmed, tricked out
guerdon (n.)[pron: 'gerdn] reward, recompense
guise (n.)way, custom, practice
gulf (n.)huge stomach, voracious gut
gull (n.)trick, hoax, deception
habit (n.)dress, clothing, costume
haggard (n.)[falconry] wild hawk
hale (v.)drag, pull, haul
half-pence (n.)fragment, tiny piece, bit
half-world (n.)hemisphere, half of the globe
halt (v.)limp, proceed lamely
halting (adj.)hesitating, limping, faltering
handsome (adj.)proper, fitting, appropriate
hangman (n.)rascal, rogue, reprobate
hap (n.)luck, chance, accident
happiness (n.)pleasing demeanour, felicitous manner
happiness (n.)good luck, success, good fortune
happy (adj.)opportune, appropriate, propitious, favourable
harbinger (n.)forerunner, herald, precursor
harbinger (n.)forerunner, herald, precursor
harm (n.)injury, hurt, pain
harness (n.)armour
harp (v.)guess, express in words, give voice to
harpy (n.)mythical rapacious bird, half woman, half vulture [symbolizing divine retribution]
haunt (v.)frequent, visit habitually
having (n.)fortune, estate, means
hawk at (v.)pursue, attack, chase
head, to one'sto one's face, frankly, openly
headborough (n.)parish officer, town constable
hearken after (v.)inquire into, find out about
heavily (adv.)sorrowfully, sadly, gloomily
heavy (adj.)sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.)sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.)sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.)sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.)grave, serious, weighty
heavy (adj.)brutal, oppressive, wicked
heavy (adj.)brutal, oppressive, wicked
heavy (adj.)pressing, weighty, overpowering
heavy (adj.)pressing, weighty, overpowering
Hecat, Hecate (n.)[pron: 'hekat, 'hekatee] Greek goddess of the underworld; associated with magic, ghosts, witchcraft
Hecat, Hecate (n.)[pron: 'hekat, 'hekatee] Greek goddess of the underworld; associated with magic, ghosts, witchcraft
Hecat, Hecate (n.)[pron: 'hekat, 'hekatee] Greek goddess of the underworld; associated with magic, ghosts, witchcraft
Hector (n.)son of Priam, married to Andromache; the bravest Trojan, who led out their army to battle
hedge-pig (n.)hedgehog
hell-kite (n.)kite from hell, hellish savage
hem (int.)make a noise like ‘hmm’
hemlock (n.)variety of poisonous plant
Hercules (n.)[Roman form of Heracles] proverbial for his mythical physical strength and miraculous achievements
Hercules (n.)[Roman form of Heracles] proverbial for his mythical physical strength and miraculous achievements
Hercules (n.)[Roman form of Heracles] proverbial for his mythical physical strength and miraculous achievements
Hercules (n.)[Roman form of Heracles] proverbial for his mythical physical strength and miraculous achievements
hereafter (adv.)at some time in the future
here-approach (n.)arrival here
here-remain (n.)stay, visit, sojourn
hermit (n.)one who prays for another, beadsman
hie (v.)hasten, hurry, speed
hie (v.)hasten, hurry, speed
highly (adv.)ambitiously, to be in a high position
high-proof (adj.)tested to the highest level, of proven strength
hit (v.)match, fall in [with], coincide [with]
hobby-horse (n.)buffoon, clown, joker
hold (v.)keep, preserve, conserve
hold (v.)consider, regard, esteem, value [as]
hold up (v.)continue, keep going, carry on
home (adv.)fully, thoroughly, unsparingly
honest (adj.)genuine, real, true
honest (adj.)innocent, well-intentioned, innocuous
honesty (n.)honour, integrity, uprightness
honour (n.)fame, renown, glory
hoodwink (v.)deceive, delude
horn (n.)type of wind instrument
horn-mad (adj.)[as of horned beasts] furious, enraged, raving mad
hose (n.)[pair of] breeches
hose (n.)[pair of] breeches
hour (n.)time, moment
hour (n.)time, moment
housekeeper, house-keeper (n.)domestic watchdog, housedog
hum (v.)say ‘hum’ [as a sign of displeasure, dissatisfaction, impatience, etc]
humane (adj.)civil, benevolent
human-kindness (n.)natural feelings, human qualities
humour (n.)secretion, fluid, juice
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.)mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
hurly-burly (n.)commotion, uproar, turmoil
husbandry (n.)thrift, good economy, careful management
Hymen (n.)[pron: 'hiymen] Greek god who led a wedding procession; associated with a torch, crown of flowers, and flute
Hyrcan tiger[pron: 'herkan] tiger of Hyrcania, proverbial for its ferocity
chair (v.)keep on the throne
challenge (v.)reproach, reprove, reprimand
Cham (n.)khan or oriental emperor; emperor of China
chamber (n.)bedchamber, bedroom
chamber (n.)bedchamber, bedroom
chamber (n.)bedchamber, bedroom
chamberlain (n.)bedchamber attendant
champion (v.)challenge, defy, face
chance (n.)event, occurrence, situation [especially, bad]
chance (n.)misfortune, mischance, mishap
change (n.)exchange, replacement [for]
change (v.)change countenance, turn pale
chaps, chops (n.)jaws
charge (n.)commission, responsibility, official duty
charge (n.)commission, responsibility, official duty
charge (n.)command, order, injunction, instruction
charge (n.)expense, cost, outlay
charge (n.)task, responsibility, duty
charge (v.)order, command, enjoin
charge (v.)attack, assail, storm
charged (adj.)burdened, laden, oppressed
charm (n.)magic spell, enchantment
charmed (adj.)bewitched, enchanted, placed under a spell
charmed (adj.)bewitched, enchanted, placed under a spell
charnel-house, charnel house (n.)bone-store, burial vault
chaudron, chawdron (n.)entrails [of a beast]
cheapen (v.)bargain for, bid for, settle the price of
cheer (n.)kind welcome, good reception
cheer (n.)cheerfulness, mirth, joy
cherubin (n.)cherub, angel; or: cherubim, angels
chicken (n.)child, little one
chide (v.), past form chidscold, rebuke, reprove
chide (v.), past form chidscold, rebuke, reprove
choke (v.)smother, suffocate, stifle
choppy (adj.)chapped, cracked, rough
chough (n.)jackdaw
chuck (n.)chicken, chick [usually as a term of endearment]
'ild, 'ield, dild (v.)[form of ‘yield’] reward, repay, requite
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 (adj.)bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (adj.)bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (adj.)sick, indisposed, unwell
ill (adv.)badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (adv.)badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (n.)wrong, injury, harm, evil
ill-composed (adj.)made up of wicked elements
illness (n.)wickedness, evil conduct, badness
illusion (n.)deception, delusion, deceit
ill-well (adv.)wickedly well, cruelly accurately
image (n.)effigy, statue, sculpture
image (n.)embodiment, instance, form
imagination (n.)thought, soul-searching, introspection
imperfect (adj.)unclear, equivocal, inexplicit
important (adj.)urgent, pressing, demanding, importunate
