Macbeth Acts 3 and 4 Vocab, Mrs. Chester

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Macbeth Acts 3 and 4 Vocab, Mrs. Chester

posterity

noun: all future generations; all the offspring of a particular blood line

eminence

noun: high status importance owing to marked superiority

nonpareil

noun: one having no equal; model of excellence or perfection of a kind

charnel

noun: a vault or building where corpses or bones are deposited

maw

noun: informal term for the mouth

assailable

adjective: not defended or capable of being defended

distillation

noun: the process of purifying a liquid by boiling it and condensing its vapors

tedious

adjective: so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

mirth

noun: great merriment

dolor

noun: painful grief

avaricious

adjective: greedy for riches (or other desirable things)

taint

noun: the state of being contaminated; stained; blemished

hoodwink

verb: conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end; trick

pious

adjective: having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity; devoutly religious

mendacious

adjective: given to lying; intentionally untrue

bestow

verb: to present as a gift; archaic definition: to house or to store

recoil

verb: to draw back or spring back

augur

noun: (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy; prophet or predictor

prowess

noun: a superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation

gibbet

noun: instrument of execution consisting of a wooden frame from which condemned persons are executed by hanging; gallows

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