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Henry IV, Part 1
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affable
1 use
In faith, he is a worthy gentleman ... And wondrous affable,
affable = good natured and sociable
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audacious
1 use
audacious cruelty
audacious = bold and daring
DefinitionGenerally audacious means:
bold and daring (inclined to take risks) — especially in violating social convention in a manner that could offend others
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banish
11 uses
him keep with, the rest banish.
banish = expel or get rid of — especially a person from a country or community
DefinitionGenerally banish means:
to expel or get rid of
in various senses, including:
  • to force someone to leave a country as punishment
  • to push an idea from the mind
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beseech
4 uses
and I beseech your Grace I may dispose of him.
beseech = to ask strongly or beg for something
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capitulate
1 use
Percy, Northumberland, Th' Archbishop's Grace of York, Douglas, and Mortimer Capitulate against us,
capitulate = stopped resisting (in this case, and joined the fight against us)
DefinitionGenerally capitulate means:
to stop resisting something — such as surrendering to someone else's decision or accepting a military defeat
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compulsion
4 uses
if reasons were as plentiful as blackberries, I would give no man a reason upon compulsion
compulsion = force
DefinitionGenerally compulsion means:
a strong (possibly uncontrollable) urge to do something; or force or a requirement that forces an action
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countenance
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a pleasant countenance
and let men say we be men of good government, being governed, as the sea is, by our noble and chaste mistress the Moon, under whose countenance we steal.
countenance = face
DefinitionGenerally this sense of countenance means:
facial expression; or face; or composure
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disdain
2 uses
Pride, haughtiness, opinion, and disdain;
disdain = a lack of 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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haughty
2 uses
Pride, haughtiness, opinion, and disdain;
haughtiness = arrogance; i.e., acting superior or self-important
DefinitionGenerally haughty means:
arrogant or condescending (acting superior or self-important)
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ignominious
1 use
Thy ignominy sleep with thee in the grave
ignominy = disgrace
DefinitionGenerally ignominious means:
deserving or bringing disgrace or shame — typically in reference to behavior or character
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innovate
1 use
Which gape and rub the elbow at the news
Of hurlyburly innovation.
innovation = change (something new brought to the environment)
DefinitionGenerally innovate means:
bring something new to an environment
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malevolent
1 use
Malevolent to you in all aspects;
malevolent = wishing evil
DefinitionGenerally malevolent means:
evil
  • of a person — wishing or appearing to wish evil to others
  • of a thing — exerting an evil or harmful influence
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redemption   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 2 uses
1  —1 use as in:
its main redeeming quality is...
you may redeem your banish'd honours, and restore yourselves Into the good thoughts of the world again;
redeem = to make up for something bad
DefinitionGenerally this sense of redemption means:
to make up for something bad; or to save
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2  —1 use as in:
redeem the coupon
Shall our coffers, then, be emptied to redeem a traitor home?
redeem = exchange in return for (bringing)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of redemption means:
to exchange something such as a coupon or voucher for something of value
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render
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
rendered service or a verdict
And that's the dearest grace it renders you,
renders = gives
DefinitionGenerally this sense of render means:
to give or supply something
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resolute
1 use
A purse of gold most resolutely snatch'd on Monday night, and most dissolutely spent on Tuesday morning;
resolutely = firm in purpose
DefinitionGenerally resolute means:
firm in purpose or belief
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ruminate
1 use
what I know Is ruminated, plotted, and set down
ruminated = thought about — again and again
DefinitionGenerally ruminate means:
to think again and again about something
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superfluous
1 use
I see no reason why thou shouldst be so superfluous to demand the time of the day.
superfluous = unnecessarily (asking for more than is required or useful)
DefinitionGenerally superfluous means:
more than is needed, desired, or required
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tedious
3 uses
If all the year were playing holidays,
To sport would be as tedious as to work;
tedious = boring or monotonous
DefinitionGenerally tedious means:
boring — especially because something goes on too long or without variation
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zeal
2 uses
If thou wert sensible of courtesy, I should not make so dear a show of zeal:
zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
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