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Romeo and JulietRJ III.i.109This gentleman, the Prince's near ally,This Gentleman the Princes neere Alie,

Glossary

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abiliment(usually plural) clothes, dress, attire, outfit
account, accomptreckoning, judgement [especially by God]
advisedlydeliberately, intentionally, with full awareness
Aeson[pron: 'eeson] father of Jason and half-brother of Pelion; magically restored to youth by Medea
affecteddevoted, totally in love [with]
affectedlyfancifully, artificially, intricately
affordfulfil naturally, offer routinely
allexclusively, totally, altogether
allicholy, allychollymalapropism for ‘melancholy’
allowbestow, legally assign
allyrelative, relation, kinsman
allycholly
amercepenalize, punish financially
anon, still andcontinually
artificialshowing creative artistry, artistically skilful
attorney generallegally appointed deputy
auditaccount, reckoning [especially: in the face of God]
bare-gnawntotally consumed, worn away to nothing
basenesssocially inferior trait, plebeian quality
betraygive up, expose, lay open [especially: to punishment]
birthrightinherited qualities, naturally endowed traits
bloodpassion, feeling, strong emotion [especially sexual]
bounteouslyvery well, liberally, generously
bully[especially as a warm form of address] fine fellow, good friend
butcherlybrutally, cruelly, savagely
buzzimpatient request for silence (usually because news is already known)
canniballyin the manner of a cannibal
cardinallymalapropism for ‘carnally
carvedesign, make up, shape artistically
casuallyaccidentally, by mischance
catechizequestion systematically, cross-examine, interrogate
censurejudge critically, flaw, find fault with
Cerberus['sairberus] three-headed dog guarding the entrance to the Underworld, originally 50-headed; charmed to sleep by Orpheus during his quest to rescue Euridice
chanceevent, occurrence, situation [especially, bad]
chapemetal plate on the sheath of a weapon, especially one covering rhe dagger-point
chiefchiefly, principally
chiefchiefly, principally
choicechosen, specially worthy, excellent
choicepicked, specially selected
choice-drawnspecially selected, chosen with great care
chuckchicken, chick [usually as a term of endearment]
cleantotally, absolutely, utterly
cleanlycompletely, totally, quite
closefinally satisfy, put the finishing touches to
clubscry calling apprentices to rally round in a fight
coldlylightly, with indifference, unenthusiastically
coldlycalmly, coolly, objectively, rationally
conditionallyon condition, providing
confederateally, enter into a league, conspire
confederateacting as an ally, in league
conjuredmade powerful by spells, magically influencing
continuantlymalapropism for ‘incontinently’ [= continually]
co-rivalequal; ally
corrivalally, associate, partner
costermonger[sellers of fruit (originally ‘costard-apples’) and vegetables] barrow-boy, apple-seller
countage, tally [of years]
cousinany relative beyond the immediate family; often a term of affection to a socially equal friend
crackclip [of gold illegally taken from a coin]
crest[originally the plume of feathers on a] helmet, head-piece
crowncoin [usually showing a monarch's crown], English value: 5 shilllings
cullionlylike a cullion [= rogue], rascally, despicable
curiouslyelaborately, artistically, exquisitely
customedlegally sanctioned, established by custom
Cymbeline[pron: 'simbeleen] Celtic king in 1st-c Britain, usually named as Cunobelinus
dallyflirt, be amorous, engage in love-play
dallydelay, linger, loiter
dallytrifle, behave mockingly
dallydeal lightly, play about, tease
dangerousdangerously, mortally, seriously
darklyobscurely, cryptically, enigmatically
deadlymortally, fatally
declinego systematically through, recite in order
deliversurrender, yield, give up totally
dispraisinglydisparagingly, critically, depreciatingly
distinctlyindividually, separately, personally
distractderanged, mad, mentally disturbed
distractedlydisjointedly, erratically, with agitation
divinelypiously, spiritually, in a religious manner
downrightoutright, totally, utterly
dropdrift, meander, come casually
effectuallyto the purpose, fittingly; or: earnestly
effectuallyin effect, in fact, in reality
eftsoonsoccasionally, from time to time
egallyequally, evenly, commensurately
embassymessage [especially via an ambassador]
enrolrecord, register, legally enter
