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Love's Labour's Lost
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acute
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
acute vision
But the gift is good in those in whom it is acute,
acute = having a high level of perception
DefinitionGenerally this sense of acute means:
sharp (highly perceptive in some area or mentally sharp)

(often with a connotation that resulting awareness is painful)
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audacious
2 uses
audacious without impudency
audacious = bold and daring

(editor's note:  impudency references disrespect by being improperly forward or bold)
DefinitionGenerally audacious means:
bold and daring (inclined to take risks) — especially in violating social convention in a manner that could offend others
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beseech
9 uses
I beseech your Grace, let this letter be read;
beseech = to ask strongly or beg for something
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countenance
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a pleasant countenance
I will not be put out of countenance.
countenance = composure
DefinitionGenerally this sense of countenance means:
facial expression; or face; or composure
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Cupid
10 uses
Proceed, sweet Cupid;
Cupid = Roman mythology:  god of love; a small, winged boy whose arrows make those struck fall in love
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digress
1 use
my digression
digression = wandering from a direct or straight course — especially verbally
DefinitionGenerally digress means:
wander from a direct or straight course — especially verbally
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forbearance
4 uses
To hear meekly, sir, and to laugh moderately; or, to forbear both.
forbear = refrain (hold back) from acting
DefinitionGenerally forbearance means:
refraining (holding back) from acting

or:

patience, tolerance, or self-control
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forswear
22 uses
I forswore not thee:
forswore = renounced (disavowed or decided to stop doing something)
DefinitionGenerally forswear means:
to decide to stop doing something; or to renounce or disavow something
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Hercules
11 uses
Great Hercules is presented
Hercules = Roman mythology:  hero famous for his strength; performed 12 immense labors to gain immortality
DefinitionGenerally Hercules means:
mythological Roman hero famous for his strength and for performing 12 immense labors to gain immortality
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heresy
2 uses
strange without heresy
heresy = opinions or actions most people consider immoral
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mirth
7 uses
Mirth cannot move a soul in agony.
mirth = fun and laughter
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Monsieur
7 uses
Monsieur, fare you well.
Monsieur = Mr. (in French)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of Monsieur means:
French equivalent to:  "Mr." in English

or:

French equivalent to: "sir" in English (a polite way to address a male)
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ostentatious
2 uses
...with some delightful ostentation, or show, or pageant, or antic, or firework.
ostentation = actions intended to attract notice and impress others
DefinitionGenerally ostentatious means:
intended to attract notice and impress others — especially with wealth in a vulgar way
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pedantic
3 uses
The pedant, the braggart,
pedant = someone too concerned with book learning
DefinitionGenerally pedantic means:
too concerned with formal rules, details, or book learning
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perjury
6 uses
You are attaint with faults and perjury;
perjury = making false statements
DefinitionGenerally perjury means:
the criminal offense of telling lies after formally promising to tell the truth — such as when testifying in a court trial
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prodigal
3 uses
And spend his prodigal wits in bootless rimes,
prodigal = abundant (extravagant in amount)

(editor's note:  This is a less common sense of the word, which more commonly means recklessly wasteful)
DefinitionGenerally prodigal means:
recklessly wasteful

or more rarely:

abundant (extravagant in amount)

or more rarely still:

long absent (someone who has been away a long time)
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profound   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 2 uses
1  —1 use as in:
profound idea
And profound Solomon
profound = deep thinking
DefinitionGenerally this sense of profound means:
deep or far-reaching in intellect or consequence
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2  —1 use as in:
profound sadness
With such a zealous laughter, so profound,
profound = intense
DefinitionGenerally this sense of profound means:
of greatest intensity or emotional depth
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salve
6 uses
Some salve for perjury.
salve = something that eases pain or anxiety
DefinitionGenerally salve means:
a cream or liquid put onto skin to make it feel better or heal

or:

anything that eases pain or anxiety; or the act of doing such
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zeal
4 uses
What zeal, what fury hath inspired thee now?
zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
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