King Lear Vocabulary

Constant – steadfast in purpose or devotion or affection
Opulent – rich and superior in quality
Propinquity – the property of being close together
Wrath – intense anger, usually on an epic scale
Folly – foolish or senseless behavior
Dominion – a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
Infirmity – the state of being weak in health or body
Beseech – ask for or request earnestly
Benison – a spoken blessing
Rash – marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences
Unruly – unwilling to submit to authority
Choleric – easily moved to anger
Discord – strife resulting from a lack of agreement
Malediction – the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil
Dissipation – breaking up and scattering by dispersion
Breach – a failure to perform some promised act or obligation
Upbraid – express criticism towards
Ceremonious – characterized by pomp and stately display
Wont – an established custom
Abatement – an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
Bandy – exchange blows
Gall – a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
Kin – group of people related by blood or marriage
Sovereignty – royal authority; the dominion of a monarch
Dotage – mental infirmity as a consequence of old age
Forfend – prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
Miscarry – be unsuccessful
Incur – receive a specified treatment
Devour – destroy completely
Exalt – praise, glorify, or honor
Capital – of primary importance
Heinous – extremely wicked, deeply criminal
Canker – an ulcerlike sore
Adversary – someone who offers opposition
Vanquish – come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
Cozen – cheat or trick
Arraign – call before a court to answer an indictment
Dissolve – lose control emotionally

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