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Romeo and Juliet 3

Act Three

WordDefinitionExample Sentence
ascend (verb) to move upward I ascended the stairs slowly, dreading the coming vocab test.
beguile (verb) to deceive or mislead Students can be very good at beguiling their teachers to get out of homework.
calamity (noun) an event causing great and often sudden damage or distress; a disaster A tornado would be a calamity to the people of North Conway who are surely not used to that kind of weather.
asunder (advb) into separate parts of pieces I was so upset about my grade on the last essay that I torn my own paper asunder and scattered the pieces on my teacher's desk.
jocund (adj) cheerful; merry Friday is surely the most jocund day of the week, since we don't have to put up with Mrs. Tilton all weekend.
valor (noun) courage; bravery Valiant people have valor (LOL). His valor in the face of peril was clear to the survivors of the attack.
abhor (verb) to hate; to shun I abhor math homework. (2+2=chair, right?)
effeminate (adj) unmanly; characteristics of a woman It is totally okay to cry, so don't let anyone call you effeminate for crying!
adversity (noun) a state of hardship or misfortune Romeo and Juliet is often perceived as a study in adversity, because most students think it will be a great hardship to endure (or, you know, because everyone dying = misfortune).
gallant (adj) stately; majestic; showy John's attempts to appear gallant were dashed when he fell off his horse.
Created by: MrsTilton