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auspicious
1 use
Then go thou forth; And fortune play upon thy prosperous helm, As thy auspicious mistress!
auspicious = favorable; or suggestive of good things to come
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1st useScene 3.3
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beseech
9 uses
I beseech you, let me...
beseech = to ask strongly or beg for something
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 2.3
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conjecture
1 use
Thou speak'st it falsely, as I love mine honour;
And mak'st conjectural fears to come into me
Which I would fain shut out.
conjectural = guessed (not known to be true)
DefinitionGenerally conjecture means:
a conclusion or opinion based on inconclusive evidence; or the act of forming of such a conclusion or opinion
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1st useScene 5.3
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contempt
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
feels contempt towards her
Contempt his scornful perspective did lend me,
contempt = disrespect with dislike
DefinitionGenerally this sense of contempt means:
lack of respect — often accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike or disgust
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1st useScene 5.3
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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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discord
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
discordant music
His jarring concord, and his discord dulcet,
discord = bad sounding
DefinitionGenerally this sense of discord means:
unpleasant sound — especially a combination of sounds that sound wrong together (though sometimes done intentionally in music)
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disdain
4 uses
'Tis only title thou disdain'st in her, the which I can build up.
disdain = don't respect
DefinitionGenerally disdain means:
a lack of respect — often suggesting distaste and an undeserved sense of superiority

or:

to reject as not good enough
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Book4 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useScene 1.2
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entreat
5 uses
this drives me to entreat you:
entreat = ask or attempt to persuade
DefinitionGenerally entreat means:
to ask or attempt to persuade — especially while trying hard to overcome resistance
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1st useScene 2.1
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flourish   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 2 uses
1  —1 use as in:
the business is flourishing
otherwise a seducer flourishes, and a poor maid is undone.
flourishes = thrives (does well)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of flourish means:
to thrive (grow or develop well)
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1st useScene 5.3
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2  —1 use as in:
dismissed them with a flourish
Exeunt. flourish.
flourish = a showy gesture (in this case — more specifically:  fanfare played by trumpets to announce the entry or exit of royalty)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of flourish means:
a showy gesture

or:

the act of waving — a hand or an item
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impudent
3 uses
She's impudent, my lord;
impudent = disrespectful; or improperly forward or bold
DefinitionGenerally impudent means:
improperly bold or disrespectful — especially toward someone who is older or considered to be of higher status
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1st useScene 2.1
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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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Monsieur
12 uses
Monsieur Parolles, my lord calls for you.
Monsieur = Mr. or Sir (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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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.1
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notorious
2 uses
a notorious liar
notorious = well known for something bad
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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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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.3
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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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1st useScene 2.3
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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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Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 4.3
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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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Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 2.3
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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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1st useScene 2.5
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