Antony and Cleopatra
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 Antony and Cleopatra
abhorring (n.)object of disgust, something to be loathed
abode (n.)staying, remaining, lingering
abomination (n.)disgusting vice, shameful act
absolute (adj.)perfect, complete, incomparable
absolute (adj.)perfect, complete, incomparable
abstract (n.)[unclear meaning] something removed, withdrawal; abridgement
abstract (n.)epitome, embodiment, personification
abuse (v.)demean, do wrong to, dishonour
abuse (v.)deceive, mislead, fool, cheat
abysm (n.)abyss, chasm, gulf
accident (n.)occurrence, event, happening
accident (n.)occurrence, event, happening
act (n.)action (upon a person), effect
act (v.)act out, perform, enact
action (n.)campaign, military action, strategy
action (n.)campaign, military action, strategy
admiral (n.)admiral's ship, flagship
admired (adj.)regarded with admiration, wondered at
admit (v.)include, take into account
adorning (n.)adornment, decoration, ornamentation
advantage (n.)advantageous position, place of vantage, superiority
Aeneas (n.)[pron: e'neeas] Trojan hero, son of Anchises and Aphrodite; in Roman legend, the ancestor of the Romans
afeard (adj.)afraid, frightened, scared
afeard (adj.)afraid, frightened, scared
afeard (adj.)afraid, frightened, scared
affect (v.)incline to, like, favour, be drawn to
affection (n.)love, devotion
affection (n.)desire, passion, lustful feeling
affection (n.)desire, passion, lustful feeling
affection (n.)desire, passion, lustful feeling
after (adj.)future, later, following
again (adv.)back [to a former position]
Ajax (n.)[pron: 'ayjaks, OP also a'jayks] son of Telemon, king of Salamis (also called Ajax Telemonius); fought against Troy; proverbial for his size and strength
Alcides (n.)[pron: al'siydeez] original name of Hercules, after his grandfather Alceus
allay (v.)spoil, dilute, qualify
all-obeying (adj.)obeyed by everyone
almanac (n.)calendar, register
alms-drink, alms drink (n.)dregs of drink given away in charity; or: drink taken in charity [to foster reconciliation]
alone (adv.)only, solely, uniquely
an if (conj.)if
angle (n.)fishing rod, line, hook
anon, tillfor a little while
answer (n.)recompense, requital, response
answer (v.)engage with, encounter, meet [in fight]
answer (v.)suffer the consequences [for], be accountable [for]
antic, antick(e), antique (v.)make grotesque figure of, make fools of
Antony, MarkRoman leader in 1st-c BC
apace (adv.)quickly, speedily, at a great rate
apace (adv.)quickly, speedily, at a great rate
apace (adv.)quickly, speedily, at a great rate
apace (adv.)quickly, speedily, at a great rate
appeal (n.)accusation, charge of treason
apply (v.)conform, bend, adapt
appointment (n.)purpose, design, intention
approof (n.)proven quality, undoubted character
approve (v.)prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
Arabian birdphoenix [mythical bird, of which only one existed at any time]
arm (n.)strong arm [in attack]; or: might, power
arm-gaunt (adj.)[unclear meaning] in fine condition; with gaunt limbs; with armoured trappings
art (n.)knowledge, learning, scholarship, science
article (n.)clause, term, provision
aspect (n.)gaze, look
aspic (n.)type of venomous snake, asp
aspic (n.)type of venomous snake, asp
atone (v.)unite, join, reconcile
attend (v.)accompany, follow closely, go with
attend (v.)await, wait for, expect
attend (v.)regard, consider
attend (v.)see to, look after, apply oneself to
attend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
audience (n.)audience-chamber, presence
aught (n.)anything, [with negative word] nothing
auguring (adj.)prophetic, presaging, forecasting
authority (n.)right to command, position of power
avaunt (int.)begone, go away, be off
avoid (v.)be off, be gone, go away
bacchanal (n.)dance in honour of Bacchus [god of wine]
Bacchus (n.)Roman god of wine, associated with drunken revelry
ballad (v.)make the subject of a song
band (n.)body of men, troop
band (n.)bond, promissory note, legal deed requiring payment
banquet, banket (n.)refreshments, light meal, dessert
barked (adj.)stripped, peeled bare, destroyed
Basan, Hill ofin the Bible, an area noted for cattle
base (adj.)dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.)poor, wretched, of low quality
base (adj.)poor, wretched, of low quality
basely (adv.)dishonourably, shamefully, ignominiously
baseness (n.)cowardice, degenerateness, degradation
baseness (n.)debasement, lowly state, humiliation
battery (n.)assault, bombardment, blitz
battery (n.)assault, bombardment, blitz
battle (n.)army, fighting force, battalion
bear (v.), past forms bore, bornebring forth, produce, yield
beastly (adv.)like an animal, in a beastly manner
beck (n.)beckoning, command, call
beck (v.)beckon, nod, call
become (v.)bear, handle, present
become (v.)bear, handle, present
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.)put a good front on, give a pleasing appearance to
become (v.)grace, honour, dignify
become (v.)grace, honour, dignify
become (v.)grace, honour, dignify
becoming (n.)grace, quality, befitting action
befall (v.), past forms befallen, befellhappen to, come to
beggar (v.)use up all the resouces of, exhaust
beggary (n.)beggarliness, niggardliness, meanness
beguile (v.)cheat, deceive, trick
beguile (v.)cheat, deceive, trick
beguile (v.)cheat, deceive, trick
belike (adv.)probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
belike (adv.)probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
beloving (adj.)loving, devoted
bend (n.)movement, bending motion, posture
bench-hole (n.)privy hole, lavatory
bent (n.)curve, bend, arch
bestride (v.)straddle, stand over with legs astride
betime (adv.)early, at an early hour
betimes (adv.)speedily, soon, in a short time
betray (v.)deceive, seduce, mislead
bind up (v.)prevent, keep away, impede
blast (v.)blight, wither, destroy
blasted (adj.)blighted, withered; accursed, malevolent
blood (n.)spirit, vigour, mettle
blood (n.)colouring, healthy complexion, blushing
blow (v.)swell to bursting, break, shatter
blow (v.)deposit eggs [in], pollute, contaminate
blown (adj.)inflamed, swollen, distended
blown (adj.)in full flower, in its bloom
blown (adj.)in full flower, in its bloom
body (n.)corporate body, collective mass [of people]
boggler (n.)waverer, vacillator, mind-changer
bond (n.)duty, commitment, obligation
bondman (n.)bondsman, serf, slave
boot (n.)good, advantage, profit
boot (v.)benefit, increase, compensate
bound (adj.)obliged, required, forced
bounty (n.)special gift, present
bourn (n.)frontier, destination, boundary
boy (v.)represent by a boy, reduce to a boy-actor level [boys played the female parts in Shakespeare's time]
brand (v.)mark indelibly, make conspicuous
branchless (adj.)maimed, disfigured, cut down
brave (adj.)fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
brave (adj.)fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
brave (adj.)fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
brave (adj.)fine, excellent, splendid, impressive
brave (adj.)audacious, daring, bold
brave (adj.)noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.)noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.)noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.)noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.)noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.)noble, worthy, excellent
brave (v.)challenge, defy, confront, provoke
break (v.)interrupt, break in on, cut in on
break (v.)reveal, disclose, impart
breathed (adv.)exercised, extended, exerted
breathing (n.)words, utterance, expression
breese, breeze (n.)gadfly
brief (adj.)quick, speedy, swift, expeditious
brief (n.)summary, short account
briefly (adv.)quickly, soon, in a moment
bring (v.)inform, report, tell
bring (v.)accompany, conduct, escort
bring forth (v.)put on display, set up in public
broad-fronted (adj.)with a broad forehead or face
broach (v.)start, bring out, open up
broach (v.)start, bring out, open up
brooch (v.)adorn, beautify, display as an ornament
brother (n.)kinsman, relative, relation
brow (n.)eyebrow
brow (n.)appearance, aspect, countenance
browse (v.)feed upon, nibble at, eat [as animals]
Brutus, MarcusMarcus Junius Brutus; 1st-c BC Roman politician, involved in the assassination of Julius Caesar
Brutus, MarcusMarcus Junius Brutus; 1st-c BC Roman politician, involved in the assassination of Julius Caesar
Brutus, MarcusMarcus Junius Brutus; 1st-c BC Roman politician, involved in the assassination of Julius Caesar
