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Henry IV, Part 2
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beseech
13 uses
Let me see them, I beseech you.
beseech = to ask strongly or beg for something
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conjecture
2 uses
Conjecture, expectation, and surmise
Of aids incertain should not be admitted.
conjecture = conclusion or opinion based on inconclusive evidence
DefinitionGenerally conjecture means:
a conclusion or opinion based on inconclusive evidence; or the act of forming of such a conclusion or opinion
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countenance
3 uses
1  —3 uses as in:
giving countenance
I beseech you, sir, to countenance William Visor of Woncot against Clement Perkes of the hill.
countenance = approve
DefinitionGenerally this sense of countenance means:
to tolerate, approve, or show favor or support
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daunt
1 use
The never-daunted Percy
daunted = discouraged or intimidated
DefinitionGenerally daunt means:
to discourage or intimidate

(editor's note: The root word is most commonly seen as the adjective daunting which describes something as "discouraging or intimidating". Note that the "-less" suffix means without, so dauntless is to daunt as hopeless is to hope and careless is to care.)
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digress
1 use
But this is mere digression from my purpose.
digression = straying (wandering from a direct or straight course)
DefinitionGenerally digress means:
wander from a direct or straight course — especially verbally
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discern
1 use
I could discern no part of his face from the window:
discern = see (something hard to see)
DefinitionGenerally discern means:
to notice or understand something — often something that is not obvious
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discord
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
discord amongst the group
The still-discordant wavering multitude,
discordant = disagreeing/conflicting
DefinitionGenerally this sense of discord means:
conflict or disagreement — especially among those expected to cooperate

or (especially in the form discordant):

seeming different  or wrong along with everything else
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divine
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
to forgive is divine
Of forged rebellion with a seal divine
divine = royal (or emanating from God)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of divine means:
wonderful; or god-like or coming from God
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forbearance
1 use
canst thou not forbear me half an hour?
forbear = endure (refrain from acting)
DefinitionGenerally forbearance means:
refraining (holding back) from acting

or:

patience, tolerance, or self-control
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impudent
2 uses
You call honourable boldness impudent sauciness:
impudent = disrespectful boldness
DefinitionGenerally impudent means:
improperly bold or disrespectful — especially toward someone who is older or considered to be of higher status
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incessant
1 use
The incessant care and labor of his mind
incessant = continuous
DefinitionGenerally incessant means:
continuous — often in an annoying way
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incredulous
1 use
O, let me in my present wildness die
And never live to show the incredulous world
The noble change that I have purposed.
incredulous = dubious (doubting or not believing)
DefinitionGenerally incredulous means:
unbelieving; or having difficulty accepting something so unexpected
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lament
2 uses
Fair daughter, you do draw my spirits from me
With new lamenting ancient oversights.
lamenting = expressing grief or regret
DefinitionGenerally lament means:
to express grief or regret
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lethargic
1 use
a kind of lethargy
lethargy = a state with a lack of energy
DefinitionGenerally lethargic means:
lacking energy
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ostentatious
1 use
and keeping such vile company as thou art hath in reason taken from me all ostentation of sorrow.
ostentation = outward appearance
DefinitionGenerally ostentatious means:
intended to attract notice and impress others — especially with wealth in a vulgar way
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peruse
1 use
that we may peruse the men
peruse = examine or consider with attention
DefinitionGenerally peruse means:
to read or examine
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redress
6 uses
There is no need of any such redress;
Or if there were, it not belongs to you.
redress = making amends for a wrong
DefinitionGenerally redress means:
fix a problem; or make amends for a wrong
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revere
3 uses
Chide him for faults, and do it reverently,
reverently = showing 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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superfluous
1 use
It were superfluous
superfluous = more than is needed, desired, or required
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zeal
3 uses
the zeal I had to see him
zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
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