Collection 5: The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act 4

As you read Act 4 of William Shakespeare's "The Tragedy of Macbeth," learn this word list. Here are links to lists for texts in Grade 10's Collection 5: Why Read Shakespeare?, Macbeth, Act 1, Macbeth, Act 2, Macbeth, Act 3, Macbeth, Act 4, Macbeth, Act 5, Holinshed's Chronicles, The Macbeth Murder Mystery
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  1. entrails
    internal organs collectively
  2. fillet
    a longitudinal slice or boned side of a fish
  3. newt
    small and usually brightly colored amphibian
  4. adder
    small terrestrial viper common in northern Eurasia
  5. blindworm
    small burrowing legless European lizard with tiny eyes
  6. gulf
    a deep wide chasm
  7. slab
    block consisting of a thick piece of something
  8. conjure
    ask for or request earnestly
  9. profess
    practice as a job, teach, or claim to be knowledgeable about
  10. yeasty
    of or resembling or containing yeast
  11. farrow
    the production of a litter of pigs
  12. gibbet
    an instrument of public execution
  13. bond
    a certificate of debt issued by a government or corporation
  14. issue
    the immediate descendants of a person or animal
  15. impress
    the act of coercing someone into government service
  16. rebellious
    resisting control or authority
  17. lease
    time during which a contract conveys property to a person
  18. pernicious
    exceedingly harmful
  19. flighty
    guided by whim and fancy
  20. traitor
    a person who says one thing and does another
  21. disgrace
    a state of dishonor
  22. lime
    a sticky adhesive that is smeared on small branches to capture small birds
  23. pitfall
    a trap in the form of a concealed hole
  24. gin
    a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose
  25. wit
    mental ability
  26. prattler
    someone who speaks in a childish way
  27. fell
    able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
  28. nigh
    near in time or place or relationship
  29. unsanctified
    not holy because unconsecrated or impure or defiled
  30. shag
    a matted tangle of hair or fiber
  31. fry
    cook on a hot surface using fat
  32. dolor
    (poetry) painful grief
  33. deserve
    be worthy
  34. recoil
    spring back; spring away from an impact
  35. imperial
    belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler
  36. transpose
    change the order or arrangement of
  37. rawness
    lack of experience and the knowledge and understanding derived from experience
  38. jealousy
    a feeling of envy, especially of a rival
  39. graft
    cause parts of different plants to grow together
  40. luxurious
    furnishing gratification to the senses
  41. voluptuousness
    the property of being lush and abundant and a pleasure to the senses
  42. cistern
    an artificial reservoir for storing liquids
  43. continent
    having control over urination and defecation
  44. impediment
    something immaterial that interferes with action or progress
  45. boundless
    seemingly limitless in amount, number, degree, or extent
  46. intemperance
    excess in action and immoderate indulgence of appetites
  47. untimely
    too soon; in a premature manner
  48. avarice
    reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth
  49. affection
    a positive feeling of liking
  50. portable
    easily or conveniently transported
  51. verity
    conformity to reality or actuality
  52. stableness
    the quality or attribute of being firm and steadfast
  53. bounty
    generosity evidenced by a willingness to give freely
  54. lowliness
    the state of being humble and unimportant
  55. untitled
    not of the nobility
  56. interdiction
    authoritative prohibition
  57. blaspheme
    speak of in an irreverent or impious manner
  58. modest
    not large but sufficient in size or amount
  59. detraction
    the act of discrediting someone's reputation
  60. abjure
    formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief
  61. quarrel
    an angry dispute
  62. assay
    make an effort or attempt
  63. succeed
    be the follower of
  64. relation
    an act of narration
  65. tyrant
    a cruel and oppressive dictator
  66. afoot
    traveling by foot
  67. doff
  68. dire
    causing fear or dread or terror
  69. distress
    a state of adversity
  70. latch
    catch for fastening a door or gate
  71. woe
    misery resulting from affliction
  72. quarry
    animal hunted or caught for food
  73. grief
    intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one
  74. whetstone
    a flat stone for sharpening edged tools or knives
  75. lack
    the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
Created on July 17, 2014 (updated July 24, 2014)

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