Macbeth-2 Vocab Pierson
the core and extended lists are both here.
Terms in this set (31)
v. 1. to renounce or give up under oath; to forswear. 2. to renounce, repudiate, or retract, esp. with formal solemnity; to recant.
3. to avoid or shun.
n. 1. a medicine or remedy to counteract the effect of poison, decease.
2. something that prevents or counteracts injurious or unwanted effects.
v. 1. to divine or predict, esp. from omens; to prognosticate.
2. to serve as an omen or promise of; to presage; to betoken, to portend.
n. 1. an official diviner of ancient Rome.
2. one believed to foretell events by ones; a soothsayer.
n. 1. the practice or art of an augur.
2. the rite or ceremony of an augur.
3. an omen, or indication.
v. 1. to criticize, blame, or reproach in a harsh or vehement manner.
n. 1. a strong or vehement expression of disapproval; hostile criticism; animadversion.
2. an official reprimand, as by a legislative body toward one of its members.
adj. 1. severely critical; faultfinding; carping.
n. 1. agreement between persons, groups, nations, etc.; concurrence in attitudes, feelings, etc.
2. agreement between things; harmony.
3. a state of peace or amity; goodwill, friendship.
4. a treaty, covenant.
adj. 1. willing to believe or trust too readily, esp. on slight or uncertain evidence; gullible.
2. characterized by or arising from credulity.
n. 1. willingness to believe or trust too readily.
adj. 1. reluctant or unwilling to believe; skeptical.
n. 1. sorrow; grief; anguish.
adj. 1. full of expressing, or causing grief or sorrow.
v. 1. to regard highly or favorably; to regard with respect or admiration and with a warmth of feeling. 2. to consider as of a certain value or certain type.
adj. 1. worthy of respect or admiration; deserving esteem.
n. 1. immoderate indulgence of appetite or passion, esp. in drinking alcoholic beverages.
2. lack of moderation or due restraint, as in action or speech.
n. 1. a person who goes ahead and makes known the approach of another; to herald.
2. anything that foreshadows or initiates a future event; precursor, portent.
v. 1. to act as a harbinger to; to herald.
v. 1. to praise, extol; applaud.
n. 1. song or hymn of praise.
2. praise, acclaim.
adj. 1. deserving praise; praiseworthy; commendable.
adj. 1. containing or expressing praise; commendatory; adulatory.
n. 1. smoldering ill will; malice; hatred.
2. wishing or producing harm to others.
v. 1. to be absorbed in thought; to meditate continuously in silence; to ponder.
2. to comment thoughtfully or say reflectively.
n. 1. (capitalized) one of nine goddesses in Greek Mythology who preside over music, poetry, and the arts and sciences.
2. The goddess, power, or source inspiring a poet, artist, thinker, or the like.
3. the genius or powers characteristic of a poet.
adj. 1. causing insidious harm or ruin; ruinous, injurious, destructive, baneful.
2. deadly, fatal.
adj. 1. penetrating or entering deeply into subjects of thought or knowledge; having deep insight or understanding.
2. originating in or penetrating to the depths of one's being.
3. being or going far beneath what is superficial, external, or obvious.
4. pervasive or intense; thorough; complete.
5. extending or situated far beneath the surface.
n. 1. exceptional valor; distinguished bravery, esp. in combat.
2. exceptional ability, skill, or strength.
v. 1. to approve and sanction formally; to confirm.
v. 1. to draw back; to shrink or start back psychologically or physically, as in alarm, horror, or disgust.
2. to spring or come back; to return to a starting point.
3. to spring or fly back because of the force of an impact, as in a blow, or the force of a discharge, as in a fire arm.
n. 1. act of recoiling.
2. the distance a weapon moves backward after discharging.
v. 1. to set right; to remedy, repair, reform, so as to set right an unjust situation or a grievance.
n. 1. the setting right of a wrong.
2. relief from wrong or injury.
3. compensation or satisfaction for a wrong or injury; reparation.
v. 1. to separate into parts with force or violence.
2. to tear apart, split, or divide; rive, sunder, sever.
adj. 1. dry, withered.
n. 1. a person who is in bondage; slave.
2. a person in moral or mental servitude.
3. a state of complete absorption.
v. 1. to hold spellbound; to captivate, to charm, to enrapture.
2. to hold in or reduce to slavery; to subjugate.
v. 1. to find fault with or reproach severely; to censure; to reprove.
v. 1. to seize and hold by force or without legal right. 2. to use without or right; to employ wrongfully.
n. 1. an act of usurping.
n. 1. one who usurps.
adj. 1. given to or characterized by indulgence in luxury, pleasure, or sensuous or sensual enjoyment. 2. sensuously or sensually pleasing or delightful.
n. 1. a person whose life is devoted to the pursuit and enjoyment of luxury and pleasures.
adj. 1. disposed to go counter either to the wishes or advice of others or to what is reasonable; contrary, intractable, fractious.
2. capriciously willful; or conforming to no fixed rule or principle; erratic.
n. 1. ruin, damage, or dustruction.
2. wreck or wreckage.
3. a remnant or trace of something destroyed.
v. 1. to wreck.
v. 1. to take the color out of.
2. to make or become pale or ashen.
v. 1. to forbid, prohibit, usually in a formal or authoritative manner.
2. Ecclesiastically, to cut off authoritatively from certain ecclesiastical functions and privileges, including the sacraments and Christian burial.
3. to destroy, cut, or damage by steady bombardment or firepower so as to stop or hamper an enemy.
n. 1. a person or thing of unparalleled excellence; a paragon, a nonesuch.
adj. 1. unequalled, peerless.
n. 1. disorganized collection of things.
2. a disorderly or disorganized crowd; a mob.
3. (the rabble) the lower classes or common people.