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King Lear vocabulary

Knave
A tricky deceitful fellow. A boy servant or man of humble means.

Entreaty
An earnest or humble request;plea; supplication

Forbear
Politely or patiently restrain an impulse to do something;refrain;hold back or restrain.

Credulous
Having or showing too great a readiness to believe things.

Upbraid
find fault with someone; scold;rebuke;reproach with object

Raze
Completely destroy a Building town or other site

Mar
Impair the appearance of; disfigure. Impair the quality of;spoil

Abatement
The ending, reduction or lessening of something (often used in legal terms)

Bandy
Pass on or discuss an idea in a casual way

Pestilent
Destructive to life deadly. Causing annoyance, troublesome.

Gall
Bold impudent behavior annoyance irritation.

Retinue
A group of advisers assistants or others accompanying an important person.

Redress
Remedy or compensation for a wrong or grievance.

Rabble
A disorderly crowd a mob ordinary people the masses

Derogate
To cause to seem inferior to disparage

Teen
Be full of or swarming with. Pour down fall heavily

Flay
To strip off the skin or surface of skin to criticize harshly excoriate

Dotage
A state or period of senile decay marked by decline of mental poise and alertness. The period in life marked by old age and weakness

Auspicious
Conducive to success favorable, giving or being a sign of future success.

Manifold
Marked by diversity or variety. Comprehending or uniting various features.

Clamorous
Conspicuously and offensively loud given to vehement outcry various features.

Brazen
Marked by contemptuous boldness

Valor
Great courage in the face of danger

Renege
Go back on a promise undertaking or contract

Antipathy
A deep seated feeling of dislike aversion repugnance

Penury
Extreme poverty destitution

Abjure
To renounce upon oath to reject solemnly

Pernicious
Working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way

Rive
To split or tear apart violently to tend rip cleave

Malady
Any unwholesome or desperate condition an illness

Quagmire
A difficult precarious or entrapping position predicament

Importune
Ask someone pressingly and persistently or or to do something

Apt
Appropriate or suitable in the circumstances. Having a tendency to do something likely

Cozen
To decisive win over or induce to do something by artful coaching and wheedling or shrewd trickery

Puissant
Having great power or influence

Ado
A commotion

Alack
Used to express sorrow and regret

Aroint
Begone get away

Fie
Used to express disgust or disapproval

Hence
From this place or time

Hither
To this place

Meet
Precisely adapted to a particular situation need or circumstance very proper

Prithee
Used to express a wish or hope contracted from I pray thee

Want
Deficiency or lack

Won’t
Accustomed used to inclined to.

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