Flashcards in Hamlet Vocabulary List Act I Deck (20):
seize or take control without authority/by force
"What art thou that usurp'st this time of night"
significant; momentous; indicating a warning about the future
"Well may it sort that this portentous figure/Comes armed through our watch"
a sign that something is about to happen
"As harbingers preceding still the fates/And prologue to the omen coming on"
"So hallow'd and so gracious is the time..."
indicating favorable circumstances and good fortune
"With an auspicious and a dropping eye"
eager to please in a way that does not seem sincere
"To do obsequious sorrow: but to persevere/In obstinate condolement is course/Of impious stubbornness"
"No jocund health that Denmark drinks to-day"
absent without permission
"A truant disposition, good my lord"
"A countenance more in sorrow than in anger"
based on sound reasoning or evidence; plausible; rational
"Let it be tenable in your silence still"
"The chariest maid is prodigal enough"
someone who behaves in an immoral way, especially in relationships
"Whiles, like a puff'd and reckless libertine,/Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads,/And wrecks not his own rede"
"Of each new-hatch'd, unfledged comrade"
harsh criticism or disapproval
"Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment"
entice; charm; attract
"Breathing like sanctified and pious bawds,/The better to beguile"
treat as a sacred person
"Why thy canonized bones, hearsed in death,/Have burst their cerements"
impure; polluted; infected
"Ay, that incestuous, that adulterate beast"
deep seated ill-will; hatred
"Holds such an enmity with blood of man"
"O most pernicious woman!"