impose (v.)subject, put
impossible (adj.)incredible, inconceivable, preposterous
impossible (adj.)incredible, inconceivable, preposterous
impress (v.)conscript, enlist, force into service
incarnadine (v.)redden, turn blood-red
incense (v.)incite, urge, set on
infinite (n.)infinity, infinite quantity, eternity
inform (v.)take form, appear in a shape
ingredience (n.)composition, ingredients, contents
ingredience (n.)composition, ingredients, contents
initiate (adj.)novice, beginner's, as of one newly initiated
innocent (adj.)silly, half-witted, foolish
insane (adj.)causing madness, producing insanity
instance (n.)sign, evidence, proof
instrument (n.)agent, means, method
instrument (n.)weapon, armament
intelligence (n.)information, news, communication
intend (v.)pretend, convey, purport, profess
intent (n.)intention, purpose, aim
intent (n.)intention, purpose, aim
interdiction (n.)prohibition, debarring, forbidding
intermission (n.)interval of time, delay, interruption
intrenchant (adj.)uncuttable, incapable of being gashed
invention (n.)fiction, fabrication, contrivance
invention (n.)inventiveness, imagination, creative faculty
invention (n.)inventiveness, imagination, creative faculty
invention (n.)inventiveness, imagination, creative faculty
inward (adj.)secret, private, undisclosed
inwardness (n.)attachment, intimacy, close friendship
issue (n.)outcome, result, consequence(s)
issue (n.)outcome, result, consequence(s)
issue (n.)outcome, result, consequence(s)
issue (n.)outcome, result, consequence(s)
issue (n.)outcome, result, consequence(s)
issue (n.)child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.)child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.)child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.)child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.)child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
issue (n.)child(ren), offspring, family, descendant
Jack (n.)Jack-in-office, ill-mannered fellow, lout, knave
Jack (n.)Jack-in-office, ill-mannered fellow, lout, knave
jade (n.)worn-out horse, hack, worthless nag
jealousy (n.)suspicion, mistrust, apprehension
jealousy (n.)suspicion, mistrust, apprehension
jig (n.)lively song; frivolous dance
jocund (adj.)merry, joyful, cheerful
Jove (n.)[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme god
Jove (n.)[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme god
juggling (adj.)deceiving, cheating, full of trickery
Julius Caesar[pron: 'seezer] Roman politician and general, 1st-c BC
jump (v.)risk, hazard, imperil
just (adj.)accurate, exact, precise
just (adj.)accurate, exact, precise
just (adv.)exactly, precisely
just (adv.)quite so, correct
jutty (n.)projection, protrusion [of a building]
keep below stairsremain a servant
kern (n.)lightly armed Irish foot-soldier
kern (n.)lightly armed Irish foot-soldier
kern (n.)lightly armed Irish foot-soldier
kid-fox (n.)crafty young cub
kind (adj.)showing natural feeling, acting by nature
kind (n.)manner, way, state
kind (n.)manner, way, state
kindly (adj.)natural, proper
kite (n.)bird of prey; thieving bird [of ill omen; also, strong term of abuse]
knave (n.)scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.)scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.)scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.)scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.)scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.)scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knight (n.)devotee, servant, follower [male or female]
know (v.)have sexual knowledge of, have intercourse with
lap (v.)wrap, swathe, enfold, clad
lapwing (n.)type of plover [bird with wily methods of escaping the notice of predators; associated with amorous intrigue]
large (adj.)licentious, coarse
large (adj.)licentious, coarse
large (adj.)generous, bountiful, liberal, lavish
largely (adv.)fully, at length
last (n.)end, conclusion, final test
lated (adj.)belated, benighted, overtaken by the night
latch (v.)catch, receive, take hold of
lave (v.)wash, bathe, soak
lavish (adj.)undisciplined, impetuous, wild
lay down (v.)formulate, work out, estimate
Leander (n.)[li'ander] young man in love with Hero, who lived on the opposite side of the Hellespont; each night he swam across, guided by her lamp
learn (v.)teach, instruct [not a regional dialect usage as in modern English]
leave (n.)leave-taking, permision to depart
leavy (adj.)leafy, covered with foliage
lees (n.)(plural) dregs, remains, remnants
level (v.)aim, direct, target
levy (n.)recruitment of soldiers, conscription of men
lewd (adj.)wicked, vile, evil
liberal (adj.)coarse, licentious, promiscuous
libertine (n.)debaucher, reprobate, dissolute
lie lowbe killed, find oneself dead
lie under (v.)be subject to, suffer the consequence of
lie, give thedeceive; [wrestling] lay someone out; make urinate
lief, had asshould like just as much
liege (n.)lord, sovereign
liege (n.)lord, sovereign
liege (n.)lord, sovereign
life (n.)living being, person
light (adj.)promiscuous, licentious, immoral, wanton
light (v.)give light to, show the way to
like (adj.)same, similar, alike, equal
like (adj.)same, similar, alike, equal
like (adv.)likely, probable / probably
like (adv.)likely, probable / probably
like (adv.)likely, probable / probably
like (adv.)likely, probable / probably
like (adv.)likely, probable / probably
like, thethe same
like, thethe same
like, thethe same
like, thethe same
limbeck (n.)retort, distilling apparatus, alembic
lime (n.)birdlime
lime (v.)trap, snare, catch [as if by using birdlime]
limited (adj.)appointed, designated, nominated
line (v.)strengthen, support, fortify
lineament (n.)line, feature, characteristic, attribute
linen (adj.)pale, pallid, bleached
list (n.)(usually plural) combat arena at a tournament
list (v.)wish, like, please
liver (n.)part of the body thought to be at the seat of the passions [especially sexual desire]
lodge (v.)beat down, flatten, make level
look what (conj.)whatever
low (adj.)short, small
lown, loon (n.)rogue, sluggard; worthless idiot
lucky (adj.)fortunate, successful, prosperous
lustihood (n.)lustiness, youthful vigour, robustness
luxurious (adj.)lustful, lecherous, lascivious
luxurious (adj.)lustful, lecherous, lascivious
maggot-pie (n.)magpie
mansionry (n.)place of habitation; or: building place
March-chick (n.)precocious youth, presumptuous youngster
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]
marl (n.)clay, earth, loam
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
marry (int.)[exclamation] by Mary
martlet (n.)house-martin [which often builds its nest in churches]
marvellous (adv.)very, extremely, exceedingly
massy (adj.)massive, heavy, colossal
