English 1, 2, 3, and 4 Spelling #23, 2013

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English 1, 2, 3, and 4 spelling #23

affections

fond attachment

astrologer

someone who predicts the future by the positions of the planets and sun and moon

bastardy

the status of being born to parents who were not married

bloody

cover with blood

bound

held to an oath

buccaneering

piracy

carrion

the dead and rotting body of an animal

chastity

abstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious vows)

clapper-clawing

scratching at one another

cleave

come or be in close contact with

Diana

(Roman mythology) virgin goddess of the hunt and the moon

endart

look deeply

extremity

an external body part that projects from the body

fashion

characteristic or habitual practice

Faust

an alchemist of German legend who sold his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for knowledge

freebooter

pirate or plunderer who makes war in order to grow rich

gall

become or make sore by or as if by rubbing, a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will

genius

someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality; the mind

harbinger

an indication of the approach of something or someone

heretical

characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards, opposed to an established religious orthodoxy

husbandry

thrifty management of resources; livestock farming

incantatons

series of words used to cast a spell

ingrafted

planted firmly; established

insane root

henbane or hemlock

instigations

something that urges on to action

instructions

steps or rules to be followed

instruments

devices for measuring, recording, or controlling

insuppressive

prompting, instigating, encouraging

Inverness

Macbeth's castle

largess

liberality in bestowing gifts

magician

one who practices magic or sorcery

melancholy

a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed

mettle

the courage to carry on

mortal

(n.) a being that must eventually die; (adj.) of or relating to such a being; causing death, fatal; possible, conceivable

Old Scratch

the devil

palpable

capable of being perceived by the senses or the mind

perilous

fraught with danger

purged

cleansed

purveyor

someone who supplies provisions (especially food)

quell

suppress or crush completely

redress

act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil

remorse

a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)

Rosaline

The woman with whom Romeo is infatuated at the beginning of the play. Rosaline never appears onstage, but it is said by other characters that she is very beautiful and has sworn to live a life of chastity.

seducing

encouraging to have intimate relations or to act in a certain way

surcease

a stopping

surfeited

fed beyond capacity or desire

swayed

to influence

termagant

a scolding nagging bad-tempered woman

unattainted

unbiased, impartial

vexed

troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances

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