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1

to examine with care; to study

peruse

2

illness, infection

contagion

3

scatter, spread

strew

4

inevitably; forced by circumstances

perforce

5

frighten; terrify

affright

6

a tomb; a mausoleum

sepulchre

7

curse; plague

scourge

8

placed in a tomb

interred

9

arrogant; conceited

haughty

10

unfavorable; unlucky

inauspicious

11

extreme poverty

penury

12

unstoppable; unavoidable

inexorable

13

a pharmacist

apothecary

14

a breakout of a fatal endemic disease; bubonic plague

pestilence

 

15

bad luck; misfortune

mischance

16

sadness; sorrow

woe

 

17

quarantined in a house because of contact with the plague

Friar John

18

"... That murd'red my love's cousin - with which grief

It is supposed the fair creature died -

And here is come to do some villainous shame

To the dead bodies. I will apprehend him."

Paris's declaration

19

a word or phrase that signifies an object or event which in turn signifies something, or has a range of reference, beyond itself

symbol/ symbolism

20

"I am the greatest, able to do least,

Yet most suspected, as the time and place

Doth make against me, of this direful murder;

And herre I stand, both to impeach and purge

Myself condemned and myself escus'd."

Friar Lawarence's apt use of antitheses in his account

21

"Meagre were his looks;

sharp misery had worn him to the bones;

And in his needy shop a tortoise hung"

the apothecary

22

"But chiefly to take thence from her dead finger

A precious ring - a ring that I must use 

In dear employment"

an excuse given to Balthasar

23

a figure of speech in which someone (usually absent), an abstract quality, or a non-existent personage is addressed as though present

apostrophe

24

"I do beseech you, sir, have patience; 

Your looks are pale and wild, and do import

Some misadventure."

placed in a tomb

25

death is a kind of retorative medicine for intense emotional suffering

poison as a cordial

26

a poisonous evergreen tree with red berries

unfavorable; unlucky

27

"But I can give thee more;

For I will raise her statue in pure gold.

That whiles Verona by that name is known,

There shall no figure at such rate be set

As that of true and faithful Juliet."

a symbol of restoration and unity for the people

28

"the untying of the knot"; the conclusion or resolution that follows the climax.

dénouement

29

"See what a sourge is laid upon your hate,

That heaven finds means to kill your joys

with love!"

the Prince's sober words

30

"I dreamt my lady came and found me dead - 

Strange dream, that gives dead man leave

to think! -

And breath'd such life with kisses in my lips

that I reviv'd, and was an emperor."

 

Romeo on a street in Mantua