FINAL Macbeth Vocab.

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brandish

v. to wave as a threat, usually a weapon

plight

n. predicament

direful

adj. dreadful; terrible

vantage

n. a position that provides a broad view of a place or idea

rapt

adj. absorbed in thought

prophetic

adj. foretelling events as if by divine inspiration

corporal

adj. bodily

surmise

v. to imagine, guess

recompense

n. reimbursement; compensation

peerless

adj. unequalled

chastise

v. to punish, criticize

purveyor

n. one that furnishes provisions, especially food

chalice

n. cup, especially a ceremonial cup

trammel

v. to entrap or confine

mettle

n. courage and fortitude; spirit

repose

n. rest; calmness

entreat

v. to plead for

augment

v. to increase in size or extent

palpable

adj. touchable

prate

v. to talk on and on

knell

n. the stroke or sound of a bell

surfeit

v. to overindulge

appall

v. to horrify; to shock

multitudinous

adj. consisting of a great number of individuals

incarnadine

v. to make blood-red

equivocate

v. to intentionally deceive or confuse

unruly

adj. wild, untamed

temperate

adj. calm, even tempered

consort

n. associate, cohort

predominance

n. superior power

posterity

n. future generations

verity

n. truth

bestow

v. to give or grant

valor

n. bravery

dauntless

adj. fearless

rancor

n. malice; spitefulness

sundry

adj. varied, various

disjoint

v. to dislocate; to separate

eminence

n. a position of distinction or superiority

jocund

adj. merry

apace

adv. at a rapid pace; quickly

nonpareil

n. person or thing without equal

blanch

v. to turn white

profound

adj. very deep

malevolence

n. ill feeling

resolute

adj. form or determined; unwavering

sear

v. to burn, scorch

pernicious

adj. destructive

judicious

adj. wise

diminutive

adj. tiny

redress

v. to make amends for

recoil

v. to pull back in a startled manner

cistern

n. reservoir

intemperance

n. lack of moderation

stanchless

adj. insatiable

avarice

n. greed

interdiction

n. a prohibition by court order

blaspheme

v. to speak in an irreverent way about sacred things

abjure

v. to deny, renounce

covet

v. to have a strong desire for something

perturbation

n. agitation

unbraid

v. to scold

fain

adj. gladly

sere

adj. withered

purgative

adj. cleansing

bane

n. a cause of harm, ruin, or death

censure

v. to criticize or disapprove severely

speculative

adj. theoretical

direness

n. evil

tarry

v. to linger, delay

harbinger

n. one who signals the approach of another

clamorous

adj. noisy

abhor

v. to loathe

prowess

n. courage

compass

v. to surround

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