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"Julius Caesar," Vocabulary from Act III

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.
flourish
Whilst bloody treason flourish'd over us.
enterprise
I wish your enterprise to-day may thrive.
purpose
I fear our purpose is discovered.
prefer
And presently prefer his suit to Caesar.
banish
Thy brother by decree is banished:
spurn
I spurn thee like a cur out of my way.
liberty
The men that gave their country liberty.
confounded
Here, quite confounded with this mutiny.
wise
Brutus is noble, wise, valiant, and honest;
depart
Good countrymen, let me depart alone,
reverence
With all kind love, good thoughts, and reverence.
render
Let each man render me his bloody hand:
grieve
Shall it not grieve thee dearer than thy death,
depend
Or shall we on, and not depend on you?
advantage
It shall advantage more than do us wrong.
meek
That I am meek and gentle with these butchers!
mourning
Here is a mourning Rome, a dangerous Rome,
issue
The cruel issue of these bloody men;
ascend
The noble Brutus is ascended: silence!
respect
Romans, countrymen, and lovers! hear me for my
cause, and be silent, that you may hear: believe me
for mine honour, and have respect to mine honour, that
you may believe: censure me in your wisdom, and
awake your senses, that you may the better judge.
ambitious
As Caesar loved me, I weep for him;
as he was fortunate, I rejoice at it; as he was
valiant, I honour him: but, as he was ambitious, I
slew him.
vile
Who is here so
vile that will not love his country?
extenuate
The question of
his death is enrolled in the Capitol; his glory not
extenuated, wherein he was worthy, nor his offences
enforced, for which he suffered death.
inter
The good is oft interred with their bones;
withhold
What cause withholds you then, to mourn for him?
heir
'Tis good you know not that you are his heirs;
compel
You will compel me, then, to read the will?
beloved
Through this the well- beloved Brutus stabb'd;
vanquish
Quite vanquish'd him: then burst his mighty heart;
thither
And thither will I straight to visit him:

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