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1

cloth used to wrap a body for burial

shroud

2

cheated; deceived; tricked

beguiled

3

comfort; remedy

redress

4

weaken; diminish

abate

5

disobedient; willful

wayward

6

reflective; introspective

pensive

7

funeral humns or laments

dirges

8

comfort or consolation in time of sadness

solace

9

waken; bring out of sleep

rouse

10

sad; melancholy

doleful

11

revised; improved 

amended

12

lying flat with head down and arms outstretched as a sign of respect or worship

prostrate

13

sorrowful; bleak

dismal

14

formal, dignified ceremony

solemnity

15

annoying; troublesome

pestilent

16

necessary food and supplies

provision

17

rapid pace; urgency of movement

haste

18

attest; guarantee

warrant

19

"That may be must be, love, on Thursday next."

Paris's confidence

20

The arrangement of of events and details in a way that later events are anticipated beforehand.

foreshadowing

 

21

"So many guests invite as here are writ.

Sirrah, go hire me twenty cunning cooks."

Capulet's concerns

22

before

ere

23

"If, rather than to marry County Paris,

Thou hast the strength of will to slay thyself,

Then it is likely thou wilt undertake

A think like death to chide away this shame"

Friar Lawrence's plan

24

"I pray thee, leave me to myself to-night,

For I have need of many orisons

To move the heavens to smile upon my state,

Which well though knowest is cross and full of sin."

Juliet's excuse to the Nurse

25

demands; requests

behests

26

"Where I have learnt me to repent the sin

Of disobedient opposition

To you and your behests; and am enjoin'd

By holy Lawrence to fall prostrate here,

To be your pardon. Pardon, I beseech you.

Henceforth I am ever rul'd by you."

Juliet's declaration

27

a pledge; by my word

troth

28

the repetition of words with no others in between - used for vehemence or emphasis

epizeuxis