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couplet
A rhymed pair of lines with rhythmetic pattern.
dramatic irony
when the audience knows something a character does not
dramatis personae
the list of characters before a play
paradox
something that seems outlandish but comes true
aside
a remark spoken in undertone
soliloquy
a speech in a dramatic work with outloud thoughts
corrosive
sarcasm
brandished
to shake or wave (as in a weapon)menacingly in an ostentatious manner
sieve
mesh that witches used to transform in and fly on
liege
feudal superior
harbinger
one sent to alert someone (usually royalty) of another's arrival
missives
People sent with messages
chastise
to inflict punishment upon (as by whipping with a whip)
impede
to interfere with or slow the progress of something
metaphysical
supernatural
esteem
the regard in which one is held;especially in high regard
mettle
quality, temperment, or disposition
repose
to rest in sleep
knell
bell rung to signal death
surfeit
indulged in the appetite or senses (drunk)
multitudinous
existing in or consisting of numerable elemnts or aspects
incardinine
to redden;"bloodred" color
equivocate
to use words to deceive
lament
expressing sorrow;mourning
sacrilegious
gross irreverence toward an allowed person
counterfeit
made in imitation; something meant to deceive
posterity
all future generations
parricide
killing of a close relative
dauntless
fearless
bounteous
liberally bestowed;giving to or disposed to give freely (bountiful)
sundry
various and different selection
jovial
of good humor evidenced by joy and conviviality
purged
to make free of something or to clear of guilt
contriver
planner or deviser
pious
showing loyal reverance to a person
blaspheming
insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for god. In this use it refers to Jesus.
conjure
to summon a devil or a spirit by incantation
pernicious
deady:wicked:highly destructive
diminutive
notably small;tiny
desdate
devoid of inhabitants (deserted)
avaricious
greedy of gain
abjure
to reject or abstain from
dire
desparately urgent
quarry
pile or stack

(in this case dead deer)
guise
external appearance or costume
sovereign
the most exaulted kind;supreme;excellent
epicures
ones devoted to sensual pleasure
pristine
not spoiled, corrupted, or polluted;pure
purgative
purging;tendency to purge (as in medicine)
speculative
marked by questioning or curiousity
arbitrate
decide;determine
palter
to act insincerely
usurp(er)
one that seizes or holds a posession by force without right
quell
killing;murder
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