Othello
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 Othello
abed, a-bed (adv.)in bed
abed, a-bed (adv.)in bed
abhor (v.)disgust, horrify, revolt
ability (n.)action one is capable of
ability (n.)strength, bodily power
abode (n.)staying, remaining, lingering
abroad (adv.)in the outside world, freely at large, elsewhere, everywhere
abuse (v.)demean, do wrong to, dishonour
abuse (v.)misuse, maltreat, treat badly, wrong
abuse (v.)deceive, mislead, fool, cheat
abuse (v.)deceive, mislead, fool, cheat
abuse (v.)deceive, mislead, fool, cheat
abuse (v.)deceive, mislead, fool, cheat
abuse (v.)deceive, mislead, fool, cheat
abuser (n.)betrayer, deceiver, corrupter
accident (n.)chance, fortune, fate
accident (n.)occurrence, event, happening
accident (n.)occurrence, event, happening
accident (n.)occurrence, event, happening
account, accompt (n.)reckoning, judgement [especially by God]
accountant (adj.)accountable, responsible, answerable
acerb, acerbe (adj.)bitter, sour, tart
acknow on (v.)admit to, confess, acknowledge
acquittance (n.)satisfaction, settlement, discharge
act (n.)action (upon a person), effect
act (n.)progress, operation, action
act (n.)event, deed, happening
action (n.)engagement, combat, fighting
action (n.)law-suit, legal proceeding, litigation
actual (adj.)active, involving specific activity
addiction (n.)inclination, leaning, bent
addition (n.)advantage, credit, plus
addition (n.)title, name
addition (n.)title, name
advantage (n.)right moment, favourable opportunity
advantage (n.)right moment, favourable opportunity
advocation (n.)advocacy, pleading, entreating
aerial (adj.)airy, sky-clear
affect (n.)desire, passion, appetite
affect (v.)incline to, like, favour, be drawn to
affection (n.)desire, passion, lustful feeling
affection (n.)fancy, inclination, desire
affine (v.)bind by ties, obligate, make beholden
affined (adj.)constrained, bound, obliged
affinity (n.)kinship, relationship, connections
affright (v.)frighten, terrify, scare
affright (v.)frighten, terrify, scare
affrighted (adj.)alarmed, frightened, terrified
afore, 'fore (adv.)in front, ahead
after (adj.)[nautical] second, following, further
agnize (v.)acknowledge, recognize, confess
achieve (v.)gain, obtain, procure
alarm, alarum, 'larm, 'larum (n.)arousal, incitement, encouragement
all is one; that's / it's all oneit makes no difference, it's one and the same, it doesn't matter
allowance (n.)permission, approval, sanction
allowance (n.)regard, respect, reputation
allowed (adj.)approved, acknowledged, granted
Almaine (n.)German [person]
amazed (adj.)dumbfounded, stunned, thunderstruck, overwhelmed
amiable (adj.)beloved, desirable, lovable
an if (conj.)if
ancient, aunchient (n.)ensign, standard-bearer
anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presently
anon (adv.)soon, shortly, presently
answer (v.)account for, justify, defend
answerable (adj.)corresponding, commensurate, proportionate
Anthropophagi (n.)[pron: anthroh'pofajiy] mythical race of man-eaters
antre (n.)cave, cavern
appetite (n.)desire, longing, inclination, fancy
apprehend (v.)seize, arrest, lay hold of
apprehension (n.)opinion, notion, view
approve (v.)put to the proof, test, try
approve (v.)prove, confirm, corroborate, substantiate
approve (v.)commend, praise, show to be worthy
approve (v.)endorse, support, accept as true
approve (v.)prove guilty, convict
apt (adj.)natural, predictable, plausible, to be expected
apt (adj.)natural, predictable, plausible, to be expected
arch-mock (n.)chief mockery, main jibe
arithmetician (n.)theoretician, academic
arrivance (n.)arriving, landing
art (n.)knowledge, learning, scholarship, science
article (n.)clause, term, provision
aspic (n.)type of venomous snake, asp
assay (n.)test, trial, measure
assay (v.)attempt, try, venture
assay (v.)attempt, try, venture
atone (v.)unite, join, reconcile
attach (v.)arrest, seize, apprehend
attend (v.)regard, consider
attend (v.)accompany, follow closely, go with
attend (v.)await, wait for, expect
attend (v.)await, wait for, expect
attend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
attend (v.)serve, follow, wait [on/upon]
aught (n.)anything, [with negative word] nothing
aught (n.)anything, [with negative word] nothing
aught (n.)anything, [with negative word] nothing
aught (n.)anything, [with negative word] nothing
aught (n.)anything, [with negative word] nothing
auld (adj.)old
authority (n.)dominion, influence
avaunt (int.)begone, go away, be off
avaunt (int.)begone, go away, be off
balmy (adj.)fragrant, delicious, sweet-smelling
balmy (adj.)soothing, healing, restorative
banning (adj.)cursing, chiding
Barbary (n.)Barbary coast of N Africa, famous for its horses
bare (adj.)unsheathed, exposed
bark, barque (n.)ship, vessel
bark, barque (n.)ship, vessel
base (adj.)dishonourable, low, unworthy
base (adj.)low-born, lowly, plebeian, of lower rank
base (adj.)poor, wretched, of low quality
base (adj.)poor, wretched, of low quality
baseness (n.)socially inferior trait, plebeian quality
bauble (n.)toy, plaything
bawd (n.)pimp, procurer, pander, go-between
beam (n.)balance, scales, counterpoise
Bear (n.)the Little Bear, Ursa Minor
bear (v.), past forms bore, bornetake, carry
bear out (v.)endure, weather, cope [with]
beckon (v.)make a significant gesture to, signal
beer / ale, smalltrivialities, trifles, matters of little consequence
befall (v.), past forms befallen, befellhappen, occur, take place, turn out
befall (v.), past forms befallen, befellhappen, occur, take place, turn out
beggarly (adj.)destitute, impoverished, poverty-stricken
beguile (v.)cheat, deceive, trick
beguile (v.)coax, draw from, charm from
beguile (v.)divert attention from, disguise
beguile (v.)charm, captivate, bewitch
beguile (v.)charm, captivate, bewitch
being (n.)physical existence, life
belie (v.)slander, tell lies about
belike (adv.)probably, presumably, perhaps, so it seems
bend (v.)give way, bow, submit
bereave (v.)take away [from], deprive, deny, rob
beshrew, 'shrew (v.)curse, devil take, evil befall
beshrew, 'shrew (v.)curse, devil take, evil befall
beshrew, 'shrew (v.)curse, devil take, evil befall
besort (n.)retinue, entourage, suitable company
best, at theas well as one can, in the best possible way
best, thou wert / you wereyou are best advised
bethink (v.), past form bethoughtremember, recollect
betimes (adv.)early in the morning, at an early hour
betimes (adv.)early in the morning, at an early hour
betray (v.)deceive, seduce, mislead
bewhore (v.)call a whore, make a whore of
birdlime (n.)sticky substance spread on branches to snare birds
black (adj.)dark-complexioned, swarthy
blank (n.)bull's-eye, target centre; or: line of sight
blazoning (adj.)praising, proclaiming, boasting
blood (n.)disposition, temper, mood
blood (n.)anger, temper, passion
blood (n.)passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]
blood (n.)passion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]
blow (v.)deposit eggs [in], pollute, contaminate
blown (adj.)whispered, hinted, insinuated
board (n.)table, mealtimes
bob (v.)swindle, cheat, get by deception
bode (v.)forebode, portend, predict, augur
bode (v.)forebode, portend, predict, augur
boding (adj.)ominous, full of foreboding
boisterous (adj.)violent, fierce, savage
bold (adj.)confident, certain, sure
bolster (v.)lie on the same bolster, share a pillow
bombast, bumbast (adj.)bombastic, padded-out, waffly
bondslave (n.)slave, bondsman, person in a condition of servitude
bookish (adj.)of mere book-learning, obtained only from books, scholarly
bootless (adj.)useless, worthless, fruitless, unavailing
bosom (n.)heart, inner person
bounteous (adj.)open-hearted, full of warm feeling
brace (n.)state of readiness, defence, preparation
brace (n.)group of two, couple, pair
brave (adj.)noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.)noble, worthy, excellent
brave (adj.)noble, worthy, excellent
brave (v.)challenge, defy, confront, provoke
bravery (n.)bravado, show of daring, swaggering display
breathe (v.)speak, utter, talk
bridal (n.)wedding, marriage
bring in (v.)reinstate, appoint to a position
