Macbeth Act 5 Vocabulary

Perturbation NounMental disquiet, disturbance, or agitationCommotion, confusion, discomfiture, disturbance
Mar VerbTo damage or spoil to a certain extent; render less perfect, attractive, usefulTo damage or spoil; to impair, stain, sully, tarnish
Recoil VerbTo draw back; start or shrink back, as in alarm, horror or disgustNounAn act of recoilingAvoidance, backlash
Fain AdverbGladly; willinglyDisposed, envious, predisposed, prone, ready
Perilous AdjectiveInvolving or full of grave risk or peril; hazardous; dangerousChancy, delicate, hazardous, unsafe, threatening
Pristine AdjectiveHaving its original purity; uncorrupted or unsulliedEarly, first, innocent, old, original, primary, pure
Arbitrate VerbTo decide a dispute or settle differencesAdjust, decide, determine, judge, meet, settle
Hew VerbTo strike forcibly with an ax, sword, or other cutting instrument; chop; hackTo cut down, cleave, chop
Censure NounStrong or vehement expression of disapprovalCondemnation, rebuke, reprimand, disapproval
Industrious AdjectiveWorking energetically and devotedly; hard-working; diligentHardworking, conscientious, diligent, productive
Direness NounState of extreme terror or urgentTerrible, afflicted, catastrophic, cruel, shocking, regretful
Avouches VerbTo make frank acknowledgement or affirmation of; declare or assert with positivenessAssert, certify, profess, confirm, insist, maintain
Tarry VerbTo remain or stay, as in a place; sojournTo remain or stay, to delay or be tardy in acting, dawdle, drag
Clamorous AdjectiveFull of, marked by, or of the nature of a loud uproarNoisy, uproarious, boisterous
Prowess NounExceptional valor, bravery, or ability, especially in combat or battleBackbone, fearlessness, vigilance, spunk, valor

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