enrolledrecorded, registered, legally entered
ensuefollow [especially, as a logical outcome]
equalequally
equallywith justice, justly, impartially
equallyto an equal degree, justly
eruptionoutburst of merriment, sally of wit
escapeoutburst, outbreak, sally
essentiallyin fact, really, deep down
everconstantly, continually, at all times
exactlycompletely, totally, entirely
excellent[in a bad or neutral sense] exceptionally great, supreme, extreme
excursionsortie, sally, bout of fighting
extemporallyin an improvised way, impromptu
exteriorlyon the outside, superficially
fairlycordially, warmly, becomingly
false aunfaithfully, disloyally, inconstantly
fantasticallyfancifully, grotesquely, bizarrely
favouritefollower, supporter, ally
fellfiercely, savagely, brutally
fineartificially beautiful, showily decorative
finein the end, finally, in conclusion
flatteringsuperficially attractive, appealing, enticing
formalstock, regular, conventionally portrayed
franklyfreely, unconditionally, unreservedly
full-heartedfull of courage, totally confident
gagepledge, challenge [usually, a glove or gauntlet thrown down]
Gaul[unclear usage by the Host] someone from Wales; usually at the time, someone from France
generalopen to all, universally benevolent
generallyuniversally, without exception, in the eyes of all
gentlemansir [in formally polite address, regardless of social rank]
gentlewoman[formally polite address] madam
gibinglysarcastically, tauntingly, in a mocking manner
giddilylightly, carelessly, inconsequentially
good[intensifying use] really, genuinely
Gorgongenerally applied to Medusa, one of three monsters who had snakes in their hair, ugly faces, huge wings, and whose staring eyes could turn people to stone
grosslymaterially, physically, with substance
habiliment(usually plural) clothes, dress, attire, outfit
hand-in-handclaiming equality, equally balanced
handsomenaturally graceful, artlessly elegant
hardearnestly, vigorously, energetically
hauntfrequent, visit habitually
have [said at the start of a confrontation or attack; more usually: have at] I come
hempenin clothing made of hemp, rustically attired
highlygreatly, crucially, in an important way
hollowlyinsincerely, hypocritically, deceitfully
idlyindifferently, half-heartedly, unenthusiastically
idlywithout paying attention, casually
imperiouslymajestically, with a commanding manner
inchvery gradually, bit by bit, by small degrees
indifferentequally, alike, correspondingly
indifferentlyimpartially, equally, alike
industriouslyintentionally, deliberately, purposely
informaldemented, mentally disturbed
interchangeablyin turn, in exchange, reciprocally
inventoriallyas in an inventory, one by one, in detail
inwardinternally, inside
IrisGreek goddess of the rainbow; messenger of the gods, especially of Zeus and Hera
issuecome forth, sally out
jackjacket, tunic, coat [usually of quilted leather]
Jack-a-Lent[jocular; male figure used as an Aunt Sally during Lent] puppet, poppet, doll
jerkstroke, thrust, sally
joinally, unite, associate
jumpagree, coincide, tally
Jupiter, JoveRoman supreme god; associated with the heavens and the weather, especially thunder and lightning; husband of Juno
kindlynaturally, spontaneously, convincingly
knavishrascally, mischievous, roguish
lastlyin the end, finally
leaguebind together, ally, confederate
liablelegally belonging, in her ownership
liablesubject, legally bound
likeequally, similarly, also
likealike, in the same way, identically
linevery methodically, with great precision
lineallineally descended, in the direct line, hereditary
list(usually plural) combat arena at a tournament
liverpart of the body thought to be the seat of the passions [especially sexual desire]
mainlyentirely, completely, totally
managemanagement, handling, control [especially of a horse, as a result of training]
manlyheroically, bravely, gallantly
measureliberally, abundantly, lavishly
medicine drug used for purposes other than healing (especially the philosopher's elixir)
meretotally, absolutely
merelycompletely, totally, entirely
minuteminute by minute, continually
moralizedraw lessons from, interpret morally
mortalfatally, lethally, destructively
mortallyof human origin
mortallygrievously, bitterly, intensely
mortal-staringwith death-like glare, lethally penetrating
motionpower to act normally, reaction, faculties
mouthjoin mouths, kiss erotically, snog
mutuallyall together, jointly
naturallike a half-wit, idiotically
