Shakespearean Vocabulary

Alas, poor Yorick!

Of all the flowers, methinks a rose is best.

aye- yes

 

dote (on) – love

 

thou – you (subject)

 

thee – you (object)

 

thy – your

 

thine – your

 

hie – hurry

 

fray – fight 

 

hath –  has or have

 

hast – has or have

 

wherefore – why

 

anon- soon

 

wilt – will

 

nay – no

 

art – are

 

oft – often

 

visage – face

 

whence – where

 

hither – here

 

shrift – confession

doth – does, do

 

dost – does, do

 

jest – joke

 

beshrew – curse (verb)

 

churl – bad person

 

apothecary – druggist, pharmacist

 

sooth – truth

 

verily – truthfully

 

nuptial – wedding

 

chide – criticize

 

knave – bad person, villain

 

morrow – morning

 

stint – stop

 

alas – woe is me! Poor me! Oh, no!

 

discourse – conversation

 

kinsmen – relatives

 

herald – messenger

 

jocund – merry, jolly

 

fickle – changeable, especially in love

 

rancor – hatred, anger

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