masterdom (n.)supremacy, dominion, command
mate (v.)astound, amaze, confound
match (v.)join in marriage, make a match
matter (n.)means, capacity, wherewithal
matter (n.)subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.)subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.)subject-matter, content, substance
maw (n.)belly, stomach; throat, gullet
maw (n.)belly, stomach; throat, gullet
measure (n.)limit, moderation, extent not to be exceeded
measure (n.)limit, moderation, extent not to be exceeded
measure (n.)limit, moderation, extent not to be exceeded
measure (n.)due proportion, appropriate degree, full quantity
measure (n.)slow stately dance, graceful movement
meddle or makeinterfere, butt in
medicinable (adj.)medicinal, healing, curative, restorative
meet (adj.)even, quits, revenged [on]
meet (adj.)fit, suitable, right, proper
meet (adj.)fit, suitable, right, proper
meet (adj.)fit, suitable, right, proper
memorize (v.)make memorable, cause to be remembered
mere (adj.)complete, total, absolute, utter
mere (adj.)complete, total, absolute, utter
mere (adj.)sole, personal, particular
merely (adv.)completely, totally, entirely
Messina (n.)[pron: me'seena] port in Sicily, S Italy
metal (n.)substance, material, fabric
metaphysical (adj.)supernatural, transcending the laws of nature
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)it seems / seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)it seems / seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)it seems / seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)it seems / seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)it seems / seemed to me
methinks(t), methought(s) (v.)it seems / seemed to me
mettle, mettell (n.)spirit, temperament, disposition
minion (n.)darling, favourite, select one
minion (n.)darling, favourite, select one
minister (n.)messenger, agent, servant
minister (n.)messenger, agent, servant
minutely (adj.)taking place minute by minute
misgovernment (n.)misconduct, wicked behaviour
mischief (n.)disease, ailment, misfortune
mischief (n.)catastrophe, calamity, misfortune
misprision (n.)mistake, error, misunderstanding, misconception
misprize (v.)despise, undervalue, scorn
misuse (v.)disgrace, deride, abuse
misuse (v.)deceive, delude, fool
mo, moe (adj.)more [in number]
mo, moe (adj.)more [in number]
mock (n.)act of mockery, mocking remark, derisive action, scornful irony
mock (v.)deceive, delude, mislead
model (n.)design, blueprint, ground-plan
modern (adj.)ordinary, trite, commonplace, everyday
modest (adj.)decorous, seemly, not offending modesty
modest (adj.)decorous, seemly, not offending modesty
modest (adj.)moderate, reasonable, mild, limited
monster (n.)marvel, monstrosity, prodigy
monument (n.)memory, memorial, remembrance
moral (n.)hidden meaning, import, significance
more and lessmen of high and low rank
more-having (n.)having more, amassing, acquiring
morn (n.)morning, dawn
morrow (n.)morning
morrow (n.)morning
morrow (n.)morning
morrow (n.)morning
morrow (n.)morning
mortal (adj.)fatal, deadly, lethal
mortal (adj.)fatal, deadly, lethal
mortal (adj.)fatal, deadly, lethal
mortal (adj.)human, subject to death, characterized by mortality
mortality (n.)mortal nature, human life
mortified (adj.)deadened, dead to feeling, numbed
mortifying (adj.)killing, deadly, lethal
motive (n.)inspiration, incentive, mover
mountanto (n.)[directional thrust in fencing] fencer, duellist
mouth-honour (n.)honour shown in words not deeds
much (adj.)great, flagrant, brazen
multitudinous (adj.)myriad, innumerable; or: containing multitudes [of creatures]
mum (int.)be quiet, shush
murder, murther (n.)wound, gash [serious enough to cause death]
muse (v.)wonder, be surprised
name (n.)reputation, fame, renown
name (v.)appoint, choose, designate [to an office]
napkin (n.)handkerchief
narrowly (adv.)carefully, with close attention
natural (adj.)feeling proper affection, having normal feelings
nature (n.)natural powers, normal state [of mind and body]
nature (n.)natural powers, normal state [of mind and body]
nature (n.)natural powers, normal state [of mind and body]
nature (n.)natural order, ungoverned state, way of the world [often personified]
nature (n.)mortal life, natural life
nature (n.)personality, innate disposition, character
nature (n.)personality, innate disposition, character
nature (n.)human nature
naught, nought (adj.)bad, wicked, sinful
naughty (adj.)wicked, evil, vile
naughty (adj.)wicked, evil, vile
nave (n.)navel
navigation (n.)shipping, vessels
near (adj.)close to the throne [in order of succession], near relation
near (adj.)closely affecting, intimately touching
nearly (adv.)closely, particularly, especially
NeptuneRoman water-god, chiefly associated with the sea and sea-weather
nerve (n.)sinew, ligament, muscle
new-trothed (adj.)recently engaged
nice (adj.)minutely detailed, carefully accurate
nice (adj.)adept, skilful, dexterous
niggard (n.)miser, mean person, skinflint
nigh (adj.)near, close
nightgown, night-gown (n.)dressing-gown
nightgown, night-gown (n.)dressing-gown
nightgown, night-gown (n.)dressing-gown
nightgown, night-gown (n.)dressing-gown
nimbly (adj.)bracingly, in an invigorating way
noise (n.)musical sounds, melodious noises
noisome (adj.)noxious, harmful, evil
non-come (n.)malapropism for ‘nonplus’ [= state of perplexity]
nonpareil (n.)person without equal, unique one, paragon
Norweyan (adj.)Norwegian
Norweyan (adj.)Norwegian
Norweyan (adj.)Norwegian
note (n.)list, record, roll
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]
notion (n.)understanding, awareness, intellect
occasion (n.)course of events, state of affairs
offering (n.)ritual, oblation, sacrificial rite
office (n.)(plural) servants' quarters, service rooms
office (n.)performance, business, intrigue
office (n.)role, position, place, function
office (n.)role, position, place, function
office (n.)task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.)task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.)task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.)task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.)task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.)task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.)task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.)task, service, duty, responsibility
oft (adv.)often
old (adj.)plenty of, abundant, more than enough
old (adj.)plenty of, abundant, more than enough
once (adv.)once and for all, in a word
once (adv.)once and for all, in a word
once (adv.)ever, at any time
ope (adj.)open
ope (v.)open
opinioned (adj.)malapropism for ‘pinioned’
organ (n.)feature, trait, facet
orchard (n.)garden
