Voc10K: Lesson 10

Fathers that, like so many Alexanders,
Have in these parts from morn till even fought,
And sheathed their swords for lack of argument:
Dishonour not your mothers; now attest
That those whom you called fathers did beget you.
Be copy now to men of grosser blood,
And teach them how to war. And you, good yeomen,
Whose limbs were made in England, show us here
The mettle of your pasture; let us swear
That you are worth your breeding; which I doubt not;
For there is none of you so mean and base,
That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game’s afoot:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry ‘God for Harry, England, and Saint George!’
                                     — "Henry V", by Shakespeare

nebulous    /nebjul%es/    adj.
malinger    /m%e’ling%e/    v.
overdue    /ouv%e’dju:/    adj.
aggrieve    /%e’gri:v/    vt.
callous    /’kael%es/    adj.
asphalt    /’aesfolt/    n.
infuriate    /in’fju%erieit/    vt.
placate    /plei’keit/    vt.
mordant    /’mo:d%ent/    adj.
prowess    /’prauis/    n.
valor    /’vael%e/    n.
subversive    /s%vb’v%e:siv/    adj.
amass    /%e’maes/    vt.
colossal    /k%e’losl/    adj.
dismal    /’dizml/    adj.
dreary    /’dri%eri/    adj.
somber    /’somb%e/    adj.
joyous    /’dgoi%es/    adj.
genial    /’dgi:ni%el/    adj.
inveterate    /in’vet%erit/    adj.
sojourn    /’soudg%e:n/    n.vi.
turmoil    /’t%e:moil/    cn.
tumult    /’tjum%vlt/    n.
assent    /%e’sent/    vi.n.    +to
snug    /sn%vg/    adj.
cosy    /’kouzi/    adj.
diversify    /dai’v%e:sifai/    vt.
irreparable    /i’rep%er%ebl/    adj.
reparable    /’rep%er%ebl/    adj.
paternal    /p%e’t%e:nl/    adj.
maternal    /m%e’t%e:nl/    adj.
replica    /’replik%e/    cn.
seclusion    /si’klu:rgn/    n.
wrangle    /’raengl/    v.n.
bigoted    /’big%etid/    adj.
deficient    /di’fish%ent/    adj.
elude    /i’lu:d/    vt.
ignoble    /ig’noubl/    adj.
kindred    /’kindrid/    adj.
melancholy    /’mel%enkoli/    n.adj.
lamentable    /l%e’ment%ebl/    adj.
deplorable    /di’plo:r%ebl/    adj.
poltroon    /pol’tru:n/    cn.
rout    /raut/    n.v.
vulnerable    /’v%vln%er%ebl/    adj.
calcium    /’kaelsi%em/    n.
abide    /%ebaid/    vi.vt.    (pp. abided)
boisterous    /’boist%er%es/    adj.
despicable    /’dispic%ebl/    adj.
imperative    /im’per%etiv/    adj.
nonplus    /non’pl%vs/    vt.n.
pompous    /pomp%es/    adj.
sever    /’sev%e/    vt.
sultry    /’s%vltri/    adj.
wane    /wein/    vi.n.
mythology    /mi’thol%edgi/    n.
wink    /wink/    v.n.
ramble    /raembl/    n.vi.

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