buffet (n.)blow, stroke, knock
burgonet (n.)[type of] small light helmet
burn (v.)waste, fritter away
by (prep.)according to
by (prep.)compared with
call on / upon (v.)call to account, challenge, requite
camp (v.)accommodate, lodge, put up
cantle (n.)segment, corner, slice
Capitol (n.)geographical and ceremonial centre of ancient Rome, the seat of government
captain (n.)commander, chief, leader
captain (n.)commander, chief, leader
captain (n.)commander, chief, leader
car (n.)carriage, cart, chariot [often of the sun god]
carbuncled (adj.)set with precious stones
care, take you/thou nodon't worry
carouse (n.)toast, long draught, cup filled to the brim to be downed in one go
carouse (v.)drink at length, imbibe long draughts
carriage (n.)bearing, demeanour, manner of behaviour
carry (v.)move on, take forward
case (n.)state, plight, situation, circumstance
case (n.)holder, covering, receptacle
Cassius (n.)Gaius Cassius Longinus, Roman senator, 1st-c, a leader of the plot to kill Julius Caesar
Cassius (n.)Gaius Cassius Longinus, Roman senator, 1st-c, a leader of the plot to kill Julius Caesar
cast (v.)calculate, reckon, estimate
cast (v.)calculate, reckon, estimate
castaway (adj.)rejected, cast off, discarded
catch at (v.)grasp, gather, infer
catch at (v.)snatch at, pluck at, grab hold of
celerity (n.)alacrity, rapidity, swiftness
cement (v.)firmly bring together, unite
cestern, cesterne (n.)variant spelling of ‘cistern’ [= water receptacle, vessel, reservoir]
cinder (n.)burning coal, flaming ember
circle (n.)crown, coronet, diadem
civil (adj.)civic, public, city
civil (adj.)of civil war
clap on (v.)activate promptly, put on smartly
clap up (v.)shut up, imprison
clear (adj.)innocent, blameless, free from fault, not guilty
Cleopatra (n.)Egyptian queen in 1st-c BC
clip (v.)embrace, clasp, hug
clip (v.)embrace, clasp, hug
cloud (n.)troubled expression, state of gloom
clout (n.)piece of cloth, rag; handkerchief
clown (n.)yokel, rustic, country bumpkin; also: low comic character [in a play]
cloy (v.)satiate, gorge, satisfy
cloyless (adj.)never satiating, not glutting
colour (n.)pretext, pretence
come (v.)become, grow, come to be
come forth (v.)come into existence, be displayed
commend (v.)present, introduce, bring [for favourable acceptance]
commend (v.)commit, entrust, hand over
companion (v.)make a companion of, join in fellowship
comparison (n.)superior trait, outshining point
competitor (n.)partner, associate, colleague
competitor (n.)partner, associate, colleague
competitor (n.)partner, associate, colleague
compliment, complement (n.)ceremony, etiquette, protocol
compose (v.)reach agreement, make a settlement
composition (n.)settlement, truce, coming to terms
composure (n.)character, temperament, make-up
conceive (v.)understand, comprehend, follow
conclusion (n.)experiment, investigation
conclusion (n.)judgement, opinion, power of appraisal
condemn (v.)discredit, disparage
condition (n.)disposition, temper, mood, character
conference (n.)conversation, talk, discourse
confine (n.)prison, place of confinement
confound (v.)destroy, overthrow, ruin
confound (v.)destroy, overthrow, ruin
confound (v.)[of time] waste, consume, squander
confound (v.)[of time] waste, consume, squander
confusion (n.)destruction, overthrow, ruin
congealment (n.)congealed mess, clotted blood
considerate (adj.)considering, thoughtful, reflecting
consideration (n.)moody contemplation, deep reflection
contemn (v.)despise, scorn, treat with contempt
contend (v.)fight, engage in combat, struggle
contend (v.)fight, engage in combat, struggle
content (adj.)agreeable, willing, ready
content (n.)contentment, peace of mind
content (v.)please, gratify, delight, satisfy
contestation (n.)joint action as enemies, shared antagonism
continent (n.)container, receptacle, enclosure
contriving (adj.)plotting, skilfully working [on one's behalf]
conversation (n.)way of life, behaviour, manners, conduct
convey (v.)carry off, make away with, take by force
corrigible (adj.)submissive, docile, acquiescent
cost (n.)outlay, expense, expenditure
couch (v.)lie, sleep, go to bed
count (n.)account, reckoning
countenance, out ofinto a disconcerted state
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
courser (n.)swift horse, sprinter, charger
court of guard (n.)guard-house, guard-room
court of guard (n.)guard-house, guard-room
courtier (n.)courter, wooer, pursuer
crave (v.)beg, entreat, request
crave (v.)beg, entreat, request
crave (v.)beg, entreat, request
creep (v.)shuffle along, move cringingly
crescent (adj.)growing, developing, increasing
cringe (v.)distort, contort, twist
crop (v.)bear a crop, have a child
cross (v.)contradict, challenge, go against
crown (n.)king, monarch, ruler
crownet (n.)prince, noble
crownet (n.)coronet, crown
cuckold (n.)[mocking name] man with an unfaithful wife
cuckold (n.)[mocking name] man with an unfaithful wife
cunning (n.)skill, ability, expertise
cup (v.)supply with drink, make drunk
Cupid (n.)[pron: 'kyoopid] Roman god of love, son of Venus and Mercury; a winged, blindfolded boy with curved bow and arrows
curious (adj.)particular, difficult to satisfy, hard to please
curled (adj.)with elegantly curled hair, adorned with ringlets
curstness (n.)ill humour, bad temper
cut (n.)blow, misfortune, disaster
Cydnus (n.)river in Cilicia, S Turkey; meeting place of Cleopatra and Antony, 41 BC
Cydnus (n.)river in Cilicia, S Turkey; meeting place of Cleopatra and Antony, 41 BC
daemon, demon (n.)ministering spirit, guardian angel
daff (v.), past form dafttake off, throw off
damp (n.)fog, mist, vapour
danger (v.)endanger, imperil, risk
darken (v.)obscure, eclipse, deprive of fame
darkling (adv.)in the dark, in darkness
dart (n.)arrow; or: light spear
darting (adj.)arrow-shooting
day (n.)light, brightness
deal (v.)proceed, behave, conduct oneself
deared (adj.)loved, endeared, prized
dearth (n.)scarcity, shortage, lack [of food], famine
debate (v.)discuss, argue over, dispute about
decay (v.)be destroyed, become ruined, fail
declined (adj.)brought low, in poor fortune; or: fallen away in vigour, in poor condition
decorum (n.)propriety, seemliness, what is appropriate
decorum (n.)propriety, seemliness, what is appropriate
defence (n.)arms, armour, means of defence
defend (v.)forbid, prohibit
deign (v.)willingly accept, not disdain
demi-Atlas (n.)supporter of half the world
demure (v.)look demurely, gaze decorously
demurely (adv.)gently, in a subdued way; or: solemnly
denounce (v.)declare, proclaim, announce
dependency, dependancy (n.)submissiveness, willing compliance
deputation (n.)delegation, appointment as deputy
derogately (adv.)disparagingly, in a derogatory way
descry (v.)catch sight of, make out, espy, discover
design (n.)undertaking, purpose, enterprise
despiteful (adj.)cruel, spiteful, malicious
determine (v.)make a decision [about], reach a conclusion [about]
determine (v.)be decided, be concluded, make an end
determine (v.)come to an end, dissolve, melt
devise (v.)invent, imagine, make up [an account]
Dido (n.)[pron: 'diydoh] Queen of Carthage who fell in love with Aeneas when he was shipwrecked on her shores; commanded by Jupiter, Aeneas left without seeing Dido again, and she killed herself on a funeral pyre
diet (n.)food
digest, disgest (v.)arrange, organize, order
dignity (n.)worth, nobleness, excellence
diminutive (n.)undersized person, very small being
disaster (v.)[astrology] ruin, strike with calamity, bring misfortune on
discandy (v.)dissolve, liquefy, melt away
discandying (n.)dissolving, melting, thawing
discomfort (n.)sorrow, distress, grief
discontent (n.)discontented person, malcontent, agitator
discover (v.)spy, spot, make out
discover (v.)reconnoitre, scout out
discredit (v.)harm the reputation of, bring into discredit
disguise (n.)drunkenness, state of intoxication
dislimn (v.)obliterate, efface, blot out
dismission (n.)discharge from service, permission to leave
dispatch, despatch (v.)kill, put to death, make away with, finish off
dispatch, despatch (v.)kill, put to death, make away with, finish off
dispatch, despatch (v.)kill, put to death, make away with, finish off
dispatch, despatch (v.)deal with promptly, settle, get [something] done quickly
dispatch, despatch (v.)deal with promptly, settle, get [something] done quickly
dispatch, despatch (v.)deal with promptly, settle, get [something] done quickly
dispatch, despatch (v.)deal with promptly, settle, get [something] done quickly
