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Act II Vocabulary for "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

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Stephanie D

on 6 February 2013

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Transcript of Act II Vocabulary for "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

"A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Act II Vocabulary Perforce But she PERFORCE withholds the loved boy,
Crowns him with flowers, and makes him all her joy. Amorous UNDISTINGUISHABLE For lack of tread, are UNDISTINGUISHABLE Definition: by necessity; by force of circumstance Playing on pipes of corn, and versing love
To AMOROUS Phillida Definition: strongly attracted or disposed to love RHEUMATIC Therefore the moon, the governess of floods,
Pale in anger, washes all the air,
That RHEUMATIC diseases do abound. Definition: having no unique markings Definition: of, relating to, or suffering from aches in the muscles, joints, or bones CHAPLET And on old Heims' thin and icy crown
An odorous CHAPLET of sweet summer buds
Is, as in mockery, set. Definition: a wreath or garland for the head PROMONTORY Since once I sat upon a PROMONTORY
And heard a mermaid, on a dolphin's back. Definition: a high ridge of land or rock jutting into a body of water DULCET Uttering such DULCET and harmonious breath
That the rude sea grew civil at her song Definition: pleasing to the ear; melodious SPURN Use me but as your spaniel, SPURN me, strike me,
Neglect me, lose me--only give me leave,
Unworthy as I am, to follow you. CLAMOROUS ...and some keep back
The CLAMOROUS owl that nightly hoots and wonders
At our quaint spirits. Definition: to kick at or tread on disdainfully Definition: noisy FLOUT But you must FLOUT my insufficiency? Definition: to show contempt for
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