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Macbeth vocabulary terms

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Abhor
Regard with disgust and hatred
Adage
A proverb or short statement expressing a general truth
Antidote
A medicine taken or given to counteract a particular poison
avarice
Extreme greed for wealth and material gain
Brandish
Wave or flourish as a threat or in anger or excitement
Carouse
Drink plenty for amounts of alcohol and enjoy oneself with others and noisy lively way
Clamorous
Make a loud and confusing noise
dire
extreme serious or urgent
Ernest noun
State of being serious or intense
Equovocate
To use in amibigous or unclear expression usually to avoid commitment or in order to mislead; prevaricate or hedge
Fare
The money a passenger on public transportation has to pay; variety food especially particular type
Gall
Bold and prudent behavior; the contents of gallbladder; bile
Grave
The place of burial for the dead body typically a hole dug in the ground and marked by the stone or mound
Hail
Pellets of frozen rain that fall in showers from cumulonimbus cloud
Harbinger
A person or thing that announces or signals the presence of a number of forerunner of something.
Issue
Kinship the state of being related to people in your family
Knell
Sound of the bell especially when solemny for death or funeral
Larges
Money or gifts given generously
Lechery
Excessive or offensive sexual desire; lustfulness
Licentious
Promiscuous and unprincipled in sexual matter
Mar
Impair the the appearance of disfigure
Mirth
Amusement especially as expressed in laughter
Multitudinous
Very numerous consisting of or containing many individuals or elements vast
Palpable
Able to be touched or felt
Peerless
Unequalled; unrivaled
Prate
Talk foolishly or tediously about something
Prophetic
Accurately describing something or predicting what will happen in the future
Recoil
Suddenly spring or flinch back in fear horror or disgust
Repos
A state of rest sleep or tranquility
Speculative
Engaged in expressing or based on conjectures rather than knowledge; involving a high risk of less
Summons
In order to appear before a judge or magistrate or the writ containing it
Sundry
Of various kinds; several
Surmise
Suppose that something is true without having evidence to confirm it
Swelter
In hot condition
Tarry
Stay longer than intended; delay leaving the place
Unbecoming
(Especially of clothing or color) not flattering
Unruly
Disorderly and disruptive and not amenable to discipline or control
Upbraid
To find fault with (someone); scold
Vantage
Place or position affording a good view of something
Thane
A man who held land granted by the king or by military nobleman ranking between an ordinary Freeman is hereditary Noble