MACBETH ACTS 1-3

hurly-burly Commotion, chaos
deign condescend
prophecies Predictions
soliloquy A long speech expressing the thoughts of a character alone on stage
tragedy A serious form of drama dealing with the downfall of a heroic or noble character
aside A device in which a character in a drama makes a short speech which is heard by the audience but not by other characters in the play
dramatic irony Irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play.
husbandry Management of resources, especially in finances
knell sound of a funeral bell; omen of death or failure
possets a hot drink of milk sweetened with ale or wine
confounds destroys
Beezlebub Satan
blank verse Unrhymed iambic pentameter
twixt between
wherewithal the necessary means (especially financial means)
hie go quickly
chid Scold
bade To bid or ask
made good proved
instruments documents
wayward disobedient
catalogue a listing of all the books, periodicals, and other resources owned by a libraryto record, list
clept called
nonpareli having no equal
saucy and overbold rude and presumptuous
jocund Cheerful
wrathful Fiercely angry
wayward disobedient
magic sleights clever tricks
charms witches’ tools

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