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William Shakespeare Contributed Words



And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.
Then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honor, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lined,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slippered pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side;

All the World's a stage

William Shakespeare is one of the greatest writers and playwrights in English literature. He is considered as the 'father of English literature' because of his immense contribution to the language of English. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon".

Shakespeare, as an eminent playwright contributed plays of various categories like tragedy, comedy and history. Shakespeare discovered many words and phrases which is considered one of his major contributions to the language. Many of the words discovered were assimilated into English language and are widely used today.The list of words given below is not exhaustive.

A

accommodation

assassination

auspicious

academe

accused

addiction

advertising

amazement

arouse

assassination

aerial

amazement

apostrophe

B

Bloody

Bump

Baseless

backing

bandit

bedroom

beached

besmirch

birthplace

blanket

bloodstained

barefaced

blushing

bet

buzzer

C

Cold-blooded

castigate

changeful

clangor

Compromise

courtship

control (noun)

countless

cater

courtship

critic

chamipon

critical

Caked

Circumstantial

D

Dwindle

Discontent

Drugged

Dishearten

Dawn

Dishearten

Dislocate

Dauntless

Dwindle

E

Eyeball

Epileptic

Elbow

Exposure

Eventful

F

fitful

Frugal

Fashionable

Fixture

G

Green-eyed

Gossip

Gloomy

Generous

H

Hurry

Hint

I

Impartial

Invulnerable

indistinguishable

invulnerable

L

lapse

lonely

lower

luggage

laughable

M

Majestic

Marketable

Mimic

Monumental

Moonbeam

S

Skim milk

Submerge

Scuffle

Secure

   
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