Macbeth (GFS)

jocund adj. full of or showing high-spirited merriment; cheery, joyful
sovereignty n. royal authority, supreme power
perturbation n. an unhappy and worried mental state; annoyance, agitation
scruple n. an ethical or moral principle that inhibits action; qualm, reservation
gloomy adj. depressingly dark, murky
rancor n. a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will; bitterness, malignity
surmise v. to think or believe without certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess
verities pl. n. lasting truths or principles
beguile v. to deceive, to mislead, to persuade with charm; captivate, seduce
parricide n. the murder of a parent
deign n. to do something that one considers to be below one’s dignity; condescend; grant
salutation n. a greeting
minion n. a fawning, servile follower; flatterer
wrought adj. formed, made; forged
amends pl. n. something done to make up for a fault or mistake; compensation for a loss (to make amends)
hag n. a wizened old woman, usually a malevolent spirit with this specific form, or a goddess in disguise; crone, witch
purge v. to rid of impurities; cleanse, clean, purify
posterity n. all future generations; descendants
quell v. suppress or crush completely; subdue
pernicious adj. extremely harmful; deadly, fatal

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