Words that Shakespeare Created

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

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