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  • ACT 1 VOCABULARY Romeo & Juliet
  • adversary
    • An opponent/ an enemy
    • The Montagues are the Capulet’s adversaries .
  • anguish
    • Intense pain or grief
    • Juliet felt much anguish when learning she had to marry Paris.
  • apothecary
    • One who dispenses drugs (sometimes illegally) for profit/ a pharmacist
    • Romeo went to the apothecary for some herbs to cure his headache.
  • augment
    • To enlarge, to increase
    • Lady Capulet purchased another ring at the fair to augment her jewelry collection.
  • Belligerent
    • Eager to fight, aggressive
    • Tybalt can be described as belligerent because he picks fights with everyone.
  • Boisterous
    • Noisy, rough
    • Prince Escalus tried to quiet the boisterous crowd so that his speech could be heard.
  • Disposition
    • Temperament, the fixed qualities of one’s nature or character/ personality
    • Romeo has a highly emotional disposition ; he cries one minute and is in love the next.
  • nimble
    • Active, quick, lively
    • One had to be nimble when fencing; otherwise, he might die because he couldn’t avoid the sword.
  • Nuptial
    • Pertaining to a marriage/ the marriage ceremony
    • Once Romeo and Juliet said their nuptial vows, they were married.
  • Semblance
    • A likeness
    • Romeo and Juliet tried to hold some semblance of a wedding ceremony on short notice.