broil (n.)turmoil, confused fighting, battle
brow (n.)eyebrow
brow (n.)overlooking shore, high-lying coast
bulk (n.)projecting part of a building, structure for displaying goods at the front of a shop
burst (adj.)broken, shattered, rent in two
busy (adj.)interfering, meddlesome, busy-bodying
busy (adj.)interfering, meddlesome, busy-bodying
but (adv.)merely, only
butt (n.)goal, aim, target [as in archery]
by and by (adv.)immediately, straightaway, directly
by and by (adv.)immediately, straightaway, directly
cable (n.)scope, reach
caitiff (n.)[sympathetic or contemptuous] miserable wretch, wretched creature
caitiff (n.)[sympathetic or contemptuous] miserable wretch, wretched creature
callet, callot (n.)slut, drab, harlot
calm (v.)becalm, come to a halt, delay
canakin, cannakin (n.)little can, small drinking vessel
capable (adj.)comprehensive, exhaustive, capacious
captain (n.)commander, chief, leader
care (n.)anxiety, worry, solicitude [about]
carouse (v.)drink at length, imbibe long draughts
carrack, carack (n.)galleon, large merchant ship, also fitted out for war
carry (v.)carry off, get away with
carve (v.)choose, select [as of a slice of meat]
cast (v.)cast off, discard, dismiss, reject
cast (v.)cast off, discard, dismiss, reject
cast (v.)cast off, discard, dismiss, reject
cast (v.)dismiss, discharge, release
castigation (n.)self-discipline, self-correction, self-denial
catechize (v.)question systematically, cross-examine, interrogate
cause (n.)reason, motive, ground
censure (n.)judgement, sentencing
censure (n.)assessment, opinion, judgement, criticism
censure (n.)assessment, opinion, judgement, criticism
certes (adv.)certainly, assuredly, without doubt
cestern, cesterne (n.)variant spelling of ‘cistern’ [= water receptacle, vessel, reservoir]
circumscription (n.)restriction, restraint, constraint
circumstance (n.)pageantry, ceremony, spectacle
circumstance (n.)circumlocution, verbiage, unnecessary detail
circumstance (n.)detail(s), particular(s), specifics
circumstance (n.)condition, state, situation
circumstanced (adj.)governed by circumstances, subject to the situation
civil (adj.)civilized, cultured, refined
civility (n.)civilized conduct, courteous behaviour, good manners
clime (n.)land, region, realm
clip (v.)encompass, enclose, surround
clog (n.)wooden block, heavy piece of wood
close (adj.)secret, concealed, hidden
close (adj.)enclosed, confined, incarcerated
closet (n.)private chamber, study, own room
clyster-pipe (n.)enema syringe, douche tube
coffer (n.)box, chest
cogging (adj.)deceiving, cheating, double-crossing
collied (adj.)clouded, blackened, muddied
coloquintida (n.)bitter-apple, colocynth
come in (v.)approach, move towards
come over (v.)overshadow, overwhelm, exercise influence over
commend (v.)convey greetings, present kind regards
commoner (n.)whore, harlot, prostitute
companion (n.)rogue, rascal, fellow
compass (n.)revolution, circuit of time
compass (n.)range, reach, limit, scope
compass (n.)range, reach, limit, scope
compass (v.)accomplish, fulfil, achieve, bring about
compass (v.)accomplish, fulfil, achieve, bring about
complexion (n.)appearance, look, colouring
complexion (n.)appearance, look, colouring
compliment, complement (n.)show, display, exhibition
comply (v.)satisfy, fulfil, accomplish
composition (n.)consistency, compatibility, coherence
compt (n.)reckoning, day of judgement
compulsive (adj.)driving onward, forcing forward
conceit (n.)imagining, brooding, fanciful thinking
conceit (n.)design, ingenuity, conception
conceit (v.)conceive an idea [of], think, imagine
conceive (v.)imagine, fancy
conception (n.)imagining, supposition, fanciful idea
conception (n.)design, plan, notion
concern (v.)be important to, be the concern of
conclusion (n.)consummation, resolution, outcome
conclusion (n.)outcome, upshot, final result
condition (n.)position, social rank, station
condition (n.)disposition, temper, mood, character
confine (n.)confinement, restraint, limitation
conject (v.)conjecture, speculate, imagine
conjunctive (adj.)closely united, intimately joined, allied
conjuration (n.)incantation, invocation of spirits
conjured (adj.)made powerful by spells, magically influencing
conscience (n.)real knowledge, internal conviction, true understanding
conscionable (adj.)[unclear] conscientious, dedicated, scrupulous
consent (v.)agree, concur, acquiesce
consequence (n.)course of events, subsequent happenings
conserve (v.)preserve in sugar, make into a confection
conspire (v.)practise, contrive, plot
conster (v.)[Q variant] construe, interpret, read
construe (v.)interpret, take, understand
content (adj.)agreeable, willing, ready
content (adj.)contented, patient, accepting, undisturbed
content (adj.)satisfied, calm, easy in mind
content (adj.)satisfied, calm, easy in mind
content (n.)acceptance, acquiescence
content (n.)contentment, peace of mind
content (n.)pleasure, satisfaction, happiness
content (n.)pleasure, satisfaction, happiness
content (n.)pleasure, satisfaction, happiness
content (v.)reward, compensate, recompense
content (v.)calm [down], settle, relax
contention (n.)quarrel, dispute, strife
continuate (adj.)uninterrupted, undisturbed, unbroken
convenience (n.)advantage, desirable feature, point of agreement
conveniency (n.)convenience, opportunity, advantage
convenient (adj.)[Q variant] fitting, suitable, appropriate
conversation (n.)social interaction, society, dealings
converse (n.)conversation, discourse, interaction
conveyance (n.)escort, conduct, convoy
convince (v.)defeat, overcome, overpower
cope, cope with (v.)encounter, face, have to do [with], come into contact [with]
corrigible (adj.)corrective, controlling, disciplinary
count (n.)[Q variant] account, reckoning
counter-caster (n.)[contemptuous] one who works things out with the help of counters, arithmetician
counterfeit (n.)impostor, pretender, sham
counterfeit (v.)copy, imitate, simulate
counterfeit (v.)copy, imitate, simulate
course (n.)bout, engagement, encounter
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 (n.)course of action, way of proceeding
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 (n.)habit, custom, practise, normal procedure
course (n.)habit, custom, practise, normal procedure
court (n.)care, custody, minding
court of guard (n.)guard-house, guard-room
coxcomb (n.)fool's head, fool, simpleton
cozening (adj.)cheating, deceiving, fraudulent
crack (n.)flaw, defect, deficiency
crave (v.)beg, entreat, request
creature (n.)material comfort, drink, liquor
credit (n.)credibility, believing, belief
critical (adj.)censorious, judgemental, faultfinding
crusado, cruzado (n.)Portuguese gold coin [bearing the figure of a cross]
cry (n.)company, pack [as of hounds]
cry (n.)rumour, gossip, common report
cry (v.)beg, entreat, implore
cry on (v.)shout out, call out about
cuckold (n.)[mocking name] man with an unfaithful wife
cuckold (n.)[mocking name] man with an unfaithful wife
cuckold (v.)[mocking name] dishonour a man by making his wife unfaithful
cuckold (v.)[mocking name] dishonour a man by making his wife unfaithful
cunning (adj.)knowledgeable, skilful, clever
cunning (adj.)skilfully made, ingenious
cunning (adj.)skilfully made, ingenious
cunning (n.)knowledge, awareness, discernment
Cupid (n.)[pron: 'kyoopid] Roman god of love, son of Venus and Mercury; a winged, blindfolded boy with curved bow and arrows
cure (n.)state of health, condition, soundness
curled (adj.)with elegantly curled hair, adorned with ringlets
custom (n.)habit, usual practice, customary usage
customer (n.)harlot, prostitute, whore
daff (v.), past form daftput off, deflect, sidetrack
dart (n.)arrow; or: light spear
dash (v.)cast down, daunt, dishearten
daw (n.)jackdaw [as noted for its stupidity]; dolt, fool
dead (adj.)death-like, lifeless, spiritless
dear (adj.)dire, grievous, hard
debitor (n.)debtor [debt column in an account book]
defeat (v.)deface, disfigure, disguise
defeat (v.)destroy, ruin, wreck
defend (v.)forbid, prohibit
degree (n.)measure, extent, amount
degree (n.)rank, station, standing
degree (n.)rank, station, standing
delicate (adj.)pleasant, delightful, congenial
