Usurp -seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possessionWhat art thou thatusurp'stthis time of night,Together with that fair and warlike formIn which the majesty of buried DenmarkDid sometimes march? by heaven I charge thee, speak!Moiety-one of two basic subdivisions of a tribeAgainst the which, amoietycompetentWas gaged by our king; which hadreturn'dTo the inheritance ofFortinbras,Had he been vanquisher;Portentous -of momentous or ominous significanceI think it be no other bute'enso:Well may it sort that thisportentousfigureComes armed through our watch; so like the kingThat was and is the question of these wars.
Harbinger -something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someoneAnd even the likeprecurseof fierce events,Asharbingerspreceding still the fatesAnd prologue to the omen coming on,Have heaven and earth together demonstratedUnto ourclimaturesand countrymen.Partisan -a pike with a long tapering double-edged blade with lateral projections; 16th and 17th centuriesShall I strike at it with mypartisan?Hallowed -worthy of religious venerationSome say that ever 'gainstthat season comesWherein ourSaviour'sbirth is celebrated,The bird of dawningsingethall night long:And then, they say, no spirit dares stir abroad;The nights are wholesome; then no planets strike,No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to charm,Sohallow'dand so gracious is the time.
Auspicious – predictingfavorable circumstances and good luckTherefore our sometime sister, now our queen,The imperialjointressto this warlike state,Have we, as 'twerewith a defeated joy,--With anauspiciousand a dropping eye,With mirth in funeral and with dirge in marriage,In equal scale weighing delight and dole,--Taken to wife:Filial -relating to or characteristic of or befitting an offspringTis sweet and commendable in your nature, Hamlet,To give these mourning duties to your father:But, you must know, your father lost a father;That father lost, lost his, and the survivor boundInfilialobligation for some termTo do obsequious sorrow:Obsequious -attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner'Tissweet and commendable in your nature, Hamlet,To give these mourning duties to your father:But, you must know, your father lost a father;That father lost, lost his, and the survivor boundIn filial obligation for some termTo doobsequioussorrow: but toperseverIn obstinatecondolementis a courseOf impious stubbornness;
Retrograde–movingor directed or tending in a backward direction or contrary to a previous directionJocund –fullof or showing high-spirited merrimentDiscourse –extendedverbal expression in speech orwriting
Truant -absent without permissionAtruantdisposition, good my lord.Countenance -the appearance conveyed by a person's faceAcountenancemore in sorrow than in anger.Tenable -based on sound reasoning or evidenceI pray you all,If you have hithertoconceal'dthis sight,Let it betenablein your silence still;And whatsoever else shall hap to-night,Give it an understanding, but no tongue:
Besmirch -smear so as to make dirty or stainedPerhaps he loves you now,And now no soil norcauteldothbesmirchThe virtue of his will: but you must fear,His greatnessweigh'd, his will is not his own;Prodigal -reckless wastefulThe chariest maid isprodigalenough,If she unmask her beauty to the moon.Libertine -a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrainedDo not, as some ungracious pastors do,Show me the steep and thorny way to heaven;Whiles, like apuff'dand recklesslibertine,Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads,Andrecksnot his ownrede.
Unfledged -young and inexperiencedDo not dull thy palm with entertainmentOf each new-hatch'd,unfledgedcomrade.Censure -harsh criticism or disapprovalTake each man'scensure, but reserve thy judgment.Husbandry -the practice of cultivating the land or raising stockNeither a borrower nor a lender be;For loan oft loses both itself and friend,And borrowing dulls the edge ofhusbandry.
Parley -a negotiation between enemiesSet yourentreatmentsat a higher rateThan a command toparley.Beguile -attract; cause to be enamoredDo not believe his vows; for they are brokers,Not of that dye which their investments show,But mereimploratorsof unholy suits,Breathing like sanctified and pious bawds,The better tobeguile.Traduce -speak unfavorably aboutThis heavy-headed revel east and westMakes ustraducedandtax'dof other nations.
Canonize -treat as a sacred personLet me not burst in ignorance; but tellWhy thycanonizedbones,hearsedin death,Have burst their cerements.Sovereignty -royal authority; the dominion of a monarchWhat if it tempt you toward the flood, my lord,Or to the dreadful summit of the cliffThat beetles o'er his base into the sea,And there assume some other horrible form,Which might deprive yoursovereigntyof reasonAnd draw you into madness?Adulterate -mixed with impuritiesAy, that incestuous, thatadulteratebeast.
Enmity -a state of deep-seated ill-willAnd in the porches of my ears did pourTheleperousdistilment; whose effectHolds such anenmitywith blood of manThat swift as quicksilver it courses throughThe natural gates and alleys of the body.Pernicious -exceedingly harmfulO mostperniciouswoman!Antic -ludicrously oddHow strange or oddsoe'erI bear myself,As I perchance hereafter shall think meetTo put ananticdisposition on.