Words that Shakespeare Created

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Part of SpeechWordDefinition
Verbthe act of inflicting excruciating pain, as punishment or revenge, as a means of getting a confession or information, or for sheer cruelty.
Nouna climber, esp. for sport.
Nouna lyric poem typically of elaborate or irregular metrical form and expressive of exalted or enthusiastic emotion; or a poem intended to be sung
Verbto become smaller and smaller; shrink; waste away
Noun/Verba wager/to wager
Adjectivedone deliberately; planned in advance
Nouna signaling apparatus similar to an electric bell but without hammer or gong, producing a sound by the vibration of an armature.
Nounthe first appearance of daylight in the morning
Nounsuitcases, trunks, etc.; baggage.
Nounostentatious display of arrogance and conceit.
Verbto imitate or copy in action, speech, etc., often playfully or derisively.
Nounremarkable brilliance; warm, cheerful brightness
Nouna sudden and active manifestation
Adjectiveaffected with, characterized by, or causing a depressing feeling of being alone
Adjectivedulled or satiated by overindulgence
Nouna room furnished and used for sleeping.
Adjectiveludicrously or whimsically comical; clownish.
Adjectivefree from or not exposed to danger or harm; safe.
Verbto come more or less violently in contact with; collide with; strike
Verbto provide food, service, etc., as for a party or wedding
Adjectiveinnumerable
Part of SpeechWordDefinition
Nouna settlement of differences by mutual concessions; an agreement reached by adjustment of conflicting or opposing claims, principles, etc., by reciprocal modification of demands.
Nounoverwhelming surprise or astonishment.
Adjective of lofty dignity or imposing aspect; stately; grand
Nounan indirect, covert, or helpful suggestion; clue
Nouna large, rectangular piece of soft fabric, often with bound edges, used esp. for warmth as a bed covering.
Verbidle talk or rumor, esp. about the personal or private affairs of others
Nouna killing that is sudden and/or secretive, esp. a politically prominent person
Adjectiveobservant of or conforming to the rules of style and taste; stylish
Nounthe wooing of one person by another, or the period in which said wooing takes place
Nounthe bend or joint of the human arm between upper arm and forearm.
Nouna person who has defeated all opponents in a competition or series of competitions, so as to hold first place
Adjectiveoffensive to morality or decency; indecent; depraved
Adjectiveallowing the possibility of several different meanings, as a word or phrase, esp. with intent to deceive or misguide; susceptible of double interpretation; deliberately ambiguou
Nouna slip of paper, cloth, or other material, marked or inscribed, for attachment to something to indicate its manufacturer, nature, ownership, destination, etc.
Nounthe act of revelation
Adjectivedark or dim; deeply shaded
Adjectiveimaginary; fanciful; illusory; delusory; fantastic.
Verbto take the clothes off (a person); disrobe.
Adjectivefree from commotion or tumult; peaceful; quiet; calm
Nouna person who judges, evaluates, or criticizes
Nouna rough, confused struggle or fight
Part of SpeechWordDefinition
Verbto put or sink below the surface of water or any other enveloping medium
Verbto speak or declaim extravagantly or violently; talk in a wild or vehement way; rave
Nounthe state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.
Nounthe highest point or part, as of a hill, a line of travel, or any object; top; apex.
Adjectivecapable of being sold
Adjectiveincapable of being wounded, hurt, or damaged.
Adjectiveof no use, importance, or value; good-for-nothing
Verbto deal or bargain with another or others, as in the preparation of a treaty or contract or in preliminaries to a business deal.
Adjectivehaving visible or apparent imperfections
Adjectivenot biased; fair; just
Nounthe physical location of a person's origin.
Adjectiveexceptionally great, as in quantity, quality, extent, or degree; massive or imposing
Verbto retard in movement or progress by means of obstacles or hindrances; obstruct; hinder
Nouna pleasantly aroused and/or emotional state or condition.
Nounthe physical part of the human anatomy used for the sense of sight
Verbto stir to action or strong response; excite; to stimulate sexually
Adjectiveeconomical in use or expenditure; prudently saving or sparing; not wasteful
Adjectiveliberal in giving or sharing; unselfish
Nouna sudden, strong blast of wind
Nouna robber, esp. a member of a gang or marauding band.

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