Romeo and Juliet – Vocabulary Set – Prentice Hall Literature

pernicious
causing great injury or ruin

augmenting
increasing; enlarging

grievance
injustice; complaint

transgression
wrongdoing; sin

heretics
those who hold belief opposed to the established teachings of a church

cunning
cleverness; slyness

procure
get

vile
worthless

predominant
having dominating influence over others

intercession
the act of pleading on behalf of another

sallow
of a sickly, pale-yellowish complexion

waverer
one who changes or is unsteady

lamentable
distressing; sad

unwieldy
awkward; clumsy

gallant
brave noble

fray
noisy fight

martial
military

exile
banish

eloquence
speech that is vivid, forceful, graceful, and persuasive

fickle
changeable

pensive
thinking deeply or seriously

vial
small bottle containing medicine or other liquids

enjoined
ordered

wayward
headstrong; willful

dismal
causing gloom or misery

loathsome
disgusting

pilgrimage
long journey, often for religious purposes

remnants
remaining persons or things

penury
extreme poverty

haughty
arrogant

sepulcher
tomb

ambiguities
statements or even events whose meanings are unclear

scourge
whip or other instrument for inflicting punishment