dispatch, despatch (v.)hurry up, be quick
dispatch, despatch (v.)hurry up, be quick
disponge, dispunge (v.)pour out [as from a sponge], rain down, discharge
dispose (v.)come to terms, make a deal
disposition (n.)composure, state of mind, temperament
disposition (n.)composure, state of mind, temperament
dissembling (n.)pretence, deceit, dissimulation
dissuade (v.)persuade, give advice
distract (v.)divide, separate, draw apart
distraction (n.)division, small detachment
distraction (n.)perturbation, agitation, frenzied state
divers (adj.)different, various, several
divine (v.)make guesses [about], predict the outcome
division (n.)dissension, discord, disunity
doctrine (n.)precept, lesson
dodge (v.)go this way and that, haggle, drag one's feet
doit (n.)[small Dutch coin = half an English farthing] trivial sum, worthless amount, trifle
doom (n.)final destiny, deciding fate, death and destruction
dotage (n.)doting, infatuation, excessive affection
dotage (n.)doting, infatuation, excessive affection
doughty-handed (adj.)valiant in fighting, formidable in combat
downy (adj.)soft as down, comfort-giving
dragonish (adj.)shaped like a dragon
dread (adj.)revered, deeply honoured, held in awe
dread (v.)fear, anticipate in fear, be anxious about
dress (v.)prepare, make ready
drink (n.)drinking-bout, carousing
drink (v.)inhale, take in, suck in
dumb (v.)make inaudible, reduce to silence
dung (n.)earth, soil, clay
dungy (adj.)dung-like; or: vile, filthy, loathsome
ear (v.)plough, break through
earing (n.)ploughing
ebbed (adj.)out-of-power, whose fortunes have waned
edge (n.)sword, weapon
edict (n.)authority, judgement, valuation
effect (n.)result, end, outcome, fulfilment
elder (adj.)greater
element (n.)substance, raw material, physical matter
element (n.)(plural) forces of nature, atmospheric powers
element (n.)(plural) elements of life, life-forces
embattle (v.)deploy, draw up, marshal
embossed (adj.)driven to such extremes, made mad with exhaustion
emphasis (n.)vigorous expression, forceful utterance
employ (v.)make use of, use one's services
encloud (v.)envelop, engulf, surround [as in a cloud]
end (n.)purpose, aim, design
end (n.)purpose, aim, design
enforce (v.)emphasize, urge, lay stress upon
enfranched (adj.)enfranchised, freed, liberated
enfranchise (v.)set free, liberate
engage (v.)enter into combat, make an attack
engross (v.)get together, collect, gather, seize
enchanting (adj.)bewitching, captivating, holding under a spell
enjoy (v.)indulge, give rein to, continue to practise
enow (adv.)enough
enter (v.)recommend [to], introduce [to], admit into society
entertain (v.)admit into consideration, grant as a possibility
entertain (v.)receive, sustain, meet with
entertainment (n.)treatment, hospitality, reception
entertainment (n.)payroll, service, employment
envy (n.)malice, ill-will, enmity
epicure (n.)[follower of Epicurus] someone who does not believe in divine power or a future life
Epicurean (adj.)devoted to the pleasures of eating, cultivating gluttony
equalness (n.)equality
estate (n.)state, situation, circumstances
estridge (n.)type of large hawk, goshawk
even, e'en (adv.)quite, fully, simply
evidence (n.)witness, testimony, avowal
excellent (adj.)[in a bad or neutral sense] exceptionally great, supreme, extreme
exigent (n.)time of necessity, critical moment
expedience (n.)rapid departure, hasty expedition, urgent enterprise
extemporally (adv.)in an improvised way, impromptu
extend (v.)exaggerate, magnify, blow up
extend (v.)seize upon, take possession of
extenuate (v.)mitigate, lessen, tone down
eye (n.)sight, view, presence
eye (n.)sight, view, presence
eye (n.)look, glance, gaze
eye (v.)look, appear, seem
eyes, in thein one's sight, in front of one
eyne (n.)[archaism] eyes
face (n.)appearance, outward show, look
faction (n.)quarrel, squabble, dissension
factor (n.)agent, representative, broker
fair (adj.)fortunate, favoured
fairly (adv.)promisingly, favourably, propitiously
fairy (n.)enchantress, captivator
faith (n.)constancy, fidelity, loyalty
fall (v.)befall, fall on, come to
falliable (adj.)malapropism for ‘infallible’
false (adj.)wrong, mistaken
false (adj.)wrong, mistaken
false (adj.)disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.)disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.)sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
false (adj.)treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false-play (v.)play unfairly
fame (n.)report, account, description
fame (n.)report, account, description
famous (adj.)notorious, infamous, well-known
fancy (n.)imagination, creativity, inventiveness
fancy (n.)imagination, creativity, inventiveness
fare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]
fare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]
fare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]
fare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]
fare ... well (int.)goodbye [to an individual]
fast and loosetype of cheating game [in which people bet on whether the end of a coiled rope is fastened or not]; not playing fairly
fat (n.)vat, wine cask, barrel
fate (n.)destiny, fortune
fate (n.)destiny, fortune
favour (n.)[facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
fear (v.)frighten, scare, terrify, daunt
feature (n.)physical appearance, bodily shape, looks
feeder (n.)servant, parasite, lackey
fellow (n.)worthless individual, good-for-nothing
fervency (n.)enthusiasm, ardour, fervour
fetch in (v.)surround, close in upon, capture
fever (v.)throw into a fever, cause to shiver
field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field, in theengaged in military operations, in military array
figure (n.)figure of speech, device, piece of rhetoric
file (n.)rank of soldiers, formation
file (n.)rank of soldiers, formation
fire (n.)sun
firm (adj.)constant, steadfast, resolute
flag (n.)reed, rush; also: variety of iris
flaw (n.)lapse, fault, error
fleet (v.)be afloat, be under sail
fleeting (adj.)changeable, inconstant, fickle
flint (n.)type of hard stone, flintstone
flush (adj.)lusty, vigorous, full of life
foil (n.)flaw, blemish, disgrace
foison, foizon (n.)[pron: 'foyzn] abundance, plenty, profusion
follow (v.)treat, serve, attend
follow (v.)seek after, pursue, strive for, court
fool (n.)[professional] clown, jester
foot (n.)foot-soldiers, infantry
footman (n.)foot-soldier, infantryman
forbear (v.)control oneself, have patience [for]
forbear (v.)stop, cease, desist
forbear (v.)leave alone, avoid, stay away [from]
forbear (v.)leave alone, avoid, stay away [from]
forbear (v.)leave alone, avoid, stay away [from]
forbear (v.)withdraw, leave, give way
forenoon (n.)part of the day before noon
forked (adj.)cleft, twin-peaked
formal (adj.)normal, sane, rational
forsooth (adv.)in truth, certainly, truly, indeed
forspeak (v.), past form forspokeoppose, speak against, object to
fortune (n.)wealth, possessions, substance
Fortune (n.)Roman goddess, shown as a woman at a spinning wheel, or controlling a rudder, and as blind
Fortune (n.)Roman goddess, shown as a woman at a spinning wheel, or controlling a rudder, and as blind
Fortune (n.)Roman goddess, shown as a woman at a spinning wheel, or controlling a rudder, and as blind
Fortune (n.)Roman goddess, shown as a woman at a spinning wheel, or controlling a rudder, and as blind
foul (adj.)plain-looking, unattractive, ugly
fragment (n.)scrap of food, left-over
frame (v.)adapt, adjust, shape, accommodate
frame (v.)perform, manage, carry out
fretted (adj.)chequered, mixed; or: distressed
fright (v.), past form frightedfrighten, scare, terrify
fright (v.), past form frightedfrighten, scare, terrify
front (n.)forehead, face
front (v.)confront, face, meet
front (v.)oppose, confront, be hostile to
fruitful (adj.)fertile, productive of children
frustrate (adj.)unsuccessful, thwarted, fruitless
full (adj.)ideal, perfect, complete
full (adj.)food-filled, stomach-swollen
full-fortuned (adj.)replete with good fortune, full of success
furious (adj.)passionate, uproarious, excitable
gait (n.)manner of walking, bearing, movement
garboil (n.)trouble, disturbance, commotion
garboil (n.)trouble, disturbance, commotion
garland (n.)pride, glory, hero
gaudy (adj.)festive, joyful, merry
gay (adj.)showy, pretentious, gaudy
general (adj.)common, of everyone, public
gentle (adj.)peaceful, calm, free from violence
gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kind
gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kind
gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.)well-born, honourable, noble
gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (adj.)courteous, friendly, kind
gentle (n.)[polite intimate address] dear one
gest (n.)feat, deed, exploit
getting (n.)begetting, procreation, breeding
ghost (v.)haunt, appear as a ghost
gibe (v.)scoff, jeer, ridicule
gilded (adj.)glittering, gold-coloured, tinged with gold
give (v.)portray, report, represent
give off (v.)cease, leave the area
glow (v.)blush, redden, flush
go (v.)[unclear meaning] enjoy a sexual relationship
go off (v.)die, pass away, depart
goodly (adj.)splendid, excellent, fine
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
grace (n.)herb of grace
grace (n.)gracefulness, charm, elegance
grace (n.)favour, good will
grace (n.)favour, good will
grace (n.)honour, favour, recognition, respect
grace (v.)favour, add merit to, do honour to
graceful (adj.)favourable, friendly, approving
grand (adj.)chief, pre-eminent, great
grate (v.)harass, irritate, aggravate
grave (adj.)important, dignified, serious
grave (adj.)deadly, destructive, baneful
greatness (n.)nobility of mind, dignity of spirit
green (adj.)youthful, inexperienced, immature
green-sickness (n.)type of illness supposed to affect lovesick young women
grief (n.)grievance, complaint, hurt, injury
grizzled (adj.)grey, sprinkled with grey hairs
gross (adj.)bad, inferior, poor
grossly (adv.)openly, blatantly, brazenly
guard (n.)period of watch
habiliment, abiliment (n.)(usually plural) clothes, dress, attire, outfit
hale (v.)drag, pull, haul
halt (v.)limp, proceed lamely
haltered (adj.)with a noose around it
hap (n.)luck, chance, accident
haply (adv.)perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
haply (adv.)perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
happy (adj.)fortunate, lucky, favoured
hardly (adv.)with great difficulty, only with difficulty
harness (n.)armour
harry (v.)mistreat, harass, ill-use
haunt (n.)public places, society, company
hautboy (n.)type of musical instrument; oboe
hazard (n.)risk, peril, danger
hazard (v.)put into the hands of, make dependent on
head (n.)commander, officer, captain
head (n.)headland, cape, promontory
health (n.)toast, salutation in drink
health (n.)toast, salutation in drink
health (n.)toast, salutation in drink
heart (n.)courage, spirit, valour
hearted (adj.)heartfelt, spirited, full of vigour
hearty (adj.)loving, devoted, sincere
heave (v.)raise, lift up
heaviness (n.)sadness, grief, sorrow
heavy (adj.)sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.)sorrowful, sad, gloomy
heavy (adj.)slow-moving, sluggish, laggard
Hector (n.)son of Priam, married to Andromache; the bravest Trojan, who led out their army to battle
heel (n.)end, completion, termination
helm (n.)helmet
Hercules (n.)[Roman form of Heracles] proverbial for his mythical physical strength and miraculous achievements
Hercules (n.)[Roman form of Heracles] proverbial for his mythical physical strength and miraculous achievements
Herod (n.)in the Bible, a Judean king, portrayed in medieval mystery plays as a wild and angry figure
Herod (n.)in the Bible, a Judean king, portrayed in medieval mystery plays as a wild and angry figure
Herod (n.)in the Bible, a Judean king, portrayed in medieval mystery plays as a wild and angry figure
hie (v.)hasten, hurry, speed
hie (v.)hasten, hurry, speed
high (adj.)proud, haughty, grand
high (adj.)noble, dignified, aristocratic
high-battled (adj.)in charge of great armies
high-coloured (adj.)flushed, red-faced
hint (n.)opportunity, moment, chance
hint (n.)opportunity, moment, chance
hold (v.)stand firm, continue, carry on
hold (v.)keep, maintain, observe
holding (n.)refrain, chorus
homager (n.)one who owes homage, vassal
home (adv.)bluntly, to the point, forthrightly
honest (adj.)chaste, pure, virtuous
honest (adj.)chaste, pure, virtuous
hope (v.)expect, anticipate, envisage
horn (n.)(plural) outgrowths imagined to be on the head of a cuckold
horse (n.)cavalry, horse soldiers
host (n.)army, armed multitude
host (n.)army, armed multitude
hot (adj.)lecherous, lustful, hot-blooded
housewife, huswife (n.)[pron: 'husif] hussy, wanton, minx
chafe (n.)temper, rage, fury
chance (n.)fortune, lot, destiny
chance (n.)fortune, lot, destiny
chance (n.)fortune, lot, destiny
chance (v.)happen [to], transpire, come about
chaps, chops (n.)jaws
chare (n.)chore, task, job
chare (n.)chore, task, job
charge (n.)commission, responsibility, official duty
charge (n.)expense, cost, outlay
charge (v.)order, command, enjoin
charge (v.)load, heap, pile up
charge (v.)attack, assail, storm
charm (n.)enchantress, witch
charm (n.)enchantress, witch
check (n.)reprimand, reproof, rebuke
chide (v.), past form chidscold, rebuke, reprove
chide (v.), past form chidscold, rebuke, reprove
chronicle (n.)place in history, historical account
chuck (n.)chicken, chick [usually as a term of endearment]
idle (adj.)useless, barren, worthless
ill (adj.)sick, indisposed, unwell
ill (adj.)bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (adj.)bad, adverse, unfavourable
ill (adv.)badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (adv.)badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (adv.)badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (adv.)badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (adv.)badly, adversely, unfavourably
ill (n.)trouble, affliction, misfortune
ill (n.)wrong, injury, harm, evil
ill-rooted (adj.)unstable, unsteady, likely to fall down
ill-uttering (adj.)speaking displeasing news, reporting bad tidings
immoment (adj.)unimportant, trifling, of no consequence
imperious, emperious (adj.)imperial, majestic, sovereign
import (v.)involve as a consequence, carry along
import (v.)be of importance to, concern, matter to
importune (v.)urge, press
impress (n.)conscription, enforced service
in (prep.)in an inebriated state, drunk
inclination (n.)character, temperament, disposition
inclip (v.)embrace, enclose, enfold
inhooped (adj.)[cock-fighting] kept within a hoop [to make birds fight]
intend (v.)mean, imply, suggest
intent (n.)intention, purpose, aim
intent (n.)intention, purpose, aim
intent (n.)intention, purpose, aim
intent (n.)intention, purpose, aim
intrinsicate (adj.)intricate, complicated, entangled
invention (n.)inventiveness, imagination, creative faculty
iron (n.)armour
Isis (n.)[pron: 'iysis] Egyptian goddess of the moon, fertility, and magic
Isis (n.)[pron: 'iysis] Egyptian goddess of the moon, fertility, and magic
Isis (n.)[pron: 'iysis] Egyptian goddess of the moon, fertility, and magic
Isis (n.)[pron: 'iysis] Egyptian goddess of the moon, fertility, and magic
issue (n.)outcome, result, consequence(s)
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 (v.)drive like worn-out hacks
jealousy (n.)suspicion, mistrust, apprehension
joint (v.)unite, combine, join together
Jove (n.)[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme god
Jove (n.)[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme god
Jove (n.)[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme god
Jove (n.)[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme god
Jove (n.)[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme god
Jove (n.)[pron: johv] alternative name for Jupiter, the Roman supreme god
joy (v.)feel joy, be happy, rejoice
Julius Caesar[pron: 'seezer] Roman politician and general, 1st-c BC
Julius Caesar[pron: 'seezer] Roman politician and general, 1st-c BC
jump (n.)venture, risk, hazard
Juno (n.)Roman supreme goddess, wife of Jupiter, associated with the Moon, childbirth, marriage, and female identity
Juno (n.)Roman supreme goddess, wife of Jupiter, associated with the Moon, childbirth, marriage, and female identity
Jupiter, Jove (n.)Roman supreme god; associated with the heavens and the weather, especially thunder and lightning; husband of Juno
Jupiter, Jove (n.)Roman supreme god; associated with the heavens and the weather, especially thunder and lightning; husband of Juno
kind (n.)role, part
kindly (adj.)friendly, good-natured, well-disposed
kiss (v.)fraternize, associate, consort
kite (n.)bird of prey; thieving bird [of ill omen; also, strong term of abuse]
knave (n.)boy, lad, fellow
knave (n.)scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.)scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.)scoundrel, rascal, rogue
knave (n.)servant, menial, lackey
know (v.)be acquainted, meet before
la (int.)indeed
