Macbeth Acts 3 and 4 Vocab, Mrs. Chester

Macbeth Acts 3 and 4 Vocab, Mrs. Chester
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posterity
noun: all future generations; all the offspring of a particular blood line
eminence
noun: high status importance owing to marked superiority
maw
noun: informal term for the mouth
dolor
noun: painful grief
avaricious
adjective: greedy for riches (or other desirable things)
hoodwink
verb: conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end; trick
mendacious
adjective: given to lying; intentionally untrue
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