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Henry IV, Part 2
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abridge
1 use
Then death rock me asleep, abridge my doleful days!
abridge = shorten
DefinitionGenerally abridge means:
reduce in scope while retaining essential elements — especially to a book
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archbishop
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The marshal and the archbishop are strong:
archbishop = a bishop of highest rank (in charge of other bishops and churches)
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beseech
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Let me see them, I beseech you.
beseech = to ask strongly or beg for something
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commend
6 uses
Commend me to my cousin Westmoreland.
commend = recommend (express a favorable opinion of)
DefinitionGenerally commend means:
praise or recommend
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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
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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
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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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discord
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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
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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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impartial
2 uses
Led by the impartial conduct of my soul;
impartial = showing lack of favoritism or bias
DefinitionGenerally impartial means:
without favoritism or bias
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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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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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perturb
1 use
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perturbation of the orbit
from study and perturbation of the brain
perturbation = disturbance (of the mind)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of perturbation means:
physics or astronomy:  a secondary influence on a system that causes it to deviate slightly
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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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rogue
13 uses
Come, you rogue, come; bring me to a justice.
rogue = deceitful person
DefinitionGenerally rogue means:
not normal and dangerous

(see word notes for more detailed definitions based on context)
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wanton
3 uses
every idle, nice and wanton reason
wanton = of something considered bad
DefinitionGenerally wanton means:
of something considered bad:  excessive, thoughtless indulgence — such as waste, cruelty, violence, and especially sexual promiscuity
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zeal
3 uses
the zeal I had to see him
zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
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