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Flashcards in Romeo and Juliet Vocabulary Deck (10):
1

Benevolent

adj.
kind and generous,
Benvolio's actions are benevolent because he tries to keep the peace.

2

Profane

verb.
to disgrace or treat something sacred or holy with abuse
The synagogue was profaned by the person who drew a swastika on it. This was a hate crime.

3

Perilous

adj.
dangerous
It was very perilous in the orchard because Juliet's kinsmen would kill Romeo if they saw him.

4

Entreat

verb
to ask urgently, to plead in order to persuade
Tommy entreated his mom for a treat, but she said he had to wait until after dinner.

5

Scant

adj.
small in size or amount
If you put more than a scant amount of salt in your cookies, they will taste terrible.

6

Solace

noun and a verb
comfort or consolation (n.) to give comfort in grief(v.)
When my friend Julie was going through a rough time I solaced her by giving her a hug and advice. (v.)
My advice was a source of solace for Julie. (n.)

7

Valiant

adj.
Having or showing courage (courageous)
Soldiers are valiant because they fight for freedom and put their lives in danger.

8

Inundate

verb
to cover with a flood or barrage
After the flood, the insurance companies were inundated with claims.

9

Obscure

adj.
not well-known, unclear, difficult to understand
My sister's baby babble is very obscure to me.

10

Pugnacious

adj.
quick to fight or quarrel
Tybalt is characterized as pugnacious when he wants to kill Romeo for showing up to his party.