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Antony and Cleopatra
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abstract
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
abstract thought
A man who is the abstract of all faults
abstract = embodies the concept or essence
DefinitionGenerally this sense of abstract means:
of a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance

or more rarely:

describing someone as distracted — thinking about something outside of the immediate conversation or circumstances
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amity
3 uses
To hold you in perpetual amity, To make you brothers
amity = a state of friendly relations
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bequeath
1 use
A sister I bequeath you, whom no brother
Did ever love so dearly:
bequeath = give

(editor's note:  Today, bequeath is almost always used to refer to leaving something in a will or beyond one's death.)
DefinitionGenerally bequeath means:
leave (or give by will) usually upon death
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beseech
5 uses
I earnestly beseech,— Touch you the sourest points with sweetest terms,
beseech = ask strongly
DefinitionGenerally beseech means:
to ask strongly or beg for something
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countenance
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a pleasant countenance
Turn from me then that noble countenance,
countenance = face
DefinitionGenerally this sense of countenance means:
facial expression; or face; or composure
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decorum
2 uses
keep decorum
decorum = manners and conduct considered to be proper and in good taste
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diminutive
2 uses
a diminution in our captain's brain
diminution = decrease in size or importance
DefinitionGenerally diminutive means:
very small
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disdain
1 use
he seems proud and disdainful
disdainful = lacking respect for others
DefinitionGenerally disdain means:
a lack of respect — often suggesting distaste and an undeserved sense of superiority

or:

to reject as not good enough
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entreat
7 uses
Good queen, let us entreat you.
entreat = ask or attempt to persuade
DefinitionGenerally entreat means:
to ask or attempt to persuade — especially while trying hard to overcome resistance
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epicure
2 uses
Tie up the libertine in a field of feasts,
Keep his brain fuming; Epicurean cooks
epicurean = devoted to a refined taste for food
DefinitionGenerally epicure means:
a person who loves fine food and drink
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exeunt
55 uses
Exeunt with the body.
exeunt = exit (a stage direction)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of exeunt means:
stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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forbearance
6 uses
Forbear me.
forbear = stop (prevent from acting)
DefinitionGenerally forbearance means:
refraining (holding back) from acting

or:

patience, tolerance, or self-control
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inclined
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
I'm inclined to
did dissuade Great Herod to incline himself to Caesar
incline = lean in favor of (have an attitude favoring)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of inclined means:
a tendency; in the mood; or an attitude that favors something
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indulgent
1 use
You are too indulgent.
indulgent = forgiving (to treat with extra tolerance)
DefinitionGenerally indulgent means:
to treat with extra kindness or tolerance
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lament
5 uses
let me lament, with tears
lament = expressing grief or regret
DefinitionGenerally lament means:
to express grief or regret
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levity
2 uses
our graver business Frowns at this levity.
levity = amusement or a lack of seriousness
DefinitionGenerally levity means:
lightheartedness (feeling amusement or a lack of seriousness)
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malicious
2 uses
fight maliciously
maliciously = with a desire to see others suffer
DefinitionGenerally malicious means:
wanting to see others suffer; or threatening evil
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negligent
2 uses
we in negligent danger
negligent = from insufficient care or attention
DefinitionGenerally negligent means:
insufficient care or attention (not being careful enough or not trying hard enough to fulfill a responsibility)
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reprove
2 uses
your reproof were well deserv'd
reproof = criticism
DefinitionGenerally reprove means:
to express disapproval of one's actions to them
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sovereign
6 uses
Sovereign of Egypt, hail!
sovereign = ruler (of the nation)
DefinitionGenerally sovereign means:
of a person:  a nation's ruler or head of state

of a political body:  not controlled by outside forces
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