Below is either a list of themes or a list of 8 puzzles for a specific theme. Click on a theme or puzzle that will take you to an interactive activity. All content is printable without a charge. Thank you for sharing our vocabulary content with others.
NOTE: Each theme has a corresponding vocabulary word list that can be accessed from the home page "Word List" menu bar or below the series of puzzle activities. For answers to any questions, please email jancook{at}

Vocabulary Word List: 21 words: resolution, abstinence, ambition, bard, cauldron, comedies, conscience, drama, histories, imagination, inconstant, infinite, mercy, outrageous, playwright, revenge, Shakespeare, soliloquy, sonnet, symbolism, tragedies

Interactive Puzzles [3]
Crossword [1]
Fill In the Blanks [1]
Word Search [1]
Definition Match [1]
Concentration Puzzles [0]
Synonyms and Antonyms [0]
Word Find [0]
True or False [0]
Reading Passage [1]

Vocabulary Word List for Shakespeare (316)

  • A)

    Ability, Above-board, Accepting, Accommodating, Acknowledgment, Active, Altruism, Ambitious, Amiable, Amicable, Appreciation, Articulate, Aspiration, Assertive, Asset, Attentive, Attitude

  • B)

    Behavior, Benevolent, Bond, Brave

  • C)

    CARING, Character, Charisma, Charity, Charm, Cheerful, CITIZENSHIP, Civility, Clean, Coherent, Comfortable, Commitment, Common-sense, Communicative, Community, Compassion, Compliments, Compromising, Concern, Confidence, Conscientious, Conservative, Consideration, Constant, Content, Control, Cooperation, COOPERATIVE, Cordiality, Courage, COURAGEOUS, Courteous, Creative, Creativity, Curiosity

  • D)

    Decent, Deferential, Dependable, Desire, Determination, Devoted, Dignity, Diligent, Diplomatic, Directed, DISCIPLINE, Discreet, Docile, Donor, Dynamic, Dynamism

  • E)

    Earnest, Empathetic, EMPATHY, Encouragement, Endurance, Energetic, Enthusiastic, Equality, Esteemed, Estimable, Ethical, Euphoric, Evaluate, Excellence, Expectant, Experience, Extrovert

  • F)

    FAIRNESS, Faith, Faithful, Feeling, Flexible, Focus, Forgiving, Forte, Fortitude, Friendship

  • G)

    Generosity, Genial, Genteel, Gentle, Genuine, Gift, Goodness, Grace, Gracious, Gratitude, Guidance

  • H)

    Happy, Hard work, Harmonious, Healing, Health, Helpfulness, HONESTY, Honor, Honorable, Hopeful, Humble, Humility, Humor

  • I)

    Idealistic, Imaginative, Impartiality, Industrious, Ingenuous, Innocence, Innocent, Innovative, Insightful, Inspirational, Instructive, INTEGRITY, Introvert, Intuitive, Inventive, Investigative

  • J)

    Jocular, Jocund, Jolly, Jovial, Joyful, Jubilant, Judgment, Just

  • K)

    Kind, KINDNESS, Kindred, Kinship

  • L)

    Laughter, Leadership, Legitimacy, Lenient, Liberal, Listener, Loving, LOYALTY

  • M)

    Manners, Mastery, Merciful, Meritorious, Meticulous, Missionary, Moderate, Modesty, Mood, Morals, Motivation

  • N)

    Naive, Neatness, Needy, Negative, Nice, Noble

  • O)

    Obedience, Observant, Open, Open-minded, Opportunist, Optimism, Orderly, Oriented, Outspoken

  • P)

    PATIENCE, Patient, Patriot, Peaceful, Peacemaker, Perceptive, Perseverance, Persistence, Personable, Personal, Philanthropic, Placid, Poise, Polite, Popular, Potential, Powerful, Praise, Pressure, Principled, Priorities, Prolific, Promptness, Proper, PUNCTUAL, Purposeful

  • Q)

    Quality, Quick, Quiescent, Quintessential

  • R)

    Rational, Reasonable, Recognition, Record, Refined, Reflective, Regard, RELIANCE, Remorseful, Resilience, Resolute, Resourcefulness, RESPECT, Respectful, RESPONSIBILITY, Responsible, Responsive, Restraint, Reverent, Righteous

  • S)

    Sagacious, Sage, Samaritan, Self-control, Self-esteem, Selflessness, Sensible, Sensitive, Sharing, Sincerity, Skill, Sober, Solemn, Solitary, Special, Speculation, Sportsmanship, Staunchness, Steadfast, Success, Successful, Supportive, Sweet, Sympathetic

