Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Shakespearean Vocabulary 2 - Sonnets 6-10

bossom – your breast, male and female, where you keep your heart, prsia

to breed – to raise pure-blooded animals, like horses or dogs, also (in poetry) to grow emotions, chovať

to chide – to criticize someone

to deface – to vandalize something, skresliť, rozmazať

glad – happy and content, especially related to situations. “I’m glad he’s dead.”

gladly – adverb of glad, to do something happily. “I slept in gladly.”

to grant – to allow, to give permission, usually by kings or judges, udeliť

an homage – any act done in memory of someone or their work, like when pop singers perform someone else’s song.

joy – intense happiness, when everything seems perfect. štastia

majesty – being impressive and great, used as a title for kings. “Your majesty”, vznešenosť, veličenstvo

mortal – human, destined to die, the opposite of immortal, smrteľný

to offend – to upset someone, either accidentally or on purpose, to speak out of place, uraziť

ragged – the same as tattered, used for clothes, possibly a really old dog or person.

to reel – to turn or spin suddenly, usually from shock, possibly falling over, natočiť

sacred – holy, blessed to or by God, svätý

shame – a sad feeling when you know you did something wrong, feeling guilty, stud, hanba

a sire – a father, also used as a title for kings, otec

to treasure – to love or value something or someone as a treasure, ceniť si ako poklad.

a (glass) vial – a little glass bottle, for perfumes and medicine, fľaštička.

vile – a horrible, mean-hearted person, despicable, evil, podlý, nizky, skazený, mrzký

to wail – to cry very loudly, like a group of grandmothers at a funeral. Some ghosts wail, kvíliť, nariekať

to weep – to cry, not so loud, but lots of tears, usually for a long time.

weary – tired, physically exhausted, usually also demotivated.

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