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Game of Thrones_1

Advanced vocabulary from the book "Game of Thrones", the book one of the serie "A song of ice and fire" by George R. R. Martin. CHAPTER 1 Game of Thrones
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Twilit
lighted by or as if by twilight (ADJ)
Twilit
Dusky, dark.
Twilit
His voice echoed too loud in the ________ forest
Twilit
There is a boat on a ______ (dusky) river
Unmanned
To be afraid or nervous (ADJ)
Sin tripulación (ADJ)
Unmanned
Fearful
lacking a crew
Unmanned
Are you__________ by the dark? (afraid)
Unmanned
This is an ___________ experience (frightening)
Perilous
very hazardous or dangerous (ADJ)
Perilous
Risky (ADJ)
Perilous
a nervous tension that came ______ close to fear (ADJ)
Perilous
a ___________ voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat (ADJ)
Range
To wander freely; roam. (V)
Ranging
wandering freely (ADJ)
Rangings
He was a veteran of hundred ____________ by now.
Ranging
"at night in bed...his slowly __________ thoughts...encountered her" (ADJ)
Raider
attacker, invader (N)
Raider
Thief (N)
Raiders
Band of wilding _______
Raiders
_________ are coming to hit the city
Destrier
Horse used in the war
Destrier
The horse
Destrier
mounted on his huge black _________
Destrier
_______ horses are famous in Paris.
garron
a small sturdy pony bred and used chiefly in Scotland and Ireland
garron
horse (undersized type)
garrons
These _________ are in Scontland
Supple
bending easily without damage (ADJ)
Supple
flexible (ADJ)
Supple
A fine ________ coat (ADJ)
Supple
5 Stretches for ______ Legs (AJD)
Gleaming
an appearance of reflected light (N), (ADJ)
Gleaming
Gleaming
A fine supple coat of _______ black ringmail (que deslumbra)
Gleaming
a pair of eyes ________ like live coals.
insofar
To such an extent.
insofar
to that degree
insofar
At least _________ as his wardrobe was concerned
insofar
_________ as it can be ascertained, the horse lung is comparable to that of man
Atop
at the top
Atop
on
Atop
Will reflected as he sat shivering ____ his garron
Atop
He settled himself ____ a heap of stones.
fortnight
A period of 14 days; two weeks.
fortnight
fourteen days
fortnight
we could be a ________ getting back (amount of days)
fortnight
most major tennis tournaments last a ________
Poacher
One who hunts or fishes illegally on the property of another
Poacher
appropriator/ hunter
Poacher
Will had been a hunter before he joined the Night's watch, well a ______ in truth
Poacher
The _______ does not possess a valid permit to hunt.
Ridge
A long, narrow chain of hills or mountains
Ridge
ridgeline
Ridge
The camp is two miles farther on, over the _______
Ridges
These two Andean _______ run generally parallel (cordillera blanca and cordillera negra)
Firepit
a device used to contain campfires and prevent them from spreading and turning into wildfires.
Firepit
fire ring
Firepit
A ________ is a fire ring designed to contain a fire that is built directly onto the ground, such as a campfire.
Drape
the manner in which fabric hangs or falls (N)
Drape
he adjusted the ______ of his long sable cloak
Drape
she adjusted the ______ of her skirt
mull
Is a hot mixed drink generally based on wine (usually red) and flavoured with herbs and spices
mull
heat with sugar and spices to make a hot drink (V)
mulled
you stamp your feet and dream of _____ wine and nice hot fires.
mulled
this _______ drink will help to warm you up
drowsy
half asleep (ADJ)
drowsy
DROWSING (ADJ)
drowsy
First you go week and _______
drowsy
made ________ by the long ride (mentalmente adormecido)
stump
A part, as of a branch, limb, or tooth, remaining after the main part has been cut away.
stump
muñón
stumps
... giving Ser Waymar a good long look at the _________ where his ears had been.
stump
If you have a tree ______, check it for fungus
sullen
silent and bad-tempered (ADJ)
sullen
hosco
sullen
... and hunched over his garron, silent and ________ (con cara de pocos amigos)
sullen
dont put that _______ expression in your face
lad
a boy or young man
lad
boy
clad
PAST and PAST PARTICIPLE of CLOTHE = CLOTHED
clad
To cover with a protective or insulating layer of other material. (V)
clad
cover (V)
clad
men ____ in fur and leather
clad
They were ___ in graceful, and their luxuriant hair was of a beautiful golden and reddish bronze.
