Beowulf Vocabulary 1-10 Flashcard Example #92355

relished
enjoy
talons
the claws of a bird of prey
infamous
having a bad reputation
writhing
twisting and turning in pain
cowering
crouch in fear
taunt
pulled tight; neat
afflicter
someone causes suffering
bogs
wet, spongy ground
threshold
sill of doorway
gruesome
horrible, revolting, ghastly
vexed
annoy, worry
churned
shake or stir; agitate
boast
speak with pride
beacon
guiding signal
reprisal
retaliation for an injury
herald
messenger
smith’s
blacksmith; metal worker
mead
alcoholic beverage
purge
eliminate; rid of
scorn
unqualified content; dislike
linden
wood/ leaves from a certain tree
gorge
eat greedily; steep, narrow rocky cliff
shrouds
burial sheet
omens
portent; portent sign
prow
front of ship
mail shirts
flexible armour composed of small overlapping metal rings or loops of chain
moored
tied up; secured
spurring
urge on
deep- keeled
bottom of ship
boar heads
pig
sentinels
a guard or watchman
swelled
to expand as within pressure inside
resolved
settled; solved
gabled
triangular part of the roof on a house/ building
fiend
evil spirit; cruel person
moors
wild area of country side
spawned
produce, create, generate
Cain/ Abel
Biblical reference; Adam and Eve’s sons
exile
to banish
brood
offspring
lair
dwelling place
laments
mourn; expression of grief
quench
satisfy; extinguish
reparation
restoration; compensation
plundering
rob, steal
heathen
An uncivilized or irreligious person
solace
relief of distress or grief; comfort

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