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stifle
to smother to suppress or curb
conjure
to charge, entreat, charm, bewitchl to call upon or command a spirit using a spell
monologue
a speech by one character in a play, story, or poem
chaste
virtuous, decent, pure in style or manner, virginal
Apothecary
very poor shopkeeper who illegaly sells poison to Romeo
heretics
those who hold a belief opposed to the established teachings of a church
dismal
causing gloom or misery
forfeit
fine, penalty; to lose or be liable to lose as a result of a crime
Romeo
the son of montague and is like in Verona, falls in love with Juliet and marries her, tragic character and is characterized young, hasty and emotional
warrant
to give adequate reasons for; to state with conviction
blank verse
poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter
vile
worthless
vial
small bottle containing medicine or other liquids
chide
to scold; to find fault
sepulcher
tomb
martial
military
setting
time and place which story unfolds
distemper
to put out of temper, to disturb, to sicken
resolution
part of the story or drama whichc occurs after the climax and which establishes a new norm, a new state of affairs-the way things are going to be from then on
solemnity
being formal, dignified
Balthasar
servant and friend of Romeo
augment
to increase or intensify
pensive
thinking deeply or seriously
gallant
brave and noble
wane
to decrease in intensity. to lessen to bring to an end
fray
noisy fight
Mercutio
good frien of Romeo, witty and his Quenn Mab speech is inventive
purge
cleanse, forgive, absolve
dramatic irony
a contradiction between what a character thinks and what the audience knows
lametable
distressing; sad
exposition
the peresentation of essential information regarding what has occurred prior to the beginning of the play
perverse
determined not to do what is expected, contrary
immoderately
excessively; beyond reasonable boundaries, without bounds
exquisite
of special beauty or charm
tragedy
results in a catastrophe for the main character
envious
full of jealousy for another's possessions
oxymoron
a combination of contradictory terms
adversary
opponent, foe, enemy
aside
a short speech delivered by an actor in a play
pernicious
harmful, destructive, lethal
Nurse
cared for Juliet during childhood, wants Juliet to be happy but advises her to marry Paris, talkative, fond of joking, comical figure
eloquence
speech that is vivid, forceful, graceful, and persuasive
loathsome
disgusting
fickle
changeable
enjoined
ordered
peril
exposure to injury, risk, danger
prorogue
to prolong or postpone; to discontinue
trangression
wrong-doing; sin
resort
to have ability to use as a final resource; to go to frequently or regularly
sallow
pale-yellowish complexion
Gregory
capulet servant
cunning
cleverness; slyness
Peter
servant to Juliet's Nurse
unwieldy
awkward; clumsy
scourge
whip or other instrument for inflicting punishment
waverer
one who changes or is unsteady
entreat
to ask for sincerely, beg, implore
exile
banish
cunning
showing or made with great skill;skillful
herald
messenger; to announce
remnants
remaining persons or things
grievance
problem causing resentment or complaint; grounds for resentment or complaint
soliloquy
a long speech expressing the thoughts of a character alone on stage
perdominant
having dominating influence over others
haughty
arrogant
perjury
the act of swearing falsely, a lie
Count Paris
kinsman of the Prince, cares about Juliet and wishes to marry her
cull
to choose, select; gather the choice parts from
Lady Montague
Romeo's mother, abhors violence and later dies grieving for her son
Juliet
Capulet who falls in love with Romeo, thirteen years old, believes marriage should be for love, characterized hasty but in control of her emotions
ambiguities
statements or events whose meanings are unclear
Firar Lawrence
priest in Verona, weds Romeo and Juliet hoping to unite families-instead causes fighting, gives Juliet sleeping potion and helps Romeo, man of good intentions
Friar John
supposed to deliver letter to Romeo about Juliet and the Friar's plan, but Romeo didn't get it
dialogue
a conversation between characters
Lord Montague
Romeo's father, stubborn and not willing to forgive, after son's death he realizes the pettiness of quarrel with Capulet
Lord Capulet
Juliet's father, strict, harsh, but a doting father, wants Juliet to marry Paris
prostrate
to throw oneself face down on the ground in humility
foreshadowing
a method used to build suspense by providing hints of what is to come
pilgrimage
journey often for religious purposes
Prince Escalus
prince of Verona who provides law and order, calls truce to end family feud, important becauses shows feud has gone public, banishes Romeo
Mercution
good frien of Romeo, witty and his Quenn Mab speech is inventive
climax
the high point of interest or suspense
wayward
headstrong; willful
penury
extreme poverty
Benvolio
friend of Romeo who tries to bring Romeo out of his gloom, explains to the Prince the situation of Tybalt's death
Samson
capulet servant
Tybalt
nephew of Lady Capulet, bad temper and skilled fencer, killed by Romeo