Macbeth vocab act 1

Heath 2nd witch- “Upon the heath”stretch of land
Brandished Captain-“Disdaining Fortune, with his brandished steel, Which smoked with bloody execution”waving or flourishing
Valor Captain-“Like valor’s minion, carved out his passage..”courageous
Minion Captain- “Like valor’s minion, carved out his passage..”servent/worker
Direful Captain- “Shipwracking storms and direful thunders breaks..”dreadful, awful, terable
corporal Macbeth-“Into the air, and what seemed corporal melted…”vilical body
cleave Banquo-” Like our strange garments, cleave not to their mold…”cut, to adhear closely to
wrought Macbeth-” My dull brain was wrought With things forgotten”overworked, beaten
recompense Duncan-“That swiftest wing of recompense is slow To overtake thee”outcome, compensation for loss, getting back
Harbinger Macbeth-“I’ll be myself the harbinger and make joyful…”something that runs before you to help
Chastice Lady Macbeth-“And chastise with the valor of my tongue All that impedes thee from the golden round…”punish
impede Lady Macbeth-“And chastise with the valor of my tongue All that impedes thee from the golden round…”to interupt, to stop, to hold back
compuntious Lady Macbeth-“That no compuntious visitings of nature Shake my fell purpose…”regretful
Beguile Lady Macbeth-” To beguile the time , Look like the time.”pass time, to trick
Dispatch Lady Macbeth-“This night’s great business into my great dispatch…”management (with a secondary sense of putting to death)
procreant Banquo-“Hath made his pendant bed and procreant cradle.”cradle where he breeds
trammel Macbeth-“Could trammel up the consequence and catch With his surcease…”to interupt, to stop, to hold back
adage “Like the poor cat i’ th’ adage?”proverb or saying
undaunted Macbeth-“For thy undaunted mettle should compose…”unafraid
mettle Macbeth-“For thy undaunted mettle should compose…”person able to cope, courageous
equivocation ambiguous=taking in different ways, avoiding the truth

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