naughtilywickedly, immorally
nearlyclosely, particularly, especially
NemesisGreek goddess of vengeance, especially retribution for human folly, pride, or excessive good fortune
notedlyparticularly, especially, definitely
observetake notice of, interpret, examine scientifically
oddlyunequally, unevenly; or: unusually, in a peculiar way
onlyespecially, particularly
orthographyspeaker of high-flown phrases, stylistically polished person
outfully, completely, outright, totally
overseebe executor of, officially look after
Parca['pron: 'pahrka] originally a Roman birth-goddess, later identified with the Parcae, goddesses who decide the destiny of humans
partakerally, supporter, associate
partiallywith partiality, in a biased way
particularlyin person, individually
passsally, witty stroke, quip
pennedspecially composed, set down in writing
perdurablyeternally, everlastingly, for ever
perfectcomplete, totally accomplished, well-trained
perfectin a state of complete satisfaction, totally content
personalpersonally engaged, present in person
pickedspecially chosen, selected
pitchedstrategically planned, made ready for combat
plainsonglacking ornament, melodically simple
playdally, trifle, sport
plum-brothrich soup made of meat, fruit, and spices, especially eaten at Christmas
point(usually plural) tagged lace [especially for attaching hose to the doublet]
politiclyin a politic manner, strategically, shrewdly
possibilitywithin the bounds of possibility, realistically, practically
power(usually plural) god, deity, divinity
praetorannually elected chief magistrate
pre-formedpreviously formed, naturally endowed, innate
preposteroustotally out of place, extremely improper
preposterouslyout of the normal course of events, unnaturally, perversely
princebehave like a prince, act royally
proclaimofficially declare to be an outlaw
Procrus[pron: 'prohkrus] mispronunciation of Procris, legendary Greek lover whose love for her husband Cephalus was tragically harmed through his jealousy
pronounceproclaim, officially declare, announce
properlyprivately, personally
publishannounce, make public, make generally known
putbestow, grant, place officially
quaintlyelaborately, artistically, with skill
quitetotally, completely, entirely
rarelyexceptionally, outstandingly, unbelievably
ratifymake metrically correct, bring into proportion
reasonargue rationally [about], debate the pros and cons [of]
receivedfashionable, accepted as a norm, generally adopted
registerrecord, formally write down
rheumwatery discharge, seepage [especially of the eyes]
roguingliving like rogues, villainous, rascally
rusticallylike a rustic, in a countrified way
safesane, sound, mentally balanced
sallysudden attack against an enemy, sortie
sallyburst out, make a sudden attack
scoremark up, chalk up, add to the tally
scoretavern bill, alehouse tally
scoremethod of notching a piece of wood as a means of debt-keeping; when split in two between lender and debtor, the scores on the two pieces of wood would tally
self instantindividually present, self-contained
senseless-obstinateunreasonably stubborn, irrationally unyielding
setformally seated, arranged in a position of state
severallyseparately, individually
shark up[like a shark] gather together indiscriminately, collect hastily and uncritically
shiftexpedient, measure, arrangement [especially as 'make shift' = contrive]
sievebasket, hold-all, container [especially for market produce]
simplycompletely, absolutely, totally
smalllittle by little, by degrees, gradually
speciouslymalapropism for ‘specially
squaretype of measuring instrument, especially for right angles
steep-upprecipitous, virtually perpendicular, sudden
stillconstantly, always, continually
stillcontinually
still-breedingalways reproducing, perpetually generating
still-discordantalways disagreeing, perpetually quarrelling
still-piningperpetually tormented
still-vexedalways beset, perpetually plagued
strange-achieved[unclear meaning] specially obtained; procured abroad
strangelyunaccountably, surprisingly, unusually
stretchstrain to the utmost, maximally exert
stretched-outextended to full length, exceptionally long-lasting
strikemeasure [of variable value - usually, a bushel]
strike[of sails] lower, take down [especially before a mightier vessel]
succeedproceed, result, issue naturally
super-subtleextra-refined, specially delicate
supplysatisfy, fulfil, gratify [sexually]
surprisetake prisoner, capture [especially: suddenly, unexpectedly]