lace (n.)lacing of stays, bodice-string
lace (n.)lacing of stays, bodice-string
lackey (v.)move about aimlessly [as does a lackey]
landman (n.)fighter on land [as opposed to sea]
land-service (n.)military service done on land
languish (n.)wasting disease, drooping sickness
lank (v.)grow thin, become shrunken
large (adj.)licentious, coarse
lated (adj.)belated, benighted, overtaken by the night
launch (v.)lance [to let out infection]
lay (v.)attribute, ascribe, impute
lay (v.)attribute, ascribe, impute
lean (adj.)slight, mean, poor
length (n.)length of time, duration left in life, delay
lesson (v.)discipline, admonish, teach a lesson to
let bebe quiet
Lethe (n.)[pron: 'leethee] a mythological river of the underworld, causing oblivion to those who drank from it
Lethe'd (adj.)[pron: 'leetheed] oblivious, all-forgetting, stuporous
level at (v.)guess correctly, rightly anticipate
levy (v.)enlist, conscript, muster
lief, had asshould like just as much
lieutenantry (n.)use of subordinates, office of lieutenants
life (n.)energy, spirit, liveliness
light (adj.)facile, frivolous, of no consequence
lightness (n.)irresponsibility, levity, frivolity, fickleness
Lichas (n.)[pron: 'liykas] companion to Hercules, who brought him a poisoned tunic; after wearing it, Hercules in agony threw Lichas into the sky
like (adj.)same, similar, alike, equal
like (adv.)likely, probable / probably
like (adv.)likely, probable / probably
like (adv.)likely, probable / probably
like, thethe same
like, thethe same
like, thethe same
lip (v.)kiss
livery (n.)service, following, entourage
loathness (n.)unwillingness, reluctance, disinclination
loof (v.)luff, bring into the wind
look for (v.)wait for, be on the lookout for
look out (v.)show, appear, manifest
loose-wived (adj.)with an unfaithful wife
lot (n.)result of casting lots
lottery (n.)prize, allotment, award
low (adj.)gentle, mild, not shrill
lucky (adj.)fortunate, successful, prosperous
lustre (n.)light, glory, brilliance
luxuriously (adv.)lustfully, lecherously, lasciviously
main (adj.)leading, chief, pre-eminent
make (v.)matter, count, signify
make (v.)create, bring about, produce
mallard (n.)wild drake
mandragora (n.)mandrake plant [seen as a narcotic]
mantle (n.)loose sleeveless cloak
mark (n.)reach, aim, range
mark (v.)note, pay attention [to], take notice [of]
Mars (n.)Roman god of war
Mars (n.)Roman god of war
Mars (n.)Roman god of war
Mars (n.)Roman god of war
mate (n.)companion, associate, comrade
matter (n.)subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.)subject-matter, content, substance
matter (n.)reason, cause, ground
matter (n.)affair(s), business, real issue
mean (adj.)lowly, humble, poor
mean (n.)means, way, method
mean (n.)means, way, method
meaner (n.)lower ranking, less eminent
measure (n.)limit, moderation, extent not to be exceeded
measure (n.)extent, size, amount, quantity, mass
measure (n.)course of action, means
meet (adj.)fit, suitable, right, proper
meet (adj.)fit, suitable, right, proper
meetly (adj.)quite good, moderate, reasonable
mechanic (adj.)common, vulgar, commonplace
mechanic (adj.)common, vulgar, commonplace
mend (v.)amend, improve, make better, put right
Mercury (n.)messenger of the Roman gods; also, god of commerce
mere (adj.)complete, total, absolute, utter
mered (adj.)[unclear meaning] sole, entire; particular, specific
merely (adv.)completely, totally, entirely
merely (adv.)completely, totally, entirely
merely (adv.)completely, totally, entirely
merit (n.)meritorious service
merit (n.)desert, deserving, inner worth
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, vigour, zest
mince (v.)play down, soften, make little of
mine (n.)source of supply, abundant store
minister (n.)messenger, agent, servant
minister (n.)messenger, agent, servant
minute, by theminute by minute, continually
mirth (n.)joke, diversion, sport
misdoubt (v.)disbelieve, doubt the reality [of]
Misena, Mt[pron: mi'sayna] Mt Misenum, port in S Italy
mislike (v.)dislike, be displeased with
missive (n.)messenger, emissary, courier
misthought (adj.)misjudged, thought ill of
modern (adj.)ordinary, trite, commonplace, everyday
moiety (n.)half, equal share
moist (v.)moisten
moment (n.)cause, motive, consideration
monster (n.)marvel, monstrosity, prodigy
moody (adj.)melancholy, sombre, gloomy
morn (n.)morning, dawn
morn (n.)morning, dawn
morn (n.)morning, dawn
morn-dew (n.)morning dew
morrow (n.)morning
morrow (n.)morning
mortal (adj.)fatal, deadly, lethal
mortal (adj.)fatal, deadly, lethal
motion (n.)inner movement, inward prompting, natural impulse, imagining
move (v.)move to anger, provoke, exasperate
move (v.)encourage, instigate, prompt
muleter, muleteer (n.)mule-driver
muss (n.)type of children's game in which players scramble for things thrown on the ground
muster (n.)(plural) groups of soldiers, ranks
mutual (adj.)well-matched, complementary
name (n.)legitimate title
Narcissus (n.)handsome youth who fell in love with his own reflection in a pool; he pined away and was turned into a flower
narrow (adj.)limited, very small, poor
nature (n.)natural order, ungoverned state, way of the world [often personified]
nature (n.)human nature
naught, nought (adj.)worthless, useless, of no value
naught, nought (n.)nothing
naught, nought (n.)ruin, disaster, catastrophe
neck (n.)throat
negligent (adj.)through neglecting to act, due to negligence
NeptuneRoman water-god, chiefly associated with the sea and sea-weather
NeptuneRoman water-god, chiefly associated with the sea and sea-weather
Nereids (n.)[pron: 'nerayidz] sea-nymphs, daughters of Nereus and Doris, who lived with their father in the depths of the sea
nerve (n.)sinew, ligament, muscle
Nessus (n.)centaur, shot by Hercules for attempting to rape Deianeira; Nessus gave her a poisonous liquid disguised as a love-potion, causing Hercules' death when he wore a shirt dipped in it
nice (adj.)fastidious, particular, fussy, overscrupulous
nick (v.)[unclear meaning] cut through, maim; do out of, cheat of; mark with foolishness
Nilus (n.)[pron: 'niylus] River Nile, Egypt
Nilus (n.)[pron: 'niylus] River Nile, Egypt
Nilus (n.)[pron: 'niylus] River Nile, Egypt
Nilus (n.)[pron: 'niylus] River Nile, Egypt
Nilus (n.)[pron: 'niylus] River Nile, Egypt
noble (adj.)valuable, precious, notable
nod (v.)call with a nod, beckon
noise (n.)musical sounds, melodious noises
noise itclamour, cry out, make a loud noise
nonpareil (n.)person without equal, unique one, paragon
note (n.)observation, record, description
number (v.)put into verses
O (n.)circle, orb, sphere
observance (n.)powers of observation
obstruct (n.)[debated meaning] obstruction, impediment, hindrance
occasion (n.)political opportunity, expedient circumstance
occupation (n.)handicraft, trade, employment
odds (n. plural)differences, distinctions, inequalities
of (prep.)for
off (adv.)off the ship, ashore
offence (n.)opposition, hostility, antagonism
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
oft (adv.)often
oft (adv.)often
oft (adv.)often
oily (adj.)moist, clammy, greasy
once (adv.)ever, at any time
operation (n.)effect, force, influence, power
oppression (n.)misfortune, distress, difficulty
orb (n.)sphere, orbit, circle
order (n.)arrangement, disposition, direction
ordinary (n.)regular meal, standard fare, meal-time
orient (adj.)lustrous, brilliant, bright
ostentation (n.)public show, display, exhibition
out (adv.)at an end, finished
outgo (v.)outdistance, go faster than
outstrike (v.)surpass in striking, deal a swifter blow than
outwork (v.)excel in workmanship, transcend
overcount (v.)outnumber, exceed in number
overpicture (v.)surpass, outdo, excel
overplus (adj.)additional , extra, further
overplus (n.)surplus, excess, superfluity
owe (v.)own, possess, have
pace (v.)train to move, control the course of
pack (v.)arrange, rig, shuffle cheatingly
pageant (n.)show, scene, spectacle, tableau
palate (v.)relish, enjoy
pale (v.)enclose, surround, encompass
palled (adj.)decayed, weakened, enfeebled
palter (v.)prevaricate, deal evasively [with], quibble
paragon (v.)compare, match, place side by side
parcel (n.)part, piece, portion, bit
parcel (v.)[debated meaning] increase, add to the list of
pardon (n.)permission, consent, approval
part (n.)quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
part (v.)depart [from], leave, quit
part (v.)depart [from], leave, quit
Parthian (adj.)from Parthia, ancient kingdom of W Asia; known for skilled horsemen and archery
