1. disdain – (v tr) To look down on somebody or something as not worth of respect.
Eg. Brave Macbeth disdaining fortune with his brandished steel…
2. rapt – (adj) Deeply moved or delighted
Eg. My noble partner seems rapt withal.
3. corporal – (adj) Of or relating to the body.
Eg. What seems corporal melted as breath into the wind.
4. surmise – (n and v tr and intr) Guesswork based on only limited evidence or an intuitive feeling.
Eg. My thought, whose murder is but fantastical, shakes so my ingle state of man that function is smothered in surmise.
5. implored – (v tr) To appeal for, beseech, beg for urgently.
Eg. …implore your Highness’ pardon.
6. repentance – (n) A feeling of sorrow for past conduct or sin.
Eg. … and set forth a deep repentance…
7. recompense – (n) Amends made, as for a loss; payment in return for something.
Eg. The swiftest wing of recompense is slow…
8. missive – (n) Written messages; letter.
Eg. … missives from the King who hailed me Thane of Cawdor.
9. valour – (n) Courage and boldness.
Eg. Let me chastise with the valour of my tongue all that impedes thee from the golden round.
10. metaphysical – (adj) Supernatural.
Eg. …which fate and metaphysical aid…
11. dire - (adj) Warning of or having dreadful consequences. Calamitous. Urgent.
Eg. And fill me, from the crown to the toe, top-full of direst cruelty.
12. compunctious (adj) Guilty, doubtful feeling aroused by wrongdoing.
Eg. That no compunctious visitings of nature shake my fell purpose…
13. procreant – (adj) Creative, productive, as in conceiving offspring.
Eg. This bird has made his pendant bed, his procreant cradle.
14. trammel – (v tr) Enmesh in or as if in a fishing net.
Eg. If the assassination could trammel up the consequence, and catch with his surcease success…
15. surcease – (n) Cessation, ending.
Eg. (see above)
English 11 List 7: Macbeth
1. cleave – (v intr) To adhere or stick fast.
Eg. If you shall cleave to my consent…
2. augment – (v tr) To make something already developed or well under way greater as in size or extent.
Eg. So I lose none in seeking to augment it (my stature).
3. surfeit – (v tr) To feed or supply to excess, satiety, or disgust. To overindulge.
Eg. The surfeited grooms… ( referring to the king’s drunken guards)
4. appal – (v tr) To fill with consternation or dismay.
Eg. …when every noise appals me… (Macbeth’s nervous terror about the killing of the king)
5. requite – (v tr) To make payment or return for. To avenge.
Eg. But I requited him for his lie.
6. lament – (v tr) To express grief. Mourn.
Eg. …lamentings heard in the air…. (wailing for the king’s death)
7. malice – (n) A desire to harm others or see others suffer.
Eg. I fight of treasonous malice. (Banquo vowing to avenge the king’s killer)
8. posterity – (n) Future generations.
Eg. It should not stand in they posterity. (Banquo telling Macbeth that the thrown will not be passed down to Macbeth’s sons)
9. oracle – (n) A person considered of wise counsel or prophetic opinions.
Eg. May they not be my oracles as well. (Banquo referring to the witches promise that Banquo will be lesser than Macbeth and greater)
10. rancour – (n) Bitter long-lasting resentment. Deep-seated ill will
Eg. For them the gracious Duncan have I murdered, put rancours in the