Glossary

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wafer-cake
waft
waftage
wafture
wag
wage
waggish
waggon
waggoner
wagtail
wail
wailful
wain-rope
wainscot
waist
wait
waiting-gentlewoman
wake
waked
waking
walk
wall
wallet
wall-eyed
wall-newt
wan
wand
wandering
waned
wanion, with a
wanny
want
wanting
wanton
wanton a
wantonly
wantonness
want-wit
wappened
war
ward
warden
warder
ware
warm
warn
warp
warped
war-proof
warrant
warranted
warrantise, warrantize
warranty
warren
warrener
wash
washing
waspish-headed
wassail
waste
wasted
wasteful
wasting
watch
watch-case
watcher
watchful
watching
water
water-gall
waterish
water-rug
water-standing
waterwork
watery
wave
wavering
wawl
wax
waxen
waxing
way
ways
wayward
waywarder
waywardness
weak
weak-built
weaken
weal
wealsman
wealth
wean
wear
wearing
weary
weasand, wezand
weather
weather-fend
weaved-up
web and the pin
wedding-dower
wedge
wee away
weed
weedy
week, in by the
ween
weepingly
weeping-ripe
weet
weigh
weighing
weight
weighty
welfare
welked
welkin
well
well met
well said
well to live
well-a-day
well-advised
well-a-near
well-apparelled
well-appointed
well-beseeming
well-breathed
well-compact
well-dealing
well-disposed
well-divided
well-entered
well-favoured
well-forwarning
well-found
well-graced
well-hallowed
well-knit
well-known
well-liking
well-lost
well-minded
well-respected
well-seeming
well-sinewed
well-spoken
well-warranted
well-weighing
well-willer
well-wished
wen
wench
wenching
wenchless
wench-like
wend
weraday
wert
westward
wet
wether
wharf
what
what though
wheak
wheel
wheeling
whe'er
Wheeson
whelk
whelm
whelp
when
whenas
whence
whencesoever
whensoever
where
whereabout
where-through
whet
whether
whetstone
whey-face
whiffler
while
while-ere
whiles
whilst, the
whinyard
whip
whipping-cheer
whipster
whipstock
whir
whirligig
whisper
whist
whistle
whistling
whit
white
whitebeard
white-haired
white-livered
whitely
whither
whiting-time
whitly
whitster
whittle
who
whole
wholesome
wholesome-profitable
whoo-bub
whoop
whooping
whore
whoremaster
whore-masterly
whoremonger
whoreson
wide
wide-chopped
wide-enlarged
wide-skirted
wide-stretched
widow-dolour
widowhood
wield
wife
wight
wild
wilderness
wildfire
wildly
wildness
wile
wilful
wilful-blame
wilful-negligent
wilful-opposite
will
willed
willing
willow
wilt
wimpled
win
winch
Winchester goose
wind
wind a
wind-changing
windgall
winding-sheet
windlass
window
windowed
windows' tops
windring
wind-swift
windy
wing
wing a
winged
wing-led
wink
winking
winter
wintered
winter-ground
winterly
wipe
wisdom
wise
wise woman
wish
wished
wishful
wishtly
wist
wistly
wit
wit a
witch
witching
with
withal
withdraw
wither out
withers
withhold
within
without
without-door
witless
witness
witness a
witnessed
wit-old
wit-snapper
wittily
wittingly
wittol
wittolly
witty
wiving
woe
woeful
wold
wolvish
wolvish-ravening
woman
womanhood
womanly
woman-post
woman-queller
woman-tired
womb
womby
wonder
wondered
wonderful
wondering
wonderingly
wonder-wounded
wondrous
wont
wonted
woo
wood
woodbine
woodcock
wooden
woodman
woof
wooingly
woollen
woolward
woosel
word
work
working
working-day
working-house
workman
workmanly
workyday
world
worldling
worldly
worm
wormwood
worn
worn-out
worried
worse
worship
worshipfully
worst
worsted
wort
worth
worthily
worthless
worthy
wot
would
wound
wounded
woundless
wrack
wrackful
wrack-threatening
wrangle
wrangler
wrangling
wrap
wrastle
wreak
wreakful
wreathe
wrench
wrest
wrested
wretchedness
wring
wringing
wrinkle
wrinkled
writ
write
writhled
written
wroath
wrong
wrong-incensed
wroth
wrought
wry
wry-necked
work (n.) 1deed, doing, action
work (n.) 2fort, barricade
work (n.) 3(plural) fortifications, defences, ramparts
work (n.) 4embroidery, needlework
work (v.), past form wrought 1bring about, arrange, effect
work (v.), past form wrought 2perform, do, carry out
work (v.), past form wrought 3affect, stir, act upon
work (v.), past form wrought 4happen, proceed, come about
work (v.), past form wrought 5act upon, continue with
work (v.), past form wrought 6act, behave, conduct oneself
work (v.), past form wrought 7persuade, urge
work (v.), past form wrought 8practise, proceed, plot
work (v.), past form wrought 9work for, plan, try to arrange
work (v.), past form wrought 10work on, manipulate
work (v.), past form wrought 11activate, galvanize, make work
work (v.), past form wrought 12run, toss about, rage
work (v.), past form wrought 13embroider, make, sew
work out (v.)  preserve to the end, manage to maintain
work to (v.)  bring about, arrange, effect
work upon (v.)  practise on, influence, act on
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Cor II.iii.245 [Sicinius to Citizens, of Coriolanus] One thus descended, / That hath ... wrought / To be set high in place
Cym V.v.55 [Cornelius to Cymbeline, of the Queen's aim] to work / Her son into th'adoption of the crown
2H4 IV.iv.119 [Clarence to Warwick, of King Henry IV] Th'incessant care and labour of his mind / Hath wrought the mure that should confine it in / So thin that life looks through and will break out
2H6 I.iii.65 [Suffolk to Queen] so will I / In England work your grace's full content
KL IV.vii.96 [Kent alone] My point and period will be throughly wrought ... as this day's battle's fought
R2 IV.i.4 [Bolingbroke to Bagot, of Gloucester's death] Who wrought it with the King
RJ III.v.144 [Capulet to Lady Capulet, of Paris and Juliet] we have wrought / So worthy a gentleman to be her bride
RJ V.iii.245 [Friar to Prince, of his potion's effect on Juliet] it wrought on her / The form of death
Tem I.i.22 [Boatswain to Gonzalo] If you can ... work the peace of the present [i.e. make the present time peaceful]
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