Macbeth Vocabulary Activity Section One and Two Answers Section One – Matching – Match the words to the definitions below. scruples appalls carousing minion equivocate chastise augment surmise malevolence diminutive homage muse malice purge eminence integrity prophetic corporal appease oblivious diminutive 1. small; little; tiny appalls 2. horrify; shockingly unpleasant purge 3. to rid of whatever is impure or undesirable; cleanse; purify integrity 4. adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty corporal 5. of or relating to the body augment 6. to make larger; enlarge in size, number, strength, or extent; increase malevolence 7. the quality, state, or feeling of being malevolent; ill will; malice; hatred muse 8. to think or meditate in silence, as on some subject equivocate 9. to use ambiguous language surmise 10. make a guess; assume hesitantly appease 11. to bring to a state of peace, quiet, ease, calm, or contentment; pacify; soothe prophetic 12. containing a prediction; predicting homage 13. respect or reverence paid or rendered minion 14. a submissive follower or dependent; slave scruples 15. To hesitate as a result of conscience or principle oblivious 16. unmindful; unconscious; unaware chastise 17. rebuke or reprimand severely; punish malice 18. desire to inflict injury, harm, or suffering on another carousing 19. Drunken merrymaking eminence 20. high station, rank, or repute *SEE BELOW FOR SECTION FOUR ANSWERS – SENTENCE COMPLETION.* Section Four – Sentence Completion – Complete the sentences below using the vocabulary. scruples appalled carousing minion prophetic equivocate chastise augment surmised corporal malevolence diminutive homage muses appease malice purged eminence integrity oblivious 41. Macbeth surmised the plot to kill Duncan would be difficult to carry out. 42. The king’s eminence was clear by the clothes he wore and the horse he rode. 43. The porter was out carousing the night the King was killed. 44. Macbeth’s integrity was a result of his desire to remain King of Scotland. 45. Duncan’s minion relayed the news that that the Scottish forces were victorious. 46. Macbeth claims he killed the guards out of malice. 47. Malcolm and Donalbain seem to have diminutive parts at the beginning of the play, but they become more important later. 48. The witches gave Macbeth a prophetic glimpse into his future. 49. Banquo pays homage to Duncan’s memory by promising to avenge his death. 50. Many students think Shakespeare equivocates speeches in his plays to add suspense. 51. Macbeth was oblivious to Lady Macbeth’s downfall until it was too late to help. 52. Corporal punishment is outlawed in many states. 53. Lady Macbeth tried to appease the banquet guests when Macbeth was seeing Banquo’s ghost. 54. Macbeth practiced low scruples by killling his king. 55. Macbeth muses over the problems with killing the king. 56. Banquo is filled with malevolence towards the killers of the king. 57. The Thane of Cawdor was chastised for being a traitor. 58. The King was able to augment his army while the other side was distracted allowing him to win. 59. Lady Macbeth purged her sin with a little water on her hands. 60. The murder of Duncan appalled Malcolm and the rest of the king’s court.