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Romeo & Juliet Act 1 Vocabulary
 

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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.