delicate (adj.)cunning, ingenious, skilful
delicate (adj.)fine in quality, of exquisite nature, dainty
delicate (adj.)fine in quality, of exquisite nature, dainty
delicate (adj.)fine in quality, of exquisite nature, dainty
delicate (adj.)fine in quality, of exquisite nature, dainty
delighted (adj.)delightful, joyful, pleasing
deliver (v.)be born, bring forth
deliver (v.)report [to], communicate [to], tell, describe
deliver (v.)report [to], communicate [to], tell, describe
demand (v.)ask for, claim
demand (v.)request to tell, question, ask [about]
demerit (n.)(plural) merits, deserts, deserving
demi-devil (n.)half-devil
denote (v.)portray, depict, represent
denotement (n.)[Q variant] indication, sign, clue
denotement (n.)account, description, making known
descry (v.)catch sight of, make out, espy, discover
deserve (v.)requite, recompense, pay back
designment (n.)undertaking, enterprise, design
desire (n.)charm, desirability
desired (adj.)liked, admired, esteemed
despite (n.)malice, spite, hatred
despite (n.)contempt, scorn, disdain
determinate (adj.)conclusive, definitive, decisive
devest, divest (v.)undress, unclothe, disrobe
device (n.)excuse, evasion, subterfuge
device (n.)plot, stratagem, trick
devotement (n.)worship, reverence
dial (n.)watch, timepiece, pocket sundial
Diana, Dian (n.)Roman goddess associated with the Moon, chastity, and hunting
diet (n.)food
diet (v.)feed to a satisfactory level, condition by feeding
dilate (v.)relate in full, narrate at length
dilation (n.)accusation, charge, allegation
direct (adj.)following normal legal procedure; or: immediate
direction (n.)instruction, guidance, counsel
directly (adv.)straightforwardly, rightly, without evasion
directly (adv.)plainly, clearly, evidently
directly (adv.)plainly, clearly, evidently
direful (adj.)dreadful, terrible, frightful
discontented (adj.)full of discontent, expressing frustration
discourse (n.)course, process, manner
discourse (v.)talk, chat, converse
discover (v.)find, uncover, come upon
discretion (n.)prudence, sound judgement, good sense
dislike (v.)upset, displease, offend
dispatch, despatch (n.)sending off, going, departure
dispatch, despatch (v.)hurry up, be quick
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.)[Q variant] dismiss, get rid of, send away
displeasure (n.)being out of favour, discredit; or: discomfort, trouble
disport (n.)diversion, pastime, entertainment
dispose (n.)disposition, manner, bearing
disposition (n.)arrangement, care, management
dispraisingly (adv.)disparagingly, critically, depreciatingly
disproportioned (adj.)discrepant, inconsistent, incoherent
disprove (v.)refute, rebut, prove wrong
disrelish (v.)distaste, disfavour, dislike
dissemble (v.)deceive, disguise the truth, pretend
distaste (v.)be distasteful, offend the taste, disgust
distempering (adj.)intoxicating, disturbing, disorienting
distinctively (adv.)[F2 variant] distinctly
distinctly (adv.)clearly, without confusion
distract (v.)[unclear meaning] perplex, bewilder
distract (v.)divide, separate, draw apart
divine (v.)guess, suppose, conjecture
divinity (n.)theology
divorcement (n.)divorce, separation
do (v.)convey, deliver, transmit
door, withinso as not to be heard outside, not so loudly
dotage (n.)doting, infatuation, excessive affection
doubt (n.)suspicion, apprehension
doubt (n.)suspicion, apprehension
doubt (v.)fear, be afraid [for], feel anxious [for]
downright (adj.)plain, ordinary, straightforward
draw (v.)carry a burden, drag a load
dreadful (adj.)inspiring dread, causing fear, daunting
dress (v.)[of wounds] treat, minister to, care for
dress (v.)equip, provide, supply [with]
drowsy (adj.)causing sleepiness, sleep-inducing, soporific
dull (adj.)dead, lifeless, sluggish, inactive
dull (v.)blunt, reduce the activity of
dullness, dulness (adv.)sleepiness, drowsiness, tiredness
duty (n.)act of loyalty, expression of homage
easily (adv.)in comfort, at ease
ecstasy (n.)fit, bout of madness, frenzied behaviour
edify (v.)enlighten, instruct, inform
education (n.)upbringing, nurture, raising
effect (n.)result, end, outcome, fulfilment
element (n.)(plural) substances from which all material things are made [believed to be earth, water, air, fire]
element (n.)essence, embodiment, heart and soul
element (n.)(plural) forces of nature, atmospheric powers
element (n.)(plural) forces of nature, atmospheric powers
embark (v.)engage in an enterprise, involve in an undertaking
embayed (adj.)within a bay, protected by the shore
encave (v.)hide away, conceal
enclog (v.)hinder, encumber, impede
enfettered (adj.)placed in fetters, enchained, enslaved
engendered (adj.)devised, hatched, conceived
engine (n.)weapon, instrument of warfare
engine (n.)plot, device, means, instrument
englut (v.)swallow up, gulp down, devour
enchafed (adj.)angry, furious, enraged
enchant (v.)charm, bewitch, win over
enscarped (adj.)sharp-sided, abruptly shelving
ensheltered (adj.)within shelter, in a safe haven
ensteeped (adj.)located underwater, submerged
entertainment (n.)pleasant reception, favourable welcome
enwheel (v.)encircle, surround, ring
epithet (n.)turn of phrase, expression
equinox (n.)counterbalance, having one as long as the other
erring (adj.)straying, wandering, drifting
error (n.)wandering, roaming, straying [from a course]
escape (n.)elopement, running off, stealing away
estimation (n.)esteem, respect, reputation
exclaim against / on (v.)decry, cry out against, rail at
execute (v.)implement, activate, bring into operation
execution (n.)action, performance, doing
exercise (n.)religious practice, spiritual observance
exhibition (n.)allowance, pension, maintenance
exhibition (n.)gift, present, offer
expectancy (n.)expectation, hope for the future, source of hope
expert (adj.)experienced, tried and tested
expostulate (v.)remonstrate, plead, argue at length
exsufflicate (adj.)inflated, swollen, puffed up
extend (v.)stretch, push so far, give scope to
extenuate (v.)mitigate, lessen, tone down
extern (adj.)external, outward, exterior
extincted (adj.)extinguished, quenched, stifled
extravagant (adj.)vagrant, straying, roaming
eye (n.)look, glance, gaze
facile (adj.)easy, smooth, effortless
fain (adv.)gladly, willingly
fain (adv.)gladly, willingly
faintly (adv.)timidly, half-heartedly, without conviction
fall (v.)work out, happen, turn out
fall (v.)drop, descend, let fall
false (adj.)sham, spurious, not genuine, artificial
false (adj.)disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.)disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.)disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.)disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.)disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.)disloyal, faithless, inconstant, unfaithful
false (adj.)treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.)treacherous, traitorous, perfidious
false (adj.)wrong, mistaken
false (adj.)defective, weak, inadequate
familiar (adj.)friendly, congenial, welcoming
fancy (n.)sweetheart, love, lover
fancy (n.)imagining, flight of fancy, fanciful thought
fantastical (adj.)fanciful, imaginative, full of wild ideas
fantasy (n.)whim, caprice, fancy
fashion (n.)conventional behaviour, conformity, customary use
fashion (v.)arrange, contrive, manage
fast (adj.)constant, firm, steadfast
fathom (n.)calibre, ability, depth
favour (n.)charm, attractiveness, gracefulness
favour (n.)[facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
favour (n.)[facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
favour (n.)[facial] appearance, countenance, features, looks
fear (v.)frighten, scare, terrify, daunt
fell (adj.)cruel, fierce, savage
field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combat
field (n.)field of battle, battleground, field of combat
figure (n.)form, design, shape, conception
fineless (adj.)boundless, unlimited, infinite
fitchew, fichew, ficho (n.)polecat, skunk; also: prostitute
flattery (n.)pleasing plausibility, gratifying deception, self-delusion
fleer (n.)sneer, mockery, jeering
flinty (adj.)hard, harsh, tough
flood (n.)sea, deep, waves, rushing water
