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1 Wordlist 27 Could Shakespeare Have Written Shakespeare’s Plays?

2 1. Literary (adj.) Definition: connected with literature Synonym: poetic, artistic Example: a literary critic Word Family: lit·er·ar·i·ly, adverb lit·er·ar·i·ness, noun non·lit·er·ar·i·ly, adverb non·lit·er·ar·i·ly·ness, noun non·lit·er·ar·i·ness, noun

3 2. Patron (n.) Definition: a person or group that supports an activity or organization, especially by giving money Synonym: sponsor, financier Example: The Princess Royal is a well-known patron of several charities. Word Family: pa·tron·al, pa·tron·ly, adjective pa·tron·dom, pa·tron·ship, noun pa·tron·less, adjective sub·pa·tron·al, adjective

4 3. Suspect (v.) Definition: to think or believe something to be true or probable Synonym: guess, deduce, Example: So far, the police do not suspect foul play. Word Family: sus·pect·i·ble, adjective non·sus·pect, noun, adjective pre·sus·pect, verb (used with object) un·sus·pect·ing, adjective un·sus·pect·ing·ly, adverb

5 4. Sheer (adj.) Definition: used to emphasize how very great, important, or powerful a quality or feeling is; nothing except Synonym: complete, total, absolute Example: The suggestion is sheer nonsense. Word Family: sheer·ly, adverb sheer·ness, noun

6 5. Elegy (n.) Definition: a sad poem or song, especially remembering someone who has died or something in the past Synonym: Lamentation, funeral song, requiem Example: Gray's 'Elegy in a Country Churchyard' is a famous English poem. Word Family:

7 6. Come up with (exp.) Definition: to produce; supply Synonym: produce Example: She's come up with some amazing scheme to double her income. Word Family:

8 7. Investor (n.) Definition: a person who puts money into something in order to make a profit or get an advantage Synonym: financier, shareholder, sponsor Example: A New York investor offered to acquire the company's shares for $13 each. Word Family: in·ves·tor, noun non·in·ves·tor, noun o·ver·in·vest, verb pre·in·vest, verb (used with object) re·in·vest, verb (used with object)

9 8. Will (n.) Definition: a legal declaration of a person's wishes as to the disposition of his or her property or estate after death, usually written and signed by the testator and attested by witnesses Synonym: Example: Word Family:

10 9. Adequate (adj.) Definition: enough or satisfactory for a particular purpose Synonym: sufficient, enough Example: I didn't have adequate time to prepare. Word Family: ad·e·quate·ly, adverb ad·e·quate·ness, noun pre·ad·e·quate, adjective pre·ad·e·quate·ly, adverb pre·ad·e·quate·ness, noun

11 10. Intimately (adv.) Definition: in a very close and friendly way Synonym: closely, privately Example: She's been intimately involved in the project since it began. Word Family: in·ti·mate·ly, adverb in·ti·mate·ness, noun

12 11. Deed (n.) Definition: an intentional act, especially a very bad or very good one Synonym: action Example: It seems to me that a lot of evil deeds are done in the name of religion. Word Family: deed·less, adjective re·deed, verb (used with object) un·deed·ed, adjective

13 12. Crooked (adj.) Definition: dishonest Synonym: dishonest, dishonorable Example: His father was a crooked policeman. Word Family: crook·ed·ly, adverb crook·ed·ness, noun un·crook·ed, adjective un·crook·ed·ly, adverb

14 13. Backward (adj.) Definition: developing slowly, having only limited ability to learn Synonym: dull, weak-minded Example: He was the backward son of a poor family. Word Family:

15 14. Prosperous (adj.) Definition: successful, usually by earning a lot of money Synonym: flourishing, successful, vigorous Example: In a prosperous country like this, no one should go hungry. Word Family: pros·per·ous·ly, adverb pros·per·ous·ness, noun non·pros·per·ous, adjective non·pros·per·ous·ly, adverb non·pros·per·ous·ness, noun

16 15. Bailiff (n.) Definition: an official who takes away someone's possessions when they owe money Synonym: Example: They didn't pay their rent, so the landlord called/sent in the bailiffs. Word Family: bail·iff·ship, noun sub·bail·iff, noun un·der·bail·iff, noun

