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Monday, April 22, 2013
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE - VOCABULARY - SHAKESPEARE PLAY
Vocabulary Study Sheet
The Merchant of Venice
If we cannot be close friends, we can at least live in
a state of friendly relations
She teaches and
her students to think about their future.
to ask strongly or beg for something
blessings upon the marriage
present as an honor or give as a gift
you for a good job.
praise or recommend
She fears his black magic will
up evil spirits.
summon into action or bring into existence -- often as if by magic
She flattered and
him until he agreed to help.
to ask or attempt to persuade -- especially while trying hard to overcome resistance
all except Hamlet.
stage direction: characters exit from stage
and encouraged her, but it has to be her decision.
to urge strongly
She recommended regulatory
while the banks repair their balance sheets.
refraining (holding back) from acting
patience, tolerance, or self-control
We had to
to lose or surrender something -- often as a penalty
What could drive a person to commit such a
shockingly brutal or cruel
a hard-line form of Sunni Islam that condemns all other strains as
opinions or actions most people consider immoral
the statistics even though they are validated at factcheck.com.
attack as false or wrong
It is as
as death and taxes.
certain to happen (even if one tried to prevent it)
detest or intensely dislike (find repugnant or disgusting)
wanting to see others suffer; or threatening evil
make less harmful or unpleasant
Some of the protestors disbanded when the police arrived, but others remained
stubbornly persistent -- especially in wrongdoing
or more rarely (except in classic literature):
showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings
The stars are
by the clouds
not known to many people
not clearly seen, understood, or expressed; or to hide or make less visible or understandable
this report at your leisure
to read or examine
variety of vegetation
or more rarely:
abundant (extravagant in amount)
or more rarely still:
long absent (someone who has been away a long time)
-- as in: profound sadness
Her apology was heartfelt--expressing
sorrow and regret.
of greatest intensity or emotional depth
There was no sign of
until the police caught her.
a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
-- as in: render service or a verdict
We`re waiting for the jury to
to give or supply something
Prisoners who show
are more likely to be released on parole.
the feeling or expression of regret for having done something wrong with a firm decision to be a better person in the future
him for being thoughtless and lazy.
a criticism; or to express criticism
Michael Jordan as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
regard with feelings of deep respect and admiration -- sometimes with a mixture of wonder and awe or fear
-- as in: a rigorous math class
I found it an interesting, but
difficult and demanding
endured another of her
boring -- especially due to the amount of something that must be endured
She attacks each challenge with
active interest and enthusiasm
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