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1

very dangerous; hazardous

perilous

2

bold resistance; opposition

defiance

3

ominous; foreboding

portentous

4

courageous; determined

valiant

5

increasing; adding to

augmenting

6

celebrations; festivities

revels

7

facial expression; countenance

visage

8

foreshadows; warns

bodes

9

a cruel and oppressive ruler

tyrant

10

sprightly; lively

nimble

11

harmful; destructive

pernicious

12

sad; pitiful

piteous

13

descendants; family lineage

posterity

14

hated; detested

loathed

15

a minister; a pastor

parson

16

"Two households, both alike in dignity

In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,

From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,

Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean."

the opening setting of the prologue

17

"I fear, too early; for my mind misgives

Some consequence, yet hanging in the stars, 

shall bitterly begin his fearful date

With this might's revels and expires the term

Of a despised life clos'd in my breast,

By some vile forfeit of untimely death."

Romeo

18

"Black and portentous must this humour prove,

Unless good counsel may the cause remove."

Central One Idea for the play

19

a statement that is self-contradictory on the surface, yet seems to evoke a truth nonetheless

paradox

20

"Put up your swords; you know what you do."

Benvolio

21

"A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;

Whose misadventur'd piteous overthrows

Doth with their death bury their parents' strife."

the dénouement announced

22

"What, drawn and talk of peace! I hate the word,

As I hate hell, all Mantagues, and thee."

Tybalt

23

"Rebellious subjects, enemies to peace, P

rofaners of this neighbor-stained steel -

Will htey not hear? What, ho! you men,

you beasts,

That quench the fire of your pernicious rage

With purple fountains issuing from your veins.!"

Prince Escalus

24

a succession of similar sounds in nearby words

alliteration

25

the metaphor used for Romeo and Juliet's first kiss

sin

26

"Well, in that hit you miss: she'll not be hit

With Cupid's arrow. she hath Dian's wit,

And in strong proof of chastity well arm'd,

From Love's week childish bow she lives

unharm'd."

refers to Rosaline

27

"Earth hath swallowed all my hopes but she;

She is the hopeful lady of my earth."

Capulet

28

"My will to her consent is but a part,

And, she agreed, within her scope of choice

Lies my consent and fair according voice."

refers to Paris's suit of Juliet

29

Give up thinking about Rosaline; look at other pretty women.

Benvolio's advice