17 16. Portrayal (n.) Definition: the act of portraying. Synonym: characterization, depiction Example: You can see his dumb portrayal in his last novel. Word Family: mis·por·tray·al, noun non·por·tray·al, noun pre·por·tray·al, noun

18 17. Depression (n.) Definition: the state of feeling very unhappy and without hope for the future Synonym: melancholy, sadness Example: I was overwhelmed by feelings of depression. Word Family: an·ti·de·pres·sion, adjective, noun min·i·de·pres·sion, noun non·de·pres·sion, noun post·de·pres·sion, adjective pre·de·pres·sion, noun, adjective

19 18. Ailment (n.) Definition: an illness Synonym: disease, disorder, sickness Example: Treat minor ailments yourself. Word Family:

20 19. Hoax (n.) Definition: a plan to deceive someone, such as telling the police there is a bomb somewhere when there is not one, or a trick Synonym: trick Example: The bomb threat turned out to be a hoax. Word Family: hoax·er, noun un·hoaxed, adjective

21 20. Protocol (n.) Definition: the system of rules and acceptable behaviour used at official ceremonies and occasions Synonym: formalities, Example: a breach of Royal protocol Word Family:

22 21. Highborn (adj.) Definition: of high rank by birth. Synonym: aristocratic, elite Example: He was the highborn son of a royal family. Word Family:

23 22. Acquaintance (n.) Definition: a person known to one, but usually not a close friend. Synonym: fellowship, companionship Example: a business acquaintance Word Family: non·ac·quaint·ance, noun non·ac·quaint·ance·ship, noun pre·ac·quaint·ance, noun pseu·do·ac·quaint·ance, noun re·ac·quaint·ance, noun

24 23. Sustain (v.) Definition: to cause or allow something to continue for a period of time Synonym: continue, carry on, Example: The economy looks set to sustain its growth into next year. Word Family: sus·tain·a·ble, adjective sus·tain·ed·ly, adverb sus·tain·ing·ly, adverb sus·tain·ment, noun non·sus·tained, adjective

25 24. Concede (v.) Definition: to acknowledge as true, just, or proper; admit Synonym: admit, allow, confess Example: He finally conceded that she was right. Word Family: con·ced·ed·ly, adverb con·ced·er, noun con·ces·si·ble, adjective pre·con·cede, verb (used with object), pre·con·ced·ed, pre·con·ced·ing. un·con·ced·ed, adjective

26 25. Precede (v.) Definition: to be or go before something or someone in time or space Synonym: go in advance of, antecede Example: Kofi Annan preceded Ban Ki-moon as the Secretary- General of the UN. Word Family: pre·ced·a·ble, adjective un·pre·ced·ed, adjective

27 26. Persist (v.) Definition: to try to do or continue doing something in a determined but often unreasonable way Synonym: continue, go on, keep on Example: If he persists in asking awkward questions, then send him to the boss. Word Family: per·sist·er, noun per·sist·ing·ly, adverb per·sis·tive, adjective per·sis·tive·ly, adverb per·sis·tive·ness, noun

28 27. Speculation (n.) Definition: the activity of guessing possible answers to a question without having enough information to be certain Synonym: supposition, hypothesizing Example: Rumours that they are about to marry have been dismissed as pure speculation. Word Family: an·ti·spec·u·la·tion, noun, adjective non·spec·u·la·tion, noun o·ver·spec·u·la·tion, noun pre·spec·u·la·tion, noun sem·i·spec·u·la·tion, noun

29 28. Accumulate (v.) Definition: to collect a large number of things over a long period of time Synonym: gather, collect, assemble Example: As people accumulate more wealth, they tend to spend a greater proportion of their incomes. Word Family: ac·cu·mu·la·ble, adjective non·ac·cu·mu·lat·ing, adjective o·ver·ac·cu·mu·late, verb, o·ver·ac·cu·mu·lat·ed, o·ver·ac·cu·mu·lat·ing. pre·ac·cu·mu·late, verb (used with object), pre·ac·cu·mu·lat·ed, pre·ac·cu·mu·lat·ing. re·ac·cu·mu·late, verb, re·ac·cu·mu·lat·ed, re·ac·cu·mu·lat·ing.

30 29. Conspiracy of silence (n.) Definition: a general agreement to keep silent about a subject for the purpose of keeping it secret Synonym: Example: Word Family:


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