flood (n.)sea, deep, waves, rushing water
Florentine (n.)someone from Florence, Italy
Florentine (n.)someone from Florence, Italy
folly (n.)wantonness, lewdness
folly (n.)wantonness, lewdness
folly (n.)wantonness, lewdness
fond (adj.)tender, loving, affectionate
fond (adj.)infatuated, doting, passionate
fond (adj.)infatuated, doting, passionate
fond (adj.)foolish, trifling, frivolous
fond (adj.)foolish, trifling, frivolous
footing (n.)landing, disembarking, setting foot on shore
fopped (adj.)duped, cheated, hoodwinked
for why (conj.)for which
forbear (v.)stop, cease, desist
forbear (v.)stop, cease, desist
fordo (v.)wreck, destroy, ruin
foregone (adj.)previous, prior, earlier
forfend (v.)forbid
forfend (v.)forbid
forget (v.)behave inappropriately, lose sight of one's position
forked (adj.)two-horned
form (n.)image, likeness, shape
form (n.)physical appearance, outward appearance
forsooth (adv.)in truth, certainly, truly, indeed
forswear (v), past forms forsworn, forsworeabandon, renounce, reject, give up
fortitude (n.)strength, might, power
fortune (n.)chance, fate, [one's ] lot
fortune (n.)wealth, possessions, substance
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
fountain (n.)spring, source, well
frailty (n.)moral weakness, shortcoming, liability to give in to temptation
frank (adj.)generous, liberal, bounteous
fraught (n.)burden, load
free (adj.)free of worry, untroubled, carefree
free (adj.)innocent, guiltless
free (adj.)noble, honourable, worthy
frieze (n.)type of rough woollen cloth
fright (v.), past form frightedfrighten, scare, terrify
front (n.)forelock
fruitful (adj.)generous, bountiful, liberal
fruitfulness (n.)liberality, generosity, of a giving nature
full (adj.)ideal, perfect, complete
full (adv.)very, exceedingly, extremely
fulsome (adj.)distasteful, nauseating, repulsive
function (n.)ability to exercise the faculties, natural powers
function (n.)office, occupation, calling
fury (n.)inspiration, frenzy, zeal
fustian (n.)bombast, nonsense, gibberish
gall (n.)spirit of anger, venom, ability to be angry
gall (v.)vex, annoy, irritate
gall (v.)vex, annoy, irritate
gall (v.)vex, annoy, irritate
gallant (n.)fine gentleman, man of fashion
game (n.)game of love, amorous play
garb (n.)manner, style, fashion
garner (v.)store up, lay up, deposit
gastness (n.)terror, dread, frightened look
gaze (v.)viewing, observation, direction of looking
gender (n.)kind, sort, type
gender (v.)copulate, beget, engender
generous (adj.)well-bred, mannerly, noble-minded
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.)peaceful, calm, free from violence
gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kind
gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kind
gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kind
gentle (adj.)soft, tender, kind
german, germane (n.)near relative, blood relation
get (v.)beget, conceive, breed
give away (v.)sacrifice, renounce, abandon
giving out (n.)suggestion, intimation, utterance
goodly (adj.)splendid, excellent, fine
gorge (n.)stomach contents
government (n.)self-control, self-discipline, moral conduct
grace (n.)gracefulness, charm, elegance
gradation (n.)seniority, relative rank, career advancement
grange (n.)country house, farmhouse
gratify (v.)reward, repay, show gratitude for
green (adj.)youthful, inexperienced, immature
grievance (n.)cause of annoyance, painful constraint, source of sorrow
grievously (adv.)sorrowfully, deeply, with great grief
grise (n.)step, stair
gross (adj.)large, big, huge
gross (adj.)coarse, vulgar, unrefined
gross (adj.)vile, abhorrent, wicked
gross (adj.)vile, abhorrent, wicked
gross (adj.)plain, striking, evident, obvious
gross (adj.)plain, striking, evident, obvious
grossly (adv.)openly, blatantly, brazenly
guardage (n.)guardianship, protection, keeping
Guards (n.)the Guardians: two stars within the Little Bear constellation
guinea-hen (n.)trollop, courtesan, prostitute
gull (n.)dupe, fool, simpleton
guttered (adj.)gullied, furrowed, jagged
gyve (v.)fetter, shackle, ensnare
habit (n.)covering, guise, adorning
haggard (adj.)wild, unmanageable, untrainable
hale (v.)drag, pull, haul
halter (n.)rope with a noose [for hanging]
hap (v.)happen, take place, come to pass
haply (adv.)perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
haply (adv.)perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
haply (adv.)perhaps, maybe, by chance, with luck
happily (adv.)perhaps, by chance, maybe
happiness (n.)good luck, success, good fortune
happy time, inwell met
hard (adv.)with difficulty, not easily
hardness (n.)hardship, adversity, harsh situation
harlotry (n.)harlot, whore
haste-post-haste (adj.)with all possible speed, very prompt, most expeditious
having (n.)fortune, estate, means
hazard (v.)expose to danger, put at risk
head (n.)headway, progress, advance
head and frontheight and breadth, greatest extent
hearted (adj.)seated in the heart, heart-centred
hearted (adj.)heartfelt, spirited, full of vigour
heat (n.)urgency, intensity, force
heavy (adj.)gloomy, dark, overcast
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.)grave, serious, weighty
Hellespont (n.)['helespont] Dardanelles; narrow strait in NW Turkey, connecting the Aegean Sea and the Sea of Marmara
helm (n.)helmet
hie (v.)hasten, hurry, speed
hie (v.)hasten, hurry, speed
high (adj.)very great, extreme
high (adv.)fully, altogether
high-wrought (adj.)extremely rough, highly turbulent
hint (n.)opportunity, moment, chance
hint (n.)opportunity, moment, chance
hip, on / upon the[wrestling] at a disadvantage, in an unfavourable position
hobby-horse (n.)harlot, whore, prostitute
hold (v.)keep, preserve, conserve
hold (v.)consider, regard, esteem, value [as]
home (adv.)into the heart of the enemy, to the target
home (adv.)bluntly, to the point, forthrightly
honest (adj.)chaste, pure, virtuous
honest (adj.)chaste, pure, virtuous
honest (adj.)chaste, pure, virtuous
honesty (n.)honour, integrity, uprightness
honour (n.)fame, renown, glory
horologe (n.)clock, dial, timepiece
hot (adj.)lecherous, lustful, hot-blooded
hotly (adv.)urgently, eagerly, fervently
housewife, huswife (n.)[pron: 'husif] hussy, wanton, minx
housewife, huswife (n.)[pron: 'husif] hussy, wanton, minx
housewifery (n.)housekeeping, household management
howbeit that (conj.)although
humane (adj.)polite, courteous, refined
humour (n.)mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
humour (n.)mood, disposition, frame of mind, temperament [as determined by bodily fluids]
humour (n.)fancy, whim, inclination, caprice
hungerly (adv.)hungrily, greedily, avidly
Hydra (n.)[pron: 'hiydra] many-headed monster, the child of Typhon and Echnida; as each head was cut off, it grew again
challenge (v.)demand as a right, claim, call for, insist on
challenge (v.)demand as a right, claim, call for, insist on
chamberer (n.)frequenter of ladies' chambers, drawing-room man of fashion
chance (n.)possibility, prospect, aspect
chance (n.)event, occurrence, situation [especially, bad]
change (v.)exchange, trade
change (v.)exchange, trade
charm (n.)magic spell, enchantment
charm (n.)magic spell, enchantment
charm (v.)overcome, subdue, take over [as if by a charm]
charmer (n.)enchanter/enchantress, worker of charms
charter (n.)pledge, permission, assurance
chaste (adj.)pure, stainless, undefiled
check (n.)reprimand, reproof, rebuke
check (n.)reprimand, reproof, rebuke
check (n.)reprimand, reproof, rebuke
cherubin (n.)celestial being, heavenly beauty
chidden (adj.)driven along, storm-struck, beaten against
chide (v.), past form chidquarrel, wrangle, fight
chide (v.), past form chidscold, rebuke, reprove
chide (v.), past form chidscold, rebuke, reprove
chide (v.), past form chidscold, rebuke, reprove
chiding (n.)telling-off, scolding, rebuke
choler (n.)anger, rage, wrath
chrysolite (n.)type of semi-precious stone
chuck (n.)chicken, chick [usually as a term of endearment]
chuck (n.)chicken, chick [usually as a term of endearment]
idle (adj.)trifling, unimportant, trivial
idle (adj.)uninhabited, empty; or: barren, sterile
ill (n.)wrong, injury, harm, evil
immediate (adj.)cherished, nearest the heart
