macbeth vocab

plight Duncan: What bloody man is that? He can report,As seemeth by his plight, of the revoltThe newest state.definition:a dangerous, difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation.
disdaining Sergeant: For brave Macbeth–well he deserves that name–Disdaining fortune, with his brandish’d steel,Which smoked with bloody execution,Like valour’s minion carved out his passagedefinition: consider to be unworthy of one’s consideration.
corporeal Macbeth: Into the air; and what seem’d corporal meltedAs breath into the wind. Would they had stay’d!definition: of or relating to the human body.
wanton Duncan: My plenteous joys,Wanton in fulness, seek to hide themselvesIn drops of sorrow. Definition: unrestrained
harbinger Macbeth: The rest is labour, which is not used for you:I’ll be myself the harbinger and make joyfulThe hearing of my wife with your approach;So humbly take my leave.definition: one who is sent before to procure lodging for an army or royal train
Beguile Lady Macbeth: Your face, my thane, is as a book where menMay read strange matters. To beguile the time,Look like the time; bear welcome in your eye,Your hand, your tongue: look like the innocent flower,But be the serpent under’t. defintions: To deceive those around us
sovereign Lady Macbeth: This night’s great business into my dispatch;Which shall to all our nights and days to comeGive solely sovereign sway and masterdom.defnition: Absolute
cherubim Macbeth: Striding the blast, or heaven’s cherubim, horsedUpon the sightless couriers of the air,Shall blow the horrid deed in every eye,That tears shall drown the wind.defintion: s a winged angelic being who is considered to attend on the Abrahamic God in biblical tradition
mettle Macbeth: Bring forth men-children only;For thy undaunted mettle should composeNothing but males.definition: a person’s ability to cope well with difficulties or to face a demanding situation in a spirited and resilient way.
quell Macbeth: What cannot you and I perform uponThe unguarded Duncan? what not put uponHis spongy officers, who shall bear the guiltOf our great quell?definition: put an end to (a rebellion or other disorder), typically by the use of force.
husbandry Banque: Hold, take my sword. There’s husbandry in heaven;Their candles are all out. definition: the care, cultivation, and breeding of crops and animals.
largess Banquo: What, sir, not yet at rest? The king’s a-bed:He hath been in unusual pleasure, andSent forth great largess to your offices.definition: generosity in bestowing money or gifts upon others
augment Banquo: So I lose noneIn seeking to augment it, but still keepMy bosom franchised and allegiance clear,I shall be counsell’d.defintion: make (something) greater by adding to it; increase.
palpable Macbeth: A dagger of the mind, a false creation,Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain?I see thee yet, in form as palpableAs this which now I draw.definition: able to be touched or felt.
prate Macbeth: Thou sure and firm-set earth,Hear not my steps, which way they walk, for fearThy very stones prate of my whereabout,And take the present horror from the time,Which now suits with it. definition: talk foolishly or tediously about something.
surfeited Lady Macbeth: The doors are open; and the surfeited groomsDo mock their charge with snores: I have drugg’dtheir possets,That death and nature do contend about them,Whether they live or die.defintion: cause (someone) to desire no more of something as a result of having consumed or done it to excess.
balm Macbeth: The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath,Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course,Chief nourisher in life’s feast,–definition: a fragrant ointment or preparation used to heal or soothe the skin.
Lechery Porter: Marry, sir, nose-painting, sleep, andurine. Lechery, sir, it provokes, and unprovokes;it provokes the desire, but it takesaway the performance: therefore, much drinkmay be said to be an equivocator with lechery:defintion: excessive or offensive sexual desire; lustfulness.
requitted Porter: That it did, sir, i’ the very throat onme: but I requited him for his lie;definition: make appropriate return for (a favor, service, or wrongdoing).
lament Lennox: The night has been unruly: where we lay,Our chimneys were blown down; and, as they say,Lamentings heard i’ the air; strange screams of death,And prophesying with accents terribledefintion: mourn (a person’s loss or death)
temperate Macbeth: Who can be wise, amazed, temperate and furious,Loyal and neutral, in a moment? defintion: of, relating to, or denoting a region or climate characterized by mild temperatures.
espedition Macbeth: The expedition my violent loveOutrun the pauser, reason. Here lay Duncan,His silver skin laced with his golden blood;defintion: a journey or voyage undertaken by a group of people with a particular purpose, especially that of exploration, scientific research, or war.
Scruples Banquo: To know it further. Fears and scruples shake us:In the great hand of God I stand; and thenceDefinition: a feeling of doubt or hesitation with regard to the morality or propriety of a course of action.
malice Banquo: In the great hand of God I stand; and thenceAgainst the undivulged pretence I fightOf treasonous malice.Definition: the intention or desire to do evil; ill will.
Posterity Banquo: It should not stand in thy posterity,But that myself should be the root and fatherOf many kings.defintion: all future generations of people.
Dauntless Macbeth: Reigns that which would be fear’d: ’tis much he dares;And, to that dauntless temper of his mind,He hath a wisdom that doth guide his valourTo act in safety. defintion: showing fearlessness and determination.
rancor Macbeth: For Banquo’s issue have I filed my mind;For them the gracious Duncan have I murder’d;Put rancours in the vessel of my peaceOnly for them; and mine eternal jeweldefinition:bitter, rankling resentment or ill will; hatred; malice.

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