  • T)

    Tactful, Talent, Teamwork, Temperament, Temperate, Tenacious, Tendency, Tender, Thankful, Thoughtfulness, Thrifty, TOLERANCE, Tolerant, Tone, Trait, Tranquil, TRUSTWORTHY, Truthful

  • U)

    Ultimate, Understanding, Unique, United, Unity, Upright, Upstanding

  • V)

    Values, Veracious, Veracity, Versatile, Vigilant, Vigorous, Virtuous, Visible, Vision, Vivacious, Vocal, Volunteer

  • W)

    Warm, Watchful, Welcoming, Wild, Willingness, Winning, Winsome, Wisdom, Wise, Worker, Worrier, Worthwhile, Worthy

  • X)


  • Y)

    Yearning, Yielding, Yourself

  • Z)

    Zeal, Zealous, Zest

NOTE:All words in CAPITAL letters are part of CHARACTER themed word content at

CHARACTER traits to AVOID word list : (132)
a-abusive, addictive, aggressive, antagonistic, apathetic, arrogant,
b-bias, blas´┐Ż, boorish, braggart, bully,
c-callow, captious, cheat, churlish, cold, compulsive, contemptible, critical, covetous, crude, culpable, curt, cynical,
d-demeaning, devious, dictatorial, disdainful, dishonesty, dishonorable, disregard, disrespectful,
e-egoist, egotism, elitist, explosive, extravagant,
f-failure, falseness, fanatic, favoritism, fervid, frailty,
g-glib, gossip, grouchy, guilty,
h-hard-hearted, heedless, hostile,
i-ignoble, ignorant, ill-tempered, impetuous, impolite, improper, imprudent, impudent, indecent, indecorous, indifference, insolent, insulting, intolerant, irascible, irresponsible,
j-jaundiced, jealousy, juvenile,
m-malevolent, malicious, manipulative, meddler, mistrustful,
n-nefarious, neglectful, negligent, neurotic, notorious, nuisance,
o-obnoxious, obsequious, opinionated, oppressive, out-of-line, outrageous,
p-partial, petulant, prejudicial, prideful, preposterous, pretentious,
q-quarrelsome, querulous, quibbler, quirky,
r-rancorous, reckless, repugnance, reticent, rude, ruthless,
s-scornful, selfish, sour, stern, sullen, surly, suspicious,
t-testy, thoughtless, treacherous,
u-uncivil, uncouth, unethical, unfair, unmannerly, unrefined, unsavory, unworthy,
v-vicious, vile, villainous, volatile,
w-wary, waspish, wicked, wishy-washy,

Thoughtful poem/information
Life is short...and we do not have much time to gladden the hearts of those who travel with us. So....we must be swift to love and make haste to be kind- anonymous

John Wooden: Pyramid of Success!
Faith, Patience, Fight, Integrity, Competitive greatness, Resourcefulness,
Poise, Confidence, Reliability, Adaptability,
Condition, Skill, Team Spirit,
Honesty, Ambition, Self-control, Alertness, Initiative, Intentness,
Sincerity, Industriousness, Friendship, Loyalty,
Cooperation, Enthusiasm

What makes Character qualities?
1. Give/make a gift for someone just because...
2. Remember to say, I love you.
3. Donate your time to volunteer
4. Listen carefully to others
5. Visit a convalescent/nursing or retirement home
6. Email or write to a friend/relative just to say, hello!
7. Give blood
8. Smile before asking someone to do something
9. Remember to say, thank you
10. Participate in donations to charities
11. Hug a friend just because...
12. Observe and respect laws
13. Remind a friend not to drink and drive
14. Call home
15. Respect the Earth
16. Pray for others
17. Do not smoke
18. Encourage others...
19. Recycle products at home and at work
20. If you borrow something, return it

Links to vocabulary words lists and puzzles for other Shakespeare plays:

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Antony and Cleopatra
As You Like It
Julius Caesar
King Lear
Much Ado About Nothing
Romeo and Juliet
The Merchant of Venice
The Taming of the Shrew
The Winter's Tale
Twelfth Night

Bullying and Gangs Vocabulary Word List (352) here. offers 679 word lists. To see vocabulary lists across the curriculum, please go to the home page for interactive word puzzles, word games and themed content that align with Common Core Standards. 2500 pages of free content are available only online, without ads or fees.