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All's Well That Ends Well

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amorous
2 uses
May be, the amorous count solicits her In the unlawful purpose.†
amorous = romantic or sexual
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approach
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
approached the city
—Well, call him hither;— We are reconcil'd, and the first view shall kill All repetition:—let him not ask our pardon; The nature of his great offence is dead, And deeper than oblivion do we bury Th' incensing relics of it; let him approach, A stranger, no offender; and inform him, So 'tis our will he should.†
approach = get near
DefinitionGenerally this sense of approach means:
to get closer to (near in space, time, quantity, or quality)
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beguile
3 uses
But couch, ho! here he comes; to beguile two hours in a sleep, and then to return and swear the lies he forges.†
beguile = to charm, enchant, or entertain someone; or to deceive — especially through charm
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calumny
1 use
Wilt thou ever be a foul-mouth'd and calumnious knave?†
calumnious = false accusation against a person
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commendation
4 uses
1  —4 uses as in:
offered my personal commendation
The duke hath offered him letters of commendations to the king.
commendations = praise
DefinitionGenerally this sense of commendation means:
praise or a message expressing praise
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credulous
1 use
But may not be so credulous of cure,
credulous = gullible (being too willing to believe)
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egregious
1 use
My lord, you give me most egregious indignity.
egregious = exceptionally bad
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ensconced
1 use
Hence is it that we make trifles of terrors, ensconcing ourselves into seeming knowledge when we should submit ourselves to an unknown fear.†
ensconcing = fixed firmly; or settled comfortably
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epitaph
1 use
His good remembrance, sir, Lies richer in your thoughts than on his tomb; So in approof lives not his epitaph As in your royal speech.†
epitaph = a short text in memory of a dead person
DefinitionGenerally epitaph means:
a short text in memory of a dead person — especially text written on a tombstone
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equivocal
1 use
What an equivocal companion is this!
equivocal = ambiguous or doubtful (in this case, questionable character)
DefinitionGenerally equivocal means:
unclear in meaning — especially where opposing interpretations are reasonable (sometimes intentionally)
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exeunt
28 uses
[Exeunt BERTRAM and LAFEU.]
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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fetter
1 use
Well, I must be patient; there is no fettering of authority.
fettering = to restraining or hindering
DefinitionGenerally fetter means:
to restrain or hinder

or more archaically:

a shackle for the ankles
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magnanimous
1 use
be magnanimous in the enterprise,
magnanimous = kind and generous in spirit
DefinitionGenerally magnanimous means:
kind and generous in spirit — especially toward those defeated in battle
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obstinate
1 use
only sin and hellish obstinacy tie thy tongue
obstinacy = stubbornness
DefinitionGenerally obstinate means:
stubbornly not doing what others want
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perfidy
1 use
a most perfidious slave
perfidious = an act of deliberate betrayal
DefinitionGenerally perfidy means:
an act of deliberate betrayal; or such behavior
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peruse
1 use
Peruse them well.
peruse = examine or consider with attention and in detail
DefinitionGenerally peruse means:
to read or examine
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pretense
1 use
her pretence is a pilgrimage to Saint Jaques-le-Grand:
pretence = something pretended

(editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use pretense.)
DefinitionGenerally pretense means:
a false appearance or action to help one pretend
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tedious
1 use
that is the brief and the tedious of it
tedious = long and boring
DefinitionGenerally tedious means:
boring — especially because something goes on too long or without variation
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timorous
1 use
like a timorous thief
timorous = timid (fearful)
DefinitionGenerally timorous means:
timid (fearful) or shy
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yield
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
yield to pressure
I have yielded: Instruct my daughter how she shall persever, That time and place, with this deceit so lawful, May prove coherent.†
yielded = given in, given way, or given up
DefinitionGenerally this sense of yield means:
to give in, give way, or give up
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