Parthian (adj.)from Parthia, ancient kingdom of W Asia; known for skilled horsemen and archery
Parthian (adj.)from Parthia, ancient kingdom of W Asia; known for skilled horsemen and archery
particular (n.)private matter, personal business
particular (n.)individual person, self
partisan (n.)weapon with a long handle and a broad head, sometimes with a projection at the side
passion (n.)passionate outburst, emotional passage
passion (n.)passionate outburst, emotional passage
passion (n.)suffering, torment, deep grief
patch (v.)fabricate, make up [as in patchwork]
patch up (v.)invent in haste, fabricate, make
pavilion (n.)ceremonial tent
pelleted (adj.)filled with pellets, full of hail
pendent (adj.)downhanging, drooping, dangling
penetrative (adj.)penetrating, deeply piercing
perforce (adv.)of necessity, with no choice in the matter
perforce (adv.)of necessity, with no choice in the matter
perchance (adv.)perhaps, maybe
perchance (adv.)perhaps, maybe
period (n.)full stop, end, ending, conclusion
period (n.)full stop, end, ending, conclusion
perish (v.)destroy, wither, become ruined
persisted (adj.)persistent, continual, enduring
pestilence (n.)plague, epidemic, fatal disease
petticoat (n.)long skirt
petty (adj.)small, weak, inadequate, insignificant
Philippi (n.)battle site in Thrace, Asia Minor, a victory for Mark Antony
Philippi (n.)battle site in Thrace, Asia Minor, a victory for Mark Antony
Philippi (n.)battle site in Thrace, Asia Minor, a victory for Mark Antony
Philippi (n.)battle site in Thrace, Asia Minor, a victory for Mark Antony
Phoebus (n.)[pron: 'feebus] Latin name for Apollo as the sun-god; also called Phoebus Apollo
Phoebus (n.)[pron: 'feebus] Latin name for Apollo as the sun-god; also called Phoebus Apollo
Phoebus (n.)[pron: 'feebus] Latin name for Apollo as the sun-god; also called Phoebus Apollo
phrase (n.)manner, style, way
piece (n.)specimen, masterpiece
piece (n.)specimen, masterpiece
piece (n.)[of virtue] model, picture, paragon
piece (v.)add to, join to, augment
pinch (v.)harass, irritate, annoy
pinion (n.)outermost feather, appendage
pinioned (adj.)with arms bound, with wings clipped
pink (adj.)half-shut, blinking, tiny
place (n.)position, post, office, rank
place (n.)position, post, office, rank
place (n.)position, post, office, rank
placed (adj.)fixed, set, firm
plainness (n.)plain-speaking, openness, frankness
plant (n.)foot, sole of the foot
plant (v.)set up, establish, introduce
plate (n.)silver coin, silver piece
plated (adj.)wearing plate armour, armour-protected
pleached (adj.)intertwined, folded, bound together
plumpy (adj.)plump
point (n.)(usually plural) tagged lace [especially for attaching hose to the doublet]
pole (n.)[unclear meaning] polestar, guiding star
policy (n.)statecraft, statesmanship, diplomacy
pomp (n.)greatness, nobility, high estate
Pompey the Great (n.)Roman politician and general, 1st-c BC
populous (adj.)numerous, many, abundant
port (n.)bearing, demeanour, carriage
possess (v.)put in possession, endow
possess ithave your way, go for it
post (n.)express messenger, courier
potent (adj.)powerful, influential
power (n.)armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.)armed force, troops, host, army
power (n.)control, influence, sway
power (n.)control, influence, sway
power (n.)faculty, function, ability
power (n.)(usually plural) gods, deities, divinities
power (n.)force, strength, might
practice (n.)doings, proceedings, dealings
practise (v.)plot, scheme, conspire
praise (n.)credit, honour, prestige
pray in aid[legal] claim the assistance of someone who has a shared interest in a defence action
precedence (n.)previous utterance, prior speech
precedent (adj.)former, previous, prior
pregnant (adj.)very likely, extremely probable
preparation (n.)equipped military force, force ready for war
presage (v.)signify, indicate
presage (v.)signify, indicate
prescience (n.)foreknowledge, visionary power
prescript (n.)order, direction, instruction
presence (n.)royal assembly, eminent company
present (adj.)immediate, instant
present (adj.)occurring at this time, taking place now
present (adj.)sudden, spur-of-the-moment
present (adj.)imminent, impending, approaching
present, from thebeside the present point
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
prevent (v.)forestall, anticipate
primal (adj.)primaeval, original, earliest
privyprivately aware [of], secretly knowledgeable [about]
prize (n.)[unclear meaning] bargain, contest, valuation
process (n.)command, mandate, instructions
prognostication (n.)sign, forecast, prediction
project (v.)set forth, frame, present
prompt (adj.)ready and willing, well-disposed
proof (n.)tested strength, proven power of resistance, impenetrability
proper (adj.)honest, honourable, worthy
propertied (adj.)of a quality, having the nature
property (n.)quality, character, nature
prorogue (v.)suspend, put on hold, waive
prosecution (n.)pursuit, chase, hounding
prove (v.)find, establish, experience
provide (v.)prepare, make ready, plan
purge (v.)expel, get rid of, flush out
purge (v.)cleanse, purify, get rid of impurities [in]
purchased (adj.)acquired, obtained through one's own conduct
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
purpose (n.)intention, aim, plan
purpose (v.)intend, plan
purpose (v.)intend, plan
purpose (v.)intend, plan
purse up (v.)take possession of, put into one's keeping
put forth (v.)set out [from], leave
puzzle (v.)complicate things for, be an embarrassment for
pyramides (n.)pyramids
pyramis (n.)pyramid
quail (v.)overpower, destroy, make an end
quality (n.)nature, disposition, character
quality (n.)nature, disposition, character
quarter (n.)period of watch
queasy (adj.)disgusted, nauseated, upset
question (n.)point at issue, problem, business
question (n.)point at issue, problem, business
quick (adj.)lively, animated, vivacious
quick (adj.)quick-witted, inventive, lively
quicken (v.)revive, rejuvenate, give life [to]
quicken (v.)revive, rejuvenate, give life [to]
quit (v.)avenge, requite, take vengeance [on]
quit (v.)pay back, repay, reward
quoth (v.)said
race (n.)origin, stock, ancestry
rack (n.)clouds, cloud formations
rail (v.)rant, rave, be abusive [about]
rail (v.)rant, rave, be abusive [about]
range (n.)battle line, fighting position
ranged (adj.)arranged, ordered; or: spacious, extensive
rank (adj.)foul-smelling, stinking
rank (v.)place, class, put down
rare (adj.)unusual, striking, exceptional
rare (adj.)marvellous, splendid, excellent
rare (adj.)marvellous, splendid, excellent
rarely (adv.)splendidly, beautifully, excellently
rarely (adv.)exceptionally, outstandingly, unbelievably
rate (v.)be worth, count as much as
rate (v.)allot, apportion, assign
rate (v.)berate, reproach, rebuke, scold
reach (v.), past form raughtcarry off, snatch away, take hold of
rear (v.)raise, lift up, boost
rebound (n.)reflection, return, echo
reckon (v.)quantify, calculate, measure
record (n.)recorded history, public remembrance
reels (n.)(plural) revels, revelry, merrymaking
reference (n.)case for consideration, referring for a decision
regiment (n.)rule, regimen, normal state
register (n.)record, catalogue, inventory
relieve (v.)aid, assist, rescue
religion (n.)religious observance, spiritual duty, obligation
remarkable (adj.)wonderful, extraordinary, exceptional
remembrance (n.)memory, bringing to mind, recollection
remembrance (n.)memory, bringing to mind, recollection
remove (n.)change of residence, departure
render (v.)give up, surrender, yield
renege (v.)renounce, refuse, abandon
repair (v.)come, go, make one's way
report (n.)rumour, gossip, hearsay
report (n.)account, description
reputation (n.)honour, esteem, integrity
require (v.)request, ask, beg
require (v.)request, ask, beg
rescue (n.)[legal] forced removal from custody
rest (n.)[period of] peace, calm, repose
revolt (n.)betrayal, change of heart, faithlessness
revolt (v.)change sides, alter allegiance, desert
revolt (v.)change sides, alter allegiance, desert
revolted (adj.)rebellious, insurgent, insubordinate
revolution (n.)moving round [a point], revolving round
rheum (n.)watery discharge, seepage [especially of the eyes]
rhymer (n.)[disparaging] versifier, rhymester
ribaudred (adj.)[unclear meaning] foul, obscene, wanton
rig (v.)fit out, equip, prepare
riggish (adj.)licentious, wanton, lascivious
right (adj.)correct [in opinion], right-minded
right (adj.)typical, true, classic
rivality (n.)equal partnership, equality of stature
rive (v.)split, rend, cleave
Roman (adj.)of Rome; sober, serious