import (n.)importance, significance, consequence
import (v.)signify, mean, suggest
importancy (n.)importance, significance
importunate (adj.)persistent, pressing, insistent
importune (v.)urge, press
importune (v.)urge, press
importune (v.)beg [for], ask persistently [for]
importunity (n.)persistent solicitation, troublesome persistence
inclining (adj.)compliant, sympathetic, submissive
inclining (n.)party, following, faction
incontinent (adv.)immediately, forthwith, at once
incontinently (adv.)immediately, at once, forthwith
incorporate (adj.)united in one body, combined in one entity
indign (adj.)unworthy, shameful, dishonourable
indue, endue (v.)introduce, lead, bring
ingener (n.)inventor, designer, creator
ingraft, engraffed (adj.)ingrafted, ingrained, deep-rooted
ingredience (n.)composition, ingredients, contents
inhibited (adj.)prohibited, forbidden, proscribed
injoint (v.)unite, join up, come together
innovation (n.)revolution, disturbance, commotion
inordinate (adj.)immoderate, intemperate, excessive
insinuating (adj.)ingratiating, fawning, obsequious
instruction (n.)basis in fact, knowledge, information
instrument (n.)organ, faculty, functioning part
intendment (n.)intent, intention, purpose
intent (n.)intention, purpose, aim
intentively (adv.)paying continuous attention, with unbroken interest
invention (n.)inventiveness, imagination, creative faculty
invention (n.)inventiveness, imagination, creative faculty
issue (n.)outcome, result, consequence(s)
issue (n.)outcome, result, consequence(s)
issue (n.)outcome, result, consequence(s)
iterance (n.)repetition, reiteration
Janus (n.)[pron: 'jaynus] Roman god who guards gates and doors; shown with two faces, one at the back of his head
jealousy (n.)suspicious nature, apprehensive state of mind
jennet, gennet (n.)small Spanish horse
jess (n.)[falconry] short strap fastened to a hawk's legs [to which the leash is attached]
joint ring (n.)finger-ring made in two separable parts
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
jump (adv.)exactly, precisely
jump (v.)agree, coincide, tally
just (adj.)accurate, exact, precise
knave (n.)servant, menial, lackey
knave (n.)servant, menial, lackey
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
knavery (n.)treachery, trap, trickery
knee-crooking (adj.)bowing, kneeling, genuflecting
knot (v.)gather together, assemble, congregate
lawn (n.)[type of] fine linen
lay (n.)wager, stake, bet
league (v.)bind together, ally, confederate
learn (v.)teach, instruct [not a regional dialect usage as in modern English]
lee (v.)cut off from the wind, make helpless
leet (n.)local court of justice, manorial court
lethargy (n.)coma, state of unconsciousness
letter (n.)[letter of] influence, recommendation, introduction
level with (v.)fit, suit, be in keeping with
liberal (adj.)overgenerous, licentious
liberal (adj.)overgenerous, licentious
liberal (adj.)coarse, licentious, promiscuous
liberal (adv.)freely, unrestrainedly
lieutenantry (n.)use of subordinates, office of lieutenants
light (adj.)[Q variant] [of counterfeit coins] of less weight, worthless, cheap
light (adj.)[of counterfeit coins] of less weight, worthless, cheap
like (adj.)same, similar, alike, equal
like (adj.)same, similar, alike, equal
like (adv.)likely, probable / probably
like (adv.)likely, probable / probably
likelihood (n.)indication, sign, ground
linger (v.)prolong, draw out, extend
lip (v.)kiss
list (n.)wish, desire, inclination
list (n.)boundary, limit, confines
list (v.)listen to, pay attention to
locust (n.)[unclear meaning] fruit of the carob tree, locust-bean
loop (n.)metal ring, pivot, prop
lost (adj.)groundless, idle, unwarranted
loud (adj.)clamorous, loudly supported; or: pressing, urgent
lown, loon (n.)rogue, sluggard; worthless idiot
mad (adj.)wild, faithless, inconstant
maidhood (n.)maidenhood
main (n.)strength, force, full might
main (n.)open sea, ocean
main (n.)open sea, ocean
make (v.)raise, acquire, procure
make (v.)raise, acquire, procure
malice (n.)hostility, hatred, ill-will, enmity
mammer (v.)stammer, hesitate, mutter
man (v.)employ, exert, send out
manage (v.)conduct, carry on
mandragora (n.)mandrake plant [seen as a narcotic]
mangle (v.)wound, gash, hack
manner (n.)(plural) proper behaviour, good conduct, forms of politeness
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]
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
match (v.)compare, equate, make equal
matter (n.)affair(s), business, real issue
matter (n.)affair(s), business, real issue
matter (n.)affair(s), business, real issue
mazzard (n.)[jocular] skull, head, bowl
mean (n.)means, way, method
mean (n.)means, way, method
measure (n.)[of drink] vessel-full, tot
measure (n.)extent, size, amount, quantity, mass
medicinable (adj.)medicinal, healing, curative, restorative
medicine (n.)drug used for purposes other than healing (especially the philosopher's elixir)
meet (adj.)fit, suitable, right, proper
meet (adj.)fit, suitable, right, proper
mere (adj.)complete, total, absolute, utter
mere (adj.)complete, total, absolute, utter
mere (adj.)complete, total, absolute, utter
mere (adj.)complete, total, absolute, utter
merely (adv.)only, nothing more than
mess (n.)serving of food, dish
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
mince (v.)play down, soften, make little of
mineral (n.)substance, poison, toxin
minion (n.)hussy, jade, minx
minister (n.)messenger, agent, servant
minister (v.)provide, supply, give
miscarry (v.)go wrong, fail, be unsuccessful
misgive (v.)have misgivings, have a bad feeling
misuse (n.)misbehaviour, transgression, impropriety
mo, moe (adj.)more [in number]
mock (n.)act of mockery, mocking remark, derisive action, scornful irony
mock (n.)mockery, derision, ridicule
modern (adj.)ordinary, trite, commonplace, everyday
molestation (n.)disturbance, distress, upset
moraller (n.)moralizer, self-critic
morn (n.)morning, dawn
morrow (n.)morning
morrow (n.)morning
mortal (adj.)fatal, deadly, lethal
mortal (adj.)fatal, deadly, lethal
mortal (adj.)fatal, deadly, lethal
mortal (adj.)fatal, deadly, lethal
motion (n.)power to act normally, reaction, faculties
motion (n.)inner movement, inward prompting, natural impulse, imagining
motion (n.)inner movement, inward prompting, natural impulse, imagining
motion (n.)act of moving, movement, stirring
motive (n.)cause, mover, instigator
mountebank (n.)itinerant quack, travelling drug-seller, charlatan
mummy (n.)preparation made from mummies
mutiny (n.)riot, civil disturbance, state of discord
mutuality (n.)intimacy, familiar exchange, intimate dealing
mystery (n.)trade, office, occupation
naked (adj.)defenceless, undefended, unarmed
napkin (n.)handkerchief
napkin (n.)handkerchief
native (adj.)innate, inborn, instinctive
nature (n.)human nature
nature (n.)human nature
near (adv.)closely, intimately, seriously
nephew (n.)grandson
nether (adj.)lower, bottom
nether (adj.)lower, bottom
nice (adj.)trivial, unimportant, slight
nick (n.)nick of time, critical moment
nightgown, night-gown (n.)dressing-gown
nightgown, night-gown (n.)dressing-gown
non-suit (v.)reject the suit of, refuse
north (n.)north wind
notable (adj.)observable, noticeable, perceptible
notorious (adj.)notable, out-and-out, evident
observancy (n.)proper attention, tender attentiveness
occasion (n.)ground, reason, cause, matter
occasion (n.)circumstance, opportunity
odd (adj.)casual, chance, or other
odd-even (adj.)between 12 and 1, around midnight
odds (n. plural)quarrel, disagreement, strife
off-cap (v.)doff the cap, take off the hat [in respect]
offence (n.)[Q variant] damage, injury, harm
offenceless (adj.)incapable of causing offence, harmless
offend (v.)wrong, sin against, abuse
offend (v.)harm, hurt, pain
office (n.)role, position, place, function
office (n.)role, position, place, function
office (n.)role, position, place, function
office (n.)role, position, place, function
office (n.)role, position, place, function
office (n.)(plural) kitchen, buttery, serving-room
office (n.)task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.)task, service, duty, responsibility
