beowulf vocabulary (set 1)

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phantasmal

an illusion

vernacular

language or dialect spoken by people in a particular country or region

imbued

inspired with views or opinions

ethos

the characteristic spirit of a culture era or community

effulgence

a brilliant radiance

formulaic

constituting or containing a fixed or conventional method of doing something

marauding

roaming in search of things to steal or people to attack

reavers

those who carry out raids in order to plunder

omens

events regarded as portent (sign) of good or evil

interlopers

people who become involved in a place or situation where they are not wanted

monger

denoting a dealer or trader in a specified commodity

gumption

courage, spunk, guts

recompense

to repay or pay back

plight

a dangerous or unfortunate situation

pinion

to disable or restrain by binding the arms

canny

showing shrewdness or good judgement

quailed

showed fear or apprehension

keen

to make a loud sound in sorrow

ignominious

shameful or disgraceful

prowess

exceptional valor, bravery, or ability especially in combat

blather

a long winded talk or speech that doesn't make much sense

honed

sharpened or smoothed with a whet stone

ordained

prearranged unalterably

sumptuous

magnificent, luxurious, and splendid

arbitrate

to decide or determine

pyre

a heap of combustable material for burning a corpse

forthright

direct or outspoken

resplendent

attractive and impressive through being richly colored

brood

think deeply about something that makes one unhappy

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