Words that Shakespeare Created

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

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