English Macbeth Vocab

brandished to wave or swing (something, such as a weapon) in a threatening or excited manner
plight to put or give in pledge
hurlyburly a very active or confused state or situation
minion someone who is not powerful or important and who obeys the orders of a powerful leader or boss
lavish giving or using a large amount of something ; having a very rich and expensive quality
corporal a linen cloth on which the eucharistic elements are placed
prophetic accurately describing or predicting what will happen in the future
surmise a thought or idea based on scanty evidence
fantastical extremely good
harbinger something that shows what is coming
plenteous existing in large amounts : plentiful or abundant
rapt showing complete interest in something
missives a letter or other written message
metaphysical of or relating to things that are thought to exist but that cannot be seen
remorse a feeling of being sorry for doing something bad or wrong in the past : a feeling of guilt
beguile to trick or deceive (someone
sovereign a king or queen
procreant producing offspring
martlet a small eurasian bird
purveyor a person or business that sells or provides something
trammel a net for catching birds or fish
chamberlain an attendant on a sovereign or lord in his bedchamber
limbeck retort, distilling apparatus
husbandry the activity of raising plants or animals for food
augment to increase the size or amount of (something)
possests restorative hot drink, made of milk, liquor, and other ingredients
raveled raveled
incarnadine having the pinkish color of flesh
infirm of poor or deteriorated vitality; especially : feeble from age
equivocator to avoid committing oneself in what one says ; get around answering something
carousing a large draft of liquor
clamored a loud continuous noise
sacrilegious an act of treating a holy place or object in a way that does not show proper respect
countenance the appearance of a person’s face : a person’s expression
scruples a minute part or quantity
malice desire to cause pain, injury, or distress to another
consort associate ; a ship accompanying another
warrant a document issued by a court that gives the police the power to do something
suborned to persuade (someone) to do something illegal
benison blessing, benediction
indissoluble impossible to destroy, break up, or get rid of
bestowed to give (something) as a gift or honor
dauntless very brave
rebuked to speak in an angry and critical way to (someone)
beggared a person who lives by begging for money, food, etc.
bounteous giving or disposed to give freely
avouch to declare as a matter of fact or as a thing that can be proved
eminence a condition of being well-known and successful
cloistered separated from the rest of the world : protected from the problems and concerns of everyday life
vizards a mask for disguise or protection
humane marked by compassion, sympathy, or consideration for humans or animals
choughs either of two Old World birds (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax and P. graculus) that are related to the crows and have red legs and glossy blue-black plumage
malevolence the quality or state of being malevolent
homage respect or honor
exasperate to make (someone) very angry or annoyed
brinded streaked, striped, tabby
cauldron a large pot
gruel a thin food made by boiling oatmeal or some other grain in water or milk
conjure to make (something) appear or seem to appear by using magic
apparition a ghost or spirit of a dead person
chafes to become irritated or annoyed
pernicious causing great harm or damage often in a way that is not easily seen or noticed
diminutive a word or suffix that indicates that something is small
judicious having or showing good judgment
homely not pretty or handsome : plain or unattractive
unsanctified unholy, wicked, ungodly
treachery harmful things that are done usually secretly to a friend, your own country, etc.
transpose to change the position or order of (two things)
cistern an underground container that is used for collecting and storing rainwater
intemperance lack of moderation; especially : habitual or excessive drinking of intoxicants
blaspheme to talk about God or religion in a way that does not show respect
ulcerous characterized or caused by ulceration
hither being on the near or adjacent side
doff to remove (an article of wear) from the body
perturbation a change in the normal state or regular movement of something
distempered to throw out of order
epicures one devoted to sensual pleasure
antidote a substance that stops the harmful effects of a poison
oblivious lacking remembrance, memory, or mindful attention
purgative purging or tending to purge
direness very bad : causing great fear or worry
brandished to shake or wave (as a weapon) menacingly
staves plural of staff
intrenchant uncuttable, incapable of being gashed
palter to act insincerely or deceitfully
salutation a word or phrase used to greet somebody or written in a letter
tyranny cruel and unfair treatment by people with power over others

You Might Also Like