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The Two Gentlemen of Verona
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accord
4 uses
1  —4 uses as in:
according to, or in accord with
Please you, repeat their names; I'll show my mind According to my shallow simple skill.†
according to = as stated by; or in agreement with
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
This sense of accord is often seen in the form according to where it can take on more specific meanings. For example:
  • "According to Kim, ..." — as stated by
  • "To each according to her ability." — based upon
  • "Points are scored according to how well they perform." — depending upon
  • "The dose is calculated according to body weight." — in proportion to
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Book4 uses
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beseech
2 uses
Mistress, I beseech you Confirm his welcome with some special favour.†
beseech = to ask strongly or beg for something
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chronicle
1 use
Love is your master, for he masters you; And he that is so yoked by a fool, Methinks, should not be chronicled for wise.†
chronicled = a record of events (typically written) or the act of recording or telling of the events
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construe
1 use
Since maids, in modesty, say 'No' to that Which they would have the profferer construe 'Ay.'†
construe = to interpret something as having a specific meaning
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eloquent
1 use
There is a lady of Verona here, Whom I affect; but she is nice, and coy, And nought esteems my aged eloquence.†
eloquence = the powerful use of language
DefinitionGenerally eloquent means:
powerful use of language
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1st useScene 3.1
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exeunt
20 uses
[Exeunt THURIO and Musicians.]
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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faction
1 use
By the bare scalp of Robin Hood's fat friar, This fellow were a king for our wild faction!†
faction = sub-group
DefinitionGenerally faction means:
a sub-group with some interests not shared by the entire group
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forlorn
2 uses
Lo, here in one line is his name twice writ: 'Poor forlorn Proteus, passionate Proteus, To the sweet Julia':—that I'll tear away; And yet I will not, sith so prettily He couples it to his complaining names: Thus will I fold them one upon another: Now kiss, embrace, contend, do what you will.†
forlorn = sad, hopeless and/or abandoned
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forsake
2 uses
Belike she thinks, that Proteus hath forsook her.†
forsook = abandoned or gave up on
DefinitionGenerally forsake means:
to abandon or give up on — such as someone who needs you, or an idea, or a place
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forswear
9 uses
To wrong my friend, I shall be much forsworn
forsworn = renounced
DefinitionGenerally forswear means:
to decide to stop doing something; or to renounce or disavow something

or (more rarely):  to lie — especially while under oath
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fraught
1 use
But you, Sir Thurio, are not sharp enough; You must lay lime to tangle her desires By wailful sonnets, whose composed rhymes Should be full-fraught with serviceable vows.†
fraught = full of negative things
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grievous
2 uses
My daughter takes his going grievously.†
grievously = very serious; or very bad; or causing grief
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hinder
2 uses
Then let me go, and hinder not my course.†
hinder = slow down or cause problems for
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homage
1 use
Say 'ay' and be the captain of us all: We'll do thee homage, and be rul'd by thee, Love thee as our commander and our king.†
homage = respect or loyalty
DefinitionGenerally homage means:
respect or loyalty; or something done to show respect or loyalty
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 4.1
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importune
4 uses
and did request me to importune you to let...
importune = beg persistently and urgently
DefinitionGenerally importune means:
beg insistently or urge repeatedly
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notwithstanding
1 use
When I protest true loyalty to her, She twits me with my falsehood to my friend; When to her beauty I commend my vows, She bids me think how I have been forsworn In breaking faith with Julia whom I lov'd; And notwithstanding all her sudden quips, The least whereof would quell a lover's hope, Yet, spaniel-like, the more she spurns my love The more it grows and fawneth on her still.†
notwithstanding = in spite of; or in spite of the thing just mentioned (used to connect contrasting ideas)
DefinitionGenerally notwithstanding means:
in spite of; or in spite of the thing mentioned
(Used to connect contrasting ideas. Other synonyms could include words and phrases such as nevertheless, nonetheless, all the same, still,  and however.)
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useScene 4.2
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repentance
3 uses
Who by repentance is not satisfied Is nor of heaven nor earth, for these are pleas'd.†
repentance = to feel regret for having done wrong and to desire to be a better person in the future
DefinitionGenerally repentance means:
the feeling or expression of regret for having done something wrong with a firm decision to be a better person in the future
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slander
3 uses
The best way is to slander Valentine With falsehood, cowardice, and poor descent, Three things that women highly hold in hate.†
slander = words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
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trifle with
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
trifle with her affections
Alas, how love can trifle with itself!†
trifle with = treat thoughtlessly or without respect
DefinitionGenerally this sense of trifle with means:
to treat somebody or something thoughtlessly or without respect
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zeal
1 use
Methinks my zeal to Valentine is cold,
zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
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1st useScene 2.4
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