FINAL MACBETH VOCABULARY- definitions and quotes

Disdaining “___________________ Fortune, with his brandish steel, which smoked with bloody execution…” (9).
Disdaining definition Unworthy of someone’s consideration
Minion “Like Valor’s __________________, carved out of his passage till he faced a slave; which ne’er shook hands…” (9).
Minion definition the chosen darling of Valor
Corporal definition relating to a physical material body
Trifles “Win us honest _____________, to betray’s in deepest consequence” (23).
Trifles definition A thing of small importance
Wrought “My dull brain was ______________ with things forgotten” (25).
Wrought definition beaten out of shape by hammering
Harbinger “I’ll be myself the ____________________ and make joyful…” (29).
Peerless “It is a _______________ kinsman” (29).
Peerless definition unequal
Chastise “And _________________ with the valor of my tongue…” (31).
Chastise definition rebuke; also, inflict punishment on
Impedes “All that ____________________ thee from the golden round…” (31).
Impedes definition delay or prevent someone or something by obstructing them
Metaphysical “Which fate and ________________________ aid doth seem…” (31)
Metaphysical definition supernatural
Direst “Of _________________ cruelty” (33).
Dire definition dreadful, serious, warning of disaster
Compunction “That no ___________________________ visiting’s of nature shake…” (33).
Compunctions definition sorry; remorseful
Surcease “With his ________________ success…” (39).
Surcease definition being brought to the end
Mettle “For thy undaunted ____________ should compose nothing but males” (43).
Mettle definition spirit
Repose “Good ___________ the while” (51).
Repose definition sleep, rest, ease
Palpable “I see thee yet, in form as __________________ as this which now I draw” (53).
Palpable definition capable or being perceived, especially of being handled, touched, or felt
Surfeited “The doors are open, and the _______________ grooms do mock their charge with snores” (55).
Surfeited definition excessive amount
Beelzebub “Who’s there, i’ th’ name of ___________________?” (61).
Beelzebub definition Matthew 12:24: “Beelzebub, the prince of the devils”
Lechery “________________, sir, it provokes and unprovokes” (63).
Lechery definition excessive desire in sexual activity
Equivocator “________________ him in his sleep and, giving him the lie, leaves him” (63).
Equivocator definition the usage of vague language by twisting the words to confuse the listener
Obscure “The _________________ bird clamored the livelong night” (67).
Obscure definition not discovered or known about
Countenance “To ___________________ this horror” (67).
Countenance definition someone’s facial expression
Scruples “Fears and _____________ shake us” (71).
Scruples definition suspicious
Malice “…against the undivulged pretense I fight of treasonous ______________” (71).
Malice definition bad intentions, evil intent, desire to inflict harm, injury, or suffering
Sovereignty “The ________________ will fall upon Macbeth” (75).
Sovereignty definition ruler of kingdom
Benison “God’s _____________________ go with you and with those…” (77).
Benison definition blessing
Verities “Why, by those _________________ on thee made good, may…” (81).
Verities definition things that are true, truths
Indissoluble “Are with a most __________________ tie forever knit” (83).
Indissoluble definition incapable of being broken; permanent
Parricide “Their cruel ____________ filling their hearers with strange intervention” (83).
Parricide definition killing of Kings
Probation “This I made good to you in our last conference, passed in ____________________ …” (87).
Probation definition in proving it
Predominant “Your patience so ________________________ in your nature that you can let this go? (87).
Predominant definition having superiority in power, influence, etc. over others
Bounteous “According to the gift which _________________ nature hath him closed…” (87).
Bounteous definition generous
Subtle “The valued file distinguished the swift, the slow, the _________________, the housekeeper, the hunter…” (87).
Subtle definition precise or delicate
Avouch “And bid my will ______________ it, yet I must not, for certain friends that are both his and mine…” (89).
Avouch definition state a fact; affirm or assert
Sundry “Masking the business from the common eye for _______________ weighty reasons” (89).
Sundry definition consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds
Grapples “Whose execution takes your enemy off, _______________ you to the heart and love of us…” (89).
Grapples definition a close fight without weapons
Jocund “There’s comfort yet; they are assailable. Then be thou _____________” (95).
Jocund definition showing high spirits
Mirth “You have displaced the ____________, broke the good meeting with most admired disorder” (107).
Mirth definition great merriment
Acheron “And at the pit of _____________ meet me i’ th’ morning” (111).
Acheron definition a river in the underworld in Greek mythology
Spurn “He shall ________ fate, scorn death, and bear his hopes ‘bove wisdom…” (111).
Spurn definition reject with disdain or contempt
Malevolence “Of the most pious Edward with such grace that the ___________________ of fortune nothing takes from his high respect” (115).
Malevolence definition wishing evil to others
Homage “Free from our feasts and banquets bloody knives, do faithful ______________, and receive free honors, all which we pine now” (115).
Homage definition special honor shown publicly
Entrails “In the poisoned ______________ throw” (119).
Entrails definition internal organs collectively
Sweltered “… Days and nights has thirty- one _______________ venom sleeping got…” (119).
Sweltered definition oppressed with heat; sweat a lot
Maw “Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf, witch’s mummy, __________ and gulf of the ravined salt-sea shark…” (121).
Maw definition informal terms for mouth
Gruel “Make the __________ thick and slab” (121).
Gruel definition a thin porridge
Gibbet “from the murderers’ ____________ throw into the flame” (125).
