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Love's Labour's Lost

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abrogate
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Perge, good Master Holofernes, perge; so it shall please you to abrogate scurrility.†
abrogate = formally abolish (do away with)
DefinitionGenerally abrogate means:
to abolish (do away with) something
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arbitration
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  The extreme parts of time extremely forms
  All causes to the purpose of his speed,
  And often at his very loose decides
  That which long process could not arbitrate:
arbitrate = decide
DefinitionGenerally arbitration means:
the process of solving a disagreement with the help of an impartial referee
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bombastic
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We have receiv'd your letters, full of love;
Your favours, the ambassadors of love;
And, in our maiden council, rated them
At courtship, pleasant jest, and courtesy,
As bombast and as lining to the time;
bombast = high-sounding (pompous) talk or writing
DefinitionGenerally bombastic means:
pompous or pretentious talk or writing

(often using difficult words in an attempt to make something sound more important than it is or to make the speaker sound more intelligent)
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choleric
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Nay, my choler is ended.†
choler = associated with anger; or a bodily fluid medieval medicine associated with anger
DefinitionGenerally choleric means:
easily moved to anger; or characterized by anger
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contempt
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1  —1 use as in:
feels contempt towards her
Why, that contempt will kill the speaker's heart,
contempt = dislike and disrespect
DefinitionGenerally this sense of contempt means:
lack of respect for someone or something thought inferior — often accompanied by a feeling of dislike or disgust
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digress
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my digression
digression = a wandering from a direct or straight course — especially verbally

(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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engender
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Your stomachs are too young, and abstinence engenders maladies.
engenders = causes
DefinitionGenerally engender means:
cause — usually a feeling (possibly a situation)
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enigma
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Some enigma, some riddle:
enigma = something mysterious that seems unexplainable
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epitaph
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Sir Nathaniel, will you hear an extemporal epitaph on the death of the deer?†
epitaph = a short text in memory of a dead person
DefinitionGenerally epitaph means:
a short text in memory of a dead person — especially text written on a tombstone
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establish
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establish a positive tone
'sorted and consorted, contrary to thy established proclaimed edict and continent canon, with—with,—O! with but with this I passion to say wherewith,'— COSTARD.†
established = existing
DefinitionGenerally this sense of establish means:
create, start, or set in [a] place
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fawn
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How I would make him fawn, and beg, and seek,†
fawn = show excessive flattery or affection
DefinitionGenerally this sense of fawn means:
showing excessive flattery or affection
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flout
3 uses
O poverty in wit, kingly-poor flout!†
flout = openly disregard
DefinitionGenerally flout means:
to openly disregard — typically a law, rule, or custom
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importune
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Tell him the daughter of the King of France, On serious business, craving quick dispatch, Importunes personal conference with his Grace.†
importunes = begs insistently or urges repeatedly
DefinitionGenerally importune means:
beg insistently or urge repeatedly
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obscure
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1  —1 use as in:
knows the famous and the obscure
...it is an epilogue or discourse to make plain
Some obscure precedence that hath tofore been sain.
obscure = not understood by many people
DefinitionGenerally this sense of obscure means:
not known to many people; or unimportant or undistinguished
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pernicious
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The magnanimous and most illustrate king Cophetua set eye upon the pernicious and indubitate beggar Zenelophon, and he it was that might rightly say, Veni, vidi, vici; which to anatomize in the vulgar— O base and obscure vulgar!†
pernicious = harmful or something spreading harm — especially in a gradual or subtle way
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remuneration
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three farthings, remuneration.
remuneration = payment
DefinitionGenerally remuneration means:
payment (for work and/or expenses)
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resolute
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Most resolute Pompey!
resolute = firm in purpose or belief
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revere
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Very reverent sport, truly; and done in the testimony of a good conscience.
reverent = respected or admired
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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superfluous
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that superfluous case
superfluous = more than is needed, desired, or required
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verbose
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He draweth out the thread of his verbosity finer than the staple of his argument.†
verbosity = wordiness (tendency to use too many words)
DefinitionGenerally verbose means:
using or containing too many words
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