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Medea by Euripides

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abhor
4 uses
MEDEA ii B. Why weariest them this day, Wild heart, for the bed abhorred, The cold bed in the clay ?†
abhorred = hated or detested
DefinitionGenerally abhor means:
to hate or detest something
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agony
5 uses
I murdered Pelias, yea, in agony, By his own daughters' hands, for sake of thee; I swept their house like War.†
agony = intense suffering
DefinitionGenerally agony means:
intense feelings of suffering — can be from mental or physical pain
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banish
7 uses
And he said, 'twas Creon's will, Being lord of all this land, that she be sent, And with her her two sons, to banishment.†
banishment = to expel or get rid of
DefinitionGenerally banish means:
to expel or get rid of
in various senses, including:
  • to force someone to leave a country as punishment
  • to push an idea from the mind
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chide
2 uses
Ah, chide me not !†
chide = scold or criticize
DefinitionGenerally chide means:
to tell someone they have done wrong — sometimes in a gentle way to encourage better behavior
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diverse
1 use
Then wide her eyes She oped, and wildly, as she strove to rise, Shrieked : for two diverse waves upon her rolled Of stabbing death.†
diverse = varied (having variety with differences)
DefinitionGenerally diverse means:
varied (having variety amongst things of the same kind) — especially with regard to ideas or members of a population group
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divine
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
to forgive is divine
Or shall man spill the life divine?
divine = of gods
DefinitionGenerally this sense of divine means:
wonderful; or god-like or coming from God
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endeavor
2 uses
And surely my love's endeavour Shall fail not here.†
endeavour = to attempt; or a project or activity attempted

(editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use endeavor.)
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Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
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entreat
4 uses
Here I stand Full-willed to succour thee with stintless hand, And send my signet to old friends that dwell On foreign shores, who will entreat thee well.†
entreat = ask earnestly
DefinitionGenerally entreat means:
to ask — especially while trying hard to overcome resistance
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forsake
4 uses
Jason doth forsake My mistress and his own two sons, to make EURIPIDES His couch in a king's chamber.†
forsake = abandon or give up on
DefinitionGenerally forsake means:
to abandon or give up on — such as someone who needs you, or an idea, or a place
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heed
2 uses
What profit, o'er the banquet's swell That lingering cry that none may heed ?†
heed = pay close attention to; or do what is suggested
DefinitionGenerally heed means:
pay close attention to; or to do what is suggested — especially with regard to a warning or other advice
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however
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
However much she tried...
  Jason will never bear it his own sons
  Banished, however hot his anger runs
  Against their mother!†
however = regardless of how
DefinitionGenerally this sense of however means:
to whatever degree (regardless of how much; or whatever unspecified amount)
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loathe
2 uses
Loathe on.†
loathe = hate
DefinitionGenerally loathe means:
hate, detest, or intensely dislike
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mortal
2 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
mortal body
Would to God We mortals by some other seed could raise Our fruits, and no blind women block our ways !†
mortals = humans (especially merely humans) or people subject to death
DefinitionGenerally this sense of mortal means:
human (especially merely human); or subject to death
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perish
3 uses
Sons, did ye perish for your father's shame ?†
perish = die, be destroyed, or cease to exist
DefinitionGenerally perish means:
to die — especially in an unnatural way

or:

to be destroyed or cease to exist
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scorn
2 uses
Scorn?†
scorn = disrespect or reject as not good enough
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spurn
3 uses
Spurn me when I kneel to thee ?†
spurn = reject as not good enough
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wrath
17 uses
For sure her wrath Will never turn nor slumber, till she hath ....†
wrath = extreme anger
DefinitionGenerally wrath means:
extreme anger or angry punishment
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Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
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wrought
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
the damage she has wrought
What hast thou wrought upon us?
wrought = caused (made happen)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of wrought means:
caused to happen or occurred as a consequence
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yield
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
will yield valuable data
Once bound by oaths and sanctities Thou canst not yield me up for such as these To drag from Athens.†
yield = give
DefinitionGenerally this sense of yield means:
to produce (usually something wanted); or the thing or amount produced
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Zeus
7 uses
O Zeus, O Earth, O Light, Will the fire not stab my brain ?†
Zeus = Greek mythology:  the most supreme of the gods
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