Romeo and Juliet Act I vocabulary words

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Romeo and Juliet Act I vocabulary words

  1. 1. Act I Vocabulary ROMEO AND JULIET
  2. 2. <ul><li>forfeit </li></ul><ul><li>“ penalty” </li></ul><ul><li>If your team loses today, they may have to forfeit the state championship. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>warrant </li></ul><ul><li>“ state with conviction” </li></ul><ul><li>The nurse is eager to warrant the truth of nearly every story she tells. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>chaste – </li></ul><ul><li>“ modest and decent” </li></ul><ul><li>Although Rosaline is chaste , she still flirts with Romeo. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>exquisite </li></ul><ul><li>“ especially beautiful” </li></ul><ul><li>The picture hanging in their foyer is exquisite with its finely crafted detail. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>adversary – </li></ul><ul><li>“ foe; enemy” </li></ul><ul><li>The chief adversary to the Capulets were the Montagues. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>augments – “increases” </li></ul><ul><li>The rain the night before will augment the morning dew upon the grass. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>grievance – “complaint” </li></ul><ul><li>Tybalt has a grievance with Romeo for his crashing the Capulet party. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>purge – “absolve” </li></ul><ul><li>Romeo felt that Juliet’s kiss would purge any sin from his lips. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>pernicious -“destructive” </li></ul><ul><li>Sam the cat committed a pernicious act when he stole the sausages last night. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>solemnity </li></ul><ul><li>“ dignity” </li></ul><ul><li>The Nobel presentation is an occasion of great solemnity . </li></ul>

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