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Julius Caesar

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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
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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
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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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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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controversy
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The torrent roar'd, and we did buffet it With lusty sinews, throwing it aside And stemming it with hearts of controversy; But ere we could arrive the point proposed, Caesar cried, "Help me, Cassius, or I sink!†
controversy = disagreement
DefinitionGenerally controversy means:
disagreement — especially regarding a public issue that arouses strong feelings
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countenance
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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 or manner
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emulate
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the teeth of emulation
emulation = imitation (in this case, by those who are jealous; i.e., the bite of jealous rivals)

(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 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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engender
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O Error, soon conceived, Thou never comest unto a happy birth, But kill'st the mother that engender'd thee!†
engender'd = cause — usually a feeling (possibly a situation)
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establish
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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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expound
1 use
And this way have you well expounded it.†
expounded = explained or discussed in detail
DefinitionGenerally expound means:
explain or discuss in detail
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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, including:
  • unconcerned — as in "She is indifferent to what is served to eat."
  • unsympathetic — as in "She is indifferent to his needs."
  • not of good quality (which may imply average or poor quality depending upon context) — as in "an indifferent performance"
  • impartial — as in "We need a judge who is indifferent."
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instigate
1 use
Such instigations have been often dropp'd Where I have took them up.†
instigations = start or set into motion — typically some kind of conflict
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notwithstanding
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Antony, that revels long o'nights, Is notwithstanding up.†
notwithstanding = in spite of; or in spite of the thing just mentioned (used to connect contrasting ideas)
DefinitionGenerally notwithstanding means:
in spite of; or in spite of the thing mentioned
(Used to connect contrasting ideas. Other synonyms could include words and phrases such as nevertheless, nonetheless, all the same, still,  and however.)
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presage
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You know that I held Epicurus strong, And his opinion: now I change my mind, And partly credit things that do presage.†
presage = serve as a sign of something about to happen — typically something bad
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prodigious
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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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spurn
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It must be by his death: and, for my part, I know no personal cause to spurn at him, But for the general.†
spurn = reject as not good enough
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tyranny
3 uses
If I know this, know all the world besides, That part of tyranny that I do bear I can shake off at pleasure.†
tyranny = to control others harshly and unfairly; or a form of government with such control
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