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.