office (n.)task, service, duty, responsibility
officed (adj.)functional, working, serviceable
oft (adv.)often
oft (adv.)often
oft (adv.)often
oft (adv.)often
oft (adv.)often
oft (adv.)often
oft (adv.)often
oft (adv.)often
old (adj.)hackneyed, worn-out, stale
Olympus (n.)mountainous region of N Greece; the home of the gods
ope (v.)open
opinion (n.)public opinion, popular judgement
opinion (n.)gossip, suspicion, malicious rumour
opinion (n.)reputation, character, honour
opposite (adj.)opposed, hostile, adverse, antagonistic [to]
order, takemake arrangements
outsport (v.)make merry beyond the bounds of, revel beyond the limits of
out-tongue (v.)speak more loudly than, be more persuasive than
owe (v.)own, possess, have
owe (v.)own, possess, have
paddle (v.)toy [with], play wantonly [with], fondle
pageant (n.)show, scene, spectacle, tableau
paradox (n.)statement going against accepted belief, absurdity
paragon (v.)surpass, excel, transcend
parcel (n.)part, piece, portion, bit
parle, parley (n.)negotiation, meeting [between enemies under a truce, to discuss terms]
parrot (n.)nonsense, rubbish, without understanding
part (n.)quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
part (n.)quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
part (n.)quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
part (n.)quality, attribute, gift, accomplishment [of mind or body]
partially (adv.)with partiality, in a biased way
partly (adv.)slightly, in some measure, a little
pass (v.)pass over, ignore, disregard
passage (n.)traffic, passing to and fro, movement of people
passion (n.)fit of anger, feeling of rage
passion (n.)suffering, torment, deep grief
pate (n.)head, skull
patent (n.)carte blanche, formal permission
peculiar (adj.)particular, private, personal
peculiar (adj.)particular, private, personal
peculiar (adj.)particular, private, personal
peevish (adj.)silly, foolish; or: headstrong, impulsive
peevish (adj.)silly, foolish; or: headstrong, impulsive
peg (n.)pin on a stringed instrument to which the strings are fastened
peradventure (adv.)perhaps, maybe, very likely
perdurable (adj.)everlasting, long-lasting, enduring
perfect (adj.)innocent, guiltless, clear
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
perplexed (adj.)bewildered, distracted, disoriented
petticoat (n.)long skirt
piece (v.)mend, repair, make whole
pioneer, pioner (n.)sapper, labouring foot-soldier
pith (n.)strength, toughness, mettle
pitch (n.)black tar-like substance [used to waterproof planks, etc; often, a symbol of defilement]
place (n.)position, post, office, rank
place (n.)position, post, office, rank
place (n.)position, post, office, rank
place (n.)position, post, office, rank
place (n.)position, post, office, rank
place (n.)position, post, office, rank
place (n.)position, post, office, rank
place (n.)position, post, office, rank
place (n.)position, post, office, rank
place (n.)position, post, office, rank
place (n.)position, post, office, rank
place (n.)position, post, office, rank
place (n.)position, post, office, rank
place (n.)position, post, office, rank
platform (n.)gun-platform, battery emplacement
pleasance (n.)pleasure, delight, gratification
pliant (adj.)suitable, opportune, favourable
plume up (v.)furnish with plumage; put a feather in the cap of
poise (n.)weight, importance, gravity
poise (v.)balance, weigh, make even
Pole (n.)the Pole star
policy (n.)statecraft, statesmanship, diplomacy
policy (n.)statecraft, statesmanship, diplomacy
politic (adj.)prudent, cautious, discreet, shrewd
Pontic SeaBlack Sea
poppy (n.)poppy-seed [used as a drug], opium
portance (n.)behaviour, demeanour, bearing
position (n.)[in logic] affirmation, assertion, hypothesis
position (n.)deliberate exposition, statement as a proposition
post-post-haste (adj.)with all possible speed, extremely speedy
potation (n.)draught, drinking-bout
potent (adj.)capable, accomplished, competent
potential (adj.)powerful, mighty, strong
potting (n.)drinking, tippling, imbibing
pottle, pottle-pot (n.)drinking vessel containing two quarts
pottle-deep (adj.)to the bottom of a two-quart vessel
power (n.)(usually plural) god, deity, divinity
power (n.)(usually plural) god, deity, divinity
power (n.)authority, government
pox (n.)venereal disease; also: plague, or any other disease displaying skin pustules
practice (n.)scheme, plot, stratagem, intrigue
practice (n.)trickery, treachery
prank (n.)outrageous deed, excessive behaviour
prank (n.)outrageous deed, excessive behaviour
prate (v.)prattle, chatter, blather
prate (v.)prattle, chatter, blather
prate (v.)prattle, chatter, blather
prefer (v.)promote, advance, recommend
pregnant (adj.)obvious, clear, evident
preparation (n.)equipped military force, force ready for war
preparation (n.)equipped military force, force ready for war
preposterous (adj.)contrary to the natural order, monstrous, perverted
preposterously (adv.)out of the normal course of events, unnaturally, perversely
prerogatived (adj.)privileged, advantaged, favoured
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
prick (v.)urge, incite, motivate
pride (n.)sexual desire, lustful excess
prime (adj.)lecherous, randy, lustful
prize (v.)esteem, value, hold
probal (adj.)reasonable, sure to be approved by
probation (n.)proof, demonstration
procreant (n.)person engaged in procreation, copulator
profane (adj.)worldly-wise, irreverent, flippant
profane (adj.)blasphemous, irreverent, foul-mouthed
proof (n.)test, trial
proper (adj.)good-looking, handsome, comely
proper (adj.)good-looking, handsome, comely
proper (adj.)very, own
property (n.)quality, character, nature
Propontic SeaSea of Marmora, Turkey
propose (v.)converse, discourse, hold forth
propriety (n.)natural state, normal condition
prosperity (n.)success, good fortune
prosperous (adj.)favourable, sympathetic, well-disposed
provocation (n.)erotic stimulation, inciting lustful thoughts
provulgate (v.)promulgate, make public, publish abroad
puddle (v.)make muddy, cloud, muddle
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
purposed (adj.)proposed, intended, contemplated
put by (v.)give up, desist from
put on (v.)demand, compel, claim
put on (v.)instigate, provoke, incite
put to itput to the proof, make trial of
putting on (n.)instigation, prompting, urging
qualification (n.)true condition, character, nature
qualify (v.)dilute, weaken, mix with water
quality (n.)rank, standing, position
quality (n.)rank, standing, position
quality (n.)importance, special significance
quality (n.)nature, disposition, character
quarter (n.)relationships, relations, mutual conduct
quat (n.)pimple, small boil
question (n.)fighting, conflict, altercation
question (n.)conversation, discourse, piece of talk
quicken (v.)receive life, be conceived
quicken (v.)receive life, be conceived
quillet (n.)quibble, equivocation, hair-splitting distinction
quirk (n.)extravagant turn of phrase, verbal flourish
raging (adj.)roving, wanton, riotous
rail (v.)rant, rave, be abusive [about]
rank (adj.)lascivious, lustful, lewd
rank (adj.)gross, outlandish, coarse
rapier (n.)light sharp-pointed sword used for thrusting
rash (adv.)hastily, impetuously, impulsively
reason (n.)power of reason, judgement, common-sense [often opposed to ‘passion’]
recognizance (n.)token, sign, symbol
recoil (v.)yield, defer, give in to
recommend (v.)inform, notify, communicate to
refer (v.)entrust, commit, commend
reference (n.)[unclear meaning] designation, appointment, assignment
regard (n.)view, prospect, sight
relish (v.)appreciate, like, approve of
relume (v.)relight, rekindle, burn afresh
remembrance (n.)love-token, keepsake, memento
remembrance (n.)love-token, keepsake, memento
remorse (n.)pity, compassion, tenderness
repair (v.)come, go, make one's way
repeal (v.)recall, call back [from exile]
reproach (n.)blame, disgrace, shame
reprobance (n.)damnation, perdition
requite (v.), past forms requit, requitedavenge, pay back, take vengeance on
reserve (v.)preserve, retain, keep
respect (n.)regard, admiration, favour, opinion
respect (n.)relevance, pertinence; or: position
