Romeo and Juliet Vocabulary


Act I Vocabulary

  1. Solemnity (noun) – serious or solemn observance or ceremonial proceeding
  2. Profane (adj.) – unholy, defiled, impure
  3. Rapier (noun) – a sword
  4. Trifling (adj) – small, unimportant
  5. Saucy (adj.) – bold, impudent, insolent
  6. Enmity (noun) – hatred
  7. Shrift (noun) – confession
  8. Languish (verb) – to become less intense, to wane or abate
  9. Pernicious (adj.) – having a bad effort, damaging or detrimental
  10. Portentous (adj.) – ominous, threatening evil
  11. Prodigious (adj.) – marvelous, miraculous, wondrous
  12. Valiant (adj.) – brave, courageous, bold
  13. Assail (verb) – to attack with violent blows, to assault verbally
  14. Posterity (noun) – succeeding or future generations

 

Act Two Vocabulary

  1. Jest (verb) – to joke, prank
  2. Impetuous (adj.) – capable of sudden action, emotion or violence, brash, impulsive
  3. Judicious (adj.) – possessing sound judgment, cautious, shrewd
  4. Garish (adj.) – marred by excessive ornamentation; gaudy
  5. Chide (verb) – to scold, rebuke, reprimand
  6. Kindred (adj.) – same kind
  7. Idolatry (noun) – extreme devotion or worship of a person or thing
  8. Invocation (noun) – a prayer like speech; also conjuring or calling up of spirits
  9. Rancor (noun) – feelings of ill will, hatred, enmity, animosity
  10. Repose (noun) – time when one can relax

 

 

Act Three Vocabulary

  1. Dissembler (noun) – one who hides himself or puts on a false appearance
  2. Jocund (adj.) – cheerful, merry
  3. Puling (adj.) – whining, whimpering
  4. Agile (adj.) – well-balanced and quick on one’s feet, nimble
  5. Discord (noun) – lack of harmony
  6. Felon (noun) – criminal
  7. Beguile (verb) – to deceive or cheat
  8. Intercession (noun) – a plea on another’s behalf, mediation

 

Act Four Vocabulary

  1. Inundate (verb) – to overwhelm with something
  2. Shroud (noun) – cloth used to wrap a body for burial
  3. Resolve (noun) – firmness of purpose, determination

 

Act Five Vocabulary

  1. Scourge (noun) – a major affliction or hardship
  2. Caitiff (noun) – mean, evil person
  3. Inter (verb) – bury
  4. Penury (adj.) – impoverished, poor
  5. Pestilence (noun) – epidemic
  6. Apothecary (noun) – druggist
  7. Presage (verb) – to predict
  8. Inauspicious (adj.) – not promising
  9. Sepulcher (noun) – tomb
  10. Aloof (adj.) – showing no interest, withdrawn, uninvolved
  11. Peruse (verb) – to examine
  12. Inexorable (adj.) – impossible to persuade, to change or halt
  13. Obsequies (noun) – funeral ceremonies

 

Vocabulary list minus the answers at:

https://www.scribd.com/doc/252199624/Romeo-and-Juliet-Vocabulary-Worksheet

 

 

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