root (n.)bottom [of one's heart]
rouse (v.)raise, lift up
royalty (n.)majesty, royal highness
rude (adj.)rough, wild, harsh-looking
rush (n.)reed
rustle (v.)clatter, make a racket
's (pron.)contracted form of ‘us’
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.)dismal, morose, sullen
safe (v.)remove danger from, make one feel secure about
safe (v.)conduct safely, give safe-conduct to
said, wellwell done
sail (n.)ship, vessel
salt (adj.)salted, preserved, dried
salt (adj.)lascivious, lustful, lecherous
saucy (adj.)insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
saucy (adj.)insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
saucy (adj.)insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
savage (adj.)fierce, ferocious, wild
say (v.)finish speaking, speak one's mind, make one's point
scald, scall, scauld (adj.)contemptible, vile, scabby
scale (n.)measuring mark, graduated line, calibration
scant (v.)neglect, stint, withhold
scantly (adv.)scantily, grudgingly, half-heartedly
scape, 'scape (v.)escape, avoid
scarce-bearded (adj.)with a beard only just emerging, juvenile
score (v.)wound, scar, cut
scotch (n.)cut, gash, wound
scrupulous (adj.)quibbling, cavilling, distrustful
scutcheon (n.)escutcheon, painted shield
seal (n.)pledge, promise, token, sign
seal (v.)make final arrangements, come to an agreement
seal (v.)make final arrangements, come to an agreement
sea-like (adj.)in sea-going trim; or: like a stormy sea
season (n.)opportunity, favourable moment
sea-wing (n.)means of flight by sea
see (v.)see to, manage, attend to
seel (v.)[falconry: sewing up a bird's eyelids, as part of taming] sew up, close up, blind
seel (v.)[falconry: sewing up a bird's eyelids, as part of taming] sew up, close up, blind
seeming (adj.)apparent, convincing in appearance
self (adj.)same, selfsame, identical, exact
semblable (adj.)similar, like, comparable
several (adj.)separate, different, distinct
several (adj.)separate, different, distinct
several (adj.)separate, different, distinct
shadow (n.)spirit, phantom, spectre, ghost
shadow (n.)reflection, reflected image
shard (n.)cow-pat, patch of dung; or: scaly wing [as of a beetle]
shift (n.)evasion, subterfuge, device
shift (v.)change, exchange, swap
shiny (adj.)moonlit, bright
show (n.)appearance, exhibition, display
show (n.)spectacle, display, ceremony
show (v.)appear, look [like], present [as]
showplace (n.)place for public spectacles, theatrical arena
shrewd (adj.)harsh, hard, severe
shroud (n.)protection, shelter
scholar (n.)pupil, student
Sicyon (n.)[pron: 'sision] town in S Greece, where Antony’s wife Fulvia stayed
side (n.)frame, compass, limit
side (n.)frame, compass, limit
sign (v.)augur, bode, signify
simple (adj.)common, ordinary, average, humble
since (adv.)recently, of late
sink (v.)be ruined, give up, perish
sir (n.)gentleman, lord, gallant, master
sirrah (n.)sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]
sirrah (n.)sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]
sit down (v.)begin a siege, encamp, blockade
size (n.)bounds, limit, confine
slave (n.)hireling, lackey, menial, servant
slave (n.)fellow, rascal, rogue, villain
slime (n.)rich earth, mud, soil
slippery (adj.)fickle, treacherous, uncertain
smite (v.), past forms smote, smitstrike, hit (often, with great force)
smock (n.)woman's undergarment, shift, slip, chemise
snaffle (n.)bridle-bit
so (conj.)even though
sober (adj.)sedate, staid, demure, grave
soft (adv.)[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quiet
solder (v.)unite, interlink, fasten
solemnity (n.)solemn occasion, special ritual
something (adv.)a little, to some extent
something (adv.)a little, to some extent
something (adv.)somewhat, rather
sometime (adv.)sometimes, now and then
sooth (n.)truth [in exclamations, emphasizing an assertion]
soothsay (v.)tell the future, prophesy, make predictions
soothsayer (n.)foreteller of events, prophet
sottish (adj.)stupid, foolish, ludicrous
sound (v.)cry out, declare, proclaim
sovereign (adj.)overpowering, unmitigated, extreme
space (n.)space of time, while
spaniel (v.)fawn upon, follow [like a spaniel]
speak (v.)encounter, fight, exchange blows
speak (v.)encounter, fight, exchange blows
speed (v.)meet with success, prosper, flourish
sphere (n.)celestial globe in which a heavenly body was thought to move, orbit
sphere (n.)celestial globe in which a heavenly body was thought to move, orbit
sphere (n.)celestial globe in which a heavenly body was thought to move, orbit
spleet (v.)split, break up
spoil (v.)plunder, pillage, sack
sport (n.)recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.)recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.)recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.)exercise, athletic pastime
sport (n.)subject of sport
spot (n.)stain, blemish, blot
sprightly, spritely (adj.)cheerful, light-hearted, bright
sprightly, spritely (adj.)cheerful, light-hearted, bright
spurn (v.)kick, strike, stamp [on], dash
spurn (v.)kick, strike, stamp [on], dash
squadron (n.)army detachment, body of soldiers
square (adj.)true, accurate, justified
square (n.)affairs, proceedings
square (n.)type of measuring instrument, especially for right angles
square (v.)quarrel, fall out, disagree
square (v.)quarrel, fall out, disagree
squire (n.)gentleman below a knight in rank, attendant on a knight or nobleman
stablishment (n.)confirmed possession, settlement
stage (v.)put on stage, put on public display
stage (v.)put on stage, put on public display
stain (v.)eclipse, belittle, put in the shade
stale (n.)urine
stale (v.)make stale, wear out
stall (v.)dwell, live, settle
stand (v.)withstand, endure, stand up to
stand (v.)withstand, endure, stand up to
stand by (v.)stay close, be near at hand
stand up for (v.)defend, support, champion
stand upon (v.)make an issue of, insist upon, bother about
starts, by / inin fits and starts
state (n.)welfare, well-being, prosperity
state (n.)government, ruling body, administration
state (n.)status, rank, position
state (n.)condition, circumstances, situation, state of affairs
station (n.)stance, bearing, posture
staunch, stanch (adj.)water-tight, steadfast, firm
stay (v.)remain, continue, endure
stay on / upon (v.)wait for, await
stick (v.)be placed, be fixed
stiff (adj.)grave, formidable, weighty
still (adj.)quiet, calm, subdued
still (adj.)quiet, calm, subdued
still (adj.)quiet, calm, subdued
still (adj.)impassive, inscrutable
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
stir (n.)event, happening, activity
stir (v.)move, rouse, excite
stomach (n.)wish, inclination, desire
stomach (v.)resent, take offence at
stomaching (n.)cherishing bitterness, feeling resentful
stop (v.)block, hinder, impede, obstruct
story (n.)book of history, historical record
straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at once
straightway (adv.)straightaway
strange (adj.)remarkable, startling, abnormal, unnatural
strange (adj.)rare, singular, exceptional
strength (n.)troops, forces, resources, followers
strike (v.)touch, beset, affect
strike the vessels[unclear meaning] tap the casks; fill the cups; clink the glasses; bang the drums
stripe (n.)stroke of a whip, lash, weal
stroy (v.)destroy
strumpet (n.)harlot, prostitute, whore
strumpet (n.)harlot, prostitute, whore
studied (adj.)prepared, equipped, fitted
study (v.)deliberate, meditate, reflect [on]
stuff (n.)substance, composition, quality, essence
subdued (adj.)overcome, overwhelmed, subjugated
subscribe (v.)sign, endorse, support
success (n.)result, outcome, issue
success (n.)result, outcome, issue
sudden, of / on / upon a / thesuddenly
sue (v.)beg, plead, beseech
suffer (v.)perish, be destroyed, collapse
sufficing (adj.)sufficient, enough, adequate
sum (n.)summary, gist, essence
sup (v.)have supper
surfeit (n.)sickness brought on by excess
surfeiter (n.)profligate, libertine, debaucher
sustain (v.)endure, withstand, support
swearing (n.)act of swearing, moment of oath-taking
sweep (v.)prepare, clear [a way]
swerving (n.)lapse, transgression, error
swoon (v.)faint
swoond (v.)variant spelling of ‘swoon’ or ‘swound’
sworder (n.)sword-fighter, gladiator
synod (n.)assembly, council, gathering
taborin, tabourine (n.)type of drum [narrower and longer than a tabor]
tackle (n.)[of a ship] rigging and sails
taint (n.)fault, blemish, flaw
take (v.)bewitch, take possession of, take into one's power
take (v.)measure, estimate, gauge
take allall or nothing, victory or death!
