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A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Vocabulary. ACT I, Scene I . Connived . to cooperate secretly. Court . to attempt to attract (a mate) by engaging in certain specific behaviors. Devout. Deeply religious . jilted .

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A midsummer night s dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Vocabulary


Act i scene i

ACT I, Scene I


Connived

Connived

to cooperate secretly


Court

Court

to attempt to attract (a mate) by engaging in certain specific behaviors.


Devout

Devout

Deeply religious


Jilted

jilted

to reject or cast aside (a lover or sweetheart), especially abruptly or unfeelingly.


P ursue

pursue

to follow close upon


Act 1 scene 2

Act 1, Scene 2


R anting

ranting

To talk in a violent and wild way

Synonym – raving


T yrant

tyrant

any person in a position of authority who exercises power harshly


I mprovise

improvise

to compose and perform or deliver without previous preparation


F erocious

ferocious

violently cruel, as a wild beast


O bscene

obscene

offensive or outrageous to accepted standards


Act iii

Act III


Prologue

Prologue

an introductory speech, calling attention to the theme of a play


Swagger

Swagger

to boast or brag noisily.


Havoc

Havoc

  • great destruction or devastation


Inanimate

Inanimate

lacking the qualities or features of living beings


Preposterous

Preposterous

contrary to nature, reason, or sense; absurd; ridiculous


Unrequited

Unrequited

not returned or reciprocated


Catty

Catty

vicious, nasty, mean


Tedious

tedious

long and tiresome


Profound

PROFOUND

having deepinsight or understanding and thinking beyond what is obvious


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