Words that Shakespeare Created

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

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