Macbeth vocab 1

counterfeit (adj) made in exact imitation of something valuable or important, with the intention to deceive or fraudMacduff: “Shake off this downy sleep, death’s counterfeit,/ And look on death itself” (2.3.88-9)
dwindle (verb) to diminish in size, amount, or strength Witch: “Weary sev’nnights nine times nine, shall he dwindle, peak, and pine” (1.3.23-4)
equivocate (verb) the act of being deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information from someonePorter: “Faith, here’s an equivocator, that could swear in both the scales against either scale” (2.3.9-12)
Hautboy (noun) powerful, double-reed woodwind instrument, designed for outdoor ceremoniesIn the stage directions for 1.6
husbandry (noun) careful or thrifty management; frugality, thrift, or conservation Banquo to Fleance: “There’s husbandry in heaven” (2.1.4)
incarnadine (verb) color something a bright crimson or pinkish-red colorMacbeth: “No, this my hand will rather / the multitudinous seas incarnadine, / making the green one red” (2.2.79-81)
Obscure (adj) not discovered or known about; unclear”New hatched to th’ woeful time. The obscure bird clamored the livelong night” (2.3.67-8)
multitudinous (adj) very numerous; abundant; profuseMacbeth: “No, this myhand will rather / the multitudinous seas incarnadine, / making the green one red” (2.2.79-81)
palpable (adj) readily or plainly seen, heard, perceived”I see thee yet, in form as palpable

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