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Love's Labour's Lost
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abrogate
1 use
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: And though the mourning brow of progeny Forbid the smiling courtesy of love The holy suit which fain it would convince; Yet, since love's argument was first on foot, Let not the cloud of sorrow justle it From what it purpos'd; since, to wail friends lost Is not by much so wholesome-profitable As to rejoice at friends but...†
arbitrate = to try to settle an argument with the help of an impartial referee
DefinitionGenerally arbitration means:
the process of solving an argument 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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collusion
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'tis true, indeed; the collusion holds in the exchange.†
collusion = to conspire (the act of working together in secret at others' expense)
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contempt
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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 — often accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike or disgust
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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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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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exeunt
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[Exeunt BOYET and MARIA.]
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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extemporaneous
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Assist me, some extemporal god of rime, for I am sure I shall turn sonneter.†
extemporal = done with little or no preparation or planning
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flout
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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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heresy
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strange without heresy
heresy = opinions or actions most people consider immoral
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obscure
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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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ostentatious
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...with some delightful ostentation, or show, or pageant, or antic, or firework.
ostentation = actions intended to attract notice and impress others
DefinitionGenerally ostentatious means:
intended to attract notice and impress others — especially with wealth in a vulgar way
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parley
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Now, madam, summon up your dearest spirits: Consider who the king your father sends, To whom he sends, and what's his embassy: Yourself, held precious in the world's esteem, To parley with the sole inheritor Of all perfections that a man may owe, Matchless Navarre; the plea of no less weight Than Aquitaine, a dowry for a queen.†
parley = a negotiation or discussion — especially between enemies
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remuneration
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three farthings, remuneration.
remuneration = payment

(editor's note:  a farthing is a type of coin)
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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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