Romeo & Juliet (Act 2)

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  1. conjure

    summon into action or bring into existence
    Nay, I'll
    conjure too.
  2. invocation

    the act of appealing for help
    That were some spite: my
    invocation
  3. consort

    keep company with
    To be
    consorted with the humorous night:
  4. jest

    activity characterized by good humor
    He
    jests at scars that never felt a wound.
  5. envious

    painfully desirous of another's advantages
    Arise, fair sun, and kill the
    envious moon,
  6. discourse

    an extended communication dealing with some particular topic
    Her eye
    discourses; I will answer it.
  7. entreat

    ask for or request earnestly
    Having some business, do
    entreat her eyes
  8. peril

    a state of danger involving risk
    Alack, there lies more
    peril in thine eye
  9. enmity

    a state of deep-seated ill-will
    And I am proof against their
    enmity.
  10. prorogue

    adjourn by royal prerogative
    Than death
    prorogued, wanting of thy love.
  11. vast

    unusually great in size or amount or extent or scope
    As that
    vast shore wash'd with the farthest sea,
  12. perverse

    deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper
    I'll frown and be
    perverse an say thee nay,
  13. impute

    attribute or credit to
    And not
    impute this yielding to light love,
  14. repose

    freedom from activity
    Good night, good night! as sweet
    repose and rest
  15. adieu

    a farewell remark
    I hear some noise within; dear love,
    adieu!
  16. substantial

    real; having a material or factual existence
    Too flattering-sweet to be
    substantial.
  17. beseech

    ask for or request earnestly
    I do
    beseech thee--
  18. thrive

    make steady progress
    So
    thrive my soul--
  19. cherish

    be fond of
    Yet I should kill thee with much
    cherishing.
  20. baleful

    threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
    With
    baleful weeds and precious-juiced flowers.
  21. vile

    morally reprehensible
    For nought so
    vile that on the earth doth live
  22. revolt

    rise up against an authority
    Revolts from true birth, stumbling on abuse:
  23. dignified

    formal or stately in bearing or appearance
    And vice sometimes by action
    dignified.
  24. predominant

    having superior power and influence
    And where the worser is
    predominant,
  25. rouse

    cause to become awake or conscious
    Thou art up-
    roused by some distemperature;
  26. woe

    misery resulting from affliction
    I have forgot that name, and that name's
    woe.
  27. sallow

    unhealthy looking
    Hath wash'd thy
    sallow cheeks for Rosaline!
  28. dote

    shower with love; show excessive affection for
    For
    doting, not for loving, pupil mine.
  29. alliance

    the state of being confederated
    For this
    alliance may so happy prove,
  30. haste

    overly eager speed and possible carelessness
    O, let us hence; I stand on sudden
    haste.
  31. lamentable

    bad; unfortunate
    Why, is not this a
    lamentable thing,

    grandsire, that we should be thus afflicted with

    these strange flies, these fashion-mongers, these

    perdona-mi's, who stand so much on the new form,

    that they cannot at ease on the old bench?
  32. afflicted

    mentally or physically unfit
    Why, is not this a lamentable thing,

    grandsire, that we should be thus
    afflicted with

    these strange flies, these fashion-mongers, these

    perdona-mi's, who stand so much on the new form,

    that they cannot at ease on the old bench?
  33. conceive

    have the idea for
    The ship, sir, the slip; can you not
    conceive?
  34. courteous

    characterized by politeness and gracious good manners
    A most
    courteous exposition.
  35. bawdy

    humorously vulgar
    'Tis no less, I tell you, for the
    bawdy hand of the

    dial is now upon the prick of noon.
  36. saucy

    improperly forward or bold
    I pray you, sir, what
    saucy

    merchant was this, that was so full of his ropery?
  37. commend

    present as worthy of regard, kindness, or confidence
    Nurse,
    commend me to thy lady and mistress.
  38. feign

    make believe with the intent to deceive
    But old folks, many
    feign as they were dead;
  39. unwieldy

    difficult to use or handle because of size or weight
    Unwieldy, slow, heavy and pale as lead.
  40. weary

    physically and mentally fatigued
    I am a-
    weary, give me leave awhile:
  41. triumph

    a successful ending of a struggle or contest
    And in their
    triumph die, like fire and powder,
  42. consume

    take in as food
    Which as they kiss
    consume: the sweetest honey
  43. loathsome

    highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
    Is
    loathsome in his own deliciousness
  44. confound

    be confusing or perplexing to
    And in the taste
    confounds the appetite:
Created on February 1, 2013