Act III Vocabulary The Tragedy of Macbeth

rebuke express sharp disapproval or criticism of (someone) because of their behavior or actionsSynonym: reproach, scold, admonish, reprove, chastise, upbraid, berate, take to task, criticize
probation the release of an offender from detention, subject to a period of good behavior under supervisionSynonym: trial period, test period, experimental period, trial
nonpareil having no match or equal; unrivaledSynonym: incomparable, matchless, unrivaled, unparalleled, unequaled, peerless, beyond compare, second to none
statute a written law passed by a legislative bodySynonym: regulation, enactment, act, bill, decree, edict, rule, ruling, resolution, dictum, command, order
blanch make white or pale by extracting color; bleach OR (of a person) grow pale from shock, fear, or a similar emotionSynonym: whiten, lighten, wash out, fade, turn pale, turn white, lose its color, lighten, fade
maggot a soft-bodied legless larva, especially that of a fly found in decaying matterSynonym: grub, bug, larva, worm
augur (of an event or circumstance) portend a good or bad outcomeSynonym: portend, herald, be a sign of, warn of, forewarn of, foreshadow, be an omen of, presage, indicate
exasperate irritate intensely; infuriateSynonym: infuriate, incense, anger, annoy, irritate, madden, enrage, antagonize, provoke, irk, vex, get on someone’s nerves
accursed used to express strong dislike of or anger toward someone or somethingSynonym: hateful, detestable, loathsome, foul, abominable, damnable, odious, obnoxious, despicable
homage a pecial honor or respect shown publiclySynonym: respect, honor, reverence, worship, obeisance, admiration, esteem, adulation, acclaim

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