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75 terms

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