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The Two Gentlemen of Verona
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abhor
1 use
my father would enforce me marry Vain Thurio, whom my very soul abhors.
abhors = hates or detests
DefinitionGenerally abhor means:
to hate or detest something
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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
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censure
1 use
Pardon, dear madam; 'tis a passing shame
That I, unworthy body as I am,
Should censure thus on lovely gentlemen.
censure = criticize
DefinitionGenerally censure means:
harsh criticism; or formal criticism from an organization — such as the U.S. Senate
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construe
1 use
Since maids, in modesty, say 'No' to that Which they would have the profferer construe 'Ay.'†
construe = to interpret something as having a specific meaning
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enfranchise
1 use
'Silvia, this night I will enfranchise thee.'†
enfranchise = grant voting rights

or archaically:  grant freedom — as from slavery
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enjoin
2 uses
Last night she enjoined me to write some lines to one she loves.†
enjoined = to command someone to do (or not do) something
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exeunt
20 uses
[Exeunt THURIO and Musicians.]
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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forswear
9 uses
To wrong my friend, I shall be much forsworn
forsworn = renounced
DefinitionGenerally forswear means:
to decide to stop doing something; or to renounce or disavow something

or (more rarely):  to lie — especially while under oath
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fraught
1 use
But you, Sir Thurio, are not sharp enough; You must lay lime to tangle her desires By wailful sonnets, whose composed rhymes Should be full-fraught with serviceable vows.†
fraught = full of negative things
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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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linguist
1 use
But to the purpose; for we cite our faults, That they may hold excus'd our lawless lives; And, partly, seeing you are beautified With goodly shape, and by your own report A linguist, and a man of such perfection As we do in our quality much want— SECOND OUTLAW.†
linguist = a specialist in the study of language

or:

a person who is skilled in multiple languages
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parley
1 use
Indeed, because you are a banish'd man, Therefore, above the rest, we parley to you.†
parley = a negotiation or discussion — especially between enemies
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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 = an appearance or action to help one pretend
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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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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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trifle with
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
trifle with her affections
Alas, how love can trifle with itself!†
trifle with = treat thoughtlessly or without respect
DefinitionGenerally this sense of trifle with means:
to treat somebody or something thoughtlessly or without respect
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zeal
1 use
Methinks my zeal to Valentine is cold,
zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
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