The Two Gentlemen of Verona Glossary

The Two Gentlemen of Verona Glossary

Censure

To pass judgement on something or someone, usually with the intent to punish.

Deign

To accept in a condescending way as if it the acceptance had placed a great burden upon you

Earnest

A pledge or token for a future promise of bestowing something upon someone.

Jerkin

A short jacket or coat.

Muse

Used in the verbal sense in the play, muse means to wonder. As a noun, muse can also mean a person (usually a woman) who provides artistic inspiration.

Quaintly

Although quaint is typically used today to mean something old-fashioned or outdated but still possessed with charm, in the play quaintly is used to describe something done cleverly.

Recking

To provide care for something or someone.

Statue

In this case, statue does not refer to a specific type of art molded from a material to resemble something but is used as a more broadly encompassing synonym for the image of someone; an image that can exist in real form as a work of art or within the mind as an image you might recall of someone not currently present.

Tongues

A reference to the languages that the tongue inside the mouth is capable of producing rather than the actual body part.

Trenched

Used to described something that is carved.

Unadvised

Rather than an action undertaken after receiving specific advice not to, in this usage unadvised becomes synonymous with inadvertent; a term used to describe an action done with a certain careless lack of intention.

Weeds

Clothing or the garments a person is wearing.

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