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countenance (v)
to face out, persist unblushingly, to confirm
to look upon with favour
countenance (n)
appearance of favour, moral support
hectic
belonging to the bodily condition, like a fever
impostume
a swelling or cyst in the body
craven
cowardly, weak-hearted
scruple
a thought or circumstance that troubles the mind or conscience; a doubt in regard to morality
exhort
to admonish earnestly, to serve as an incitement
imminent
impending threateningly, coming on shortly
importunate
persistent in solicitation
hugger-mugger
in secret
pestilent
fatal, poisonous, infectious
cuckold
rude name for the husband of an unfaithful wife
rue
sorrow, regret
commune
to share, participate
acquittance
the act of release or discharge from an obligation
gender
kind, sort, class; the common sort
gyves
shackles
character
a brand, stamp, mark
livery
a distinctive suit or badge worn
scrimers
fencers
envenom
to put venom or poison on, to render poisonous
pleurisy
superabundance, excess
abatement(s)
the act of overthrowing or the state of being overthrown/quashed
essay (v)
to try
equivocation
the using of a word in more than one sense, ambiguity
requiem
a special mass for the rest of dead souls
splenative
spleenful - hot-tempered
augury
the art of divination from the flight of birds
betimes
at an early time/period
foil
- a light weapon used in fencing
- anything that serves as a contrast to enhance something else
union
a rare pearl of good quality
carouse
to drink health or success to
wanton
undisciplined, unruly, rebellious