A’ t’ other

at the other

Abate

lessen

Abhors

hates

Addled

beaten

Affliction

disaster

Affray

tear apart

Alack

Expression of grief

Alderman

councilman

Aloof

at a distance

Ambling

dancing

Ambuscados

ambushes

Amerce

punish

Anon

right away

Answer it

accept

Apace

quickly

Aqua-vitae

liquor

Array

attire

Aspired

gone up towards

Asunder

apart

Atomies

miniscule creatures

Attending

attentive

Bad’st

advised

Baggage

useless woman

Bandy

throw

Bark

sailboat

Bauble

jester’s baton

Bawdy

indecent

Be forsworn

go back on my word

Be perverse

play hard-to-get

Be shrived

have confession

Bedaubed

smeared

Bedeck

decorate

Beggarly

small

Beguiled

deceived

Behooveful

necessary

Bent

intentions

Bescreened

concealed

Beseech

beg

Beshrew

curse

Bestrides

straddles

Bethink

think hard

Bier

coffin

Blaze

publicize

Blazon

describe

Bliss

heaven

Bondage

familial duties

Bosom

breast

Bound

indebted

Bower

give sanctuary

Brine

salt water; tears

Broad

fat

Caitiff

miserable; vile

Cankered

infested

Carelessly

without care

Carrion

rotting meat

Challenge

claim

Cheveril

stretchy leather

Chide

scold

Chidest

scolded

Choler

anger

Churl

selfish person

Close

concealing

Clout

piece of cloth

Collar

part of a harness

Colliers

coal miners

Complements

good manners

Conceit

understanding

Conceit°

notion; idea

Conduit

fountain

Confounds

destroys

Confusions

yelling; commotion

Conjure

summon (as in a spirit)

Cordial

medicinal drink

Corns

foot calluses

Counsel

private thoughts

Countervail

equal

Crochet

a musical note

Crow-keeper

scarecrow

Culled

selected

Deal double

double cross

Deck

dress

Demesnes

lands owned

Descry

decipher

Desperate tender

risky offer

Despite

spite

Dirges

songs of lamentation

Discords

ugly noise

Discourses

communicates

Displant

displace

Dissemblers

liars

Distempered

troubled

Division

melody

Doff

remove, cast away

Doting

lovesick

Doublet

jacket

Dram

small drink

Drawer

bartender

Dry-beat

thrash

Ducats

gold coins

Dug

breast

Dump

sad song

Effeminate

womanish; unmanly

Ell

forty-five inches

Enjoined

compelled

Enmity

hostility

Ensign

banner

Envious

malicious

Environed

surrounded; buried

Ere

before

Ethiop’s

Ethiopian’s

Fain

gladly

Fain°

eagerly

Faith

faithfulness; steadiness

Fast

fast asleep

Fearful

anxious

Fee-simple

ownership

Fettle

prepare

Fiddlestick

sword

Fie

(expression of disgust)

Field

dueling-place

Flint

hardships of life

Fond

foolish

Form

formalities

Forswear

swear off

Forth

gone

Fortnight

two weeks

Gadding

wandering

Gall

bitterness, bile

Gapes

opens

Ghostly

spiritual

Give

name

Gleek

insult

Good den

good afternoon

Good meaning

good intentions

Goose

prostitute

Gore

clotted

Gossamers

spider’s webs

Gossip

good friend

Grace

virtue

Grandsire

old man

Gravity

“serious” things

Happy

fortunate

Hark

listen

Harlotry

unprincipled behavior

Haughty

arrogant

Heaviness

sadness

Hie

hurry

Hilding

worthless person

Hinds

peasants; servants

Ho

now

Homely

simple

Humorous

humid

Idolatry

worship

Ill

unskilled

Ill-beseeming

unnatural

Import

imply

In faith

truly

In post

by horseback

In twain

in half

Invocation

appeal

Jack

fellow

Jealous

curious

Jesu

Jesus

Jocund

cheerful

Joiner

carpenter

Jointure

dowry

Knaves

fools

Lame

feeble, slow

Like

likely

Livery

servant’s uniform

Lolling

loose

Look

be careful

Lustier

energetic

Maidenheads

virginities

Maidenhoods

virginities

Mammet

doll

Mantle

cloak

Marry

really

Martial

soldier-like

Masque

masquerade

Mattock

pickaxe

Maw

mouth

Misadventure

accident, or failed attempt

Modern

ordinary

Monument

Capulet family tomb

Mousehunt

a ladies’ man

Moved

provoked

Naught

evil

Near ally

close relative

Needly

necessarily

Nice

unimportant

Nothing

no wounds

Numbers

verse

Nuptial

wedding

O’erperch

fly over

Office

duty

Ope

open

Orisons

prayers

Overthrows

destruction

Paramour

lover

Parts

qualities

Pate

head

Pennyworths

money’s worth

Penury

extreme poverty

Peppered

done for

Perforce

by force

Peruse

examine

Philome

Film; fine thread

Physic

remedy

Poor

modest

Portentous

of a warning

Posterity

future children

Poultice

homemade ointment

Powder

gunpowder

Practice stratagems

play tricks

Prates

a stupid answer

Prating thing

burbling baby

Presage

foreshadow

Press

hurry

Procures

sends

Proof

immune

Provision

food and drink

Puling

whimpering

Pureblind

blind

Quince

fruit

Quit

pay you for

Quite

entirely

Rails

complains

Redress

relief

Resign

return

Resort

haunt

Roared

used

Rood

cross

Ropery

trickery

Rude will

desire

Rushes

the floor

Sack

destroy

Saucy merchant

con man

Scant

hardly

Sepulcher

burial place

Set

praised

Severing

parting

Shadows

dreams

Shape

body

Show

appearance

Shrift

absolution, confession

Simpleness

nonsense

Simples

herbs

Slip

counterfeit coin

Slop

baggy pants

Slugabed

sleepyhead

Small

not much

Soft

wait

Sojourn

stay awhile

Sped

done for

Spinners’ legs

spider legs

Spit

impale

Spring

source

Steads

benefits

Stifled

suffocated

Stock

breeding; pedigree

Strange

unfamiliar

Sunder

cut off

Surcease

cease

Sweetmeats

candy

Ta'en

taken

Tallow

pale

Teen

misery

Temper

mix, or dilute

Text

truth

Thither

there

Traces

reins

True

honest

Trunk

chest

Tut

(expresses disapproval)

Unattainted

impartial

Unfurnished

unprepared

Unruly spleen

bad temper

Untaught

rude

Unthrifty

unfortunate

Validity

value

Vestal

virginal

Vexed

distressed; frustrated

Visage

face; expression

Visor

mask

Wanton

child or careless person

Ward

a child

Weak dealing

poor behavior

Weal

happiness

Weeds

clothes

Welladay

woe the day

Wherefore

why

Whither

where

Wink

shut

Wot

know

Wrenching iron

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