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All's Well That Ends Well
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adverse
1 use
All's well that ends well yet, Though time seem so adverse and means unfit.†
adverse = working against one's interests
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calumny
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Wilt thou ever be a foul-mouth'd and calumnious knave?†
calumnious = false accusation against a person
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egregious
1 use
My lord, you give me most egregious indignity.
egregious = exceptionally bad
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enjoin
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Come, pilgrim, I will bring you Where you shall host: of enjoin'd penitents There's four or five, to great Saint Jaques bound, Already at my house.†
enjoin'd = to command someone to do (or not do) something
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ensconced
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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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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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knell
1 use
Be this sweet Helen's knell, and now forget her.†
knell = the sound of a bell rung slowly — especially to announce death or a funeral

or:

announcing the demise or end of something
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languish
1 use
What is it, my good lord, the king languishes of?
languishes = suffers in a bad situation for a long time
DefinitionGenerally languish means:
to suffer in a bad situation for a long time
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liege
6 uses
My wife, my liege!†
liege = a feudal lord entitled to allegiance and service

or:

a person who owes allegiance and service to a feudal lord
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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
DefinitionGenerally pretense means:
an appearance or action to help one pretend
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scorn
6 uses
Contempt his scornful perspective did lend me
scornful = mocking or highly disrespectful

(editor's note:  contempt also means "lack of respect")
DefinitionGenerally scorn means:
treat with a strong disrespect or disdain — sometimes accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
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superfluous
1 use
we see cold wisdom waiting on superfluous folly.
superfluous = more than is needed, desired, or required
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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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