romeo and juliet act vocab Flashcards

Terms Definitions
reckoning
reputation
relatives
kinsmen
anon
at once
get, obtain
procure
airy
light or harmless
Beseech
to request earnestly
Dismissal
causing gloom or misery
conjure
to produce by magic
inestimable
Beyond calculation or measure
"O happy dagger!"

Who says this?
Juliet
pernicious
Exceedingly harmful, working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way
Literary terms:
love is smoke made with the fume of sighs
metaphors
Foil
a character that contrasts with another character, usually the protagonist, and so highlights various facets of the main character's personality
Melancholy
A deep, pensive and long-lasting sadness
heretic
a professed believer who maintains religious opinions contrary to those accepted by his or her church or rejects doctrines prescribed by that church.
mandrakes
loud shrieking plants when pulled from the ground
Sunday Morning
Romeo loves Rosaline
Big fight in town
The Prince declares death
Flat character
one dimensional, embodying only a single trait.
Variable
Not consistent or having a fixed pattern
premonition
An early warning of something to come
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life,Whose misadventured piteous overthrows Doth with their death bury their parents’ strife. . . .
 
Who said this?
Chorus
partisans
a bladed weapon, a supporter of a cause
who said, "A plague on both your houses, wormsmeat..."
Mercutio
tybalt is gone and romeo ____. romeo that killed him, he is banished.
-blank
-speaker
Nurse
Friar Laurence
________ is there when Juliet wake sup in the tomb, but then leaves.
Shrift
The act of confessing your sins to get forgiveness
ask for me tomorrow, and you will find me a grave man
-FL
-speaker
pun
Mercuito
Who does Juliet go to for help when she finds out about arranged marriage?
Friar Lawrence
"...my mind misgivesSome consequences yet hanging in the stars."(Act I, Scene IV, Lines 113-114)
A. RomeoB. HimselfC. Romeo just had a dream and he thinks something bad about his death will happen tonight.D. This may foreshadow a future event.
"My life were better ended by their hate/ Than death prorogued, wanting of thy love."
WHO: Romeo to JulietWHEN: In the Capulets garden, Romeo and Juliet are talking about their love for each other. SIGNIFICANCE: Romeo loves Juliet so much that he would rather die with the Capulets hating him than having Juliet love him.SPEECH:
rancor
bitter
dismal
gloomy
cleft
split
fray
fight (n)
Wanton
magnificent, extravagant
grievance
an injustice
Lady Capulet
Juliet's mother
devise
to contrive; plan
ambigulity
doubtful hess, unceritaniy
Queen Mab
Mercutio's famous monologue
Propagate
produce offspring; reproduce; multiply
Chide
to criticize or scold
Distraught
(Adj.) deeply upset and agitated
Disparagement
communication that belittles somebody or something
fickle
(adj.) changeable casually; whimsical or inconstant emotionally
consort
a companion, associate, or partner:
Discourse
communication of thought by words; talk; conversation.
perjury
criminal offense of making false statements under oath
Meter
-Rhythm of emphases/ stresses made into a regular pattern-Regularizes rhythm of / and U syllables into recognizable patterns
dirge
a funeral song or tune, expressing mourning in commemoration of the death
Who says; "You kiss by the book."?
Juliet
a lover, especially one in an adulterous relationship
paramour
league
a covenant or compact made between persons, parties, states, etc., for the promotion or maintenance of common interests or for mutual assistance or service.
penury
(n) extreme poverty or a lack of something
another name for number of people who follow behind an important person
Retinue
a character gives a long speech, but other characters are on stage
monologue
trespass
an unlawful act causing injury to the person, property, or rights of another, committed with force or violence, actual or implied.
Paris
Count who is related to the Prince. He cares about Juliet and wishes to marry her; suitor favored by her family.
'Tis well thou art not fish; if thou hadst, thou hadst been poor-John. Draw thy tool! Here comes two of the house of Montagues.
Gregory; Sampson
"O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!"
