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Antony and Cleopatra
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augment
1 use
with an augmented greeting
augmented = great in degree (made larger than normal)
DefinitionGenerally augment means:
enlarge or increase
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censure
1 use
censuring Rome
censuring = criticizing
DefinitionGenerally censure means:
harsh criticism; or formal criticism from an organization — such as the U.S. Senate
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engender
1 use
From my cold heart let heaven engender hail
engender = cause
DefinitionGenerally engender means:
cause — usually a feeling (possibly a situation)
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enmity
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lesser enmities may give way to greater
enmities = hatreds between enemies
DefinitionGenerally enmity means:
hatred between enemies
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exeunt
55 uses
Exeunt with the body.
exeunt = exit (a stage direction)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of exeunt means:
stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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expedient
1 use
I shall break The cause of our expedience to the queen, And get her leave to part.
expedience = speediness or practicality
DefinitionGenerally expedient means:
a practical action — especially one that accepts negative tradeoffs due to circumstances

or:

convenient, speedy, or practical
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fervent
1 use
when your diver did hang a salt fish on his hook, which he with fervency drew up.
fervency = enthusiasm (feelings of intense emotion)
DefinitionGenerally fervent means:
characterized by intense emotion or passionate belief
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fetter
1 use
These strong Egyptian fetters I must break,
fetters = shackles that bind the ankles or feet
DefinitionGenerally fetter means:
to restrain or hinder

or more archaically:

a shackle for the ankles
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grave
1 use
...Betray'd I am:
O this false soul of Egypt! this grave charm,
...
Beguil'd me to the very heart of loss.—
grave = destructive or evil

(editor's note:  This sense of grave is seldom used today. Today it is more likely used to mean "dangerous or serious.")
DefinitionGenerally this sense of grave means:
serious and/or solemn

The exact meaning of this sense of grave is often subject to its context. For example:
  • "This is a grave problem," or "a situation of the utmost gravity." — important, dangerous, or causing worry
  • "She was in a grave mood upon returning from the funeral." — sad (with a heavy heart)
  • "She looked me in the eye and gravely promised." — sincere and dignified without humor
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importune
1 use
I am dying, Egypt, dying; only
I here importune death awhile, until
Of many thousand kisses the poor last
I lay upon thy lips.
importune = beg (in this case, to wait a while)
DefinitionGenerally importune means:
beg insistently or urge repeatedly
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infamous
1 use
my revolt is infamous
infamous = well-known as bad
DefinitionGenerally infamous means:
having an exceedingly bad reputation
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1st useScene 4.9
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insolent
1 use
Who, queasy with his insolence already,
Will their good thoughts call from him.
insolence = arrogance (rude disrespect)
DefinitionGenerally insolent means:
rudely disrespectful
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languish
1 use
death ... that rids our dogs of languish
languish = to suffer in a bad situation for a long time
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opulent
1 use
her opulent throne
opulent = magnificent and luxurious
DefinitionGenerally opulent means:
magnificent and luxurious — usually expensive
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penitent
1 use
As nearly as I may, I'll play the penitent to you:
penitent = role of a person apologizing (expressing sorrow for misdeeds)
DefinitionGenerally penitent means:
feeling or expressing sorrow for having done wrong; or a person who does such
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portend
1 use
Alack, our terrene moon Is now eclips'd,
And it portends alone The fall of Antony!
portends = foretells (tells what will happen)
DefinitionGenerally portend means:
indicate by signs that something is going to happen — especially something bad
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reconcile
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
reconciled herself to
reconciles them to his entreaty
reconciles = brings them to terms with
DefinitionGenerally this sense of reconcile means:
to come to terms with
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repose
1 use
He that unbuckles this, till we do please
To doff 't for our repose, shall hear a storm.
repose = rest

(editor's note:  No Fear Shakespeare paraphrases this as:  "Anyone who unbuckles this before I want to take it off to rest will be sorry.")
DefinitionGenerally this sense of repose means:
to rest or lie
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1st useScene 4.4
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ruminate
1 use
'tis a studied, not a present thought, by duty ruminated.
ruminated = thought about again and again
DefinitionGenerally ruminate means:
to think again and again about something
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superfluous
1 use
superfluous kings
superfluous = extra (more than is needed)
DefinitionGenerally superfluous means:
more than is needed, desired, or required
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