re-stem (v.)retrace, go back upon
retire (v.)withdraw, take oneself away
revolt (n.)betrayal, change of heart, faithlessness
revolt (n.)rebellion, act of disobedience
rheum (n.)catarrh, headcold, coughing and spluttering
rich (adj.)high, noble, great
round (adj.)blunt, forthright, straight, plain-spoken
rouse (n.)full draught (of wine), brimful cup, carousing
rout (n.)brawl, disturbance, riot
rude (adj.)cacophonous, raucous, barbarous
rude (adj.)amateurish, inexpert, lacking polish
ruffian (v.)rage, bluster, rampage
rush (n.)charge, onslaught, attack
sadly (adv.)seriously, gravely, solemnly
said, wellwell done
said, wellwell done
said, wellwell done
sail (n.)ship, vessel
sake, for youron your account, because of you
salt (adj.)[of a cold] bitter, intense, heavy
salt (adj.)lascivious, lustful, lecherous
salt (adj.)lascivious, lustful, lecherous
sanctified (adj.)consecrated, holy
sanctimony (n.)sacred bond, religious commitment
satiety (n.)wearisome gratification, tedious satisfaction
saucy (adj.)insolent, impudent, presumptuous, defiant
'sblood (int.)[oath] God's blood
scan (v.)examine, carefully consider
scant (v.)neglect, stint, withhold
scant (v.)neglect, stint, withhold
scape, 'scape (n.)escape
scape, 'scape (v.)escape, avoid
scarce (adv.)scarcely, hardly, barely, only just
scattering (adj.)random, haphazard, erratic
scion (n.)shoot, graft, limb
score (v.)make a mark for, chalk up a score for
scorn (n.)mockery, taunt, insult, act of derision
scurvy (adj.)contemptible, despicable, wretched
scurvy (adj.)contemptible, despicable, wretched
scurvy (adj.)contemptible, despicable, wretched
scuse (n.)excuse
sea-bank (n.)seashore
seal (n.)pledge, promise, token, sign
sea-mark (n.)prominent landmark used as a guide for sailors, beacon
search (n.)search-party
sect (n.)cutting, offshoot, branch
secure (adj.)carefree, free from anxiety, unguarded
secure (adj.)carefree, free from anxiety, unguarded
secure (v.)take comfort, free from care
see for (v.)look out for
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
seem (v.)arrange, contrive, try speciously
seeming (n.)demeanour, outward behaviour
seeming (n.)demeanour, outward behaviour
seeming (n.)appearance, look, aspect
segregation (n.)dispersal, scattering, breaking up
seize, seize upon (v.)[legal] take possession of, take hold of
self-bounty (n.)innate generosity, inner virtue
sennight, se'nnight, seven-night (n.)[seven night] week
sense (n.)ability to respond to sensation, physical perception
sense (n.)perception, awareness, discernment, appreciation
sense (n.)perception, awareness, discernment, appreciation
sense (n.)perception, awareness, discernment, appreciation
sense (n.)perception, awareness, discernment, appreciation
sense (n.)opinion, view, judgement
sense, to theto the quick
sensible (adj.)endowed with good sense, perceptive, responsible
sentence (n.)maxim, wise saying, precept
sequent (adj.)sequential, successive, one after another
sequester (n.)sequestration, removal, withdrawal
sequestration (n.)separation, cessation, severance
servitor (n.)servant
session, sessions (n.)judicial assembly, trial, court
set (n.)setting, cycle, revolution
set down (v.)[of the strings of a musical instrument] slacken, loosen
several (adj.)separate, different, distinct
shadowing (adj.)foreshadowing, ill-boding, darkening
shambles (n.)meat-market, slaughter-house
shape (v.)give shape to, make out
shape (v.)create, fashion, bring about
show (n.)appearance, exhibition, display
shrewd (adj.)ominous, telling; or: bitter, vexatious
shrift (n.)confessional, place for hearing confession
sibyl (n.)prophetess, fortune-teller, wise woman
Sibyl, Sybilla (n.)priestess inspired by Apollo, her prophecies being written on leaves; Apollo granted her as many years of life as she could hold grains of sand in her hand
siege (n.)rank, status, standing
sign (n.)mere semblance, token symbol, show
signory (n.)[Italian] state, province, territory
simple (adj.)foolish, silly, stupid
simple (adj.)sincere, honest, open, innocent
simpleness (n.)integrity, honesty, honour
sink (v.)be ruined, give up, perish
sir (n.)gentleman, lord, gallant, master
sirrah (n.)sir [commanding, insulting, or familiar, depending on context]
skillet (n.)saucepan, stew-pan, cooking pot
slack (v.)neglect, be remiss [to]
slave (n.)fellow, rascal, rogue, villain
slave (n.)fellow, rascal, rogue, villain
slight (adj.)worthless, insignificant, good-for-nothing
slipper (adj.)slippery, shifty, unreliable
slubber (v.)smear, stain, soil
smock (n.)woman's undergarment, shift, slip, chemise
snipe (n.)[type of bird] dupe, gull, fool
snorting (adj.)snoring
soft (adj.)tender, compassionate, kind
soft (adj.)sociable, pleasing, pleasant
soft (int.)[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quiet
soft (int.)[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quiet
soft (int.)[used as a command] not so fast, wait a moment, be quiet
solicit (v.)beg pardon, make intercession
solicitor (n.)advocate, instigator, go-between
something (adv.)a little, to some extent
sorry (adj.)awful, wretched, vile
soul (n.)conscience, heart, inner being
spare (v.)omit, avoid, refrain [from]
Sparta (n.)city of Peloponnesia, S Greece
speculative (adj.)seeing, observing, capable of vision
speed (n.)success, fortune, good luck
speed (v.)meet with success, prosper, flourish
spend (v.)expend, express, give vent to
spirit (n.)(plural) sentiments, faculties, traits of character
spite (n.)annoyance, vexation, irritation
spleen (n.)temper, spirit, passion [part of the body seen as the source of both gloomy and mirthful emotions]
splinter (v.)put in a splint, secure, bind up
spoil (v.)badly injure, seriously hurt
sport (n.)sexual recreation, intercourse, amorous dalliance
sport (n.)sexual recreation, intercourse, amorous dalliance
sport (n.)sexual recreation, intercourse, amorous dalliance
sport (n.)recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.)recreation, amusement, entertainment
sport (n.)recreation, amusement, entertainment
spotted (adj.)embroidered, patterned
squadron (n.)army detachment, body of soldiers
squire (n.)[contemptuous] fellow
stamp (v.)press, impress, coin
stand (v.)be, appear
start (v.)startle, alarm, disturb
startingly (adv.)in fits and starts, disjointedly
state (n.)status, rank, position
stay (v.)stop, halt, come to a standstill
stead (v.)help, assist, benefit
steep-down (adj.)precipitous, sheer
still (adj.)silent, quiet
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
still (adv.)constantly, always, continually
stillness (n.)restraint, sobriety, quietness of behaviour
sting (n.)urging of lust, inflaming of passion
stolen (adj.)secret, stealthy, clandestine
stone (n.)thunderbolt
stone (v.)turn to stone, harden
stop (n.)obstruction, obstacle, hindrance
stop (n.)pause, hesitation, breaking off
store (v.)populate, supply with children
stoup (n.)cup, flagon, jug, tankard
stow (v.)put away, put under cover
straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at once
straight (adv.)straightaway, immediately, at once
strain (v.)urge, press, encourage
strangeness (n.)estrangement, disaffection, coldness, aloofness
stranger (n.)foreigner, alien, outsider
stream (n.)current, flow, drift
strike off (v.)cancel [as by a pen-stroke], erase, remove
strumpet (n.)harlot, prostitute, whore
strumpet (n.)harlot, prostitute, whore
strumpet (n.)harlot, prostitute, whore
strumpet (n.)harlot, prostitute, whore
strumpet (n.)harlot, prostitute, whore
stubborn (adj.)difficult, demanding, exacting
stuff (n.)substance, composition, quality, essence
subdue (v.)persuade, convince, prevail over
subdued (adj.)overcome, overwhelmed, subjugated
subdued (adj.)overcome, overwhelmed, subjugated
suborn (v.)bribe, corrupt, persuade [someone] to commit perjury
substitute (n.)subordinate, deputy, underling
succeed (v.)follow on, ensue, come after
succeed (v.)pass through inheritance, devolve
success (n.)result, outcome, issue
sudden (adj.)immediate, early, prompt
sudden (adj.)unpredictable, prone to sudden violence
sufferance (n.)distress, suffering, hardship
sufficiency (n.)competence, ability, capability
