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"Macbeth" Vocabulary from Act V

October 23, 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 I, Act II, Act III, Act IV, and Act V.
perturbation
A great perturbation in nature, to receive at once
the benefit of sleep, and do the effects of
watching!
murky
Out, damned spot! out, I say!--One: two: why,
then, 'tis time to do't.--Hell is murky!--Fie, my
lord, fie! a soldier, and afeard?
mar
The thane of Fife had a wife: where is she now?--
What, will these hands ne'er be clean?--No more o'
that, my lord, no more o' that: you mar all with
this starting.
upbraid
Now minutely revolts upbraid his faith-breach
pester
Who then shall blame
His pester'd senses to recoil and start,
When all that is within him does condemn
Itself for being there?
recoil
Who then shall blame
His pester'd senses to recoil and start,
When all that is within him does condemn
Itself for being there?
epicure
Then fly,
false thanes,
And mingle with the English epicures.
patient
How does your patient, doctor?
minister
Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased,
Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow,
Raze out the written troubles of the brain
And with some sweet oblivious antidote
Cleanse the stuff'd bosom of that perilous stuff
Which weighs upon the heart?
antidote
Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased,
Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow,
Raze out the written troubles of the brain
And with some sweet oblivious antidote
Cleanse the stuff'd bosom of that perilous stuff
Which weighs upon the heart?
applaud
If thou couldst, doctor, cast
The water of my land, find her disease,
And purge it to a sound and pristine health,
I would applaud thee to the very echo,
That should applaud again.
censure
Let our just censures
Attend the true event, and put we on
Industrious soldiership.
industrious
Let our just censures
Attend the true event, and put we on
Industrious soldiership.
speculative
Thoughts speculative their unsure hopes relate,
But certain issue strokes must arbitrate:
Towards which advance the war.
famine
Here let them lie
Till famine and the ague eat them up
fiend
If thy speech be sooth,
I care not if thou dost for me as much.
I pull in resolution, and begin
To doubt the equivocation of the fiend
That lies like truth.
tarry
If this which he avouches does appear,
There is nor flying hence nor tarrying here.
clamorous
Make all our trumpets speak; give them all breath,
Those clamorous harbingers of blood and death.
abhor
Thou liest, abhorred tyrant; with my sword
I'll prove the lie thou speak'st.
brandish
Thou wast born of woman
But swords I smile at, weapons laugh to scorn,
Brandish'd by man that's of a woman born.

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