Beowulf Vocabulary Flashcard Example #26832

fiend (noun)
Definition: any evil spirit, demon, a diabolically evil person.
Synonyms: barbarian, beast, brute, demon, devil, evil spirit, ogre, savage, troll.
Antonyms: angel, friend.
mast (noun)
Definition: a spar or structure rising above the hull and upper portions of a ship or boat to hold sails.
Synonyms: pole, post, timber trunk.
Antonyms: a stick laying on the ground.
writhe (noun, verb)
Definition: to twist the body about, or squirm, as in pain, violent effort, etc.
Synonyms: agonize, bend, distort, jerk, recoil, squirm, struggle, suffer, thrash, thresh, twist, wiggle, wince, worm, wriggle.
Antonyms: be still.
gabled (noun)
Definition: the portion of the front or side of a building enclosed by or masking the end of a pitched roof.
Synonyms: canopy, covering, crown, cupola, gable, gambrel, house, parapet, rafter, shelter, slate, truss.
Antonyms: floor.
sentinel (noun, verb)
Definition: a person or thing that watches or stands as if watching.
Synonyms: guard, keeper, lookout, picket, watch-person.
Antonyms: criminal.
spawn (noun, verb)
Definition: the mass of eggs deposited by fishes, amphibians, mollusks, crustaceans, etc.
Synonyms: bring forth, reproduce, sire, procreate, originate, father.
Antonyms: destroy.
relish (noun, verb)
Definition: liking or enjoyment of the taste of something: pleasurable appreciation of anything.
Synonyms: appetite, bias, delectation, enjoying, fancy, flair, gusto, heart, love, palate, penchant, prejudice.
Antonyms: dislike, hatred, hate.
moor (noun)
Definition: a tract of open, peaty, wasteland, often overgrown with heath, common in high latitudes and altitudes where drainage is poor; heath.
Synonyms: berth, catch, chain, dock, fix, lash.
Antonyms: loose, push off, unhitch.
erect (adjective, verb)
Definition: upright in position or posture: to stand or sit; raised or directed upward.
Synonyms: cocked, elevated, firm, raised, rigid, stiff, upright.
Antonyms: prone, prostrate.
mead-hall (noun)
Definition: in ancient Scandinavia and Germanic Europe a mead hall or feasting hall was initially simply a large building with a single room.
Synonyms: anteroom, entrance, entrance-way, entry, foyer.
Antonyms: backroom.
quench (verb)
Definition: to slake, satisfy, or allay; to put out or extinguish.
Synonyms: annihilate, check, choke, crush, dampen, decimate, demolish, destruct, dismantle, douse, end.
Antonyms: set, start.
righteous (adjective, noun)
Definition: characterized by uprightness or morality; morally right or justifiable.
Synonyms: angelic, blameless, charitable, commendable, conscientious, creditable, deserving, devoted, devout, dutiful, equitable, ethical.
Antonyms: bad, corrupt, dishonest, immoral, unfair.
truce (noun)
Definition: a suspension of hostilities for a specified period of time by mutual agreement of the warring parties; case-fire; armistice.
Synonyms: accord, agreement, amnesty, armistice, break, breather, cease-fire, cessation.
Antonyms: disagreement, fight, war.
sinew (noun, verb)
Definition: a tendon; often, sinews; the source of strength, power, or vigor.
Synonyms: force, muscle, potency, power, tendon, thew, vigor, vitality.
Antonyms: weak, feeble.
prow (noun)
Definition: the forepart of a ship or boat; bow.
Synonyms: bowsprit, fore, head, stem.
Antonyms: the back part of a ship.
solace (noun, verb)
Definition: comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or trouble; alleviation of distress or discomfort.
Synonyms: to comfort, console, or cheer.
Antonyms: to bully, to hurt, to attack.
plunder (verb, noun)
Definition: to rob of goods or valuables by open force, as in war, hostile raids, brigandage.
Synonyms: booty, goods, graft, hot goods, loot, prey, quarry.
Antonyms: gift.
jutting (noun, verb)
Definition: something that juts out; a projecting or protruding point; to extend beyond the main body or line; project; protrude.
Synonyms: beetle, bulge, elongate, impend, lengthen.
Antonyms: indent, recede.
bog (noun)
Definition: wet, spongy ground with soil composed mainly of decayed vegetable matter.
Synonyms: fen, lowland, marsh, marshland, swamp.
Antonyms: desert.
shroud (noun)
Definition: a cloth or sheet in which a corpse is wrapped for burial.
Synonyms: covering, veil, clock, cerement, garment.
Antonyms: exposed piece of clothing.

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