take in (v.)conquer, subdue, overcome
take in (v.)conquer, subdue, overcome
take in (v.)conquer, subdue, overcome
tall (adj.)brave, valiant, bold
targe (n.)shield
target (n.)light round shield
target (n.)light round shield
tart (adj.)sour, severe, grim
tawny (adj.)brown-skinned
teeth, from one'sin a pretended way, without conviction
Telamon (n.)father of Ajax
temper (n.)self-control, self-restraint, moderation
temperance (n.)self-control, calm behaviour, moderation
temperance (n.)chastity
tempt (v.)try, test, make trial of
tend (v.)attend, wait on, serve
terrene (adj.)earthly, human, in this world
theme (n.)reason for acting, ground of belief
Thessaly (n.)['thesalee] ancient region of NE Greece
Thetis (n.)[pron: 'theetis] sea-nymph married to Peleus, destined to bear a son (Achilles) greater than his father
thick (adj.)foul, nasty, dirty
thicken (v.)grow dim, darken
think (v.)reflect, meditate, brood
thought (n.)melancholic reflection, anxiety, sorrow, worry
Thracian (adj.)[pron: 'thraysian] of Thrace; region of ancient NE Greece associated with the worship of Dionysus
threat (v.)threaten
three (n.)few, hardly any, a handful
three-nooked (adj.)three-cornered
throe forth (v.)give painful birth to
throw (v.)bestow, cast, pass on
Tiber (n.)[pron: 'tiyber] river flowing through Rome
tight (adj.)skilled, deft, adept
time (n.)passing of time, while
time (n.)right moment, favourable opportunity
time (n.)times, present day, present state of affairs
timely (adv.)early, prematurely
tinct (n.)[alchemy] tincture, elixir
tire (n.)head-dress, ornament for the head, raiment
tissue (n.)[type of] rich cloth, sumptuous fabric
title (n.)[legal] right, claim, entitlement
toil (n.)net, snare, trap
tokened (adj.)shown by marks, spotted, blotchy
tongue (n.)speech, expression, language, words, voice
top / tops of, in (prep.)at the highest level of, at the peak of, in the forefront of
touch (n.)factor, reason, motive
touch (v.)achieve, accomplish, attain
touch (v.)affect, move, stir
touch (v.)affect, move, stir
touch (v.)refer to, treat of, deal with
toward (adv.)impending, forthcoming, in preparation
toy (n.)trinket, trifle, trivial ornament
traduce (v.)defame, slander, calumniate, dishonour
trail (n.)[hunting] scent, track
transmigrate (v.)pass into a new life; or: decompose, rot
treaty (n.)entreaty, proposal for agreement, proposition
treble-sinewed (adj.)strengthened three times over
trencher (n.)plate, platter, serving dish
trespass (n.)wrong, offence, injustice, crime
tribunal (n.)raised platform, elevated rostrum, dais
tributary (n.)ruler who pays tribute
trick (n.)habit, characteristic, typical behaviour
trim (n.)trappings, equipment, outfit
trim up, trim (v.)arrange, fix up, put right
triple (adj.)one of three
triumph (n.)triumphal procession into Rome
triumph (n.)triumphal procession into Rome
triumph (n.)triumphal procession into Rome
triumph (n.)trump-card
triumphant (adj.)triumphal, glorious, celebrating a great victory
triumphant (adj.)triumphal, glorious, celebrating a great victory
troop (n.)company, retinue, band of followers
true (adj.)reliable, trustworthy, dependable
true (adj.)reliable, trustworthy, dependable
true (adj.)honest, upright, law-abiding
trull (n.)drab, trollop, whore
try (v.)try for, aim at, aspire to
try (v.)put to the test, test the goodness [of]
try (v.)put to the test, test the goodness [of]
tumble (v.)have sexual intercourse with
tuned (adj.)harmonious, melodious, musical
turn (n.)need, requirement, purpose [especially in the phrase ‘serve one's turn’ = meet one's need]
turn off (v.)reject, repudiate, send away
unarm (v.)disarm, remove armour
unbewailed (adj.)unbemoaned, without lamentation
uncuckolded (adj.)with a faithful wife
undinted (adj.)unmarked by blows, without dents
undo (v.)ruin, destroy, wipe out
unequal (adj.)unjust, unfair, undeserved
unexecuted (adj.)unused, idle, out of action
unfolded (adj.)exposed, revealed, unmasked
ungentle (adj.)unmannerly, discourteous, impolite
unhacked (adj.)unused, with no gashes
unhair (v.)take the hair from
unnoble (adj.)ignoble, dishonourable, disgraceful
unpeople (v.)empty of people, depopulate
unpolicied (adj.)outwitted in intrigue, diminished in statecraft
unpurposed (adj.)unintentional, unwitting, unthinking
unqualitied (adj.)unmanned, beside himself, bereft of all capacities
unreconciliable (adj.)unreconcilable, in perpetual conflict
unseminared (adj.)emasculated, deprived of virility
unstate (v.)strip position from, deprive of standing, dispossess
up (adv.)shut up, in prison, in custody
upon (prep.)on account of
uprise (n.)rising, dawn
urge (v.)bring forward, advocate, represent
use (n.)trust, possession, tenure
use (v.)make use of, engage [in], practise [with]
use (v.)be accustomed, make a habit [of]
use (v.)be accustomed, make a habit [of]
use (v.)satisfy, fulfil, engage in
vacancy (n.)spare time, leisure
vacancy (n.)empty space, nothingness
vagabond (adj.)drifting, meandering, wandering
vale (n.)valley, lowland
vant (n.)van, front line
vantage (n.)advantageous position, place of vantage, superiority
vantage (n.)advantage, benefit, advancement, profit
vapour (n.)mist, cloud, fog
variance (n.)falling out, disagreement, discord
varletry (n.)mob, menials, ruffians
vassal (n.)servant, slave, subject
vassal (n.)servant, slave, subject
vent (n.)emission, discharge, seepage
vent (v.)utter, express, air, proclaim
Venus (n.)Roman goddess of beauty and love
Venus (n.)Roman goddess of beauty and love
very (adj.)[intensifying] thorough-going, absolute
vesper (n.)evening, eventide
vestal (n.)woman vowed to chastity, virgin, priestess
vial (n.)phial, small bottle, flask
viand (n.)(usually plural) food, victuals, foodstuff
vie (v.)stake, venture, wager
view (n.)presence, meeting, sight
vile, vild (adj.)despicable, disgusting, abhorrent
virtue (n.)courage, valour, bravery
visage (n.)face, countenance
volley (v.)utter, express, proclaim
vouchsafe (v.)deign, condescend
vulgar (adj.)generally known, commonly acknowledged
wage (v.)struggle, do battle, vie
waned (adj.)faded, diminished [in beauty]
want (n.)need, requirement, necessity
want (v.)lack, need, be without
want (v.)lack, need, be without
want (v.)lack, need, be without
want (v.)lack, need, be without
want (v.)fall short [of], be deficient [in]
warrant (v.)assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
warrant (v.)assure, promise, guarantee, confirm
wassail (n.)drinking-party, carousal, revels
waste (n.)lavish spending, extra expenditure
wear out (v.)outlive, survive, outlast
weet (v.)know
weigh (v.)consider, take into account
well (adv.)in a state of happiness, in bliss
well-divided (adj.)well-balanced, evenly shared
wench (n.)girl, lass
wench (n.)girl, lass
wharf (n.)river bank
whole (adj.)healthy, well, in sound condition
wild (adj.)furious, mad, infuriated
wild (adj.)wanton, flighty, frivolous
will (n.)lust, sexual desire, passion
win (v.)gain advantage [over], get the better [of]
window (n.)(plural) eyelids
window (v.)put in a window, place on display
wish (v.)wish for, support
withhold (v.)restrain, hold back, keep in check
woe (adj.)sorry, sorrowful, sad
word (n.)declaration, affirmation, proclamation
word (v.)speak, utter, say
workman (n.)craftsman, skilled worker
workyday (adj.)ordinary, commonplace, everyday
worm (n.)serpent, snake
worship (n.)esteem, honour, renown
wot (v.)learn, know, be told
wounded (adj.)damaged, tainted, tarnished
yare (adj.)[nautical] manageable, easy to manouevre, ready for sea
yare (adj.)quick, deft, adept
yare (adv.)quick, without delay, right now
yarely (adv.)quickly, briskly, lively
yield (v.)reward, repay, thank
yield (v.)concede, acknowledge, grant
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