Macbeth Vocab - JinalPatel EnglishIV 1.

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English IV  1. Knell: n. the sound made by a bell rung slowly, especially for a death or a funeral.  As the mourners gathered at the graveside, they heard the solemn knell of the church bell. 2. Resolute:  Admirably purposeful   I was resolute in doing my homework because I know my grade will improve. 3. Augment: v. enlarge in size, number, and strength.  My brother told me he needed to augment his income at his job.  4. Avarice: n. extreme greed for wealth. I hate people who desire avarice over everything in their life.  5. Direness: adj. involving great fear or suffering.  6. Palpable: adj. able to be touched or felt.  I get palpably nervous when I take a test.  7. Sear: v. make very hot and dry. My hands get extremely sear when it’s cold outside.  8. Vantage: n.  place or situation affording some advantage. 9. Bane: n. something causing misery or death.  Writing sentences for vocabulary words is a bane for almost everyone.  10. Benediction: n. something that promotes goodness or well being.  The priest offered a benediction at the end of his service 11. Discern: v. to detect with the eyes. Critics these days are very discern with their work. 
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Macbeth Vocab - JinalPatel EnglishIV 1.

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