Macbeth Vocab Final

Valor Definition: Great courage in the face of danger, especially in battle.Example: “the medals are awarded for acts of valor”Other word forms: Valorous, Valorise, Valorful,
Treason Definition: The crime of betraying one’s country, especially by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government.Example: Macbeth paid for his treasons.Other word forms: Treason, Treasonable, Treasonous
Pernicious Definition: Causing insidious harm or ruinExample: His teaching where perniciousOther word forms: Perniciously, perniciousness, unpernicious.
Credulous Definition: Willing to believe or trust too readilyExample: The man was credulous of what the women was saying. Other word forms: credulously, credulousness, noncredulous
Absence Definition: The state of being away Example: The letter came during Macbeth’s absence.Other word forms: Absences, absent, absent-minded
Mortal Definition: Subject to death; having a transitory lifeExample: MacBeth was a mortal man.Other word forms: immortal, mortals, unmortal
Vanquished Definition: Conquer or subdue with forceExample: The murderers vanquished Banquo Other word forms: Vanquish, Vanquishing
Famine Definition: Extreme hungerExample: The famine of death was on his mind.Other word forms: Famished, Famishing, Famines
Gallowglasses Definition: heavily armed soldiers well trained (usually irish soldiers)Example: The gallowglasses approched Macbeth’s castle.Other word forms: Gallowglass
Dismay Definition: to destroy courage or resolution; to cause to lose enthusiasm, to disillusionExample: Macbeth’s wife was in dismay after the murder.Other word forms: Dismaied, Dismaing, Undismay
Venture Definition: a risky or daring undertaking; to expose to danger; to dareExample: Macbeth ventured into King Duncan’s room.Other word forms: Ventured, Venturing, Ventures
Herald Definition: to praise or enthusiastically greet the arrival of someone or somethingExample: Macbeth was herald for winning the fight.Other word forms: Heralding, Heralds, Heralded
Foe Definition: enemyExample: Duncan wasn’t a true foe.Other word forms: Foes
Humble Definition: not proud; modestExample: Macbeth has an issue with being humble.Other word forms: Humbling, Humbled, Unhumble
Unsex Definition: to deprive of sexual powerExample: Lady Macbeth wanted to be unsexed. Other word forms: Unsexed, Unsexing, unsexes
Procreant Definition: producing offspringExample: Lady Macbeth never was able to procreant.Other word forms: Unprocreant, Procreanting, Procreanted
Faculties Definition: innate or acquired abilities to act or doExample: Macbeth found the faculties to kill the king.Other word forms: Faculty, faculting, Unfacult
Pity Definition: condolenceExample: Macbeth never pittied Duncan’s death.Other word forms: Pitied, piting, pitiful
Warder Definition: a prison official; a keeper or guardExample: The warder didn’t keep Duncan safe.Other word forms: Warders, wardering, unwarder
Husbandry Definition: Management of resources, especially in agricultureExample: Someone needs to be incharge of husbandry.Other word forms: Husbandring, Husbandried, Unhusbandry
content Definition: ArgumentativeExample: Lady Macbeth was content.Other word forms: contenting, contented, contentful
Surfeited Definition: fed or supplied to excessExample: Macbeth’s dinner party surfeited everyone there.Other word forms: Surfeit
Raveled Definition: tangledExample: Macbeth is raveled in death.Other word forms: Ravel, raveling. unravel
incarnadine Definition: blood-red in colorExample: Lady Macbeth’s hands were incarnadine.Other word forms:
parley Definition: discussion, usually between enemiesExample: Macbeth and Banquio had a parley.Other word forms: parlied, parling
Furious Definition: angryExample: Macbeth was furious at lady macbeth.Other word forms: Furiously, unfurious
oracle Definition: a person thought to be a source of wisdom or prophecyExample: The witches were like oracles.Other word forms: oracles, oracled, oracling
vessel Definition: a ship or large boatExample: The son fled on his vessel.Other word forms: vessels
dreadful Definition: formidableExample: Macbeth is a dreadful foe.Other word forms: dread, dreading, dreaded
Harbingers Definition: A person who goes ahead and makes known the approach of another.Example: The Harbingers brought light to the muderder. Other word forms: Harbinger