Said by Romeo to himself that Juliet is so beautiful that she teaches the torches how to shine brightly. This shows that Romeo loves Juliet. This is said at the Capulet Ball.
enjoined
ordered
discern
notice
solemnity
dignity
unseemly
inappropriate; unnatural
Boisterous
Noisy; rowdy
behest
a command
exultant
excited, jubilant (adj)
mutiny
violence; open rebellion
intercession
meditation; negotiation; intervention; the act of pleading something for another person
entreat
to ask with interest
transgression
going beyond certain limits
scourge
a major affliction or hardship
apprehend
arrest (a criminal); dread; perceive
demesnes
lands belonging to the owner
jocund
cheerful; merry; gay; blithe; glad:
wherefore
for what purpose or reason, why
grudge
n. strong, lasting anger or dislike
bier
moveable frame for carrying a coffin/casket
unattained
to reach, achieve, or accomplish; gain; obtain:
Breach
a violation of law, obligation, or promise
purge
to get rid of or to remove
charnal house
place where the dead are kept
visage
the face, usually with reference to shape, features, expression, etc.; countenance.
Tybalt
Who says, "What, drawn and talk of peace?"
Perjuries
Lies, swearing to what is untrue. Ex: "At lovers' perjuries, they say, Jove laughs."
extended metaphor
"Read o'er the volume of young Paris' face and find delight writ there with beauty's pen." This quote is an example of this literary term
Who were courtiers?
People who paid more than the groundlings who got to sit a bit farther from the stages
What is a simile?
A comparision of two things using like or as
She is not allowed to go about by herself
Why does Juliet send the Nurse to meet Romeo?
prodigious
immense
fain
gladly
Scurvy
Mean
prostrate
flat, prone
procure
get; obtain
obscured
indistinctly heard, faint
calamity
state of distress
articulate
speak clearly, annunciate (adj)
semblance
a representation or likeness
attire
clothing or dress; array
sallow
of a sickly, yellowish color
bound
determined; certain; ready to go
quench
to put out, extinguish, end
Amorous
Adjective-Strongly attracted to love especially sexual love
inconstant
changing or varying, especially often and without discernible pattern or reason
repose
verb
lean in a comfortable resting position
She was reposed in her bed.
contrary
opposite in nature or character; diametrically or mutually opposed:
livery
a distinctive uniform, badge, or device formerly provided by someone of rank or title for his retainers, as in time of war.
cull
(v.) to choose, select; gather the choice parts from
Couplet
Two lines at end of a sonnet
enmity
a feeling or condition of hostility; hatred; ill will; animosity; antagonism.
adj. , to shrink from disgust or anger; hated or depised
abhorred
Who provides an example of foils?
Tybalt and Benvolio
aloof
at a distance, esp. in feeling or interest; apart:
Distemper
to put out of temper, to disturb, to sicken
cordial
a drink believed to be good for the heart
He is a kinsman to the Montague;
Affection makes him false; he speaks not true:
Some twenty of them fought in this black strife,
And all those twenty could but kill one life.
I beg for justice, which thou, prince, must give;
Romeo slew Tybalt, R
Lady Capulet
wreak
cause
thou
you
adversary
enemy, opponent
Environ
to surround
blaze
announce formally
haughty
snobbish; scornfully arrogant
posterity
all future generations
valiant
(adj) boldly courageous, brave
Discreet
Showing good judgement, perceptive
invocation
an incantation used in conjuring
prate
to talk foolishly; to babble
Dialogue
conversation between characters in a play
banishment
exile; to remove from a place
counsel
advice; opinion or instruction given in directing the judgment or conduct of another.
Denouement
the end of a play or event
oxymoron
opposing words being used to describe something
Foot
Unit that measures the arrangement of unstressed and stressed syllables
-One unit of rhythm in a verse
taunted
to reproach in a sarcastic, insulting, or jeering manner; mock.
blank verse
form of poetry that uses unrhymed lines
sepulcher
(n) burial place; a vault in which a corpse is buried
Who were the people who stood in front of the stage?
Groundlings
Rhyme Scheme
Pattern of rhymes in a poem; the rhyme sceme of a stanza or poem is indicated by the use of a different letter of the alphabet.