sufficient (adj.)able, capable, competent
sufficient (adj.)able, capable, competent
suit (n.)wooing, courtship
suit (n.)formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.)formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.)formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.)formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.)formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.)formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.)formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.)formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.)formal request, entreaty, petition
suit (n.)formal request, entreaty, petition
sullen (adj.)[Q variant of 'sorry'] gloomy, dismal, melancholy, mournful
sup (v.)have supper
sup (v.)have supper
sup (v.)have supper
sup (v.)have supper
super-subtle (adj.)extra-refined, specially delicate
supervisor (n.)onlooker, spectator, observer
supply (v.)satisfy, fulfil, gratify [sexually]
supply (v.)fill up, take [the place of], occupy, substitute
support (v.)endure, bear, sustain
surety (n.)certainty, fact
surfeit (v.)feed to excess, overindulge, glut
surgeon (n.)doctor, physician
sustain (v.)take up a position, have a place
swag-bellied (adj.)pendulous-bellied, with a hanging paunch
swagger (v.)force by blustering language, bully
sweeting (n.)sweetheart, darling, dearest
swelling (adj.)swollen [with pride], arrogant
sycamore (n.)variety of fig tree [a Mediterranean species]
sympathy (n.)accord, agreement, harmony
taint (v.)disparage, denigrate, belittle
take out (v.)copy, imitate, replicate
take out (v.)copy, imitate, replicate
take out (v.)copy, imitate, replicate
taper (n.)candle
taper (n.)candle
teem (v.)be made pregnant, conceive
tell (v.)count out, number, itemize
tented (adj.)covered with tents, full of tents
test (n.)evidence, attestation, testimony
theoric (n.)theory, academic speculation
thin (adj.)flimsy, threadbare, insufficient
thrice-driven (adj.)with the lightest feathers repeatedly separated; of great comfort
tilt (v.)joust, fight [with lances], thrust
timbered (adj.)made of wood, constructed
time, keepbe restrained, keep control
timorous (adj.)causing fear, terrifying, dreadful
toged (adj.)toga-wearing, robed
top (v.)screw, copulate with
top (v.)screw, copulate with
touch (v.)wound, hurt, injure
touch (v.)wound, hurt, injure
touch (v.)test the quality [of], put to the test
touch (v.)affect, concern, regard, relate to
toy (n.)fancy, fantastic thought
toy (n.)fancy, fantastic thought
traduce (v.)defame, slander, calumniate, dishonour
trash (n.)worthless person, disreputable individual
trash (v.)[hunting] rein in, keep in check, hold back
traverse (v.)[unclear meaning] take aim, about turn
trick (n.)misconception, delusion, fancy
triumph (n.)public festivity, pageant, display of celebration, tournament
troth, by myby my truth [exclamation emphasizing an assertion]
troth, good troth (n.)exclamations, emphasizing an assertion - truly, indeed
truly (adv.)faithfully, loyally, constantly
trump (n.)trumpet
trumpet (n.)trumpet-call
truncheon (n.)military baton, staff of office
tup (v.)copulate with, screw
Turk (n.)infidel, heathen, pagan
Turk (n.)Sultan of Turkey
turn (n.)act, action, deed
turn (v.)return, come back
twiggen-bottle (n.)bottle cased in wickerwork
'Ud (n.)[in emphatic expressions] shortened form of ‘God’
unbitted (adj.)unbridled, unrestrained, compelling
unbonneted (adv.)bare-headed; with all modesty
unbookish (adj.)ignorant, ill-educated, unlearned
uncapable (adj.)incapable, unable [to do something]
uncleanly (adj.)unclean, dirty, filthy
undertaker (n.)person who takes on a task
undone (adj.)ruined, destroyed, brought down
undone (adj.)ruined, destroyed, brought down
unfold (v.)identify, disclose, reveal
unfold (v.)identify, disclose, reveal
unfold (v.)display, reveal, show
unfolding (n.)exposition, proposal, proposition
unhandsome (adj.)inadequate, inexpert, falling short
unhatched (adj.)evolving, still in course of development
unhoused (adj.)unconfined, unconstrained, independent
unlucky (adj.)unfortunate, lamentable, disastrous
unordinate (adj.)[Q variant] inordinate, excessive, intemperate
unperfectness (n.)imperfection, defect, flaw
unproper (adj.)not solely one's one, shared with another
unprovide (v.)make unready, unequip, unresolve
unskilful (adj.)undiscerning, ignorant, uneducated
unswear (v.)abjure, retract, repudiate
unwholesome (adj.)impaired, defective, flawed
unwit (v.)deprive of wits, make crazy
use (n.)usual practice, habit, custom
use (n.)usual practice, habit, custom
usurped (adj.)false, counterfeit, disguising
vantage, of / to thein addition, as well, besides
very (adj.)[intensifying] thorough-going, absolute
very (adj.)true, real, genuine
vessel (n.)body, frame
vesture (n.)garment, clothing, garb, costume
vexation (n.)agitation, disturbance, turmoil
vicious (adj.)defective, faulty, bad
virtuous (adj.)potent, powerful, efficacious
visage (n.)face, countenance
visage (n.)face, countenance
visage (n.)outward appearance, aspect, air
voice (n.)support, approval, good word
voice (n.)authoritative opinion, judgement
voice (n.)talk, rumour, opinion
voluble (adj.)glib, facile, persuasive
voluntary (adj.)willing, ready, enthusiastic
votarist (n.)vow-taker, religious, nun / monk
vouch (n.)approval, testimony, witness
wage (v.)risk, venture upon, engage in
waked (adj.)awakened, aroused, roused
want (v.)miss, feel the loss of
wanton (adj.)sexually hot, passionate, sportive
wanton (adj.)lascivious, lewd, obscene
wanton (n.)mistress, paramour, lover
war, town of (n.)garrison town, fortified town
warrant (n.)assurance, pledge, guarantee
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, out ofillegal, unlawful, banned
warranty (n.)authorization, permission, sanction
water (n.)tears
watch (n.)time interval, period of time
watch (v.)keep the watch, keep guard, be on the look-out
watch (v.)keep the watch, keep guard, be on the look-out
watch (v.)[falconry, in taming a hawk] prevent from sleeping, keep awake
watching (n.)wakefulness, sleeplessness, vigilance
weak (adj.)of little worth, wanting, deficient
wearing (n.)clothing, dress, garments
weary (adj.)wearisome, tedious, long-drawn-out
wench (n.)girl, lass
wench (n.)girl, lass
wheeling (adj.)roving, wandering, drifting
whipster (n.)wretch, degenerate, good-for-nothing
wholesome (adj.)good, beneficial, advantageous
wholesome (adj.)reasonable, sensible, rational
wide (adj.)full, extensive, far-reaching
wight (n.)[archaism] person, human being
wight (n.)[archaism] person, human being
will (n.)lust, sexual desire, passion
will (n.)lust, sexual desire, passion
willow (int.)[in song] expression of sadness and unrequited love
willow (int.)[in song] expression of sadness and unrequited love
wink (v.)shut one's eyes
wise (adj.)informed, well-aware, knowledgeable
wit (n.)cunning plan, ingenious design
wit (n.)cunning plan, ingenious design
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
wits, also five witsfaculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
wits, also five witsfaculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
wits, also five witsfaculties of the mind (common wit, imagination, fantasy, estimation, memory) or body (the five senses)
witty (adj.)clever, quick, intelligent
woman (v.)be in the company of a woman
wonder (n.)special power, miraculous quality
wont (v.)be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit of
wont (v.)be accustomed, used [to], be in the habit of
work (n.)(plural) fortifications, defences, ramparts
work (n.)embroidery, needlework
work (n.)embroidery, needlework
work (v.), past form wroughtpersuade, urge
work to (v.)bring about, arrange, effect
work upon (v.)practise on, work upon, act on
wrack (n.)wreck, loss, shipwreck
writ (n.)[archaism] gospel, holy scripture
yawn (v.)open wide, gape
years (n.)age
yerk (v.)thrust, strike, beat
yoked (adj.)joined in marriage, wedded
zounds (int.)God's wounds
zounds (int.)God's wounds
zounds (int.)God's wounds
zounds (int.)God's wounds
zounds (int.)God's wounds
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