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"Macbeth" Vocabulary from Act 2

October 22, 2012
The Shakespearean tragedy "Macbeth" is a play about the lengths one will go to satisfy his or her ambition and the consequences of one's desire (etext found here).

Learn these word lists for each act: Act 1, Act 2, Act 3, Act 4, and Act 5.
palpable
I see thee yet, in form as palpable
As this which now I draw.
stealthy
Wither'd murder,
Alarum'd by his sentinel, the wolf,
Whose howl's his watch, thus with his stealthy pace.
prate
Thou sure and firm-set earth,
Hear not my steps, which way they walk, for fear
Thy very stones prate of my whereabout,
And take the present horror from the time,
Which now suits with it.
knell
I go, and it is done; the bell invites me.
Hear it not, Duncan; for it is a knell
That summons thee to heaven or to hell.
summons
I go, and it is done; the bell invites me.
Hear it not, Duncan; for it is a knell
That summons thee to heaven or to hell.
chamber
Who lies i' the second chamber?
murder
Methought I heard a voice cry 'Sleep no more!
Macbeth does murder sleep'
wake
There's one did laugh in's sleep, and one cried
'Murder!'
That they did wake each other
multitudinous
No, this my hand will rather
The multitudinous seas in incarnadine,
Making the green one red.
equivocate
Faith, here's an equivocator, that could swear in both the scales against either scale; who committed treason enough for God's sake, yet could not equivocate to heaven: O, come in, equivocator.
carouse
Faith sir, we were carousing till the second cock.
provoke
What three things does drink especially provoke?
unruly
The night has been unruly: where we lay,
Our chimneys were blown down
combustion
prophesying with accents terrible
Of dire combustion and confused events
New hatch'd to the woeful time
suborn
They were suborn'd:
Malcolm and Donalbain, the king's two sons,
Are stol'n away and fled; which puts upon them
Suspicion of the deed.

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