Vocab (Beowulf)

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Scourge

a person or thing that applies or administers punishment or severe criticism.

Foundling

an infant or small child found abandoned; a child without a known parent or guardian.

Wax

to defeat decisively; drub

Renowned

celebrated; famous.

Renege

to go back on one's word

Abide

to endure, sustain, or withstand without yielding or submitting

Anathema

a person or thing accursed or consigned to damnation or destruction.

Reparation

he making of amends for wrong or injury done: reparation for an injustice

Formidable

of discouraging or awesome strength, size, difficulty, etc.

Renounce

to give up or put aside voluntarily

Stalwart

strong and brave

Bane

a person or thing that ruins or spoils

Recoil

to draw back; start or shrink back, as in alarm, horror, or disgust.

Keen

finely sharpened, as an edge; so shaped as to cut or pierce substances readily

Unremitting

not slackening or abating; incessant: unremitting noise; unremitting attention.

Ignominious

marked by or attended with ignominy; discreditable; humiliating

Sumptuous

entailing great expense, as from choice materials, fine work, etc.

Insinuation

an indirect or covert suggestion or hint, esp. of a derogatory nature

Effulgent

shining forth brilliantly; radiant

Hanker

to have a restless or incessant longing (often fol. by after, for, or an infinitive).

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