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Macbeth Vocabulary


Act I

Furbished- brightened, polished
Prophetic- having the power to predict or foreshadow
Liege- a lord or king
Sovereign- supreme in power, rank, or authority
Metaphysical- very abstract
Chastise- to condemn sharply or scold
Surmise- to guess, assume, to form an opinion from inconclusive evidence

Act II

Augment- to make greater or larger
Predominance- superiority
Anointed- declared sacred
Stealthy- in a quiet, secretive way, sly futive
Equivocate- to tell falsehoods
Palpable- capable of being touched or felt
Multitudinous- existing in great numbers


Indissoluble- not able to be dissolved or undone
Malevolence- Ill will, spitefulness
Infirmity- physical or mental defect, illness
Dauntless- fearless

Act IV

Pernicious- causing serious injury, deadly; evil or wicked
Judicious- having or showing good judgement
Sundry- various, miscellaneous
Intemperance- Lack of restraint
Avarice- Greed

Act V

Perturbation- a disorder
Pristine- pure, untouched, unspoiled
Clamorous- noisy
Harbingers- a forerunner