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"Julius Caesar," Vocabulary from Act I

February 20, 2013
As you read Shakespeare's tragedy "Julius Caesar," learn these word lists: Act I, Act II, Act III, Act IV, and Act V.
idle
Hence! home, you idle creatures get you home:
conscience
A trade, sir, that, I hope, I may use with a safe
conscience; which is, indeed, sir, a mender of bad soles.
beseech
Nay, I beseech you, sir, be not out with me: yet,
if you be out, sir, I can mend you.
attire
And do you now put on your best attire?
assemble
Assemble all the poor men of your sort;
servile
And keep us all in servile fearfulness.
perform
When Caesar says 'do this,' it is perform'd.
beware
Beware the ides of March.
throng
Fellow, come from the throng; look upon Caesar.
hinder
Let me not hinder, Cassius, your desires;
wont
And show of love as I was wont to have:
behavior
Which give some soil perhaps to my behaviors;
construe
But men may construe things after their fashion,
noble
Well, Brutus, thou art noble; yet, I see,
prepare
Therefore, good Brutus, be prepared to hear:
impart
What is it that you would impart to me?
torrent
The torrent roar'd, and we did buffet it
wretched
A wretched creature and must bend his body,
feeble
A man of such a feeble temper should
petty
Like a Colossus, and we petty men
mock
As if he mock'd himself and scorn'd his spirit
loath
Then he
offered it to him again; then he put it by again:
but, to my thinking, he was very loath to lay his
fingers off it.
refuse
And then he offered it the third
time; he put it the third time by: and still as he
refused it, the rabblement hooted and clapped their
chapped hands and threw up their sweaty night-caps
and uttered such a deal of stinking breath because
rogue
I would I might go to hell among the rogues.
infirmity
If he had done or said any thing amiss, he desired
their worships to think it was his infirmity.
seduce
For who so firm that cannot be seduced?
tempest
I have seen tempests, when the scolding winds
surly
Who glared upon me, and went surly by,
perilous
Submitting me unto the perilous night,
astonish
Such dreadful heralds to astonish us.
infuse
That heaven hath infused them with these spirits,
prodigious
In personal action, yet prodigious grown
establish
Mean to establish Caesar as a king;
weary
But life, being weary of these worldly bars,
content
Be you content: good Cinna, take this paper,

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