Macbeth Vocabulary Flashcard Example #16332

chalice
noun
Definition: a cup
Sentence: The king filled his chalice with wine.
Synonyms: goblet
chastise
verb
Definition: to punish by beating; to criticize severely
Sentence: I chastise myself when I get a bad grade.
Synonyms: scold
compunctious
adjective
Definition: deserving of shame; deeply wrong
Sentence: He felt compunctious after what he said.
Synonyms: regret
dwindle
verb
Definition: to make or become gradually less until little remains
Sentence: Her memory dwindled with old age.
Synonyms: shrink
harbinger
noun
Definition: one that indicates or foreshadows what is to come; forerunner
Sentence: He raised an eyebrow, not about to humor the otherworldly harbinger of bad news.
Synonyms: sign
implored
verb
Definition: involved by logical necessity; entailed appealed to; beseeched
Sentence: She implored for mercy.
Synonyms: beg
ingratitude
noun
Definition: lack of gratitude; ungratefulness
Sentence: She returned her daughter’s care with ingratitude and unkindness.
Synonyms: unrecognized
interim
noun
Definition: a period between two events
Sentence: In the interim I’ll just keep my fingers crossed.
Synonyms: meantime
mettle
noun
Definition: strength of character
Sentence: The team showed their true mettle in the second half.
Synonyms: determination
minion
noun
Definition: a submissive follower or dependant
Sentence: My minion does all of my dirty work for me.
Synonyms: henchmen
plight
noun
Definition: a difficult or adverse situation
Sentence: We must direct our efforts toward relieving the plight of children living in poverty.
Synonyms: predicament
prophetic
adjective
Definition: of, or a characteristic of, a prophet or prophecy
Sentence: His warnings proved prophetic.
Synonyms: prescient
surmise
verb/noun
Definition: to infer with little evidence; guess; conjecture/ an idea or opinion based on little evidence
Sentence: He surmised that something must be wrong.
Synonyms: guess
trifles
noun
Definition: things of little importance or value; small amounts
Sentence: We needn’t trouble the headmaster over such trifles.
Synonyms: nothing
withered
adjective
Definition: dried up or shriveled, as if from a loss of moisture
Sentence: The grass had withered to an unappealing brown.
Synonyms: wilt
allegiance
noun
Definition: loyalty to a ruler or country
Sentence: We pledge allegiance to the United States every morning at school.
Synonyms/Variations: loyalty
augment
verb
Definition: to add something in order to make it larger or more substantial
Sentence: He augmented his summer income by painting houses.
Synonyms/Variations: increase
carousing
verb
Definition: drinking and becoming noisy
Sentence: They danced and caroused until the drink ran out.
Synonyms/Variations: party
clamored
verb
Definition: shouted and demanded noisily
Sentence: The surging crowds clamored for attention.
Synonyms/Variations: yelled
dire
adjective
Definition: A severe, serious, or desperate situation or circumstance
Sentence: Your actions have dire consequences.
Synonyms/Variations: terrible
gild
verb
Definition: to cover with a substance; usually gold or gold like
Sentence: The crown was gilded
Synonyms/Variations: gold-plate
lamenting(s)
noun
Definition: expression(s) of grief or sorrow
Sentence: He was lamenting the death of his dog.
Synonyms/Variations: mourning
malice
noun
Definition: intention or desire to cause great harm to someone
Sentence: I bear no malice toward anybody.
Synonyms/Variations: spite
palpable
adjective
Definition: able to be felted, touched
Sentence: I have a palpable bump the bridge of my nose.
Synonyms/Variations: noticeable
parley
verb
Definition: to talk or negotiate; speak with
Sentence: They disagreed over whether to parley with the enemy.
Synonyms/Variations: discuss
predominance
noun
Definition: appearing as most important, powerful; strongest or more common in number or amount
Sentence: There is a predominance of English language materials on the internet.
Synonyms/Variations: prevalence
provoke
verb
Definition: to stir emotion in someone; arouse
Sentence: A teacher can provoke you into working harder.
Synonyms/Variations: nag
quenched
verb
Definition: satisfied thirst
Sentence: That ice cold water quenched my thirst.
Synonyms/Variations: fulfill
scruples
noun
Definition: moral or ethical considerations
Sentence: I have no scruples about eavesdropping.
Synonyms/Variations: hesitation
summons
noun
Definition: calling for service or action
Sentence: He was summoned for not paying a parking ticket
Synonyms/Variations: citation
affliction
noun
Definition: A condition of great physical or mental distress
Sentence: The strongest personal interest in his life was the affliction which befell him in the loss of his children, one after another.
Synonyms/Variations: stress
chide
verb
Definition: to put down; to tell someone off
Sentence: She didn’t chide me for calling early.
Synonyms/Variations: chastise
cloistered
adjective
Definition: secluded from the world
Sentence: She had a cloistered upbringing.
Synonyms/Variations: sheltered
dauntless
adjective
Definition: fearless, unable to be intimidated
Sentence:
Synonyms/Variations:
fruitless
adjective
Definition: unproductive or unsuccessful
Sentence: The crops were fruitless.
Synonyms/Variations: sterile
grapple
verb
Definition: wrestle or struggle with
Sentence: he grappled with his decisions.
