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Henry IV, Part 2

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abridge
1 use
Then death rock me asleep, abridge my doleful days!
abridge = shorten
DefinitionGenerally abridge means:
reduce in scope while retaining essential elements — especially to a book
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beseech
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Let me see them, I beseech you.
beseech = to ask strongly or beg for something
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commend
6 uses
Commend me to my cousin Westmoreland.
commend = recommend (express a favorable opinion of)
DefinitionGenerally commend means:
praise or recommend
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conjecture
2 uses
Conjecture, expectation, and surmise
Of aids incertain should not be admitted.
conjecture = conclusion or opinion based on inconclusive evidence
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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countenance
3 uses
1  —3 uses as in:
giving countenance
I beseech you, sir, to countenance William Visor of Woncot against Clement Perkes of the hill.
countenance = approve
DefinitionGenerally this sense of countenance means:
to tolerate, approve, or show favor or support
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daunt
1 use
The never-daunted Percy
daunted = discouraged or intimidated
DefinitionGenerally daunt means:
to discourage or intimidate
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digress
1 use
But this is mere digression from my purpose.
digression = wandering from a direct or straight course

(editor's note:  The suffix "-sion", 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 admission from admit, discussion from discuss, and invasion from invade.)
DefinitionGenerally digress means:
wander from a direct or straight course — typically verbally
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discern
1 use
I could discern no part of his face from the window:
discern = see (something hard to see)
DefinitionGenerally discern means:
to notice or understand something — often something that is not obvious
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discord
1 use
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discord amongst the group
The still-discordant wavering multitude,
discordant = disagreeing/conflicting
DefinitionGenerally this sense of discord means:
conflict or disagreement — especially among those expected to cooperate

or (especially in the form discordant):

seeming different  or wrong along with everything else
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divine
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
to forgive is divine
Of forged rebellion with a seal divine
divine = royal (or emanating from God)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of divine means:
wonderful; or god-like or coming from God
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impudent
2 uses
You call honourable boldness impudent sauciness:
impudent = disrespectful boldness
DefinitionGenerally impudent means:
improperly bold or disrespectful — especially toward someone who is older or considered to be of higher status
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incessant
1 use
The incessant care and labor of his mind
incessant = continuous
DefinitionGenerally incessant means:
continuous — often in an annoying way
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incredulous
1 use
O, let me in my present wildness die
And never live to show the incredulous world
The noble change that I have purposed.
incredulous = dubious (doubting or not believing)
DefinitionGenerally incredulous means:
unbelieving; or having difficulty accepting something so unexpected
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lament
2 uses
Fair daughter, you do draw my spirits from me
With new lamenting ancient oversights.
lamenting = expressing grief or regret
DefinitionGenerally lament means:
to express grief or regret
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lethargic
1 use
a kind of lethargy
lethargy = a state with a lack of energy
DefinitionGenerally lethargic means:
lacking energy
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perturb
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perturbation of the orbit
from study and perturbation of the brain
perturbation = disturbance (of the mind)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of perturbation means:
physics or astronomy:  a secondary influence on a system that causes it to deviate slightly
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redress
6 uses
There is no need of any such redress;
Or if there were, it not belongs to you.
redress = making up for a wrong
DefinitionGenerally redress means:
fix a problem; or make up for a wrong
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rogue
13 uses
Come, you rogue, come; bring me to a justice.
rogue = deceitful person
DefinitionGenerally rogue means:
not normal and possibly dangerous — possibly alone
The exact meaning of rogue can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "a rogue state" — (politics) a dangerous country that ignores international conventions
  • "a rogue animal" — (especially of an elephant) dangerous and not living with or like its kind
  • "a rogue trader" — (finance) an employee who makes unauthorized and improper securities trades
  • "a rogue wave" — (oceanography) a dangerous wave that is much larger than others around it
  • "rogue cells" — (biology) tumor cells
  • "He is a rouge." — someone who is deceitful and unprincipled (though possibly liked despite that)
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wanton
3 uses
every idle, nice and wanton reason
wanton = of something considered bad
DefinitionGenerally wanton means:
of something considered bad:  excessive, thoughtless indulgence — such as waste, cruelty, violence, and (especially in the past) sexual promiscuity
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zeal
3 uses
the zeal I had to see him
zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
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