Hamlet Vocab 3 Flashcards

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Terms Definitions
Wonted
Accustomed
impious
unholy
politic
shrewd
indiscretion
carelessness
haply
possibly
perfunctory
mechanical; indifferent
enmity
hatred; loathing
liverly
uniform; garb
incensed
angry, annoyed
cut-purse
a thief
invulnerable
immune to attack
aloof
at a distance
visage
face, features, expression
surreptitious
stealthy; secret; unauthorized; clandestine
distemper
bad humor or temper
commune
a)to recieve communion
b)to communicate intimately
craven
cowardly; contemptibly timid; pusillanimous.
fret
to worry or be annoyed
upspring
German dance associated with drinking
bestow
To give as a gift
rhapsody
an instrumental composition irregular in form and suggestive of improvisation.
usurp
seize and take control without authority and possibly with force
jocund
full of or showing high-spirited merriment
arrant
adj. (3.1) complete, utter (arrant nonsense); being notoriously without moderation : extreme
exploit
a notable deed, feat; heroic act
pernicious
causing insidious harm or ruin; ruinous; injurious; hurtful:
devise
to contrive, plan, or elaborate; invent from existing principles or ideas:
circumscribe
to draw a circle around; to restrict
trains
something that follows or is drawn along behind
bloody, bawdy villain! remorseless, treacherous, lecherous, kindless villian!
hamlet about claudius
prologue
a preliminary discourse; a preface or introductory part of a discourse, poem, or novel.
contagion
the communication of disease by direct or indirect contact.
gilded
covered with gold or having a golden color; having a background of wealth
What does Marcellus attempt to do to Hamlet?
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buffet
a blow, as with the hand or fist.
quintessential
the pure and concentrated essence of a substance.
flagon
a large metal or pottery vessel with a handle and spout (noun)
stowed
to put away, as in a safe or convenient place (often fol. by away).
There's rosemary, that's for remembrance - pray you love, remember. And there is pansies. That's for thoughts
Ophelia - Giving flowers to her brother to remember her father - Scene 5
'forgive me my foul murder?' that cannot be, since i am sitll possessed of those effects for which i did the murder: my crown, mine own ambition, and my queen, may one be pardoned and retain th' offense?
claudius when he is praying admitting that he did it
Should have kept short, restrained and out of haunt
Claudius - Says that he should have kept Hamlet on a short leash, away from society - Scene 1
The Queen his mother lives almost by his looks, and for myself - My virtue or my plague, be it either which
Claudius - The queen is Hamlets mother and she loves him and he loves the queen, he doesn't want the queen hating him was his 1st reason - Scene 7
It well appears. But tell me why you proceeded not against these feats, So crimeful and so capital in nature
Laertes - Ask the king why he didn't have Hamlet punished - Scene 7
perilous
dangerous
matin
morning
Germane
relevant
credent
believing.
ominous
threatening, doomed
truepenny
honest man
obstreperous
noisy, boisterous
obsequious
overly respectful
Consummation
Perfection or termination
sullied
soiled or marked
paragon
a superb specimen
sanctified
made holy; consecrated:
sovereign
possessed of controlling power
Hyperion
God of the Sun
suit
an appeal, a request
besmirch
to soil; tarnish; discolor.
sully
to make soiled or tarnished
circumvent
to go around or bypass:
clepe
to call by name of
communal
pertaining to a group or community
Divulge
to tell, reveal; to make public
craves
a)to ask for earnestly
b)to want greatly
c)to have a strong or inward desire
martial
inclined or disposed to war; warlike:
base
of little or no value; worthless:
Emulation
imitation; (n) effort or desire to equal
whet
to sharpen, make keen or eager, stimulate
the face, usually in reference to shape, features, expression, ect.
visage
requite
to make repayment or return for (service, benefits, etc.).
down-gyved
collapse, like chains down to his ankles
dirge
a funeral song or tune, or one expressing mourning in commemoration of the dead.
musty
having an odor or flavor suggestive of mold, as old buildings, long-closed rooms, or stale food.
coronation
the act or ceremony of crowning a king, queen, or other sovereign.
a little more than kin and less than kind
hamlet
no more, and by a sleep to say we end
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rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind
ophelia-->hamlet. gave his gifts back that he gave her when they were together. ignoring him.
There is a willow grows askant a brook, that shows his hoar leaves in the glassy stream
Gertrude to Laertes and King. Says this while describing the place where Ophelia has drowned
up sword, and know thou a more horrid hent
hamlet. decides to wait to kill claudius until he is sinning bc doesnt want him to go to heaven
Act 3 Scene 4
Gertrude - Hamlet might really be crazy.
Alas, how is't with you, That you do bend your eye on vacancy And with the incorporal air do hold discourse?
assail
attack
importuned
petitioned
Commingled
Blended
hies
makes haste
peruse
study; examine
felicity
happiness, bliss
discord
lack of agreement
exhorts
urge on; demand
asunder
apart or widely seperated
libertine
someone devoted to sensual pleasure
Unsinewed
weak/ lacking muscle or fiber
What country does Hamlet take place in?
Denmark
FILIAL
The relationship of child or offspring to parent
How long has King Hamlet been dead?
2 months
Does Hamlet decide to go back to school or stay in Denmark?
Stay in Denmark
What does "Neither a borrower nor a lender be" mean?
Don't borrow or lend things
when the ghost appears to their chamber he says...
A&C. to sharpen hamlets intent to carry out revenge.
What does Ophelia mean by "Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind."?
the gifts from Hamlet mean nothing to her now because he is mean to her
What does "Not a whit, we defy augury" mean and what does the rest of Hamlet's speech mean?
He is saying that it is important to be ready to die
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