Macbeth Vocabulary Flashcard Example #598

Broil
battle
Brandished
waved in a threatening way
Smack
taste, flavored, chacterized
Deign
condescend to an answer
Corporal
affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit
Interim
the time between one event, process, or period and another
Harbinger
an indication of the approach of something or someone
Surcease
an end
Plague
to trouble
Hurly-Burly
turmoil, confusion, fighting
Heath
a tract of level wasteland
Surmise
(v.) to think or believe without certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess; (n.) likely idea that lacks definite proof
Rapt
wholly absorbed as in thought, preoccupied
Cleave
come or be in close contact with
Palpable
capable of being perceived by the senses or the mind
Knell
the sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death or a funeral or the end of something
Surfeited
fed beyond capacity or desire
Appalls
shocks; horrifies
Minions
follower or servant
Invested
officially endowed with authority or power
Husbandry
careful management
Incarnadine
blood-red; flesh-colored
Breached
forcibly broken through or opened up
Suborned
induced secretly to do an unlawful thing
Allegiance
(n.) the loyalty or obligation owed to a government, nation, or cause
Augur
person who makes predictions
Malice
ill will, desire to harm others
Incensed
angered at something unjust or wrong
Adage
proverb, saying
Parricide
the act of killing one’s father, mother, or other close relative
Avouch
to declare solemnly the truth of something
Verities
lasting truth or principles
Rebuked
to criticize or reprimand somebody
Oracles
divine communications or revelations
Unlineal
not in a direct line of descent
Clept
To call; name
Utterance
the use of uttered sounds for auditory communication
Scorched
damaged or discolored by superficial burning:”the scorched blouse tore easily”
Cloistered
providing privacy or seclusion
Eminence
high status importance owing to marked superiority
Rouse
cause to become awake or conscious
Jocund
full of or showing high-spirited merriment
Measure
how much there is of something that you can quantify
Authorized
endowed with authority
Nonpareil
model of excellence or perfection of a kind
Avaunt
Go Away! Withdraw! Depart!
Mischance
an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate
Speculation
a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence)
Sprites
ghost, mischievous supernatural beings
Rue
sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
Accursed
adj. Doomed to evil, misery, or misfortune.
Scepter
a rod or wand borne in the hand as an emblem of regal or imperial power
Thralls
the condition of being enslaved or dominated
Diminutive
very small
Avaricious
immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth
Pernicious
exceedingly harmful
Perturbation
the act of causing disorder
Pristine
fresh and clean; uncorrupted
Dolor
painful grief
Redress
act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil
Laudable
worthy of high praise
Interdiction
a prohibition; the act of forbidding
Sundry
miscellaneous unspecified objects
Commend
express approval of
Assailable
not defended or capable of being defended
Infinity
Endless or unlimited space, time, or distance
Malevolence
wishing evil to others

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