Definition: to wave something about, especially a weapon, in a menacing, theatrical, or triumphant way
Direct Definition: BJ brandished his sword, or waved his sword in a threatening way, to make his opponents frightened.
Definition: a difficult and dangerous situation, especially a sad or desperate predicament.
Contrast: Unlike the difficult plight Hobby was in, Gabe wasn’t in any bad situation.
Definition: a servile or slavish follower of somebody generally regarded as important.
Example: the rich man had a minion, a slavish follower or servile that does anything the rich man wants him/her to do.
Definition: given or produced in abundance or to excess; to give or spend something generously or to excess.
Direct Definition: The woman lavished, or gave, clothes to the people that don’t have much clothes.
Definition: Somebody or something that foreshadows or anticipates a future event.
Contrast: Unlike the other words in Macbeth, the words: blood, hand, night and sleep foreshadow something that is going to happen later in the book
Definition: involved in, fascinated by, or concentrating on something to the exclusion of everything else.
Example: He was very rapt by the math problem; he was so fascinated by the math problem that he was concentrating very hard and not paying attention to anything else.
Definition: a letter or other written communication, often formal or legal communication.
Direct Definition: I sent a missive, or a letter, to my friends in Louisiana.
Good and evil are metaphysically linked through space and time.
Her laughter was beguiling because I knew she was sad.
The 4th of July marks the anniversary of our country’s sovereignty