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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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contract
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
legal contract
—Upon a true contract I got possession of Julietta's bed:
contract = formal agreement
DefinitionGenerally this sense of contract means:
an agreement - typically written and enforceable by law
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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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grave
1 use
Twice have the trumpets sounded;
The generous and gravest citizens
Have hent the gates, and very near upon The duke is entering; therefore, hence, away.
gravest = most important or most serious
DefinitionGenerally this sense of grave means:
serious and/or solemn
The exact meaning of this sense of grave can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "This is a grave problem," or "a situation of the utmost gravity." — important, dangerous, or causing worry
  • "She was in a grave mood upon returning from the funeral." — sad or solemn
  • "She looked me in the eye and gravely promised." — in a sincere and serious manner
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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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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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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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pious
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a good, pious woman
Now, pious sir,
pious = behaving in a highly moral or religious manner
DefinitionGenerally this sense of pious means:
religious or highly moral
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remiss
2 uses
I told you: Lord Angelo, belike thinking me remiss in mine office, awakens me with this unwonted putting-on; methinks strangely, for he hath not used it before.†
remiss = careless — especially with regard to a duty
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remorse
2 uses
your heart were touch'd with that remorse
remorse = deep regret for doing something that was wrong
DefinitionGenerally remorse means:
a feeling of deep regret for doing something that was wrong
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reproach
1 use
For that he knew you, might reproach your life,
And choke your good to come:
reproach = criticize
DefinitionGenerally reproach means:
a criticism; or to express criticism
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resolute
1 use
Or that the resolute acting of your blood
Could have attain'd the effect of your own purpose,
resolute = firm in purpose
DefinitionGenerally resolute means:
firm in purpose or belief
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sanctimonious
1 use
Thou concludest like the sanctimonious pirate that went to sea with the ten commandments, but scraped one out of the table.†
sanctimonious = acting morally superior to others
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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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superfluous
1 use
I have no superfluous leisure; my stay must be stolen out of other affairs;
superfluous = more than is needed, desired, or required
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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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