Romeo and Juliet Act I Scene I Vocab

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Romeo and Juliet Act I, Scene I Vocab

Romeo and Juliet Act I, Scene I Vocab

Valiant (adj): brave “To be valiant is to stand. ”

Valiant (adj): brave “To be valiant is to stand. ”

Quarrel (n): fight, argument “The quarrel is between our masters and us their men.

Quarrel (n): fight, argument “The quarrel is between our masters and us their men. ”

Of our side: on our side “Is the law of our side, if I

Of our side: on our side “Is the law of our side, if I say aye? ”

kinsman (n): member of the family “Here comes one of my master’s kinsmen. ”

kinsman (n): member of the family “Here comes one of my master’s kinsmen. ”

Hinds (n): deer “What, are thou drawn among these heartless hinds? ”

Hinds (n): deer “What, are thou drawn among these heartless hinds? ”

Drawn (v): having a sword drawn (out and ready to fight) “What, are thou

Drawn (v): having a sword drawn (out and ready to fight) “What, are thou drawn among these heartless hinds? ”

Flourishes (v): waves “Old Montague is come, and flourishes his blade in spite of

Flourishes (v): waves “Old Montague is come, and flourishes his blade in spite of me. ”

Foe (n): enemy “Thou shalt not stir a foot to seek a foe. ”

Foe (n): enemy “Thou shalt not stir a foot to seek a foe. ”

Mistemper’d (adj): angry “From those bloody hands throw your mistemper’d weapons to the ground.

Mistemper’d (adj): angry “From those bloody hands throw your mistemper’d weapons to the ground. ”

Thrice (n): three times “Three civil brawls, bred of an airy word, by thee,

Thrice (n): three times “Three civil brawls, bred of an airy word, by thee, old Capulet, and Montague, have thrice disturb’d the quiet of our streets. ”

Abroach (v): in a state of action “Who set this ancient quarrel new abroach?

Abroach (v): in a state of action “Who set this ancient quarrel new abroach? ”

Stole (v): hid away “Underneath the grove of sycamore so early walking did I

Stole (v): hid away “Underneath the grove of sycamore so early walking did I see your son: Towards him I made, but he was aware of me and stole into the covert of the wood. ”

Augmenting (v): adding to “Many a morning hath he there been seen, with tears

Augmenting (v): adding to “Many a morning hath he there been seen, with tears augmenting the fresh morning dew. ”

Portentous (adj): ominously significant “Black and portentous must this humor prove, unless good counsel

Portentous (adj): ominously significant “Black and portentous must this humor prove, unless good counsel may the cause remove. ”

Importuned (v): asked “Have you importuned him by any means? ”

Importuned (v): asked “Have you importuned him by any means? ”

Fray (n): fight “What fray was here? ”

Fray (n): fight “What fray was here? ”

Siege (n): an attack “She’ll not be hit with Cupid’s arrow. She will not

Siege (n): an attack “She’ll not be hit with Cupid’s arrow. She will not stay the siege of loving terms. ”

Assailing (adj): assaulting “She will not stay the siege of loving terms, nor bide

Assailing (adj): assaulting “She will not stay the siege of loving terms, nor bide the encounter of assailing eyes. ”

Chaste (n): not engaging in sexual activity “Then she hath sworn that she will

Chaste (n): not engaging in sexual activity “Then she hath sworn that she will still live chaste? ”