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abhor
2 uses
This night's the time
That I should do what I abhor to name,
Or else thou diest tomorrow.
abhor = hate or detest
DefinitionGenerally abhor means:
to hate or detest something
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austere
1 use
th' austereness of my life
austereness = a notable absence of luxury, comfort, or decoration
DefinitionGenerally austere means:
a notable absence of luxury, comfort, or decoration

or:

of a person:  stern in manner; or practicing great self-denial
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blasphemy
1 use
That in the captain's but a choleric word
Which in the soldier is flat blasphemy.
blasphemy = something said that is disrespectful of something considered sacred
DefinitionGenerally blasphemy means:
something said or done that is disrespectful of something considered sacred — especially God or religion
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choleric
1 use
That in the captain's but a choleric word
Which in the soldier is flat blasphemy.
choleric = angry
DefinitionGenerally choleric means:
easily moved to anger; or characterized by anger
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decorum
1 use
And liberty plucks justice by the nose;
The baby beats the nurse, and quite athwart
Goes all decorum.
decorum = manners and conduct considered to be proper and in good taste
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exeunt
25 uses
Exeunt Lucio and Gentlemen.
exeunt = exit (a stage direction)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of exeunt means:
stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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extol
1 use
Wherein have I so deserved of you
That you extol me thus?
extol = praise, glorify, or honor

(editor's note:  the Duke is using irony to ask why Lucio has insulted him)
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fetter
1 use
There is a devilish mercy in the judge,
If you'll implore it, that will free your life,
But fetter you till death.
fetter = to shackle or otherwise restrain or hinder
DefinitionGenerally fetter means:
to restrain or hinder

or more archaically:

a shackle for the ankles
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ignominious
1 use
Ignominy in ransom and free pardon
Are of two houses; lawful mercy
Is nothing kin to foul redemption.
ignominy = disgrace
DefinitionGenerally ignominious means:
deserving or bringing disgrace or shame — typically in reference to behavior or character
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importune
2 uses
Against all sense you do importune her.
importune = beg persistently and urgently
DefinitionGenerally importune means:
beg insistently or urge repeatedly
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infallible
2 uses
Do not satisfy your resolution with hopes that are fallible:
fallible = likely at some point to fail
DefinitionGenerally infallible means:
never wrong; or never failing
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iniquity
1 use
Which is the wiser here, Justice or Iniquity?
iniquity = injustice (an immoral or unjust act)
DefinitionGenerally iniquity means:
immorality; or an immoral act
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integrity
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a person of high integrity
his integrity stands without blemish
integrity = reputation for maintaining strong moral principles
DefinitionGenerally this sense of integrity means:
having strong moral principles — especially honesty
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mitigate
1 use
Behold, behold, where Madam Mitigation comes!
mitigation = reduction in harm or unpleasantness

(editor's note:  this is  Lucio's nickname for Mistress Overdone)
DefinitionGenerally mitigate means:
make less harmful or unpleasant
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obsequious
1 use
and in obsequious fondness crowd to his presence
obsequious = excessively eager to flatter or serve
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penury
1 use
The weariest and most loathed worldly life
That age, ache, penury, and imprisonment
Can lay on nature is a paradise
To what we fear of death.
penury = a state of extreme poverty or destitution
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reprove
1 use
the benefit defends the deceit from reproof.
reproof = criticism
DefinitionGenerally reprove means:
to express disapproval of one's actions to them
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servile
1 use
...thou art servile to all the...
servile = submissive
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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tedious
2 uses
Come, you are a tedious fool:
tedious = boring or monotonous
DefinitionGenerally tedious means:
boring — especially because something goes on too long or without variation
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Vienna
10 uses
All houses in the suburbs of Vienna must be plucked down.
Vienna = currently, the capital and largest city of Austria; located on the Danube in northeastern Austria
DefinitionGenerally Vienna means:
the capital and largest city of Austria; located on the Danube in northeastern Austria
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