Gibbet definition an instrument of public execution
Deftly “Come high or low; thyself and office ___________ show” (125).
Deftly definition quick movement
Vanquished “Macbeth shall never ________________________ be until Great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane Hill shall come against him” (127).
Vanquished definition he will never be beaten, overthrown
Sear “Thy crown does ________ mine eyeball” (129).
Sear definition cook, burn
Pernicious “Let this _______________________ hour stand aye accursed in the calendar!” (129).
Pernicious definition exceedingly harmful
Diminutive “The most ______________________ of birds, will fight, her young one’s in the nest, against the owl” (133).
Diminutive definition very small
Laudable “But I remember now, I am in this earthly world, where to do harm, is often __________________…” (137).
Laudable definition worthy of high praise
Unsanctified “I hope in no place so ________________ where such as thou mayst find him” (139).
Unsanctified definition not holy because unconsecrated or impure defiled
Desolate “Let us seek out some _______________ shade and there weep our sad bosoms empty” (139).
Desolate definition providing no shelter or substance
Redress “What know, believe; and what I can ______________, as I shall find the time to friend, I will” (139).
Redress definition making reparations or amends for
Appease “You may [deserve] of him through me, and wisdom to offer up a weak, poor, innocent lamb t’ _______________ an angry god” (141).
Appease definition make peace with
Avaricious “I grant him bloody, luxurious, ____________________, false, deceitful, sudden, malicious, smacking of every sin that has a name” (143).
Avaricious definition immoderately desirous of acquiring something
Voluptuousness “But there’s no bottom, none, in my _________________________” (143).
Voluptuousness definition the property of being lush and abundant and a please to senses
Intemperance “Boundless ________________________ in nature is a tyranny” (143).
Intemperance definition excess in action and immoderate indulgence of appetites
Hoodwink “You may convey your many pleasures in a spacious plenty and yet seem cold-the time you may so ___________________” (143).
Hoodwink definition delude, blindfold
Avarice “This ____________________ sticks deeper, grows with more pernicious root than summer-seeing lust…” (145).
Avarice definition desire to be wealthy
Pernicious “This avarice sticks deeper, grows with more _______________________ root than summer-seeing lust…” (145).
Pernicious definition harmful
Verity “The king-becoming graces, as justice, ___________…” (145).
Fortitude “…patience, courage, _____________________, I have no relish…” (145).
Fortitude definition a strength of mind that enables one to tolerate difficulty
Concord “Nay, had I power, I should pour the sweet milk of ______________ into hell…” (145).
Concord definition a harmonious state of things and their properties
Confound “Uproar the universal pear, ________________ all unity on earth” (145).
Confound definition destroy
Integrity “Macduff, this noble passion, child of ________________, hath from soul wiped the black scruples…” (149).
Integrity definition an undivided completeness with nothing wanted
Sanctity “The great assay of art but at his touch (such ________________ hath heaven given his hand) they presently amend” (149).
Sanctity definition the quality of being holy
Niggard “Be not a ______________ of your speech How goes ‘t?” (151).
Niggard definition ungenerous person
Doff “Your eye in Scotland would create soldiers, make our women fight to _______ their dire distresses” (153).
Doff definition put off, get rid of
Perturbation “A great _________________ in nature, to receive at once the benefit of sleep and do the effects of watching” (161).
Perturbation definition the act of causing disorder
Guise “Lo you, here she comes. This is her very ______________ and, upon my life, fast asleep” (161).
Guise definition usual behavior
Mortified “for their dear causes would to the bleeding and the grim alarm excite the _______________ man” (167).
Mortified definition dead
Valiant “Some say he’s mad; others that lesser hate him do call it ___________ furry” (167).
Valiant definition having or showing valor
Recoil “Who, then, shall blame his pestered sensed to ____________ and start when all that is within him does condemn itself for being there?” (167).
Recoil definition to flinch
Weal “Meet we the medicine of the sickly _____________…” (167).
Weal definition a raised mark on the skin
Taint “I cannot _______ with fear” (169).
Taint definition become tainted
Epicures “And mingle with the English ________________” (169).
Epicures definition those developed by luxury
Constrained “And none serve with him but ____________________ things whose hearts are absent too” (175).
Constrained definition not natural
Speculative “Thoughts _______________________ their unsure hopes relate…” (175).
Speculative definition not based on fact or investigation
Petty “Creeps in this __________ pace from day to day to the last syllable of recorded time…” (177).
Petty definition slow, insignificant
Sooth “If thy speech be ______________…” (179).
Sooth definition true
Equivocation “I pull in resolution and begin to doubt th’ _____________________ on the fiend…” (179).
Equivocation definition intentional vagueness
Clamorous “Make all our trumpets speak; give them all breath, those _________________ harbinger…” (181).
Clamorous definition offensively loud
Harbinger “Make all our trumpets speak; give them all breath, those clamorous ___________________…” (181).
Harbinger definition announcers, forerunners
Abhorred “Thou liest, ___________________ tyrant” (183).
Abhorred definition find repungent
Rabble “And be baited with the _____________ course” (187).
Rabble definition taunted by commoners
Prowess “The which no sooner has his ________________ confirmed in the unshrinking station where he fought…” (189).
Prowess definition a skill learned by practice
Knell “I would not wish them to a fairer death; and so his _____________ is knolled” (189).
Knell definition announce death

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