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  1. Vocabulary 13A • Utterance: • Kinsman: • Enmity: • Perjuries: • Impute: • Orb: • Woe: • Predominant: • Roused: • Oxymoron: • Analogy: • Minstrel

  2. Utterance: • N. • Word; something said; expression; way of speaking • “My ears have not yet drunk a hundred wordsOf that tongue's utterance, yet I know the sound:Art thou not Romeo and a Montague?” - Juliet

  3. Kinsman • : N. • male relative • “Tybalt, the kinsman of old Capulet,Hath sent a letter to his father's house.” - Benvolio

  4. Enmity • N. • hostility; hate; antagonism • “Alack, there lies more peril in thine eyeThan twenty of their swords: look thou but sweet,And I am proof against their enmity.” – Romeo

  5. Perjuries: • N. • lie under oath • “Dost thou love me? I know thou wilt say 'Ay,'And I will take thy word: yet if thou swear'st,Thou mayst prove false; at lovers' perjuries” - Juliet

  6. Impute • : verb. • Attribute bad action to somebody; charge somebody • “My true love's passion: therefore pardon me,And not impute this yielding to light love,Which the dark night hath so discovered.” - Juliet

  7. Orb • : n. • globe; sphere • “O, swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon,That monthly changes in her circled orb,Lest that thy love prove likewise variable.” - Juliet

  8. Woe • : n. • unfortunate happening; anguish; grief • “With Rosaline, my ghostly father? no;I have forgot that name, and that name's woe.” - Romeo

  9. Predominant • : adj. • most common; most important; main • “In man as well as herbs, grace and rude will;And where the worser is predominant,Full soon the canker death eats up that plant.” – Friar Lawrence

  10. Roused • : V. (past) wake; shake somebody out of apathy; stir; provoke. • “Therefore thy earliness doth me assureThou art up-roused by some distemperature;Or if not so, then here I hit it right,Our Romeo hath not been in bed to-night.” – Friar Lawrence

  11. Oxymoron: • n. • expression with contradictory words. • When they asked me to act naturally, I thought how that statement was really an oxymoron. • http://www.oxymoronlist.com/

  12. Analogy: • n. • comparison; similarity; equivalence between independent parts. • “What's in a name? that which we call a roseBy any other name would smell as sweet;So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd,” – Juliet • SELFISH : COMPASSION :: (serious, passion, childish, attention) : MATURITY

  13. Minstrel • N. • Musician; entertainer (commonly medieval) • The minstrel played beautiful music all evening.