Macbeth Act 1 Vocabulary Flashcard Example #33191

Plight
POS: Noun
Definition: A dangerous, difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation
Sentence: The plight of an AP bio student it filled with many sleepless nights.
Brandished
POS: Verb
Definition: Wave or flourish (something, especially a weapon) as a threat or in anger or excitement
Sentence: The thief brandished the gun violently at the salesperson.
Rapt
POS: Adjective
Definition: Completely fascinated by what one is seeing or hearing.
Sentence: Usher look with rapt attention at the woman’s D- cupped breasts.
Corporal
POS: Adjective
Definition: Of or relating to the human body.
Sentence: He suffered a corporal beating from his mother as a punishment.
Surmised
POS: Verb
Definition: To guess; suppose that something is true without evidence to confirm it
Sentence: I surmised that my friend was sick when I didn’t see her in class, even though there could have been many other reasons for her absence.
Peerless
POS: Adjective
Definition: without equal; unmatched
Sentence: The peerless student always got the best grades in the class.
Chatise
POS: Verb
Definition: To discipline, especially by punishment or to criticize severely
Sentence: The boy was chastised by his mother after getting an F on his test.
Impedes
POS: Verb
Definition: Delay or prevent (someone or something) by obstructing them.
Sentence: The car accident in the middle of the road impedes the other drivers from getting to their destination.
Chalice
POS: Noun
Definition: A large cup or goblet typically used for drinking wine
Sentence: The King drank his wine from the chalice while celebrating.
Recompense
POS: Verb
Definition: Make amends to someone for loss or harm suffered.
Sentence: When I have to borrow money from my friend, I recompense her the next day.

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