Macbeth Vocabulary Activity Section One and Two Answers

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Macbeth Vocabulary Activity Section One and Two Answers
Section One – Matching – Match the words to the definitions below.

scruples appalls carousing minion prophetic

equivocate chastise augment surmise corporal

malevolence diminutive homage muse appease

malice purge eminence integrity oblivious
diminutive 1. small; little; tiny

appalls 2. horrify; shockingly unpleasant

purge 3. to rid of whatever is impure or undesirable; cleanse; purify

integrity 4. adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty

corporal 5. of or relating to the body

augment 6. to make larger; enlarge in size, number, strength, or extent; increase

malevolence 7. the quality, state, or feeling of being malevolent; ill will; malice; hatred

muse 8. to think or meditate in silence, as on some subject

equivocate 9. to use ambiguous language

surmise 10. make a guess; assume hesitantly

appease 11. to bring to a state of peace, quiet, ease, calm, or contentment; pacify; soothe

prophetic 12. containing a prediction; predicting

homage 13. respect or reverence paid or rendered

minion 14. a submissive follower or dependent; slave

scruples 15. To hesitate as a result of conscience or principle

oblivious 16. unmindful; unconscious; unaware

chastise 17. rebuke or reprimand severely; punish

malice 18. desire to inflict injury, harm, or suffering on another

carousing 19. Drunken merrymaking

eminence 20. high station, rank, or repute

Section Four – Sentence Completion – Complete the sentences below using the vocabulary.

scruples appalled carousing minion prophetic

equivocate chastise augment surmised corporal

malevolence diminutive homage muses appease

malice purged eminence integrity oblivious
41. Macbeth surmised the plot to kill Duncan would be difficult to carry out.

42. The king’s eminence was clear by the clothes he wore and the horse he rode.

43. The porter was out carousing the night the King was killed.

44. Macbeth’s integrity was a result of his desire to remain King of Scotland.

45. Duncan’s minion relayed the news that that the Scottish forces were victorious.

46. Macbeth claims he killed the guards out of malice.

47. Malcolm and Donalbain seem to have diminutive parts at the beginning of the play, but they become more important later.

48. The witches gave Macbeth a prophetic glimpse into his future.

49. Banquo pays homage to Duncan’s memory by promising to avenge his death.

50. Many students think Shakespeare equivocates speeches in his plays to add suspense.

51. Macbeth was oblivious to Lady Macbeth’s downfall until it was too late to help.

52. Corporal punishment is outlawed in many states.

53. Lady Macbeth tried to appease the banquet guests when Macbeth was seeing Banquo’s ghost.

54. Macbeth practiced low scruples by killling his king.

55. Macbeth muses over the problems with killing the king.

56. Banquo is filled with malevolence towards the killers of the king.

57. The Thane of Cawdor was chastised for being a traitor.

58. The King was able to augment his army while the other side was distracted allowing him to win.

59. Lady Macbeth purged her sin with a little water on her hands.

60. The murder of Duncan appalled Malcolm and the rest of the king’s court.

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