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As You Like It
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abhor
1 use
Abhor it, fear it, do not enter it.
abhor = hate or detest
DefinitionGenerally abhor means:
to hate or detest something
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1st useScene 2.3
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accord
2 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
according to, or in accord with
Shall share the good of our returned fortune, According to the measure of their states.
according to = in keeping with
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
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1st useScene 5.4
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augment
1 use
stood on the extremest verge of the swift brook, augmenting it with tears.
augmenting = enlarging or increasing
DefinitionGenerally augment means:
enlarge or increase
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capricious
1 use
the most capricious poet
capricious = impulsive or unpredictable
DefinitionGenerally capricious means:
impulsive or unpredictable or tending to make sudden changes — especially impulsive behavior
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endure
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
endured the pain
I will no longer endure it, though yet I know no wise remedy how to avoid it.
endure = suffer through (or put up with something difficult or unpleasant)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of endure means:
to suffer through (or put up with something difficult or unpleasant)
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exeunt
27 uses
[Exeunt ORLANDO and ADAM.]
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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1st useScene 1.1
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expedient
1 use
Do this expediently
expediently = with speed and practicality
DefinitionGenerally expedient means:
a practical action — especially one that accepts negative tradeoffs due to circumstances

or:

convenient, speedy, or practical
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lament
1 use
I have none to lament me
lament = grieve or feel sorrow (in this case for his death)
DefinitionGenerally lament means:
to express grief or regret
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1st useScene 1.2
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languish
1 use
To the which place a poor sequester'd stag,
That from the hunter's aim had ta'en a hurt,
Did come to languish ...
languish = to suffer in a bad situation for a long time
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mockery
7 uses
you should not have mocked me before;
mocked = made fun of
DefinitionGenerally mockery means:
ridicule (to make fun of)

or:

something so inadequate it is ridiculous (silly)
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Library28 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useScene 3.2
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ominous
1 use
Oh, ominous! He comes to kill my heart.
ominous = foreshadowing bad things to come
DefinitionGenerally ominous means:
threatening (suggestive of, or foreshadowing bad things to come)
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1st useScene 3.2
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penury
2 uses
What prodigal portion have I spent that I should come to such penury?
penury = a state of extreme poverty or destitution
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profound
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
profound idea
I have, since I was three year old, conversed with a magician, most profound in his art and yet not damnable.
profound = deep or far-reaching
DefinitionGenerally this sense of profound means:
deep or far-reaching in intellect or consequence
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1st useScene 5.2
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remorse
1 use
It was your pleasure, and your own remorse:
remorse = strong regret
DefinitionGenerally remorse means:
a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
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1st useScene 1.3
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reprove
2 uses
The first, the Retort courteous; the second, the Quip modest; the third, the Reply churlish; the fourth, the Reproof valiant; the fifth, the Countercheck quarrelsome; the sixth, the Lie with circumstance; the seventh, the Lie direct.
reproof = criticism
DefinitionGenerally reprove means:
to express disapproval of one's actions to them
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resolute
1 use
he is resolute.
resolute = firm in purpose or belief
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revere
1 use
I have as much of my father in me as you, albeit; I confess, your coming before me is nearer to his reverence.
reverence = poetical term for "father" in Shakespeare's day (based on the more general meaning that indicates feelings of deep respect and admiration)
DefinitionGenerally revere means:
regard with feelings of deep respect and admiration — sometimes with a mixture of wonder and awe or fear
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ruminate
1 use
my often rumination
rumination = thinking again and again about something
DefinitionGenerally ruminate means:
to think again and again about something
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scorn
7 uses
Sweet Phebe, do not scorn me;
scorn = treat with disrespect
DefinitionGenerally scorn means:
treat with a strong disrespect or disdain — sometimes accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
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1st useScene 3.5
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squander
1 use
the squandering glances of the fool
squandering = wasting
DefinitionGenerally squander means:
to waste — money, resources, or opportunities
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1st useScene 2.6
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