Synonyms/Variations: fight
incensed
adjective
Definition: made extremely angry
Sentence: The election made them incensed.
Synonyms/Variations: furious
jovial
adjective
Definition: cheerful
Sentence: Babies are jovial.
Synonyms/Variations: happy
malevolence
noun
Definition: Great evil or harm
Sentence: Macbeth was in malevolence at the end of the play.
Synonyms/Variations: danger
pious
adjective
Definition: religious; devout
Sentence: I am not a pious person.
Synonyms/Variations: conservative
purged
verb
Definition: removed something undesirable or imperfect
Sentence: They purged all of the unhealthy food from the refrigerator.
Synonyms/Variations: get rid of
scepter
noun
Definition: ceremonial staff or rod
Sentence: The king raised his royal scepter.
Synonyms/Variations: cane
sundry
adjective
Definition: various
Sentence: my drawer is filled with sundry items.
Synonyms/Variations: miscellaneous
tyrant
noun
Definition: A harsh or cruel leader
Sentence: Donald Trump is a tyrant.
Synonyms/Variations: unjust leader
vile
adjective
Definition: disgusting; wicked; unpleasant
Sentence: Donald Trump is one of the most vile people on this planet.
Synonyms/Variations: revolting
antic
noun
Definition: A childish act or gesture
Sentence: Donald Trump imitating the disabled man was antic.
Synonyms/Variations: inappropriate
avaricious
adjective
Definition: having extreme desire for wealth
Sentence: I am avaricious.
Synonyms/Variations: greedy
bodements
noun
Definition: omens
Sentence: hurting another person is a bad bodement.
Synonyms/Variations: foreshadowing
cistem
noun
Definition: A tank for storing water
Sentence: my water comes from a cistem.
Synonyms/Variations: large jug
desolate
adjective
Definition: without inhabitants
Sentence: the moon is a desolate place.
Synonyms/Variations: abandon
dolor
noun
Definition: intense sadness
Sentence: He had feelings of dolor when his mother died.
Synonyms/Variations: sorrow
entrails
noun
Definition: internal organs, especially the intestines
Sentence: Her entrails were ripped from her body.
Synonyms/Variations: digestive tract.
laudable
adjective
Definition: praiseworthy
Sentence: Her community service work is laudable.
Synonyms/Variations: commendable
malady
noun
Definition: A physical or psychological disorder or disease
Sentence: She was born with many maladies.
Synonyms/Variations: disability
pernicious
adjective
Definition: deadly or destructive
Sentence: War is pernicious.
Synonyms/Variations: disabling
quarry
noun
Definition: an animal or bird that is hunted
Sentence: Turkey is a type of quarry.
Synonyms/Variations: game
relish
verb
Definition: to enjoy or take pleasure in something
Sentence: I relish the feeling of victory.
Synonyms/Variations: love the feeling of something
resolute
adjective
Definition: having or motivated by determination
Sentence: She was the definition of resolute.
Synonyms/Variations: purposeful
sovereignty
noun
Definition: supreme authority or rule
Sentence: Elizabeth II has sovereignty over Great Britain.
Synonyms/Variations: control
teems
verb
Definition: has an extremely large number or amount
Sentence: The queen had terms of jewels.
Synonyms/Variations: overflows
agitation
noun
Definition: violent shaking or stiring
Sentence: many of my classmates agitate me.
Synonyms/Variations: disturbance
arbitrate
verb
Definition: to judge or settle a dispute
Sentence: Bryce arbitrated the argument.
Synonyms/Variations: come to a conclusion
condemn
verb
Definition: to consider a person guilty
Sentence: He was condemned to his room.
Synonyms/Variations: shun
divine
adjective
Definition: connecting or relating to God or gods
Sentence: Kings used to rule using divine right.
Synonyms/Variations: making religious
fortifies
verb
Definition: make stronger
Sentence: My friends fortify me everyday.
Synonyms/Variations: strengthen
fury
noun
Definition: uncontrollable anger
Sentence: Fury can overcome me at points.
Synonyms/Variations: rage
gentry
noun
Definition: people of good family or high social position
Sentence: I am not a person of gentry.
Synonyms/Variations: rank
mar
verb
Definition: to damage
Sentence: I marred my school work at the end of the year.
Synonyms/Variations: spoil
murky
adjective
Definition: thick, gloomy, and hard to see through
Sentence: They water was too murky to swim in.
Synonyms/Variations: foggy
perturbation
noun
Definition: something that disturbs or makes one anxious
Sentence: David is the definition of perturbation.
Synonyms/Variations: feeling uncomfortable
pestered
verb
Definition: annoyed constantly
Sentence: My dog does not stop pestering me to play with him.
Synonyms/Variations: bothered
pristine
adjective
Definition: remaining in a pure state; uncorrupted
Sentence: my room is pristine.
Synonyms/Variations: clean
recoil
verb
Definition: move back suddenly
Sentence: springs recoil after you pull them.
Synonyms/Variations: jolt
revolts
noun
Definition: rebellions against authority
Sentence:Many Americans are revolting against Donald Trump.
Synonyms/Variations: protest
upbraid
verb
Definition: to criticize sharply
Sentence: Everyone upbraids Pres. Obama for no good reason.
Synonyms/Variations: to reprimand

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