orthography (n.)speaker of high-flown phrases, stylistically polished person
ostentation (n.)public show, display, exhibition
other (adv.)otherwise, in any other way
out (adv.)in arms, in rebellion
overbear (v.)overwhelm, overcome, overpower
overbear (v.)overwhelm, overcome, overpower
overcome (v.)suddenly come over, swiftly pass across
overfraught (adj.)too heavily laden, overburdened
overleap (v.)leap too far, overshoot
overleap (v.)leap over, jump across
over-red (v.)cover over with blood, redden over
overtake (v.)accomplish, achieve, fulfil
owe (v.)repay, compensate, pay back
owe (v.)repay, compensate, pay back
owe (v.)own, possess, have
owe (v.)own, possess, have
owe (v.)own, possess, have
owe (v.)own, possess, have
owlet, howlet (n.)young owl, owl
packed (adj.)in league, acting as an accomplice
paddock, padock (n.)toad
pain (n.)effort, endeavour, exertion, labour
paint out (v.)display, depict fully, portray
pale (adj.)wan, fearful, pale-hearted
pall (v.)wrap, cover, drape
palter (v.)prevaricate, deal evasively [with], quibble
pander, pandar (n.)pimp, procurer, go-between
pardon (v.)excuse, give permission to
parle, parley (n.)argument, altercation, exchange
parle, parley (n.)negotiation, meeting [between enemies under a truce, to discuss terms]
parricide (n.)patricide, murder of a father
parrot-teacher (n.)chatterer, babbler, empty talker
part (n.)quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
part (v.)depart [from], leave, quit
pass (v.)go through, go over
passing (adv.)very, exceedingly, extremely
passion (n.)passionate outburst, emotional passage
passion (n.)passionate outburst, emotional passage
passion (n.)fit of anger, feeling of rage
patch (n.)fool, clown; rogue, knave
patch (v.)patch over, cover up
pauser (adj.)prompting a pause, circumspect
peak (v.)waste away, grow thin, become emaciated
pendent (adj.)downhanging, drooping, dangling
pennyworth, penn'orth (n.)money's worth, bargain, good value
penthouse, pent-house (adj.)like a lean-to shed
penthouse, pent-house (n.)covered way, sloping porch, overhanging roof
peradventure (adv.)perhaps, maybe, very likely
peradventure (adv.)perhaps, maybe, very likely
perfect (adj.)well aware, fully informed
perfect (adj.)in a state of complete satisfaction, totally content
perfect (adj.)in a state of complete satisfaction, totally content
perfumer (n.)someone employed to make rooms smell sweetly
perchance (adv.)perhaps, maybe
perchance (adv.)perhaps, maybe
pestered (adj.)afflicted, troubled, plagued
Pharaoh (n.)[pron: 'fairoh] in the Bible, an Egyptian ruler
Philemon (n.)[pron: fiy'leemon] peasant who, with his wife Baucis, entertained Jupiter and Mercury when they visited the Earth to test people's hospitality
Phoebus (n.)[pron: 'feebus] Latin name for Apollo as the sun-god; also called Phoebus Apollo
physic (n.)medicine, healing, treatment
physic (n.)medicine, healing, treatment
physic (v.)cure, correct, dose with medicine
Pigmies (n.)legendary race of dwarfs
pike (n.)central spike in a buckler
pious (adj.)religious, holy; or: dutiful, loyal
pitfall (n.)bird-trap, fowler's snare
place (n.)position, post, office, rank
place (n.)position, post, office, rank
plant (v.)set up, establish, introduce
pleached (adj.)with hedges made of interlaced branches
pleasant (adj.)facetious, joking, droll
pluck up (v.)take hold, get in control
point (n.)sword-point
point, at / at ain readiness, prepared, armed
policy (n.)statecraft, statesmanship, diplomacy
politic (adj.)crafty, wily, self-serving
poniard (n.)dagger
portable (adj.)bearable, supportable, endurable
possess (v.)notify, inform, acquaint
possess (v.)notify, inform, acquaint
possess (v.)notify, inform, acquaint
possess (v.)notify, inform, acquaint
posset (n.)restorative hot drink, made of milk, liquor, and other ingredients
post (n.)express messenger, courier
post (n.)express messenger, courier
poster (n.)fast traveller, speedy rover
posterity (n.)family, line of descendants, succession
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.)authority, government
power (n.)authority, government
power (n.)armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.)armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.)armed force, troops, host, army
practice (n.)trickery, treachery
practice (n.)carrying out, performance, execution [of a plot]
practise on / upon (v.)work upon, act craftily with, make to operate
prate (v.)prattle, chatter, blather
preceptial (adj.)consisting of precepts, full of wise instructions
predestinate (adj.)fated, predestined, predictable
predominance (n.)ascendancy, predominant influence, authority
predominant (adj.)[astrology] in the ascendant, ruling
present (v.)symbolize, represent, suggest
presently (adv.)after a short time, soon, before long
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
Prester Johnlegendary Christian king of Africa or Asia
pretence (n.)plan, design, intention, purpose
pretend (v.)intend, design, plan
pride of placehighest point reached by a bird of prey before swooping down
print (n.)imprint, image, stamped impression
prize (v.)esteem, value, hold
probation (n.)proof, demonstration
procreant (adj.)for the purpose of procreation
profess (v.)practise, pursue, claim knowledge of
profound (adj.)with powerful qualities, with secret powers
project (n.)conception, idea, notion
prolong (v.)postpone, put off, delay
prompt (v.)remind, put in mind, make reflect
proof (n.)evidence, demonstration, testimony
proof (n.)tested strength, proven power of resistance, impenetrability
proof (n.)test, trial
proper (adj.)good-looking, handsome, comely
proper (adj.)good-looking, handsome, comely
proper (adj.)thorough, absolute, complete
proper (adj.)thorough, absolute, complete
proper (adj.)thorough, absolute, complete
proportion (n.)weighing up, appropriate measuring
propose (n.)conversation, discourse, purposes
propose (v.)converse, discourse, hold forth
prospect (n.)field of view, vista, outlook
prosperous (adj.)profitable, beneficial, leading to a successful outcome
protest (v.)make protestation, avow, affirm, proclaim
protest (v.)make protestation, avow, affirm, proclaim
protest (v.)make protestation, avow, affirm, proclaim
prove (v.)test, try out, make trial [of]
pull in (v.)rein in, bring to a halt
purge (n.)purging, cleansing, flushing out of evil
purge (v.)cleanse, purify, get rid of impurities [in]
purchase (v.)deserve, earn, merit
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.)point at issue, matter in hand
purpose (v.)intend, plan
purpose (v.)intend, plan
purveyor (n.)steward sent ahead to make preparations for the arrival of someone important
push (n.)crisis, emergency
push (n.)attack, assault, thrust
put upon / on (v.)ascribe to, impute to, attribute to
