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Julius Caesar
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affable
1 use
conspiracy; hide it in smiles and affability
affability = good nature and sociability
DefinitionGenerally affable means:
good natured and sociable
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appease
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be patient till we have appeased the multitude
appeased = pacified (made less angry or upset)
DefinitionGenerally appease means:
satisfy or pacify (make less angry or upset) — typically by giving something wanted
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apprehensive
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men are flesh and blood, and apprehensive
apprehensive = worried over possible misfortune
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chide
3 uses
And let our hearts, as subtle masters do,
Stir up their servants to an act of rage,
And after seem to chide 'em.
chide = tell them they have done wrong
DefinitionGenerally chide means:
to tell someone they have done wrong — typically in a gentle way to encourage better behavior
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choleric
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All this? ay, more: fret till your proud heart break; Go show your slaves how choleric you are, And make your bondmen tremble.
choleric = easily moved to anger; or characterized by anger
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conjure
2 uses
Thou, like an exorcist, hast conjured up my mortified spirit.
conjured = summon into action — as if by magic
DefinitionGenerally conjure means:
summon into action or bring into existence — often as if by magic
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countenance
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a pleasant countenance
Be not deceived: if I have veil'd my look,
I turn the trouble of my countenance
Merely upon myself. ...
countenance = facial expression
DefinitionGenerally this sense of countenance means:
facial expression; or face; or composure
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covet
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Brutus grows so covetous
covetous = to strongly want (something — especially something that belongs to others)
DefinitionGenerally covet means:
to strongly want (something—especially something that belongs to another)
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emulate
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the teeth of emulation
emulation = imitation (in this case, by those who are jealous; i.e., the bite of jealous rivals)
DefinitionGenerally emulate means:
imitate (copy)
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endure
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
endured the pain
we can both endure the winter's cold as well as he
endure = suffer through
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 all but Antony.]
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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imminent
1 use
evils imminent
imminent = about to occur
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indifferent
2 uses
And dangers are to me indifferent.
indifferent = of no concern
DefinitionGenerally indifferent means:
without interest — in various senses such as:
  • unconcerned
  • unsympathetic
  • impartial
  • not of good quality (which may imply average or poor quality depending upon context)
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lament
2 uses
My heart laments that...
laments = expresses grief or regret
DefinitionGenerally lament means:
to express grief or regret
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portent
1 use
And these does she apply for warnings and portents
And evils imminent; and on her knee
Hath begg'd that I will stay at home to-day.
portents = signs of something to come (in Shakespeare's day, more specifically referring to signs indicating the approach of evil or calamity)
DefinitionGenerally portent means:
a sign of something about to happen
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prodigious
1 use
prodigious grown
prodigious = huge (far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree)
DefinitionGenerally prodigious means:
enormous; or far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree
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revere
2 uses
With all kind love, good thoughts, and reverence.
reverence = 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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scorn
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He reads much; He is a great observer, and he looks Quite through the deeds of men: he loves no plays, As thou dost, Antony; he hears no music: Seldom he smiles; and smiles in such a sort As if he mock'd himself and scorn'd his spirit That could be moved to smile at any thing.
scorn'd = treating with disrespect or disdain

(editor's note: No Fear Shakespeare translates this as:  But everyone knows that an ambitious young man uses humility to advance himself, but when he reaches the top, he turns his back on his supporters and reaches for the skies while scorning those who helped him get where he is.)
DefinitionGenerally scorn means:
treat with a strong disrespect or disdain — sometimes accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
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servile
1 use
keep us all in servile fearfulness
servile = slave-like
DefinitionGenerally servile means:
submissive — typically excessively so (so submissive or eager to serve and please that one seems to have no self-respect)

or:

relating to the work that requires obeying demeaning commands

or:

slave-like or relating to slaves
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soothsayer
7 uses
A soothsayer bids you beware the Ides of March.
soothsayer = someone who is supposed to have the super-natural ability to tell what will happen in the future

(editor's note:  the Ides of March is march 15th)
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