MACBETH

ACT II VOCABULARY

 

 

HUSBANDRY: economy

CANDLES: stars

LARGESS: great amount of money

DIAMOND: payment to Lady Macbeth for the banquet in Duncan's honor

WEIRD SISTERS: the three witches

CLEAVE: hang on to

1ST VISION: a dagger which Macbeth sees before him

DUDGEON: hilt or handle of a dagger

GOUTS: globs of blood (unspecified amount)

PRATE: tell

KNELL: a calling bell

GROOMS: body guards/servants

BEELZEBUB: devil

EQUIVOCATOR: liar

NOSE-PAINTING, SLEEP AND URINE: things that drink provokes

LIE,TOOK UP MY LEG SOMETIMES, MADE A SHIFT TO CAST HIM: wrestling terms

OWL: obscure bird (a bad omen-usually of death)

LIFE OF THE BUILDING: king's life

GORGON: a monster which froze people in their tracks

DEATH'S COUNTERFEIT: sleep

GRAVES: beds

"THE SPRING, THE HEAD, THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUR BLOOD IS STOPP'D..." : Duncan is dead

SCRUPLES: doubts

MALCOLM: escapes to England

DONALBAIN: escapes to Ireland