sweepstrut, parade, move majestically
tabortype of small drum, especially used in revelling
taintedtinged, unnaturally touched
tally[in expressions]
thwartadversely, untowardly, detrimentally
tilly-fallynonsense, fiddlesticks
timemeasure rhythmically, accompany regularly
timely-partednaturally departed, who has died a natural death
totalcompletely, entirely, totally
toyflirt, dally, make amorous sport
trapicallyQ1 alternative to 'tropically'
tropicallyfiguratively, like a trope [a figure of speech]
trulyfaithfully, loyally, constantly
turnneed, requirement, purpose [especially in the phrase ‘serve one's turn’ = meet one's need]
tyrannicallyoutrageously, vehemently, violently
unadvisedaccidentally, inadvertently, thoughtlessly
uncurrentunacceptable, not legally current, worthless
unfatheredunnaturally conceived, illegitimate
unhappilyunfavourably, censoriously, critically
unkindlycruelly, harshly; also: unnaturally
unnaturallyillegitimately, against normal practice
unwaresunawares, unknowingly, unintentionally
urgestate formally, present, propose
urgepress, insist on, state emphatically
usuallyhabitually, routinely, regularly
viand(usually plural) food, victuals, foodstuff
vice(usually capitalized) buffoon, stage jester; a character representing vice in morality plays
victual(usually plural) provisions, supplies, food and drink
vulgargenerally known, commonly acknowledged
wantondally, trifle, sport
wantonsexually hot, passionate, sportive
wappened[unclear meaning] worn-out, weary, exhausted [perhaps sexually]
warnsummon, send for, officially call
whisperspeak secretly with, talk confidentially to
wildlynaturally, without cultivation
withoutexternally, on the outside
wittinglydeliberately, knowingly, intentionally
zephyrmild breeze, gentle wind [especially from the west]

Thesaurus

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accidentallycasually
accidentallyunadvised
accomplished, totallyperfect
adopted, generallyreceived
alehouse tallyscore
allyleague
allyfavourite
allypartaker
allycorrival
allyjoin
allyconfederate
ally, acting as anconfederate
argue rationallyreason
artificiallyaffectedly
artificially beautifulfine
artisticallycuriously
artisticallyquaintly
artistically shapecarve
artistically skilfulartificial
assign legallyallow
attractive, superficiallyflattering
balanced, equallyhand-in-hand
balanced, mentallysafe
belonging, legallyliable
benevolent, universallygeneral
bound, legallyliable
brutallybutcherly
brutallyfell
call officiallywarn
casuallyidly
casually, comedrop
chosen, speciallypicked
clip [of gold illegally taken from a coin]crack
collect hastily and uncriticallyshark up
come casuallydrop
composed speciallypenned
conceived unnaturallyunfathered
confident, totallyfull-hearted
confidentially talkwhisper
consumed totallybare-gnawn
container [especially for market produce]sieve
content, totallyperfect
continuallyminute
continuallystill
continuallystill
continuallyanon, still and
continuallyever
control [especially of a horse]manage
conventionally portrayedformal
cordiallyfairly
criticallyunhappily
criticallydispraisingly
critically judgecensure
cruciallyhighly
cry calling apprentices to rally round in a fightclubs
crypticallydarkly
current, not legallyuncurrent
dallytoy
dallyplay
declare officiallypronounce
delicate, speciallysuper-subtle
departed, naturallytimely-parted
deputy, legally appointedattorney general
descended, lineallylineal
detrimentallythwart
disloyallyfalse a
disturbed, mentallyinformal
disturbed, mentallydistract
emphatically stateurge
energeticallyhard
enigmaticallydarkly
enter, legallyenrol
entered, legallyenrolled
equallyequal
equallyindifferent
equallyindifferently
equallylike
equallyegally
equally balancedhand-in-hand
erraticallydistractedly
especiallynearly
especiallyonly
especiallynotedly
eternallyperdurably
examine scientificallyobserve
exceptionallyrarely
exert, maximallystretch
externallywithout
fatallydeadly
fatallymortal
finallyfine
finallylastly
finally satisfyclose
financially punishamerce
formally stateurge
formally write downregister
fulfil naturallyafford
generally adoptedreceived
generally knownvulgar
generating, perpetuallystill-breeding
give up totallydeliver
go through systematicallydecline
graduallysmall
gradually, veryinch
great, exceptionallyexcellent
habituallyusually
habitually visithaunt
handling [especially of a horse]manage
heroicallymanly
hypocriticallyhollowly
identicallylike
