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abhor
1 use
Abhor it, fear it, do not enter it.
abhor = hate or detest
DefinitionGenerally abhor means:
to hate or detest something
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accord
2 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
according to, or in accord with
Shall share the good of our returned fortune, According to the measure of their states.
according to = in keeping 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 or accordingly 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
  • "We got a flat tire. Accordingly, I pulled to the side of the road." — because of what was just said; or as a result
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augment
1 use
stood on the extremest verge of the swift brook, augmenting it with tears.
augmenting = enlarging or increasing
DefinitionGenerally augment means:
enlarge or increase
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capricious
1 use
the most capricious poet
capricious = impulsive or unpredictable
DefinitionGenerally capricious means:
impulsive or unpredictable or tending to make sudden changes — especially impulsive behavior
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emulate
2 uses
an envious emulator of every man's good parts
emulator = someone who imitates
DefinitionGenerally emulate means:
imitate (copy)
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endure
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
endured the pain
I will no longer endure it, though yet I know no wise remedy how to avoid it.
endure = suffer through (or put up with something difficult or unpleasant)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of endure means:
to suffer through (or put up with something difficult or unpleasant)
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exeunt
27 uses
[Exeunt ORLANDO and ADAM.]
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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expedient
1 use
Do this expediently
expediently = with speed and 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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languish
1 use
To the which place a poor sequester'd stag,
That from the hunter's aim had ta'en a hurt,
Did come to languish ...
languish = to suffer in a bad situation for a long time
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mock
7 uses
you should not have mocked me before;
mocked = made fun of
DefinitionGenerally mock means:
making fun of

or:

not real
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ominous
1 use
Oh, ominous! He comes to kill my heart.
ominous = foreshadowing bad things to come
DefinitionGenerally ominous means:
threatening (suggestive of, or foreshadowing bad things to come)
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penury
2 uses
What prodigal portion have I spent that I should come to such penury?
penury = a state of extreme poverty or destitution
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prodigal
1 use
What prodigal portion have I spent that I should come to such penury?

(editor's note:  Penury is a synonym for poverty.)
prodigal = recklessly wasteful; or extravagant in amount
DefinitionGenerally prodigal means:
recklessly wasteful

or more rarely:

abundant (extravagant in amount)

or more rarely still:

long absent (someone who has been away a long time)
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profound
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
profound idea
I have, since I was three year old, conversed with a magician, most profound in his art and yet not damnable.
profound = deep or far-reaching
DefinitionGenerally this sense of profound means:
deep or far-reaching in intellect or consequence
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remorse
1 use
It was your pleasure, and your own remorse:
remorse = deep regret for doing something that was wrong
DefinitionGenerally remorse means:
a feeling of deep regret for doing something that was wrong
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reprove
2 uses
The first, the Retort courteous; the second, the Quip modest; the third, the Reply churlish; the fourth, the Reproof valiant; the fifth, the Countercheck quarrelsome; the sixth, the Lie with circumstance; the seventh, the Lie direct.
reproof = criticism
DefinitionGenerally reprove means:
to express disapproval of one's actions to them
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resolute
1 use
he is resolute.
resolute = firm in purpose or belief
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revere
1 use
I have as much of my father in me as you, albeit; I confess, your coming before me is nearer to his reverence.
reverence = poetical term for "father" in Shakespeare's day (based on the more general meaning that indicates feelings of deep respect and admiration)
DefinitionGenerally revere means:
regard with feelings of deep respect and admiration — sometimes with a mixture of wonder and awe or fear
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ruminate
1 use
my often rumination
rumination = thinking again and again about something

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
DefinitionGenerally ruminate means:
to think again and again about something; or to think about something in a sustained (continuing) manner
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squander
1 use
the squandering glances of the fool
squandering = wasting
DefinitionGenerally squander means:
to waste — money, resources, or opportunities
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