qualify (v.)moderate, weaken, diminish
qualm (n.)sudden sickness, feeling of nausea, fainting attack
quarrel (n.)cause of complaint, reason for hostility, difference, claim
quarry (n.)[in hunting] heap of dead, pile of bodies
quarter (n.)direction, bearing, point [of the compass]
queasy (adj.)easily upset, delicate, fastidious
quell (n.)murder, slaying, slaughter
quench (v.)extinguish, put out, knock out
question (n.)questioning, interrogation, examination
question, inon trial, under examination
quirk (n.)quip, wisecrack, witticism
quit (v.)avenge, requite, take vengeance [on]
quondam (adj.)former, erstwhile, previous
quoth (v.)said
rack (v.)exaggerate, inflate, increase
rail (v.)rant, rave, be abusive [about]
rail (v.)rant, rave, be abusive [about]
rancour (n.)bitterness, hatred, malice
rare (adj.)unusual, striking, exceptional
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
ravelled (adj.)tangled, confused, jumbled up
raven up (v.)feed ravenously on, devour voraciously
ravined, ravened (adj.)stuffed with prey, glutted
ravish (v.)entrance, enrapture, carry away with joy
rawness (n.)unprotected state, vulnerable situation
raze, raze outerase, obliterate, wipe out
rearward of, on the (prep.)following, immediately after
reason (n.)reasonable view, sensible judgement, right opinion
reason (n.)reasonable view, sensible judgement, right opinion
reave (v.), past form reftrob, deprive
rebato (n.)stiff ornamental collar, ruff
rebuke (v.)repress, put down, check
receive (v.)consider, believe, regard
reckon with (v.)make a reckoning of, take full account of what is owed to
reclusive (adj.)secluded, cloistered, withdrawn from society
recoil (v.)fall away, degenerate, give way
recompense (n.)repayment, return, compensation
reechy (adj.)begrimed by smoke, discoloured, filthy
reflection (n.)return, turning back, retrogression [at the spring equinox]
reform (v.)malapropism for ‘inform’
refuse (v.)spurn, disown, cast off
refuse (v.)spurn, disown, cast off
regard (n.)consideration, concern, thought, heed
recheat (n.)horn call for bringing hounds together
relation (n.)relationship, connection, association
relation (n.)report, account, narration
relish (n.)trace, suggestion, hint
remember (v.)commemorate, acknowledge, reward, recognize
remembrance (n.)memory, bringing to mind, recollection
remembrance (n.)memory, bringing to mind, recollection
remembrance (n.)notice, paying attention
remembrancer (n.)official reminder, aide-memoire
remorse (n.)pity, compassion, tenderness
remorse (n.)pity, regret, sorrow
remove (v.)go, move off, depart
render (v.)give up, surrender, yield
rent (v.)rend, tear, pull to pieces
repair (v.)come, go, make one's way
report (n.)reputation, fame, renown
reportingly (adv.)by hearsay, by report
reprove (v.)disprove, rebut, refute, deny
requite (v.), past forms requit, requitedreward, repay, recompense
requite (v.), past forms requit, requitedreward, repay, recompense
requite (v.), past forms requit, requitedreward, repay, recompense
resolve (v.)decide, make up one's mind
respect (n.)consideration, factor, circumstance
respect (n.)esteem, status, honour
rest (v.)remain, stay, stand
reverence (n.)respected state, venerable condition
reverence (n.)respected state, venerable condition
rheum (n.)tears
right (adj.)veritable, true, good
right, do onegive one satisfaction
ronyon (n.)[term of abuse for a woman] mangy creature
rooky (adj.)filled with rooks, black, dark
round (n.)circlet, ring, crown
round (n.)circlet, ring, crown
round (n.)circle dance, ring
rouse (v.)[hunting] startle from a lair, draw out
royalty (n.)regal quality, majestic character, lordliness
rub (n.)roughness, unevenness, inequality
rugged (adj.)frowning, wrinkled with irritation
rugged (adj.)hairy, shaggy, bristling
rule (n.)proper discipline, good management
sad (adj.)downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
sad (adj.)downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
sad (adj.)downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
sad (adj.)downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
sad (adj.)downcast, distressed, mournful, gloomy
sad (adj.)serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.)serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.)serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.)serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.)serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.)serious, grave, solemn
sad (adj.)serious, grave, solemn
sadly (adv.)seriously, gravely, solemnly
safe (adj.)sure, certain, assured
safe (adv.)trustworthily, in an assured way
safety (n.)prudent course of action, best safeguard
Saint Colm's InchInchcolm; small island in the Firth of Forth, E Scotland; site of an abbey
sainted (adj.)saintly, angelic, of holy character
salve (v.)make more acceptable, soften down, account for
satisfy (v.)provide with information, reassure, convince
Saturn (n.)planet particularly associated with melancholic, morose, or vengeful temperaments
saucy (adj.)insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
saucy (adj.)insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
savage (adj.)uncivilized, wild, ungoverned
scambling (adj.)contentious, rough, quarrelsome, turbulent
scan (v.)examine, carefully consider
scape, 'scape (v.)escape, avoid
scape, 'scape (v.)escape, avoid
scape, 'scape (v.)escape, avoid
scarf (n.)military sash, shoulder band
scarf up (v.)blindfold, cover up
score (n.)reckoning, account, debt
scorch (v.)slash with a knife, gash
scour (v.)clear out, quickly remove, cleanse
scruple (n.)suspicion, misgiving, doubt
scruple (n.)objection, difficulty, doubt
scruple (n.)tiny amount, last ounce
seal (n.)authentication, confirmation, attestation
season (n.)age [period of history], time
season (n.)seasoning, flavour, preservative
season (n.)seasoning, flavour, preservative
seat (n.)situation, position, location
seated (adj.)firmly placed, fixed
second (v.)support, assist, reinforce
secret (adj.)magical, mystical, occult
security (n.)over-confidence, carelessness
sedge (n.)variety of grassy plant, rush
seeling (adj.)[falconry] concealing, screening
seem (v.)have the look [of], give the appearance [of]
seeming (n.)deceptive appearance, two-faced behaviour, pretence
seize, seize upon (v.)[legal] take possession of, take hold of
self-abuse (n.)self-deception, self-delusion
self-endeared (adj.)in love with herself
semblance (n.)likeness, image, depiction
senna (n.)variety of shrub [producing a drug which can cause vomiting and bowel evacuation]
sennight, se'nnight, seven-night (n.)[seven night] week
sennight, se'nnight, seven-night (n.)[seven night] week
sense (n.)feeling, sensibility, capacity to feel