idioticallynatural
immorallynaughtily
impartiallyequally
impartiallyindifferently
inconsequentiallygiddily
individuallyparticularly
individuallydistinctly
individuallyseverally
individually presentself instant
intentionallyindustriously
intentionallyadvisedly
intentionallywittingly
internallyinward
interpret morallymoralize
irrationally unyieldingsenseless-obstinate
issue naturallysucceed
judge criticallycensure
kiss eroticallymouth
known, generallyvulgar
known, make generallypublish
legally appointed deputyattorney general
legally assignallow
legally belongingliable
legally boundliable
legally enterenrol
legally enteredenrolled
legally sanctionedcustomed
lethallymortal
lethally penetratingmortal-staring
liberallymeasure
liberallybounteously
lineally descendedlineal
long-lasting, exceptionallystretched-out
look after officiallyoversee
love, totally inaffected
loyallytruly
magically influencingconjured
majesticallyimperiously
majestically movesweep
management [especially of a horse]manage
materiallygrossly
maximally exertstretch
measure rhythmicallytime
melodically simpleplainsong
mentally balancedsafe
mentally disturbedinformal
mentally disturbeddistract
methodically, veryline
metrically correct, makeratify
morally, interpretmoralize
mortallydangerous
mortallydeadly
move majesticallysweep
naturallykindly
naturallywildly
naturally departedtimely-parted
naturally endowedpre-formed
naturally endowed traitsbirthright
naturally gracefulhandsome
obtained, speciallystrange-achieved
occasionallyeftsoons
officially callwarn
officially declarepronounce
officially declare to be an outlawproclaim
officially placeput
outlaw, officially declare to be anproclaim
penetrating lethallymortal-staring
perpendicular, virtuallysteep-up
perpetually generatingstill-breeding
perpetually plaguedstill-vexed
perpetually quarrellingstill-discordant
perpetually tormentedstill-pining
personallydistinctly
personallyproperly
personally engagedpersonal
physicallygrossly
place officiallyput
place, totally out ofpreposterous
plagued, perpetuallystill-vexed
planned strategicallypitched
portrayed, conventionallyformal
power to act normallymotion
practicallypossibility
present, individuallyself instant
principallychief
punish financiallyamerce
quarrelling, perpetuallystill-discordant
question systematicallycatechize
rascallyroguing
rascallycullionly
rascallyknavish
rationallycoldly
realisticallypossibility
reallyessentially
really [intensifying use]good
reciprocallyinterchangeably
royally, actprince
rustically attiredhempen
sallyexcursion
sallypass
sallyjerk
sallyescape
sally of witeruption
sally outissue
sanctioned, legallycustomed
sarcasticallygibingly
satisfy finallyclose
scientifically, examineobserve
score and tallytally
seated, formallyset
selected speciallychoice
selected, speciallychoice-drawn
sews [professionally], one whosempster
sexually hotwanton
shape artisticallycarve
socially inferior traitbaseness
specially chosenpicked
specially delicatesuper-subtle
specially selectedchoice
specially selectedchoice-drawn
specially worthychoice
spirituallydivinely
state emphaticallyurge
state formallyurge
strategicallypoliticly
stylistically polished personorthography
superficiallyexteriorly
superficially attractiveflattering
systematically go throughdecline
systematically questioncatechize
talk confidentiallywhisper
tallyjump
tally [of years]count
tally, add to thescore
tally, alehousescore
tormented, perpetuallystill-pining
totallydownright
totallyout
totallyclean
totallymere
totallymerely
totallycleanly
totallyexactly
totallymainly
totallyall
totallytotal
totallyquite
totallysimply
totally consumedbare-gnawn
totally give updeliver
touched unnaturallytainted
training [especially of a horse]manage
trait, naturally endowedbirthright
trait, socially inferiorbaseness
unconditionallyfrankly
unenthusiasticallycoldly
unenthusiasticallyidly
unequallyoddly
unintentionallyunwares
universallygenerally
universally benevolentgeneral
unnaturallypreposterously
unnaturallyunkindly
unnaturally conceivedunfathered
unnaturally touchedtainted
unusuallystrangely
unusuallyoddly
unyielding, irrationallysenseless-obstinate
visit habituallyhaunt
wit, sally oferuption
worthy, speciallychoice
write down formallyregister

Words Families

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Word FamilyWord Family GroupWords
ALLIANCEBASICsee ALLY
ALLYBASICalliance n, ally n, ally v
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