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20 terms

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).