Macbeth: Vocabulary List #1

abjure Part of speech: verbDefinition: to deny, to to renounce
benediction Part of speech: nounDefinition: an expression of good wishes
blanched Part of speech: verbDefinition: to turned white
brandish Part of speech: verbDefinition: to wave in the air
bounteous Part of speech: adjectiveDefinition: generous
chalice Part of speech: nounDefinition: cup
chastise Part of speech: verbDefinition: to punish; to criticize severely
consort Part of speech: nounDefinition: associate, cohort, also has sexual implications
corporeal Part of speech: adjectiveDefinition: bodily, relating to the body; of a material nature; tangible
dauntless Part of speech: adjectiveDefinition: fearless
diminutive Part of speech: adjectiveDefinition: tiny
entreat Part of speech: verbDefinition: to beg or plead with, to implore
equivocate Part of speech: verbDefinition: to use unclear or noncommittal statements in order to deceive or mislead
impede Part of speech: verbDefinition: to hinder or block
intemperance Part of speech: nounDefinition: lack of moderation (intemperate (adj.) = excessive)
incensed Part of speech: adjectiveDefinition: enraged
jocund Part of speech: adjectiveDefinition: merry
Judicious Part of speech: AdjectiveDefinition: using sound judgment, wise and sensible
malevolence Part of speech: nounDefinition: malice, harm, evil wishes
mirth Part of speech: nounDefinition: joy, amusement, especially with laughter
multitudinous Part of speech: adjectiveDefinition: consisting of great numbers; very numerous
knell Part of speech: nounDefinition: the stroke or sound of a bell
palpable Part of speech: adjectiveDefinition: touchable
Soliloquy Part of speech: nounDefinition: a monologue delivered when the actor is alone on stage and reveals his innermost thoughts
Paradox Part of speech: nounDefinition: a statement that appears to contradict itself but is actually true
Exposition Part of speech: nounDefinition: the first part of a play or novel which introduces basic information
Denouement Part of speech: nounDefinition: the resolution at the end of a play or novel

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