Macbeth ACT III Vocab Flashcards

Terms Definitions
Oblivious
unaware
vizards
masks
Cloistered
secluded, sheltered
Homage
respect, honor
incensed
enraged; infuriated
sororocide
murder of sister
liege
lord or master
Flattery
Excessive or insincere praise
mirth
implies gladness or great amusement
Fruitless
Producing no fruit; unproductive, futile; having no children or offspring
avouch
to affirm or prove something
parricide
to kill mother/father or lose family
dauntless
fearless; bold; incapable of being intimidated
Eminence
POS: noun
DEF: fame or recognized superiority; good reputation or high rank
SEN: The surgeon received eminence from everyone for being a world-renowned neurosurgeon.
Falling Action
Begins to resolve the conflict
Tyrant
An absolute ruler who governs harshly and cruelly without restrictions
Jovial
Marked by hearty conviviality and good cheer
Wrought
POS: Verb
Definition: To produce or shape by beating with a hammer, as iron or silver articles.
Sentence: The statue was wrought from marble.
Dogs
What animal does Macbeth compare the murderers to?
Lineal
Belonging to or being in the direct line of descent from an ancestor
Banquet
In which scene does Macbeth begin to lose power?
Always been like this
How does Lady Macbeth first handle the guests during Macbeth's breakdown?
Who dies and who escapes in Act 3, Scene 3?
Banquo dies and his son, Fleance escapes.
Apparition
ghost
Pernicious
harmful, deadly
infirmity
illness; sickness
Conjure
summon, call up
contriver
a scheming person
Rancor
Bitter, long-lasting resentment; deep-seated ill-will
Ulcerous
a corrupting or debilitating influence
Barren
Not producing offspring; unproductive; futile
oracles
a wise speech or statement
Tedious
Tiresome by reason of length, slowness, or dullness; boring
Verity
POS: Noun
Definition: Something that is true
Sentence: He held the verity that yoga would help his soul to be at peace.
Disposition
POS: noun
DEF: a person's inherent qualities of mind and character; something that is regularly occurring from a person.
SEN: He had a very gentle disposition and was thus unable to fight back against his attacker.
Banquo's murder has been officially been blamed on which character?
Fleance
Posterity
Future generations; all of a person's descendants
Malevolence
POS: Noun
Definition: Feeling of ill- will
Sentence: Voldemort's malevolence is so powerful that just the sound of his name strikes fear into the hearts of anyone who hears his name.
Banquo
"Thou hast it now. King, Cawdor, Glamis, all as the weird women promised."
Defy
To oppose or resist with boldness and assurance; to challenge or dare
nonpareil
a person of excellence who has no equal
blanched
to make white; to take color from; to bleach
Macbeth
"Thou canst not say I did it. Never shake thy gory locks at me."
What does Macbeth see at the royal table?
He sees Banquo's ghost
saucy
insolent
jocund
merry;cheerful;lighthearted
execution
completion
fact
deed, crime
assaliable
vulnerable, exposed
avaunt
away, be gone
folly
a foolish action; absurdity.
bounteous
given or giving freely
malice
the quality of threatening evil
blanch
turn pale, as if in fear
gospeled
ruled by the Gospel's "love your enemies"
amends
reparation or compensation for a loss or damage; recompense.
craving
an intense desire for some particular thing
oracle
someone or something that can predict the future
sirrah
a term of address to a social inferior
delinquent
one who neglects or flaunts duty or the law
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