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The Two Gentlemen of Verona

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accord
4 uses
1  —4 uses as in:
according to, or in accord with
Please you, repeat their names; I'll show my mind According to my shallow simple skill.†
according to = as stated by; or in agreement with
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
This sense of accord is often seen in the form according to or accordingly where it can take on more specific meanings. For example:
  • "According to Kim, ..." — as stated by
  • "To each according to her ability." — based upon
  • "Points are scored according to how well they perform." — depending upon
  • "The dose is calculated according to body weight." — in proportion to
  • "We got a flat tire. Accordingly, I pulled to the side of the road." — because of what was just said; or as a result
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Library53 uses in 10 avg bks
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construe
1 use
Since maids, in modesty, say 'No' to that Which they would have the profferer construe 'Ay.'†
construe = understand something to have a specific meaning
DefinitionGenerally construe means:
to interpret (understand) something as have a specific meaning
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exeunt
20 uses
[Exeunt THURIO and Musicians.]
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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extol
1 use
Flatter and praise, commend, extol their graces;
extol = praise, glorify, or honor
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hapless
2 uses
perhaps a hapless gain
hapless = unlucky or unfortunate
DefinitionGenerally hapless means:
unlucky or unfortunate — often making others feel pity
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importune
4 uses
and did request me to importune you to let...
importune = beg persistently and urgently
DefinitionGenerally importune means:
beg insistently or urge repeatedly
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infamy
1 use
Then never dream on infamy, but go.†
infamy = famous for something that is bad; or an extremely bad event
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nimble
1 use
Being nimble-footed, he hath outrun us; But Moyses and Valerius follow him.
nimble = quick
DefinitionGenerally nimble means:
quick and agile  — typically physically, but can also reference quick, agile thinking

(someone who is agile does things easily)
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Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 5.3
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notwithstanding
1 use
When I protest true loyalty to her, She twits me with my falsehood to my friend; When to her beauty I commend my vows, She bids me think how I have been forsworn In breaking faith with Julia whom I lov'd; And notwithstanding all her sudden quips, The least whereof would quell a lover's hope, Yet, spaniel-like, the more she spurns my love The more it grows and fawneth on her still.†
notwithstanding = in spite of; or in spite of the thing just mentioned (used to connect contrasting ideas)
DefinitionGenerally notwithstanding means:
in spite of; or in spite of the thing mentioned
(Used to connect contrasting ideas. Other synonyms could include words and phrases such as nevertheless, nonetheless, all the same, still,  and however.)
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perplex
1 use
all our house in a great perplexity; yet did not this cruel-hearted cur shed one tear.
perplexity = confusion due to complexity
DefinitionGenerally perplex means:
to confuse
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peruse
2 uses
Peruse this paper, madam.
peruse = examine or consider with attention and in detail
DefinitionGenerally peruse means:
to read or examine
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pretense
1 use
made me publisher of this pretence
pretence = a false appearance or action to help one pretend

(editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use pretense.)
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remission
1 use
  My penance is, to call Lucetta back
  And ask remission for my folly past.
remission = forgiveness
DefinitionGenerally remission means:
a decrease in intensity — most typically of a disease or (especially in the UK) the length of a prison sentence
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remorse
1 use
valiant, wise, remorseful, well accomplished
remorseful = full of 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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repentance
3 uses
Who by repentance is not satisfied Is nor of heaven nor earth, for these are pleas'd.†
repentance = to feel regret for having done wrong and to desire to be a better person in the future
DefinitionGenerally repentance means:
the feeling or expression of regret for having done something wrong with a firm decision to be a better person in the future
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ruminate
1 use
That you may ruminate.
ruminate = to think again and again about something; or to think about something in a sustained (continuing) manner
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slander
3 uses
The best way is to slander Valentine With falsehood, cowardice, and poor descent, Three things that women highly hold in hate.†
slander = lie in such a way as to damage the reputation of another; or the lies told
DefinitionGenerally slander means:
lie to damage the reputation of another; or the lies told
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spurn
1 use
When I protest true loyalty to her, She twits me with my falsehood to my friend; When to her beauty I commend my vows, She bids me think how I have been forsworn In breaking faith with Julia whom I lov'd; And notwithstanding all her sudden quips, The least whereof would quell a lover's hope, Yet, spaniel-like, the more she spurns my love The more it grows and fawneth on her still.†
spurns = rejects as not good enough
DefinitionGenerally spurn means:
reject as not good enough
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tedious
1 use
twenty watchful, weary, tedious nights:
tedious = boring or monotonous
DefinitionGenerally tedious means:
boring — especially because something goes on too long or without variation
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zeal
1 use
Methinks my zeal to Valentine is cold,
zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
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