Macbeth Act 1 Vocabulary

Plight POS: NounDefinition: A dangerous, difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situationSentence: The plight of an AP bio student it filled with many sleepless nights.
Brandished POS: VerbDefinition: Wave or flourish (something, especially a weapon) as a threat or in anger or excitementSentence: The thief brandished the gun violently at the salesperson.
Rapt POS: AdjectiveDefinition: Completely fascinated by what one is seeing or hearing. Sentence: Usher look with rapt attention at the woman’s D- cupped breasts.
Corporal POS: Adjective Definition: Of or relating to the human body. Sentence: He suffered a corporal beating from his mother as a punishment.
Surmised POS: VerbDefinition: To guess; suppose that something is true without evidence to confirm it Sentence: I surmised that my friend was sick when I didn’t see her in class, even though there could have been many other reasons for her absence.
Peerless POS: Adjective Definition: without equal; unmatchedSentence: The peerless student always got the best grades in the class.
Chatise POS: VerbDefinition: To discipline, especially by punishment or to criticize severelySentence: The boy was chastised by his mother after getting an F on his test.
Impedes POS: VerbDefinition: Delay or prevent (someone or something) by obstructing them.Sentence: The car accident in the middle of the road impedes the other drivers from getting to their destination.
Chalice POS: NounDefinition: A large cup or goblet typically used for drinking wineSentence: The King drank his wine from the chalice while celebrating.
Recompense POS: VerbDefinition: Make amends to someone for loss or harm suffered. Sentence: When I have to borrow money from my friend, I recompense her the next day.

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