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Fetter (n.)

Shackles/chains for ankles or feet; imprisonment trap

I did repel his fetters and denied his access to me

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Entreat (v.)

Ask for in earnest; plead

I entreat you both

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Beseech (v.)

Ask for in earnest; plead

And I beseech you instantly to visit

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Rebuke (n.)
Rebuke (v.)

(n.) an act of criticism
(v.) to criticize

Receives rebuke from Norway

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Expostulate (v.)

Reason or argue against something

To expostulate/What majesty should be

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Brevity (n.)

Briefness; conciseness

Since brevity is the soul of wit

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Carrion (n.)

Rotting flesh

Being a god kissing carrion

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Contrive (v.)
Contrived (adj.)

(v.) make a plan for something
(adj.) obviously planned or forced; artificial

And suddenly contrive the means of meeting between him and my daughter

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Visage (n.)

Facial appearance

From her working all his visage wann'd

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Offal (n.)

Organs of animals considered unfit for humans to eat; anything of little value or use

With this slave's offal: bloody, bawdy villain

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Rogue (n.)

A deceitful and unreliable scoundrel; rebellious unpredictable

A pestilence on him for a mad rogue

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Turbulent (adj.)

Characterized by unrest or disorder

Grating so harshly all his days of quiet/With turbulent and dangerous lunacy

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Affront (v.)
Affront (n.)

(v.) treat or speak to rudely
(n.) a rude or disrespectful act "an affront to"

That he, as 'twere by accident, may here/Affront Ophelia

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Pious (adj.)

Showing respect for a deity; devoted; loyal

And pious action we do sugar o'er/The devil himself

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Insolence (n.)

Disrespect; arrogance; offense

The insolence of office and the spurns/That patient merit of the unworthy takes

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Awry (adv.)

Turned off the expected course "go awry"

With this regard their currents turn awry

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Inoculate (v.)

Introduce and idea or attitude into someone's mind; protect

For virtue cannot so inoculate our old stock but we shall relish of it

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Calumny (n.)

Slanderous attack on a person's good name

Thou shalt not escape calumny

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Temperance (n.)

The trait of avoiding excess; self-control; moderation; restraint

A temperance that may give it smoothness

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Lament (v.)

Express grief; mourn

Seeming to lament with her

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Gambol (v.)

Frolic; play; come alive

Which madness would gambol from

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Unction (n.)

Medicine applied externally to soothe an irritation; source of comfort and healing

Lay not that mattering unction to your soul

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Prate (v.)

Babble; speak excessively about unimportant matters

Who was in life a foolish prating knave