Macbeth Vocabulary

Broil battle
Brandished waved in a threatening way
Smack taste, flavored, chacterized
Deign condescend to an answer
Corporal affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit
Interim the time between one event, process, or period and another
Harbinger an indication of the approach of something or someone
Surcease an end
Plague to trouble
Hurly-Burly turmoil, confusion, fighting
Heath a tract of level wasteland
Surmise (v.) to think or believe without certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess; (n.) likely idea that lacks definite proof
Rapt wholly absorbed as in thought, preoccupied
Cleave come or be in close contact with
Palpable capable of being perceived by the senses or the mind
Knell the sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death or a funeral or the end of something
Surfeited fed beyond capacity or desire
Appalls shocks; horrifies
Minions follower or servant
Invested officially endowed with authority or power
Husbandry careful management
Incarnadine blood-red; flesh-colored
Breached forcibly broken through or opened up
Suborned induced secretly to do an unlawful thing
Allegiance (n.) the loyalty or obligation owed to a government, nation, or cause
Augur person who makes predictions
Malice ill will, desire to harm others
Incensed angered at something unjust or wrong
Adage proverb, saying
Parricide the act of killing one’s father, mother, or other close relative
Avouch to declare solemnly the truth of something
Verities lasting truth or principles
Rebuked to criticize or reprimand somebody
Oracles divine communications or revelations
Unlineal not in a direct line of descent
Clept To call; name
Utterance the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
Scorched damaged or discolored by superficial burning:”the scorched blouse tore easily”
Cloistered providing privacy or seclusion
Eminence high status importance owing to marked superiority
Rouse cause to become awake or conscious
Jocund full of or showing high-spirited merriment
Measure how much there is of something that you can quantify
Authorized endowed with authority
Nonpareil model of excellence or perfection of a kind
Avaunt Go Away! Withdraw! Depart!
Mischance an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate
Speculation a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence)
Sprites ghost, mischievous supernatural beings
Rue sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
Accursed adj. Doomed to evil, misery, or misfortune.
Scepter a rod or wand borne in the hand as an emblem of regal or imperial power
Thralls the condition of being enslaved or dominated
Diminutive very small
Avaricious immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth
Pernicious exceedingly harmful
Perturbation the act of causing disorder
Pristine fresh and clean; uncorrupted
Dolor painful grief
Redress act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil
Laudable worthy of high praise
Interdiction a prohibition; the act of forbidding
Sundry miscellaneous unspecified objects
Commend express approval of
Assailable not defended or capable of being defended
Infinity Endless or unlimited space, time, or distance
Malevolence wishing evil to others

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