Words that Shakespeare Created

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

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