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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: 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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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
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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
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Construe my speeches better, if you may.†
construe = to interpret something as having a specific meaning
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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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contrary
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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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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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enjoin
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True, and it was enjoined him in Rome for want of linen; since when, I'll be sworn, he wore none but a dish-clout of Jaquenetta's, and that a' wears next his heart for a favour.†
enjoined = to command someone to do (or not do) something
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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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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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infamy
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Lend me your horn to make one, and I will whip about your infamy circum circa.†
infamy = famous for something that is bad; or an extremely bad event
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ingenious
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That an eel is ingenious?†
ingenious = showing inventiveness and skill
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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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