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Flashcards in Julius Caesar Vocab Act I Deck (16):
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servile

submissive; like a slave

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conspirator

one who secretly plots to carry out an evil or illegal act

3

barren

unable to bear children

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countenance

face

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torrent

a swift, violent stream

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to encompass:

to include; to contain within

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infirmity

weakness; disability

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blunt

abrupt; frank; outspoken

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portentous

ominous; warning of things to come

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to beseech

to beg for earnestly; to plead

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to lament

to grieve; to express sorrow

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yoke

a curved timber with attachments used for coupling draft animals (i.e. oxen); a double
harness or collar used to bind draft animals

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tempest

a violent wind accompanied with rain or snow; a violent storm

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perilous

dangerous

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alchemy

the pseudo-science of changing base metals (like lead) into precious metals (like gold)

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soothsayer

fortuneteller