sensible (adj.)evident, perceptible by the senses, affecting the senses
sentence (n.)maxim, wise saying, precept
sere (adj.)dried up, withered, parched
sergeant (n.)officer [in an army]
service (n.)table preparations for a meal
set (n.)setting, sunset
set (v.)rate, stake, gamble
set forth (v.)display, show, exhibit
set on (v.)encourage, urge, incite
setting-down (n.)siege, besieging, encampment
several (adj.)separate, different, distinct
several (adj.)various, sundry, respective, individual
several (adj.)various, sundry, respective, individual
sewer (n.)supervisor, chief servant, master of ceremonies
shadow (v.)conceal, hide, screen from view
shag-haired (adj.)having shaggy hair, rough-haired
shame (v.)be ashamed, be embarrassed
shape (n.)appearance, aspect, visible form
shard-borne (adj.)born in dung; or: borne on scaly wings
shift (n.)stratagem, contriving, trick
shift (v.)escape, flee, slip [away]
shift, for aas a makeshift, for lack of a better alternative
shilling (n.)coin valued at twelve old pence or one twentieth of a pound
shipwracking (adj.)causing shipwreck
shorten (v.)omit, ignore, leave out
shough (n.)[pron: shok] shaggy-haired Icelandic dog
show (n.)pretence, fabrication, deception
shrewd (adj.)harsh, hard, severe
shut up (v.)conclude [a speech], wind up
scholar (n.)learned man, erudite person [who knows Latin, the language of exorcism]
school (v.)control, correct, teach wisdom to
sick (adj.)full of loathing, full of repugnance
side-sleeve (n.)hanging sleeves open from the shoulder and falling away backwards
sightless (adj.)invisible, unseen, hidden
sightless (adj.)invisible, unseen, hidden
sign (n.)mere semblance, token symbol, show
simpleness (n.)integrity, honesty, honour
since that (conj.)since, as
single (adj.)individual, particular
single (adj.)poor, feeble, slight, trivial
sirrah (n.)sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]
sirrah (n.)sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]
skipping (adj.)runaway, fugitive; or: lightly armed
skirr (v.)scour, search quickly through
slab (adj.)coagulated, congealed, viscous
slander (n.)slanderer, disgraceful rogue
slander (v.)misuse, disgrace, bring into disrepute
sleave (n.)[of silk] strands, threads, skein
sleight (n.)cunning, trickery, crafty deceit
slip (n.)seedling, sprig, shoot, cutting
slip (v.)fail to keep, allow to pass by
sliver (v.)cut off [a piece], split off, tear away
slop, slops (n.)large loose breeches, baggy trousers
slumbery (adj.)slumbering, sleepy, drowsy
smirched (adj.)marked, soiled, stained
smirched (adj.)marked, soiled, stained
smock (n.)woman's undergarment, shift, slip, chemise
smoke (n.)mist, fog, vapours
smoke (v.)perfume, fumigate, deodorize
smoke (v.)give off steam [i.e. blood]
sober (adj.)serious, sincere, not playful
society (n.)companionship, fellowship, association
society (n.)groups of people, companions
soft (adv.)[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quiet
soft and fairgently, not so fast
soil (n.)blemish, stain, tarnish
sold (adj.)made commercial, as if for sale
soldiership (n.)soldierly qualities, military skill
sole (adj.)mere, simple, alone
solely (adv.)wholly, entirely, altogether
solemn (adj.)formal, ceremonious, stately
solicit (v.)urge, move, incite, prevail upon
soliciting (n.)importuning, entreaty, urging [not necessarily immoral]
something (adv.)somewhat, rather
sometime (adv.)sometimes, now and then
sooth (adj.)true
sooth (adj.)true
sore (adj.)violent, harsh, dreadful
sorely (adv.)heavily, grievously, profoundly
sorry (adj.)sorrowful, painful, sad, pitiable
sorry (adj.)sorrowful, painful, sad, pitiable
sort (n.)class, level, social rank
sort (n.)class, level, social rank
sort (v.)turn out, fall out, come about
sort (v.)turn out, fall out, come about
soul, half ahalfwit, cretin, simpleton
speak (v.)proclaim, show, reveal
speculation (n.)power of knowing, faculty of intelligence
speed (v.)meet with success, prosper, flourish
speech (n.)conversation, talk, discourse
spell backwardmisrepresent, distort, conjure up a bad image of
spirit (n.)(plural) vital power, energy, vigour
spit (n.)implement for cooking meat over a fire
spite (n.)irritate, mortify, vex
spongy, spungy (adj.)soaked with drink, drunken
sport (n.)recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.)recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.)recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.)recreation, amusement, entertainment
sprite, spright (n.)spirit, ghost, supernatural being
sprite, spright (n.)spirit, feeling, frame of mind
spurn (v.)reject, scorn, despise, treat with contempt
spy (n.)[unclear meaning] opportunity to spy, watch-keeping
squarer (n.)brawler, swaggerer, quarrelsome person
squire (n.)young lover, beau, gallant
stableness (n.)stability
staff (n.)baton, rod of office
staff (n.)(plural ‘staves’) spear, lance
staff (n.)(plural ‘staves’) spear, lance
stale (n.)prostitute, wanton, harlot
stale (n.)prostitute, wanton, harlot
stalk on (v.)move stealthily in concealment [as by using a stalking-horse to catch game]
stamp (n.)coin, impression [of the monarch's head] made on a coin
stamp (v.)authenticate, endorse, validate
stand (v.)continue, remain, wait, stay put
stand (v.)continue, remain, wait, stay put
stand (v.)stop, halt
stand (v.)accord, agree, hold good, be compatible
stand by (v.)stand aside, draw back
stand to (v.)come forward, set to work
stand to it (v.)fight stoutly, get down to business
stanchless, staunchless (adj.)unquenchable, insatiable, incapable of being satisfied
star (n.)pole-star, lodestar, guiding star
start (n.)outburst, eruption, fit, reaction
start (v.)hurry, rush, hasten
start (v.)startle, alarm, disturb
start (v.)jump, recoil, flinch
start (v.)jump, recoil, flinch
starting (n.)startle reaction, flinching, recoiling
start-up (n.)upstart, opportunist, climber
state (n.)throne, chair of state
state (n.)splendour, magnificence, stateliness, dignity
state (n.)status, rank, position
statute (n.)law, decree, regulation
stay (v.)detain, confine, keep
stay (v.)detain, confine, keep
stay (v.)wait (for), await
stay on / upon (v.)wait for, await
stick (v.)pierce, stab, wound
stick (v.)pierce, stab, wound
sticking place (n.)place on a device at which something is held fast [such as a stringed instrument or crossbow]
still (adv.)ever, now [as before]
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
still (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
stir (n.)acting, stirring, activity
stir (v.)move, rouse, excite
stomach (n.)feelings, temper, state of mind
stop (n.)means of closing a finger-hole in a wind instrument
straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at once
