Beowulf Vocab Notecards Flashcard Example #82987

Disconsolate (adjective) Disconsolately (adverb) Disconsolateness (noun) Disconsolation (noun)
Antonym/Synonym: Cheerful/Dejected
Definition: Without care or comfort; unhappy
Example: The wife in the Wife’s Lament was disconsolate without her husband, being constantly unhappy.
Console (verb) Consolable (adjective) Consoler (noun) Consolingly (adverb)
Antonym/Synonym: Upset/Comfort
Definition: To comfort (someone) at a time of grief or disappointment.
Example: The idea of going to Heaven consoled The Seafarer, as that is where he says his home is.
Reparation (noun) Reparative (adjective)
Antonym/Synonym: Sympathy/Atonement
Definition: The making of amends for a wrong one has done, by paying money to or otherwise helping those who have been wronged.
Example: In order to get into Heaven, one must pay reparations for their sins according to the Seafarer, but not in gold or gifts- only faith.
Writhing (adjective) Writhe (verb)
Antonym/Synonym: Peace/Struggle
Definition: Respond with great emotional or physical discomfort to (a violent or unpleasant feeling or thought).
Example: The snake writhed on the ground, using the movements to propel it forward.
Solace (noun)
Antonym/Synonym: Discord/Comfort
Definition: comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness.
Example: The soldier sought for solace in the arms of his wife after the terrible battle.
Purge (noun, verb)
Antonym/Synonym: Keeping/Extermination
Definition: An abrupt or violent removal of a group of people from an organization or place.
Example: The Covenant sought to purge humanity, believing them to be heretics against the Forerunners, but the Master Chief stopped them.
Loathsome (adjective) Loathsomely (adverb) Loathsomeness (noun)
Antonym/Synonym: Pleasant/Disgusting
Definition: Causing hatred or disgust; repulsive
Example: The monstrosity was a loathsome beast, and needed to be purged from existence.
Spawn (verb, noun) Spawner (noun)
Antonym/Synonym: Destroy/Sire
Definition: (Of a person) produce (offspring, typically offspring regarded as undesirable)
Example: The Zerg were spawned as biological weapons capable of overrunning entire solar systems.
Funerary (adjective)
Antonym/Synonym: None
Definition: Relating to a funeral or the commemoration of the dead
Example: The tomb, casket, and entire procession were of funerary matters.
Affliction (noun)
Antonym/Synonym: Blessing/Calamity
Definition: Something that causes pain or suffering.
Example: The curse was an affliction that slowly killed the man in the most painful way conceivable.
Moored (verb) Moorage (noun)
Antonym/Synonym: Untie/Dock
Definition: Make fast (a vessel) to the shore or to an anchor
Example: The boat moored in the harbor, against the dock.
Spoils (verb, noun)
Antonym/Synonym: Loss/Goods
Definition: Goods stolen or taken forcibly from a person or place
Example: The soldiers broke into the house and claimed the supplies and money inside as spoils of war.
Commemoration (noun)
Antonym/Synonym: Forgetting/Celebration
Definition: Remembrance, typically expressed in a ceremony
Example: The war hero was commemorated for his many heroic deeds.

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