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Twelfth Night
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augment
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He does smile his face into more lines than is in the new map, with the augmentation of the Indies:
augmentation = enlargement or increase
DefinitionGenerally augment means:
enlarge or increase
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austere
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I extend my hand to him thus, quenching my familiar smile with an austere regard of control:
austere = stern (serious)
DefinitionGenerally austere means:
a notable absence of luxury, comfort, or decoration

or:

of a person:  stern in manner; or practicing great self-denial
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commendation
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Challenge me the count's youth to fight with him; hurt him in eleven places; my niece shall take note of it: and assure thyself there is no love-broker in the world can more prevail in man's commendation with woman than report of valour.
commendation = an official award; or a message expressing praise
DefinitionGenerally commendation means:
an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement

or:

a message expressing praise
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consanguineous
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Am not I consanguineous? am I not of her blood?
consanguineous = related by blood
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edify
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Look then to be well edified when the fool delivers the madman:—'By the Lord, madam,—'
edified = instructed
DefinitionGenerally edify means:
to instruct — morally or intellectually
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exeunt
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[Exeunt OLIVIA and MARIA.]
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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fraught
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Orsino, this is that Antonio That took the Phoenix and her fraught from Candy: And this is he that did the Tiger board When your young nephew Titus lost his leg: Here in the streets, desperate of shame and state, In private brabble did we apprehend him.
fraught = full of negative things
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heresy
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O, I have read it; it is heresy.
heresy = having opinions most people consider immoral
DefinitionGenerally heresy means:
opinions or actions most people consider immoral
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incredulous
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no incredulous or unsafe circumstance
incredulous = unbelievable
DefinitionGenerally incredulous means:
unbelieving; or having difficulty accepting something so unexpected
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inevitable
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it is inevitable
inevitable = certain to happen
DefinitionGenerally inevitable means:
certain to happen (even if one tried to prevent it)
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inure
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And, to inure thyself to what thou art like to be, cast thy humble slough and appear fresh.
inure = cause to accept or become hardened to something unpleasant
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lethargic
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Cousin, cousin, how have you come so early by this lethargy?
lethargy = a state with a lack of energy
DefinitionGenerally lethargic means:
lacking energy
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mitigate
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...without any mitigation or remorse of voice?
mitigation = reduction in harm or unpleasantness
DefinitionGenerally mitigate means:
make less harmful or unpleasant
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mollify
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— Some mollification for your giant, sweet lady.
mollification = calm someone who is or may become angry or upset
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obscure
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the view or directions are obscure
I will drop in his way some obscure epistles of love; wherein, by the colour of his beard, the shape of his leg, the manner of his gait, the expressure of his eye, forehead, and complexion, he shall find himself most feelingly personated. I can write very like my lady, your niece; on a forgotten matter we can hardly make distinction of our hands.
obscure = mysterious (no clearly understood)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of obscure means:
not clearly seen, understood, or expressed
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peruse
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Pray you peruse that letter:
peruse = examine or consider with attention and in detail
DefinitionGenerally peruse means:
to read or examine
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portend
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Why, this is evident to any formal capacity; there is no obstruction in this;—And the end,—What should that alphabetical position portend?
portend = indicate by signs that something is going to happen — especially something bad
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prudent
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'tis thought among the prudent...
prudent = sensible and careful
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resolute
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You are resolute, then?
resolute = firm in purpose or belief
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simulate
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M, O, A, I;—This simulation is not as the former:—and yet, to crush this a little, it would bow to me, for every one of these letters are in my name.
simulation = something that is not real, but is made to imitate or behave like something that is
DefinitionGenerally simulate means:
make an imitation or representation of
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