strain (n.)quality, character, disposition
strain (n.)[unclear meaning] strand; extreme degree; pang, stress
strain (v.)constrain, force, press
strange (adj.)of another person, not one's own
strange (adj.)diffident, pretending, coy
strangely (adv.)unaccountably, surprisingly, unusually
strangely (adv.)very greatly, extremely
strangle (v.)quench, eclipse, stifle
stride (v.)bestride, sit astride, straddle
stroke (n.)blow, attack, assault
studied (adj.)[theatre] learned by heart, committed to memory
study (n.)reflection, reverie, musing
stuff (n.)rubbish, nonsense
stuffed (adj.)clogged, obstructed, oppressed
stuffed (adj.)full, complete, proven, stored up
stuffed (adj.)filled with a head-cold, clogged
suborn (v.)bribe, corrupt, persuade [someone] to commit perjury
subscribe (v.)write one down as, proclaim to be
subscribe for (v.)vouch for, answer on behalf of
success (n.)course of events, process of time
sudden (adj.)unpredictable, prone to sudden violence
suffer (v.)perish, be destroyed, collapse
sufferance (n.)endurance, forbearance, patience
sufferance (n.)distress, suffering, hardship
sufficiency (n.)competence, ability, capability
suffigance (adj.)malapropism for ‘sufficient’
suggestion (n.)temptation, instigation, prompting towards evil
suit (n.)wooing, courtship
suit (n.)wooing, courtship
suit (n.)wooing, courtship
suit (n.)wooing, courtship
suit (v.)match, compare, equate
suit (v.)match, compare, equate
suited (adj.)dressed up, set out, adapted
summer-seeming (adj.)befitting the summer-time [of life: early manhood]
sunburnt (adj.)of dark complexion, not fair-skinned [and therefore unattractive]
sup (v.)have supper
sup (v.)have supper
supply (v.)reinforce, support, strengthen
supposition (n.)notion, opinion, belief
surcease (n.)cessation, termination, completion
sure (adj.)loyal, trustworthy, steadfast
surfeited (adj.)overfilled, intemperate, saturated
surmise (n.)idea, imagining, conjecture
survey (v.)see, note, perceive
suspect (v.)malapropism for 'respect'
sway (n.)power, dominion, rule
sway (v.)be controlled, be directed
sway (v.)control, rule, direct, govern
swear (v.)promise, vow, pledge
swelling (adj.)magnificent, grand, resplendant
sweltered (adj.)oozing, dripping [in the manner of sweat]
swinish (adj.)coarse, gross; or: comparing [one] to pigs
tabor (n.)type of small drum, especially used in revelling
taint (n.)fault, blemish, flaw
taint (v.)lose vigour, become weak, wither
take off (v.)kill, remove, put to death
take up (v.)arrest, seize, apprehend
taking-off (n.)killing, elimination, removal
tale, in ain agreement, unanimous, in accord
taper (n.)candle
TarquinTarquinius Superbus, seventh king of Rome, 6th-c BC
tarry (v.)stay, remain, linger
Tartar (n.)someone from Tartary, C Asia; known for pitilessness; also, a stereotype of dark complexion
tartly (adv.)sourly, grouchily, with a bitter demeanour
tax (v.)order, tell, command
tax (v.)censure, blame, take to task, disparage
tedious (adj.)laborious, painstaking, wearyingly intricate
teem (v.)produce, bring forth
temper (v.)blend, mix, concoct, compound
temperate (adj.)calm, moderate, composed
temple (n.)church
temporize (v.)compromise, conform, become amenable
tend on / upon (v.)serve, follow, wait upon, escort
tender (n.)offer, offering
tending (n.)attendance, attention, care
tenor, tenour (n.)substance, content, matter, drift
termination (n.)expression, utterance, sentence ending
text (v.)engrave, write, inscribe
theme (n.)subject, subject-matter, topic of discourse
thick-coming (adj.)coming in crowds, frequently appearing
thicken (v.)grow dim, darken
thick-pleached (adj.)thickly hedged, with hedges made of closely interlaced branches
thief (n.)villain, scoundrel, rogue, wretch
this, byby this time
thought (n.)intention, purpose, design
thought, upon ain a moment, instantly, straight away
thrall (n.)slave, subject, captive
throughly (adv.)thoroughly, fully, completely
time (n.)(the) world, (the) age, society
time (n.)(the) world, (the) age, society
time (n.)(the) world, (the) age, society
time (n.)times, present day, present state of affairs
timely (adv.)early, in good time
timely (adv.)early, in good time
tire (n.)head-dress, ornament for the head, raiment
title (n.)possession, lordship, dominion
tongue (n.)(plural) foreign language
tongue (n.)speech, expression, language, words, voice
tonight (adv.)last night, this past night
tooth (n.)fangs
tooth (n.)fangs
tooth-picker (n.)tooth-pick
top (n.)head
top (v.)surpass, exceed, outstrip
topfull, topful (adj.)brimful, over-full
touch (n.)trait, quality, feature
tower (v.)[falconry] mount up to a great height, circle, soar
trace (v.)follow on from, come from
trace (v.)range over, pass through, traverse
train (n.)stratagem, wile, lure
trammel (v.)entangle, catch up [as in a fishing net]
transpose (v.)change, alter, transform
trans-shape (v.)transform, transmute, alter the shape of
travail, travel (n.)suffering, torment, distress
treatise (n.)story, tale, narrative
treatise (n.)story, tale, narrative
trenched (adj.)deep, severe, entrenched
trencher-man (n.)hearty eater, good feeder, man of appetite
trial (n.)evidence, proof, grounds
trifle (v.)make trivial, render insignificant
trim (adj.)glib, suave, slick
Troilus (n.)[pron: 'troylus] youngest son of Priam and Hecuba; killed by Achilles; lover of Cressida
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
troth, good troth (n.)exclamations, emphasizing an assertion - truly, indeed
troth, good troth (n.)exclamations, emphasizing an assertion - truly, indeed
trow (v.)(I) wonder, (I) ask you
truant (n.)rogue, knave, rascal
true (adj.)honest, upright, law-abiding
try (v.)contest, decide, fight out
try (v.)prove, ascertain, find out
tugged (adj.)battered, mauled, knocked about
tuition (n.)care, safe-keeping, protection
tune (n.)state of mind, mood
turn (v.)change, transform, alter
turn Turkchange completely, become a renegade [as if in religion, from Christian to infidel]
tyrant (n.)pitiless ruffian, cruel villain
unbend (v.)slacken, weaken, undermine
unbruised (adj.)unmarked, uncrushed, undamaged
unclasp (v.)reveal, display, divulge
unconfirmed (adj.)inexperienced, uninstructed, ignorant
uncovered (adj.)barefaced, naked, glaring
undeeded (adj.)without any deeds performed
underborne (adj.)trimmed at the bottom
undergo (v.)fall under, experience, face up to
undo (v.)ruin, destroy, wipe out
undo (v.)ruin, destroy, wipe out
undone (adj.)ruined, destroyed, brought down
unfelt (adj.)not experienced
unhappiness (n.)misfortune, mishap, bad luck
unkindness (n.)ingratitude, unthankfulness, lack of appreciation
unknown (adj.)not having had sexual intercourse [with]
unlineal (adj.)not of the same family, of different descent
unmake (v.)undo, destroy, make incapable
