Words that Shakespeare Created

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

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