Macbeth Vocab 1

adage n. a proverb or short statement expressing a general truth synonyms: saying, maxim, proverb
bestow v. to confer or present (an honor, right, or gift) synonyms: to confer on, grant, present, give
brandish v. to wave or flourish (something, esp. a weapon) as a threat or in anger or excitement.synonyms: to flourish, to wave, to wield
conjure v. to make (something) appear unexpectedly or seemingly as if from nowhere; to call (an image) to mind; to cause someone to feel or think (of something); to call upon (a spirit or ghost) to appear by means of a magic ritual. synonyms: to make appear, to materialize, to summon; to bring to mind to call to mind, to evoke
covet v. to yearn to possess or havesynonyms: to desire, to yearn for; to crave
deft adj. neatly skillful and quick in one’s movements; demonstrating skill and cleverness synonyms: skillful, adept, adroit, dexterous, agile, nimble, handy; able, capable
heath n. a dwarf-shrub habitat found on mainly infertile acidic soils, characterized by open, low growing woody vegetation synonym: moor (as a kind of land)
impede v. to delay or prevent (someone or something) by obstructing them; to hindersynonyms: hinder, obstruct, hamper, hold back/up, delay, interfere with, disrupt
jocund adj. cheerful and lighthearted synonym: cheerful
laudable adj. (of an action, idea, or goal) deserving praise and commendation synonyms: praiseworthy, commendable, admirable
malice n. the intention or desire to do evil; ill will synonyms: spite, malevolence
minion n. a follower or underling of a powerful person, esp. a servile or unimportant one. synonyms: underling, henchman, flunky, lackey; servant
parricide n. the killing of a parent or other near relative; a person who commits such killing. synonym: NA
predecessor n. a person who held a job or office before the current holder; someone or something that has been replaced by another. synonyms: forerunner, precursor, antecedent; forefather, forebear
sanctity n. the state or quality of being holy, sacred or of ultimate importance and inviolabilitysynonym: virtue
sundry adj. of various kinds synonym: various; varied as pl. n.( sundries) various items not important enough to be mentioned individually
temperate adj. relating to, or denoting a region or climate characterized by mild temperatures; showing moderation or self-restraint synonyms: mild; self-restrained
unwitting adj. (of a person) not aware of the full facts : an unwitting accomplice.; not done on purpose, unintentionalsynonyms: unknowing; unintentional
vanquish v. to defeat thoroughly synonyms: conquer, defeat, overcome
vantage n. a place e or position affording a good view of somethingsynonym: perspective

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