Chastity
virginity
importuned
demanded
importand
important
beguiled
cheated
Portly
stout, corpulent
pilgrimage
long journey
star-crossed
ill-fated, doomed
idolatry
extreme admiration
to loathe
to detest
augment
to increase or intensify
rancor
bitter, long-lasting resentment; deep-seated ill will
fortnight
a period of two weeks
obsequies
(n.) funeral rites or ceremonies
Nurse
Caretaker of Juliet, motherly role
universal
including or covering all without limit
Romeo and Juliet are--
star crossed lovers.
Sampson, Gregory and Peter
servingmen for the Capulets
Chaste
virtuous, decent, pure in style or manner
Inversion
Rearrangement of the usual order of the parts of a sentence. Primarily for emphasis or to achieve a certain rhythm or rhyme.
gallant
brave and dashing, can also mean a fashionable young man
Imputed
Verb , to lay responsibility or blame injustly
Many in the 17th century were imputed with the crime of being a witch.
canker
a gangrenous or ulcerous sore, esp. in the mouth.
courtier
a person who is often in attendance at the court of a king or other royal personage.
"Alack, alack, that heaven should practise stratagems
Upon so soft a subject as myself!"
Act 3, Scene 5
To: Herself/ Nurse
From: Juliet
(209-210)
lamentable
unfortunate,regrettable
smatter
chatter
forfeit
something surrendered
solace
find comfort
Abhor
Hate, detest, loathe
portentous
promising bad fortune
retort
a witty comeback
princox
rude youngster, wise guy
slander
lies written about someone
languish
to become weak or feeble
jocund
feeling, expressing, or communicating mirth or cheer; cheerful; merry
bauble
a showy, usually cheap, ornament; trinket
Resolute
(adj) characterized by a decided purpose, staunch, steadfast, determined; Resolution (noun) a formal expression of opinion or intention
weary
physically or mentally exhausted by hard work, exertion, strain, etc.; fatigued; tired:
incorporate
to unite or work into something else
infatuation
the state of being completely carried away by unreasoning passion or attraction; addictive love.
commend
to present, mention, or praise as worthy of confidence, notice, kindness, etc.; recommend:
Fiend
Noun--a person of great wickedness or maliciousness
dramatic irony
This occurs when the audience or reader knows more than the characters know.
civil
of or in a condition of social order (adj)
amble
to go at a slow, easy pace; stroll; saunter:
turning point
when events in a story lead up to a high point of action
doth
do
nupital
wedding
bandy
toss
chided
criticized, scolded
inexorable
unmovable; relentless
disposition
Your usual mood
rapier
long, slender sword
Profaners
Characterized by irreverence or contempt for God or sacred principles
jest
a joke or witty remark
Crave
long for greatly; yearn for; beg
Abate
to reduce in amount of intensity
brawl
a noisy quarrel, squabble, or fight.
drivel
saliva flowing from the mouth, or mucus from the nose; slaver
unseemly (adj)
inappropriate for time or place, unmannerly
beguile
to decieve, to cheat or trick someone
baleful
full of menacing or malign influences, pernicious or miserable
condemn
to express an unfavorable or adverse judgment on; indicate strong disapproval of; censure.
Soliloquy
A long speech given by a character where they reveal what he/she is thinking.
marchpane
a dessert or sweet made of almond paste, sugar, and marzipan
Balthasar
Then she is well and nothing can be ill, Her body sleeps in the capels monument, and her immortal part of angels lives.
What is foreshadowing?
The use of hints or clues to suggest what will happen later
rigor
strictness
impute
to attribute
loathsome
repellent, wicked
minion
servile follower; subordinate
purged
got rid of, expelled
discover
to uncover, reveal, make known
shun
to avoid or not include
forswear
to reject or renounce under oath
Ordain
To invest with ministerial or priestly authority
confounds (v)
cause to become confused or perplexed
protagonist
the chief character in a play or story
disparage
To regard or represent as being of little worth. To regard or represent as being of little worth. To regard or represent as being of little worth.
SAMPSON
Draw if you be men - Gregory, remember thy washing blow.
She tells her father she will marry Paris.
What promise does Juliet make to her father?
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