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Love's Labour's Lost

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affectation
1 use
Taffeta phrases, silken terms precise, Three-pil'd hyperboles, spruce affectation, Figures pedantical; these summer-flies Have blown me full of maggot ostentation: I do forswear them; and I here protest, By this white glove,—how white the hand, God knows!†
affectation = behaving in an artificial way to make an impression
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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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besiege
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'So it is, besieged with sable-coloured melancholy, I did commend the black-oppressing humour to the most wholesome physic of thy health-giving air; and, as I am a gentleman, betook myself to walk.†
besieged = surrounded and cut-off supplies; or overwhelmed
DefinitionGenerally besiege means:
to surround with armed forces, and cut-off supplies or attack

or:

to make an overwhelming number of requests, complaints, or comments — typically in an annoying manner and sometimes while surrounding
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cadence
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Here are only numbers ratified; but, for the elegancy, facility, and golden cadence of poesy, caret.†
cadence = rhythm or recurring pattern
DefinitionGenerally cadence means:
rhythm or recurring pattern of sounds or movements
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chide
2 uses
You chide at him, offending twice as much: You do not love Maria; Longaville Did never sonnet for her sake compile; Nor never lay his wreathed arms athwart His loving bosom, to keep down his heart.†
chide = scold or criticize
DefinitionGenerally chide means:
to tell someone they have done wrong — sometimes in a gentle way to encourage better behavior
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construe
1 use
Construe my speeches better, if you may.†
construe = understand something to have a specific meaning
DefinitionGenerally construe means:
to interpret (understand) something as have a specific meaning
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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 — often accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike or disgust
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contrary
1 use
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contrary to
'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.†
contrary to = in opposition to
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digress
1 use
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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doctrine
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From women's eyes this doctrine I derive: They are the ground, the books, the academes, From whence doth spring the true Promethean fire.†
doctrine = a belief (or system of beliefs or principles) accepted as authoritative by some group
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epitaph
1 use
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
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
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
17 uses
[Exeunt BOYET and MARIA.]
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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garnish
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Are they all in love, That every one her own hath garnished With such bedecking ornaments of praise?†
garnished = decorated or adorned
DefinitionGenerally this sense of garnish means:
to decorate or adorn something (most typically food with another food); or the item added for decoration
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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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ingenious
3 uses
That an eel is ingenious?†
ingenious = showing inventiveness and skill
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replenish
1 use
Sir, he hath never fed of the dainties that are bred of a book; he hath not eat paper, as it were; he hath not drunk ink: his intellect is not replenished; he is only an animal, only sensible in the duller parts: And such barren plants are set before us that we thankful should be, Which we of taste and feeling are, for those parts that do fructify in us more than he; For as it would ill become me to be vain, indiscreet, or a fool, So, were there a patch set on learning, to see him in a...†
replenished = replaced what was used up; or restored to a previous condition
DefinitionGenerally replenish means:
replace what was used up; or restore to a previous condition
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resolute
1 use
Most resolute Pompey!
resolute = firm in purpose or belief
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revere
1 use
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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