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  1. Merchant of Venice Content-related Vocabulary

  2. Word SortDirections: Sort the words below into THREE categories. idolatry antipathy affection aversion infatuation devotion worship hatred rancor abhorrence dislike enmity allegiance hatred ardor animosity fidelity

  3. dislike • verb (used with object) • 1. to regard with displeasure, antipathy, or aversion: I dislike working. I dislike oysters. • noun • 2. a feeling of aversion; antipathy: a strong dislike for Bach.

  4. hatred • noun • the feeling of one who hates; intense dislike or extreme aversion or hostility.

  5. devotion • noun • 1. profound dedication; consecration. • 2. earnest attachment to a cause, person, etc.

  6. idolatry • Noun • 1. the religious worship of idols. • 2. excessive or blind adoration, reverence, devotion, etc.

  7. ardor • noun • 1. great warmth of feeling; fervor; passion: She spoke persuasively and with ardor. • 2. intense devotion, eagerness, or enthusiasm; zeal: his well-known ardor for Chinese art. • 3. burning heat.

  8. abhorrence • noun • 1. a feeling of extreme repugnance or aversion; utter loathing; abomination. • 2. something or someone extremely repugnant or loathsome.

  9. infatuation • noun • 1. the state of being infatuated. • 2. the act of infatuating. • 3. foolish or all-absorbing passion or an instance of this: a mere infatuation that will not last.

  10. affection • noun • 1. fond attachment, devotion, or love: the affection of a parent for an only child.

  11. aversion • noun • 1. a strong feeling of dislike, opposition, repugnance, or antipathy (usually followed by to ): a strong aversion to snakes and spiders. • 2. a cause or object of dislike; person or thing that causes antipathy: His pet aversion is guests who are always late.

  12. rancor • noun • bitter, rankling resentment or ill will; hatred; malice.

  13. enmity • Noun • a feeling or condition of hostility; hatred; ill will; animosity; antagonism.

  14. animosity • Noun • a feeling of strong dislike, ill will, or enmity that tends to display itself in action: a deep-seated animosity between two sisters; animosity against one's neighbor.

  15. antipathy • Noun • 1. a natural, basic, or habitual repugnance; aversion. • 2. an instinctive contrariety or opposition in feeling. • 3. an object of natural aversion or habitual dislike.

  16. worship • noun • 1. reverent honor and homage paid to god or a sacred personage, or to any object regarded as sacred. • 3. adoring reverence or regard: excessive worship of business success. • 4. the object of adoring reverence or regard.

  17. allegiance • noun • 1. the loyalty of a citizen to his or her government or of a subject to his or her sovereign. • 2. loyalty or devotion to some person, group, cause, or the like.

  18. fidelity • Noun • 1. strict observance of promises, duties, etc.: a servant's fidelity. • 2. loyalty: fidelity to one's country. • 3. conjugal (marital) faithfulness.