Romeo & Juliet Act 1 Vocabulary


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Romeo & Juliet Act 1 Vocabulary

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