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Below are some of Shakespeare's many coinages!  
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Nouns:

accused addiction alligator
amazement anchovies assassination
backing bandit bedroom
bump buzzers courtship
critic dauntless dawn
design dickens discontent
embrace employer engagements
excitements exposure eyeball
fixture futurity glow
gust hint immediacy
investments kickshaws leapfrog
luggage manager mimic
misgiving mountaineer ode
outbreak pageantry pedant
perusal questioning reinforcement
retirement roadway rumination
savagery scuffles shudders
switch tardiness transcendence
urging watchdog wormhole
zany


Verbs:

besmirch bet blanket
cake cater champion
compromise cow denote
deracinate dialogue dislocate
divest drug dwindle
elbow enmesh film
forward gossip grovel
hobnob humour hurry
impedes jet jig
label lapse lower
misquote negotiate numb
pander partner petition
puke rant reword
secure submerge swagger
torture unclog


Adjectives:

aerial auspicious baseless
beached bloodstained blushing
circumstantial consanguineous deafening
disgraceful domineering enrapt
epileptic equivocal eventful
fashionable foregone frugal
generous gloomy gnarled
hush inaudible invulnerable
jaded juiced lackluster
laughable lonely lustrous
madcap majestic marketable
monumental nervy noiseless
oscene olympian premeditated
promethean quarrelsome radiance
rancorous reclusive remorseless
rival sacrificial sanctimonious
softhearted splitting stealthy
traditional tranquil unmitigated
unreal varied vaulting
viewless widowed worthless
yelping


Adverbs:

importantly instinctively obsequiously
threateningly tightly trippingly
unaware
Source: Jeffrey McQuain and Stanley Malless; Coined by Shakespeare: Words and Meanings First Penned by the Bard

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