Macbeth Vocabulary Flashcards

Terms Definitions
Integrity
honesty
humbly
modest
adieu
goodbye
Adage
Proverb
Chastice
punish
gibbet
gallows
sear
burn
thriftless
(adj) unprofitable
Commence
to start
(n) avarice
greed
salutation
a greeting
minion
a favorite
Blanckend
turned white
compunctious
(adj) having remorse
jocund
(adj) cheerful, merry
Infirmity
a physical weakness
(n) valor
courage, bravery
sovereign
powerful, authority; reign
Interim
a temporary arrangement
bodements
omens or predictions
mettle
bravery, daring, courage
temperate
calm; even temperature
jovial
(adj) cheerful, friendly, humorous
gild
(v) to make red
Multitudinous
present in great numbers
Imperial
relating to the empire
(n) liege
lord or king
prophesy
to foretell or predict
Sacrilegious
disrespectful to something sacred
Beguile
To enchant; to charm
corporal
tangible in bodily form
confound
(v) to confuse; to destroy
palpable
(adj) readily seen; evident, obvious
Oracle
person who gives a prophecy
Bestowed
Archaic: to house
Modern: to give
peerless
matchless; not having an equal
Parricide (or Patricide)
murder of father
ratify
(v) to confirm by expressing approval
wayward
(adj) disobedient; turned or turning away from what is right or proper
provoke
to instigate or to stir up
Agitation
violent motion or stirring; emotional disturbance or excitement
Pernicious
adj - highly injurious or destructive
rebuke
to criticize severely; punish; scold severely
carouse
(v) to engage in a drunken revel
Surmise
to guess or to infer; to estimate
(adj) palpable
capable of being touched or felt
Trifle
thing of very little value or importance
harbinger
person or thing that signals the beginning or arival of something else
audit
(n) a formal or final statement of accounts; an official examination
tyrant
(n) an evil ruler or monarch who usually takes power by force
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Such welcome and unwelcome things at once'Tis hard to reconcile.
______ Well; more anon.--Comes the king forth, I pray you? ____ Ay, sir; there are a crew of wretched soulsThat stay his cure: their malady convincesThe great assay of art; but
speakers: malcom, macduff, doctor
addressees:malcom, macduff, doctor
context:A doctor appears briefly and mentions that a “crew of wretched souls” waits for King Edward so they may be cured (IV.iii.142). When the doctor leaves, Malcolm explains to Macduff that King Edward has a miraculous power to cure disease.
imposter
(n) a fraud, a fake; a person who practices deception
Blanched
to make white; to take color from; to bleach
These deeds must not be thoughtAfter these ways; so, it will make us mad.
speaker: lady m
addressee: macbeth
context: attempt to evade cruelty of murder with oblique language
____ My worthy Cawdor! ____ [Aside] The Prince of Cumberland! that is a stepOn which I must fall down, or else o'erleap,For in my way it lies. Stars, hide your fires;Let not light see my black and deep desires:The eye wink at the hand; yet let that be,
speakers: macbeth, king duncan
addressees: macbeth, king duncan
context:scene reveals macbeth's malicious intention in taking over king duncans throne - one of his critical steps towards damnation! plot right under the king's praise of macbeth
direful
dangerous
avarice
greed
Verify
Truth
cleave
adhear, cling
augur
a prophet
dolor
sorrow; grief.
Feign
to represent fictitiously
repent
feel remorse for
Augment
Enlarge in size
surcease 39
death, assassination, completion
warrant
n. authorization or certification
avaricious
greedy or selfish; adjective
tacit
adj. expressed without words; implied
perceive
to become aware of something
entreat
to make an earnest request
Voracious
craving and comsuming large quantites of food
carousing
used of riotously drunken merrymaking (partying)
Intemperance (Noun)
Lack of moderation; Excessive indulgence (Holidays)
chastise
v. to punish or criticize severely
mingle
to become mixed, blended, or united.
Guise
manner or fashion. Customary way of speaking or behaving. External appearance.
direst
adj. causing or involving great fear or suffering; indicating trouble; urgent; desperate
kerns and gallowlasses
lightly armed undisciplined foot soldiers and soldiers heavily armed and well trained
knell
n. the (ringing) sound of a bell
purgative
purging or cleansing, esp. by causing evacuation of the bowels.
resolute
firmly resolved or determined; set in purpose or opinion.
wake duncan with thy knocking, i would thou couldst
macbeth
prate
(v)-to talk idly or foolishly at great length
to treat or regard with contempt or disdain
chafe
disdaining
to look upon or treat with contempt; despise; scorn.
Equivocate
to attempt to lie, to mislead, or to hide the truth
kerns
a part of the face of a type projecting beyond the body or shank, as in certain italic letters.
Look, how she rubs her hands.” Doctor
gentle woman talking about how Lady Macbeth tries to wash her hands in her sleep she is insane
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