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Are You Fluent In Shakespearean?

Which word is Shakespeare the first citation for?

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    The word "gossip" was first used as a verb in Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors.

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    The word "lackluster" first appears in Shakespeare's As You Like It.

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    The word "baseless" first appears in Shakespeare's The Tempest.

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    The word "elbow" was first used as a verb in Shakespeare's King Lear.

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    The word "torture" first appears in Shakespeare's King Henry VI.

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    The word "sanctimonious" first appears in Shakespeare's The Tempest.

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    The word "swagger" first appears in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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    The word "bandit" first appears in Shakespeare's King Henry VI.

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    The term "skim milk" first appears in Shakespeare's King Henry IV.

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    The word "pander" first appears in Shakespeare's Hamlet.

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    The word "eyeball" first appears in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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