English Vocab Macbeth Acts 4 and 5

Deft skillful, clever
Pernicious harmful, dangerous
Usurp to seize with force; takeover
Judicious sensible, well-thought out
Appease : v: to satisfy, to pacify
Diminutive adj: little, tiny
Laudable adj: praiseworthy
Amend v: to adjust, to revise
Avarice n: greed
Confound v: to confuse, to bewilder
Braggart n: a conceited person, a boastful person
Mar v: to spoil, to tarnish
Mortified adj: ashamed, embarrassed
Upbraid v: to scold, to rebuke
Siege n: an attack; (v) to attack
Prowess n: skill
Coordinating Conjunctions (aka, “fanboys”)standard punctuation style = use a comma between independent clausesfor and nor but or yet so
Correlative Conjunctions (aka, “paired glue words”)not only . . . but (also) not . . . but neither . . . nor never . . . noreither . . . or not . . . nor whether . . . or both . . . and
Conjunctive Adverbs (aka, “signpost with a semicolon”)standard punctuation style = use a semicolon between independent clauseshowever hence consequently earlier likewisetherefore thus incidentally later indeednevertheless besides similarly afterwardsfurthermore instead accordingly moreover
Adjective clauses Definition: A group of words containing a subject + verb that begins with: who, whom, that, whose, which, or that.
Adverb clauses Definition: A group of words containing a subject + verb that begins with words such as:becausealthoughwhenso thatifrather thanunlessasuntil
Noun clauses Definition: A group of words containing a subject + verb that begins with connectives such as: the fact thatwhateverwhoeverthatwhyhowThese clauses act like a giant noun. Since this is true, noun clauses can act as the subject in a sentenc

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