Macbeth Vocabulary Flashcard Example #95896

Abominations
(noun)
Definition: things producing great dislike or disgust; horrible and disgusting things.
Example: That is an abomination!
Avarice
(noun) this word can also be used as an adjective, but the word will be ‘avaricious’
Definition: greed/greedy
Examples: Avarice is a sin
The proud and avaricious man has no sympathy toward the poor.
Bane
(noun)
Definition: harm, ruin, cause of distress
Example: The bane of my existence
Beguile
(verb) this word can also be used as an adjective, but the word will be beguiling
Definition: to deceive or trick through charm or attractiveness
Example: She beguiled me with her charm.
Behead
(verb)
Definition: to cut someone’s head off their body.
Example: The traitor was beheaded.
Benison
(noun)
Definition: blessing
Example: God’s benison go with you.
Bribe
(verb/noun)
Definition: to give something valuable to someone in order to get them to do something
Examples: She bribed her children with candy so that they would do their homework.
The police officer accepted bribes.
Decapitate
(verb)
Definition: to behead
Example: The man was decapitated in the sword fight.
Equivocator
(noun) this word can also be used as a verb, but the word will be ‘equivocate’
Definition: one who tells half truths in order to mislead/avoid trouble. To do so.
Example: Guy Fawkes was an equivocator.
Fantastical
(adjective)
Definition: imaginary or unreal
Example: The world of Avatar is fantastical.
Flout
(verb: must have an object, and the object must be a rule/law/convention, authority)
Definition: to mock or disrespect rules or authority without shame or fear
Example: He openly flouted the rules.
Guise
(noun)
Definition: false or deceiving appearance
Example: He was in the guise of a pauper.
Jocund
(adjective)
Definition: jovial; happy
Example: The students were jocund when they heard about the snow day.
Harbinger
(noun)
Definition: a person or sing that suggests future events/ something that shows what is coming
Example: It was a harbinger of trouble.
The warm weather was harbinger of spring.
Heath
(noun)
Definition: a piece of open undeveloped and sparsely forested land (usually in the UK)
Example: The witches met on the heath
Impress
(verb)
Definition: to force into public service (especially military)
Example: He was impressed into the army.
Largess
(noun: non-count)
Definition: generous acts or acts of kindness
Example: They were grateful for the largess.
Laudable
(adjective)
Definition: commendable; admirable
Example: His performance in the Olympic Games was laudable.
Lechery
(noun-vice) also can be used as a noun as a person, but the word will be ‘lecher’
Definition: inordinate indulgences in sexual activity, perversion or lasciviousness
Example: His lechery disgusts me.
Missives
(noun)
Definition: letters or messages
Example: He sent her missives.
Parricide
(noun)
Definition: murder of one’s father, mother or close relative
Example: He was guilty of parricide, and was sentenced into prison.
Pernicious
(adjective)
Definition: causing insidious destruction, harm or death.
Example: A pernicious disease/rumor.
Rebuke
(verb/noun)
Definition: to criticize strongly/ a criticism
Example: He rebuked the naughty child.
He received a rebuke.
Surmise
(noun or verb)
Definition: a conclusion without sure evidence/ to guess
Example: I surmise that there will be a test.
Surfeited
(adjective)
Definition: overindulged/ drunk
Example: The surfeited man made a fool of himself
Treacherous
(adjective)
Definition: not able to be trusted
Example: He was a treacherous enemy.
Usurp
(verb)
Definition: to take (and keep) something in a treacherous or violent way, and especially without the right to do so
Example: The king’s younger brother was trying to usurp the throne.
Verities
(noun)
Definition: truths
Example: These are verities.
Vizard
(noun)
Definition: mask
Example: He wore a vizard.
Wanton
(adjective)
Definition: unrestrained or uncontrolled: used to refer to behavior that is uncontrolled/immoral
Example: I will not allow my daughter to behave in a wanton manner.
The vandals were guilty of the wanton destruction of the school property.

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