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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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amity
1 use
For your part, To you our swords have leaden points, Mark Antony; Our arms in strength of amity, and our hearts Of brothers' temper, do receive you in With all kind love, good thoughts, and reverence.†
amity = a state of friendly relations
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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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censure
1 use
censure me in your wisdom
censure = correct (criticize)
DefinitionGenerally censure means:
harsh criticism; or formal criticism from an organization — such as the U.S. Senate
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choleric
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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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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 or manner
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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)

(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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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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flourish   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 4 uses
1  —1 use as in:
the business is flourishing
Then I, and you, and all of us fell down, Whilst bloody treason flourish'd over us.
flourish'd = grew
DefinitionGenerally this sense of flourish means:
to thrive (grow or develop well)
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2  —3 uses as in:
dismissed them with a flourish
[A crowd of people in the street leading to the Capitol, among them Artemidorus and the Soothsayer. Flourish. Enter Caesar, Brutus, ..., and others.]
flourish = fanfare played by trumpets to announce the entry or exit of royalty

(editor's note:  Today, flourish more commonly refers to any showy gesture.)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of flourish means:
a showy gesture

or:

the act of waving — a hand or an item
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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, 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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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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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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spurn
2 uses
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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