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Macbeth vocAB

Words from "Macbeth"
1. accurse - curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment
2. alarum - an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
3. apparition - a ghostly appearing figure
4. assailable - not defended or capable of being defended
5. avouch - admit openly and bluntly
6. aweary - physically and mentally fatigued
7. beldam - a woman of advanced age
8. benison - a spoken blessing
9. blaspheme - speak of in an irreverent or impious manner
10. brinded - having a grey or brown streak or a pattern or a patchy coloring; used
especially of the patterned fur of cats
11. cauldron - a very large pot that is used for boiling
12. chough - a European corvine bird of small or medium size with red legs and glossy
black plumage
13. coign - the keystone of an arch
14. crack of doom - (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when
God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their
earthly lives
15. cyme - more or less flat-topped cluster of flowers in which the central or terminal flower
opens first
16. drowse - sleep lightly or for a short period of time
17. enkindle - cause to start burning
18. equivocate - be deliberately ambiguous or unclear
19. equivocator - a respondent who avoids giving a clear direct answer
20. feverous - having or affected by a fever
21. gentlewoman - a woman of refinement
22. hautboy - a slender double-reed instrument
23. hell-kite - someone who is a very fierce fighter
24. incarnadine - redden or make flesh-colored
25. knell - the sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death
26. lechery - unrestrained indulgence in sexual activity
27. overbold - improperly forward or bold
28. prattler - someone who speaks in a childish way
29. sirrah - formerly a contemptuous term of address to an inferior man or boy; often used
in anger
30. slaughterous - accompanied by bloodshed
31. slumbery - inclined to or marked by drowsiness
32. soldiership - skills that are required for the life of soldier
33. swinish - resembling swine; coarsely gluttonous or greedy
34. thane- a feudal lord or baron
35. treasonous - constituting or having the characteristic of betrayal
36. ulcerous - having an ulcer or canker
37. unsanctified - not holy because unconsecrated or impure or defiled
38. weird sister - any of the three goddesses of destiny
39. withal - together with this