unmannerly (adv.)inappropriately, improperly, insultingly
unmeet (adj.)unfitting, unsuitable, improper
unnatural (adj.)abnormal, monstrous, aberrant
unrough (adj.)beardless, unbearded
unsanctified (adj.)unholy, wicked, ungodly
unseam (v.)split in two, rip up, undo the seam of
unsex (v.)take away one's sex; here: remove all feminine qualities
unspeak (v.)retract, renounce, take back
untimely (adv.)prematurely, too soon, before due time
untitled (adj.)with no right to rule, illegal
untowardly (adv.)unluckily, unfavourably, wretchedly
up and down (adv.)exactly, completely, in every respect
upon (prep.)against
uproar (v.)throw into turmoil, reduce to confusion
use (n.)profit, interest, premium
use (n.)usual practice, habit, custom
use (v.)keep company with, entertain
utter (v.)[unclear meaning] commemorate, express, voice
utterance, to theto the bitter end, to the death
vagrom (adj.)vagrant, vagabond [malapropism of ‘vagrant’]
valiant (adj.)worthy, fine, hearty
valued (adj.)showing value, discriminating
vantage (n.)advantage, benefit, advancement, profit
vantage (n.)advantage, benefit, advancement, profit
vantage (n.)right moment, suitable opportunity
vaporous (adj.)misty, damp-filled, foggy
vault (n.)sky
venture (n.)risky enterprise, hazardous attempt
Venus (n.)Roman goddess of beauty and love
verify (v.)confirm, substantiate, prove correct
verity (n.)truth, reality, actuality
verity (n.)truth, truthfulness, veracity
very (adj.)true, real, genuine
vex (v.)afflict, trouble, torment
vice (n.)screw
victual (n.)(usually plural) provisions, supplies, food and drink
villainy (n.)coarseness, boorishness, discourtesy
virtue (n.)power, capability, efficacy, property
visor (n.)mask
visor (n.)mask
visor (n.)mask
vizard (n.)mask, visor
voice (n.)vote, official support
vouch (v.)pledge, praise, commend
vouchsafe (v.)allow, permit, grant
Vulcan (n.)Roman god of fire, and the gods' blacksmith; his forge was under Mt Etna, and thus associated with destruction and hell
wag (n.)fellow, lad, mischievous boy
wag (v.)talk foolishly, utter silly remarks
wail (v.)bewail, lament, grieve [for]
wait on / upon (v.)accompany, attend
wait on / upon (v.)accompany, attend
wait on / upon (v.)accompany, attend
wake (v.)urge, arouse; or: trouble, disturb
wake (v.)urge, arouse; or: trouble, disturb
want (v.)require, demand, need
want (v.)fall short [of], be deficient [in]
want (v.)lack, need, be without
want (v.)lack, need, be without
wanton (adj.)luxuriant, flourishing, lush, profuse in growth
wanton (n.)harlot, whore
warrant (n.)token, sign, evidence, proof
warrant (n.)licence, sanction, authorization
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
warranted (adj.)justified, legitimate, rightful
warren (n.)hunting park, land used for breeding game
wassail (n.)drinking-party, carousal, revels
wasteful (adj.)destructive, devastating, ruinous
water-rug (n.)rough-haired water-dog
watch (n.)signal, watchword, call
watch (n.)watchmen, officers, street patrol
watch (v.)stay awake, keep vigil
watcher (n.)one who stays wide-awake
watching (n.)wakefulness, sleeplessness, vigilance
watching (n.)wakefulness, sleeplessness, vigilance
way (n.)course, passage
weak (adj.)of little worth, wanting, deficient
wealstate, community, commonwealth
wealstate, community, commonwealth
wear (v.)possess, enjoy, have
wear (v.)possess, enjoy, have
weed (n.)(plural) garments, dress, clothes
weigh (v.)balance [as in scales], poise, match
well-favoured (adj.)good-looking, attractive in appearance
whey-face (n.)milk-face, pasty-face
whip (v.)dash, hurry, hasten
white and black, underin black-and-white, written down
whole (adj.)unbroken, sound, intact
wholesome (adj.)sound, firm, in good condition
wide (adv.)in error, mistakenly
will (n.)desire, wish, liking, inclination
will (n.)desire, wish, liking, inclination
will (n.)lust, sexual desire, passion
win (v.)gain advantage [over], get the better [of]
wind (v.)sound, blow
wind up (v.)prepare for action, set in readiness
windy (adj.)windward, situated towards the wind [so that scent will travel away from the follower]
wink (v.)fail to look, connive
wit (n.)mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.)mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.)mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.)mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.)mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.)mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.)mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.)mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.)mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.)mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
wit (n.)mental sharpness, acumen, quickness, ingenuity
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
without (conj.)unless
witness (n.)evidence, sign
witness (n.)evidence, sign
witness (v.)bear witness to, attest, testify to
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.)crafty, cunning, wily
womanly (adj.)womanish, feeble, fearful
wonder (n.)feeling of wonder, astonishment, marvelling
wonder (n.)feeling of wonder, astonishment, marvelling
wonder (n.)feeling of wonder, astonishment, marvelling
wonder (n.)surprise, astonishment, amazement
wonder (v.)marvel [at], be astonished [at]
wonder (v.)marvel [at], be astonished [at]
wonder (v.)marvel [at], be astonished [at]
wont (v.)be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit of
wont (v.)be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit of
woodbine (n.)honeysuckle
woodcock (n.)type of game bird, thought to be easily tricked or snared; simpleton
wooingly (adv.)enticingly, alluringly, temptingly
woollen, lie in thesleep in rough blankets
word (n.)(plural) speech, talk, utterance
word, at ain a word, once and for all, in short
work (v.), past form wroughtperform, do, carry out
work (v.), past form wroughtaffect, stir, act upon
work (v.), past form wroughtpractise, proceed, plot
world, go to theget married
world, it is ait's a marvel, it's a great thing
worm (n.)germ, microbe, bug
worm (n.)serpent, snake
worth (n.)worthiness, value, excellence
wrack (n.)destruction, ruin
wrack (n.)destruction, ruin
wrack (v.)wreck, shipwreck, lose at sea
wrest (v.)twist, pervert, warp
wring (v.)writhe, struggle, twist [as if in pain]
written (adj.)preserved, engraved, fixed
wrong (n.)wrong-doing, wrongful gain, unjust claim
wrong (v.)put in the wrong, do injustice to, injure
yawn (v.)open wide, gape
yawning (adj.)sleep-inducing, lulling
yesternight (n.)last night
yesternight (n.)last night
yesty (adj.)[as of yeast] foaming, frothy
young (adj.)immature, inexperienced, raw
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