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affable
1 use
conspiracy; hide it in smiles and affability
affability = good nature and sociability
DefinitionGenerally affable means:
good natured and sociable
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appease
1 use
be patient till we have appeased the multitude
appeased = pacified (made less angry or upset)
DefinitionGenerally appease means:
satisfy or pacify (make less angry or upset) — typically by giving something wanted
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chide
3 uses
And let our hearts, as subtle masters do,
Stir up their servants to an act of rage,
And after seem to chide 'em.
chide = tell them they have done wrong
DefinitionGenerally chide means:
to tell someone they have done wrong — sometimes in a gentle way to encourage better behavior
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choleric
2 uses
All this? ay, more: fret till your proud heart break; Go show your slaves how choleric you are, And make your bondmen tremble.†
choleric = easily moved to anger; or characterized by anger
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commend
4 uses
O, let us have him, for his silver hairs
Will purchase us a good opinion
And buy men's voices to commend our deeds.
commend = express a favorable opinion of

(editor's note:  silver hairs refers to supposed wisdom that comes with age as one's hair grays)
DefinitionGenerally commend means:
praise or recommend
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conjure
2 uses
Thou, like an exorcist, hast conjured up my mortified spirit.
conjured = summon into action — as if by magic
DefinitionGenerally conjure means:
summon into action or bring into existence — often as if by magic
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countenance
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a pleasant countenance
Be not deceived: if I have veil'd my look,
I turn the trouble of my countenance
Merely upon myself. ...
countenance = facial expression
DefinitionGenerally this sense of countenance means:
facial expression; or face; or composure
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covet
1 use
Brutus grows so covetous
covetous = to strongly want (something — especially something that belongs to others)
DefinitionGenerally covet means:
to strongly want (something—especially something that belongs to another)
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emulate
1 use
the teeth of emulation
emulation = imitation (in this case, by those who are jealous; i.e., the bite of jealous rivals)
DefinitionGenerally emulate means:
imitate (copy)
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endure
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
endured the pain
we can both endure the winter's cold as well as he
endure = suffer through
DefinitionGenerally this sense of endure means:
to suffer through (or put up with something difficult or unpleasant)
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establish
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
establish a positive tone
Indeed they say the senators to-morrow
Mean to establish Caesar as a king;
And he shall wear his crown by sea and land,
In every place save here in Italy.
establish = make
DefinitionGenerally this sense of establish means:
create, start, or set in [a] place
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exeunt
27 uses
[Exeunt all but Antony.]
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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imminent
1 use
evils imminent
imminent = about to occur
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indifferent
2 uses
And dangers are to me indifferent.
indifferent = of no concern
DefinitionGenerally indifferent means:
without interest — in various senses such as:
  • unconcerned
  • unsympathetic
  • impartial
  • not of good quality (which may imply average or poor quality depending upon context)
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lament
2 uses
My heart laments that...
laments = expresses grief or regret
DefinitionGenerally lament means:
to express grief or regret
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portent
1 use
And these does she apply for warnings and portents
And evils imminent; and on her knee
Hath begg'd that I will stay at home to-day.
portents = signs of something to come (in Shakespeare's day, more specifically referring to signs indicating the approach of evil or calamity)
DefinitionGenerally portent means:
a sign of something about to happen
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prodigious
1 use
prodigious grown
prodigious = huge (far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree)
DefinitionGenerally prodigious means:
enormous; or far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree
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revere
2 uses
With all kind love, good thoughts, and reverence.
reverence = 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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servile
1 use
keep us all in servile fearfulness
servile = slave-like
DefinitionGenerally servile means:
submissive — typically excessively so (so submissive or eager to serve and please that one seems to have no self-respect)

or:

relating to the work that requires obeying demeaning commands

or:

slave-like or relating to slaves
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soothsayer
7 uses
A soothsayer bids you beware the Ides of March.
soothsayer = someone who is supposed to have the super-natural ability to tell what will happen in the future

(editor's note:  the Ides of March is march 15th)
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