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The Tempest

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abhor
1 use
abhorred slave
abhorred = hated or detested
DefinitionGenerally abhor means:
to hate or detest something
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contract
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
legal contract
A contract of true love
contract = agreement
DefinitionGenerally this sense of contract means:
an agreement - typically written and enforceable by law
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credulous
1 use
A most poor credulous monster!
credulous = too willing to believe
DefinitionGenerally credulous means:
gullible (being too willing to believe)
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entreat
1 use
Thy dukedom I resign, and do entreat
Thou pardon me my wrongs.
entreat = ask
DefinitionGenerally entreat means:
to ask — especially while trying hard to overcome resistance
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exeunt
12 uses
[Exeunt SEBASTIAN and ANTONIO]
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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grave
1 use
All hail, great master! Grave sir, hail!
grave = respected or important (weighty)
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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insolent
1 use
...insolent noisemaker, we are less afraid to be drowned than thou art.
insolent = rudely disrespectful
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inveterate
1 use
being an enemy to me inveterate
inveterate = of long standing (for a long time)
DefinitionGenerally inveterate means:
habitual; or something of long standing
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mock
4 uses
Lo, how he mocks me!
mocks = makes fun of
DefinitionGenerally mock means:
making fun of

or:

not real
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paragon
1 use
Tunis was never graced before with such a paragon to their queen.
paragon = an ideal instance
DefinitionGenerally paragon means:
an ideal instance; or model of excellence
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penitent
1 use
they being penitent,
penitent = feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
DefinitionGenerally penitent means:
feeling or expressing sorrow for having done wrong; or a person who does such
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rectify
1 use
  This is as strange a maze as e'er men trod;
  And there is in this business more than nature
  Was ever conduct of: some oracle
  Must rectify our knowledge.
rectify = correct
DefinitionGenerally this sense of rectify means:
correct, fix, or make right
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resignation
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
accepted it with resignation
Thy dukedom I resign
resign = surrender (accept defeat as unavoidable)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of resignation means:
acceptance of something undesired as unavoidable or the lesser of evils
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salutation
1 use
they dance about it with gentle actions of salutation;
salutation = greeting or welcome
DefinitionGenerally salutation means:
a greeting — such as "Hi",  "Dear John:", or "Ladies and Gentlemen"

or:

the act of greeting
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solemn
5 uses
The solemn temples
solemn = serious and dignified
DefinitionGenerally solemn means:
in a very serious (and often dignified) manner
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temperate
1 use
Come, temperate nymphs, and help to celebrate a contract of true love:
temperate = gentle (mild — not extreme)
DefinitionGenerally temperate means:
lacking extremes — especially of weather, climate, or behavior
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torment
8 uses
Do not torment me:
torment = cause great mental or physical suffering
DefinitionGenerally torment means:
to cause or to experience great mental or physical suffering
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usurp
1 use
Thou dost here usurp the name thou ownest not;
usurp = seize or take control without authority
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wanton
1 use
some wanton charm upon this man and maid
wanton = of something considered bad:  excessive, thoughtless indulgence — such as waste, cruelty, violence, and (especially in the past) sexual promiscuity
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zenith
1 use
I find my zenith doth depend upon...
zenith = the highest point (in this case, as a metaphor)
DefinitionGenerally zenith means:
the highest point - physically or as a metaphor
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