Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Flashcards

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Terms Definitions
shrift
confession
behest
request
rancor
hatred;hostility
blazon
glorify
saucy
impertinent; insolent
idolatry
worship; adoration
Doting
excessively loving
bucklers
small shields
Rosaline
Romeo's first love
beseeches
to ask seriously
tedious
long and tiresome
languish
to become weak, feeble
endure
to hold out against
unaccustomed
(adj.) unusual, not habitual
jest
to joke or a joke
Transgression
breaking a law or command
peruse
to read through with care
gallant
brave, spirited, noble-minded, or chivalrous:
Tyrannous
marked by severity or arbitrary behavior
abroad
(adv.) outdoors, outside of normal home or territory
prostrate
lying face down on the ground
Oxymoron
Contradiction in terms. Ex: Icy Hot
sullen
mournful; gloomy or somber in tone, color, or portent (as in sullen, grey skies)
meter
the pattern of syllables in a poem
arbitrating
to make a decision, to give judgment
profane
to misuse (anything that should be held in reverence or respect); defile; debase; employ basely or unworthily.
scourge
(n) a whip or lash, esp. for theinflicition of punishment or torture; a cuase of affliciton
dote
to bestow or express excessive love or fondness habitually
Pentameter
Five metrical feet in each line, each foot consisting of one iamb (U /)
dirges
a funeral song or tune, or one expressing mourning in commemoration of the dead.
Chron.Order #6
Lord Capulet tells Paris that he can marry Juliet on thursday.
Ay, while you live, draw your neck out of collar.
Gregory; Sampson
"The earth hath swallowed all my hopes but she; She is the hopeful lady of my earth."
Said by Lord Capulet to Paris that he has also experienced the death of all of his previous children and Juliet is his only one left and also the only one he will ever see married.
fickle
changeable
amorous
loving
discourses
talks;speaks
troth
loyalty
shrilly
high-pitched (adv)
repose
calm; peacefulness
civil
well-mannered; proper
Prodigious
Terrible, extraordinary
Tempering
Making more moderate
Haughty
Blatanly and disdainfully proud
bawdy
boisterously or humorously indecent
prosperous
full of good fortune
Posterity
All descendents of one person
vial
a small bottle containing liquids
perverse
deliberately unreasonable or wrong; stubborn
Confidence
full trust; belief in powers, trustworthiness or reliability of a person or thing.
monarch
royalty; a king, queen. or emperor
Ha, banishment! be merciful, say 'death;'
For exile hath more terror in his look,
Much more than death: do not say 'banishment.'... There is no world without Verona walls,
But purgatory, torture, hell itself.
Hence-banished is banish'd from the wo
Romeo
portent
a sign or forewarning; an omen
alderman
a member of the municipal legislative body in a town or city
imagery
language that appeals to any sense (sight hearing taste touch or smell) or any combination of these.
1. foolish, silly, stupid2. worthless, idle, useless
vain
extenuate
to represent (a fault, offense, etc.) as less serious:
Importune (148)
To press or beset with solicitations; demand with urgency or persistence to make improper advances toward
What is the part of speech for effeminate?
Adjective.
enmity
the state of being an enemy; mutual hatred
propagate
To cause an organism to multiply by any process of natural reproduction from the parent stock.
Say "better." Here comes one of my master's kinsmen.
Gregory; Sampson
My sword, I say! Old Montague is comeAnd he flourishes his blade in spite of me.
Capulet; Lady Capulet
"She hath not seen the change of fourteen years; Let two more summers wither in their pride. Ere we may think her ripe to be a bride."
Said by Lord Capulet to Paris to say that he thinks Juliet is ready to be a bride even though she is thirteen years of age. This shows that Lord Capulet is not ready to give her up and might want to wait for the marriage to let her mature, both physically and mentally.
adversary
enemy
wanton
uncontrollable
sírrah
servant
lamentable
sorrowful;sad
Oppression
Unjust authority
perjury
false swearing
Augumenting
adding to
tiny creatures
atomis
MInion
servile follower; subordinate
best array
finest clothes
blank verse
unrhymed iambic pentameter
rash
marked by unthinking boldness
gossamer
a very thin, delicate cloth
consort
Associated, or as a couple
lamentation
the act of expressing grief
Mutiny
Forcible or passive resistance to lawful authority. Concerted revolt
Chide
to reproach (address someone with disappointment)
intrusion
entrance by force or without permission or welcome
prostration
extreme mental or emotional depression or dejection:
inciting incident
Romeo and Juliet meet at ball
confounds
To cause to become confused or perplexed
Clout
Noun special power or influence; a hard punch
Giving the man a clout, I watched him fall to the floor.
dirge
a passionate expression of grief or sorrow for the dead especially one forming part of a funeral rite
distill
to subject to a process of vaporization and subsequent condensation, as for purification or concentration.
Retort
to turn insult back upon the person from who it came
dry sorrow
belief that misery caused people to become pale from lack of blood
Woman on a pedestal
The balcony scene demonstrates which Petrarchan characteristic?
procure
to obtain or get by care, effort, or the use of special means:
Romeo changing from a lover to a fighter is most likely the
climax of the play
naught
nothing
thither
there
sepulcher
tomb
Hyperbole
extreme exaggeration.
receptacle
a container
augmenting
Increasing; enlarging
portentous
marvelous, amazing
Tybalt
king of cats
doff
to take off
valiant
brave or strong
distant physically or emotionally
aloof
vice
evil, immoral, or wicked habit
pernicious
causing great injury or Ruin
Dissembler
One who disguises or conceals themselves behind a false appearance
perjuries
lies; swearing to what is untrue
hie
to hasten; speed; go in haste.
Peevish
Cross, querulous, or fretful, as from vexation or discontent
Poultice
a moist substance applied to an injury
consorted
Verb associated with a person
I am consorted with the teacher by being in their class
alliteration
the commencement of two or more stressed syllables of a word group either with the same consonant sound or sound group
rosemary
an evergreen shrub of the mint family, having leathery, narrow leaves and pale-blue, bell-shaped flowers, used as a seasoning and in perfumery and medicine; a traditional symbol of remembrance
nuptial
of or pertaining to marriage or the marriage ceremony:
Pun
a play on the multiple meaning of a word.
invocation
the act of invoking or calling upon a deity, spirit, etc., for aid, protection, inspiration, or the like; supplication.
"Most detestable Death, by thee beguil'd,
By cruel, cruel thee quite overthrown!
O love! O life! not life, but love in death!"
Act 4, Scene 5
To: Himself
From: Paris
(56-59)
Baleful
destructive
loathed
hated
stark
harsh; severe
penury
impoverished, poor
covert
concealed, secret, disguised
distraught (adj)
upset; distressed
choler
anger (obsolete word)
dissemble
to disguise, to pretend
iamentable
distressing sad 2 4 29
vengeance
the act of taking revenge
rude
lacking civility or good manners
ROMEO
Your plaintain-leaf is excellent for that
valour
boldness or determination in facing great danger, esp. in battle; heroic courage; bravery
restorative
Tending or having the power to restore
commend
1) speak well or praise 2) recommend
meddle
to interfere in the affairs or business of others
willful
(of an immoral or illegal act or omission) intentional; deliberate
Entreat
Ask or keep asking earnestly; beg and pray
example of contraction
"with love's light wings did I o'erperch these walla"
Steeped
soak in water or other liquid so as to extract its flavor, soften it, or cleanse
Benvolio suggests Romeo attend the party in order to
see if he might find another woman better than Rosaline
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