Comus Glossary

Comus Glossary

attendance

the action or state of going regularly to or being present at a place or event

awe

a feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder

blemish

a small mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something

blithe

showing a casual and cheerful indifference considered to be callous or improper

brutish

resembling or characteristic of a beast

countenance

a person's face or facial expression

courteous

polite, respectful, or considerate in manner

doth

third person singular present of do

drear

dull, bleak, and lifeless, depressing

ebb

the movement of the tide out to sea

forlorn

pitifully sad and abandoned or lonely

hath

third person singular present of have

mysterious

difficult or impossible to understand, explain, or identify

ominous

giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen

prosperous

successful in material terms

revelry

lively and noisy festivity, esp. when it involves drinking a large amount of alcohol

rural

relating to, or characteristic of the countryside

sate

satisfy a desire or an appetite to the full

serene

calm, peaceful, and untroubled, tranquil

shrine

a place regarded as holy because of its associations with a divinity or a sacred person or relic, typically marked by a building or other construction

shroud

a length of cloth or an enveloping garment in which a dead person is wrapped for burial

tumult

a loud, confused noise, esp. one caused by a large mass of people

wanton

deliberate and unprovoked

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