Macbeth 1 Definitions

Flout Part of speech: verb Definition: openly disregard (a rule, law or convention) Sentence: These same companies still flout basic ethical practices. s: defy a: observe
disburse(d) Part of speech: verb – pay out (money from a fund) Sentence: $67 million of the pledged aid had already been disbursed. s: pay a: hoard
sieve Part of speech: noun Definition: a utensil consisting of a wire or plastic mesh held in a frame, used for straining solids from liquids. Used figuratively with reference to the fact that a sieve does not hold all its contentsSentence: She’s forgotten all the details already—she’s got a mind like a sieve. s: filter
venture Part of speech: noun (can be used as a verb) Definition: a risky or daring journey or undertakingSentence : Pioneers usually venture into unknown territories. s: undertaking a: inaction
herald Part of speech: verb Definition: be a sign that (something) is about to happenSentence: The president’s speech heralded a change in policy. s: announce a: withhold
surmise Part of speech: verb Definition: suppose that something is true without having evidence to confirm it Sentence: He surmised that something must be wrong.s: guess a: prove
wrought Part of speech: adjective Definition:beaten out or shaped by hammeringSentence: The agent executed the carefully wrought plan. s: built a: unshaped
repentance Part of speech: nounDefinition: sincere regret or remorse about one’s wrongdoing or sin Sentence: The priest urged his listeners to seek repentance.s: remorse a: defiance
recompense Part of speech: noun Definition: compensation or reward given for loss or harm suffered or effort made Sentence: Substantial damages were paid in recompense. s: repaymen
harbinger Part of speech: noun Definition: a person or thing that announces or signals the approach of anotherSentence : Frost is a harbinger of winter. s: omen; herald
metaphysical Part of speech: adjective Definition: based on abstract (typically, excessively abstract) reasoning Sentence: Philosophy often deals with metaphysical views on the meaning of life. s: theoretical a: concrete
beguile Part of speech: verbDefinition: charm or enchant (someone), sometimes in a deceptive way Sentence: Every prominent American artist has been beguiled by Maine. s: charm a: repel
audit Par of speech: noun De fiction: a systematic review or assessment of something Sentence: The scientist completed an audit of flora and fauna at the site.s: inspection a: ignore
adage Part of speech: noun – a proverb or short statement expressing a general truth Definition: the old adage “out of sight, out of mind . s: saying
repose Part of speech: noun Definition:temporary rest from activity, excitement, or exertion, esp. sleep or the rest given by sleepSentence: In repose her face looked relaxed. s: inactivity a: exertion
palpable Part of speech: adjective – able to be touched or felt Sentence: She rubbed the palpable bump at the bridge of the nose. s: touchable a: imperceptible
ravishing Part of speech: adjective Definition: delightful; entrancingSentence : She looked ravishing in her wedding dress. s: stunning a: hideous
balm Part of speech: noun Definition: something that has a comforting, soothing, or restorative effect Sentence: The murmur of the water can provide balm for troubled spirits. s: relief a: irritant
equivocate Part of speech: verb Definition:use ambiguous language so as to conceal the truth or avoid committing oneselfSentence : “Oh, this and that,” she equivocated, when I asked her what she was up to. s: avoid
carouse (ing) Part of speech: verb Definition: enjoy oneself with others in a noisy, lively waySentence: They danced and caroused until they were forced to go home.s: celebrate a: mourn