cocksure
Completely sure; certain. (ADJ)
cocksure
overconfident (ADJ)
cocksure
the knight's smile was ________
cocksure
An arrogant and __________ knight.
crust
crust
cortex
crust
there were stones and roots and hidden sinks lying just under the ______
crust
If you cut the bread ______ off your bread,
you miss out on the nutrients.
crust
The hard outer portion (N)
Rear
the side that goes last or is not normally seen
Rear
back
Rear
But, awkwardly enough, the guards now appeared at the ____ of the temple, and there installed themselves, in readiness to prevent a surprise.
Deign
To think it appropriate to one's dignity (V)
Deign
condescend (V)
Deign
Ser waymar royce did not _____ to reply
Deign
... if you won't ______to give me your attention, I will drop your acquaintance.
gnarled
as from old age/used of old persons or old trees (ADJ)
gnarled
rugged, nudoso (ADJ)
gnarled
an ancient ______ iron wood
gnarled
The old woman was a ______ and leathery personage who could don, at will, an expression of great virtue.
stirred
being excited or provoked to the expression of an emotion
stirred
emotionally moved (ADJ)
stirred
A bird, who witnessed the capture of the lamb, was ________ with envy and determined to emulate the strength and flight of the Eagle.
disdainful
Expressive of disdain
disdainful
disrespectful
disdainful
The young knight gave him a ________ smile
disdainfully
We know all about you,' she said ______________:
saddle
saddle
silla de montar
saddle
Royce slid gracefully from his _________
saddle
The Knight looked down proudly at his helmet, which hung from the ______.
sheath
sheath
A case for a blade: _ _ _ _ _ _
sheath
... and drew his longsword from its _ _ _ _ _ _
sheath
The _ _ _ _ _ _ is magnificently ornamented with gems of great value.
hilt
The handle of a weapon or tool.
hilt
hilt
Jewels glittered in its ________
hilt
he grabbed the hammer by the ____
tangle up
enmarañar
tangle up
you are involved in it and cannot get free of it. (PhrV)
tangle up
that sword wil ______ you ______
tangled up
For many days now Buddy and Joe had appeared to be more and more ______ __ in secrets.
scabbard
a case in which the blade of a sword is kept: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
scabbard
scabbard
If Gared pulled it from its _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
scabbard
A goodly sword hung at his side, its _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ all embossed with tilting knights and weeping ladies.
vantage
superiority or benefit accruing from such a position
vantage
advantage
vantage
Where he had found his ________ point
vantage
I began walking, therefore, in a big curve, seeking some point of ________.
damp
a slight wetness
damp
wet
damp
the ground was ______ and muddy
damp
She wiped the table with a _____ cloth.
billowing
ondulating mass
billowing
___________ smoke
billowing
His cloak __________ behind him as the wind came up
billowing
The _________ smoke was filled with horizontal flashes.
Dirk
A dagger.
Dirk
puñal
Dirk
.. and slipped his ____ free of its sheath.
Dirk
His companion thrust aside his waistcoat, pointed to the handle of a ____, and nodded.
sap
a watery solution of sugars, salts, and minerals that circulates through the vascular system of a plant
sap
savia
sap
___ is a fluid transported in xylem cells.
gaunt
Thin and bony
gaunt
demacrado
gaunt
It was ____ and hard as old bones
gaunt
a nightmare population of ____ men and skeletal boys
dappled
having spots or patches of color
dappled
dappled
mottled
moteado
dappled
everywhere ________ with the deep grey-green of the trees. (pattern of color)
dappled
She was a strong, well-made animal, of a bright dun color, beautifully _________, and with a dark-brown mane and tail.
halt
A suspension of movement or progress
halt
detener
halted
The hikers _______ for lunch and some rest.
halt
____ the engines.
flurry
a sudden commotion or burst of activity (N)
flurry
a _______ of interest in the new product
flurry
another __________ of blows
flurry
A ______ of wind made the door bang
flurry
a _______ of activity when the plane landed.
keening
a funeral lament sung with loud wailing
keening
lament
keening
his ears against the strange anguished ___________ of their clash.

clash = a loud harsh noise (N)
keening
An interesting article on the custom of _________ at Irish funerals
parry
To deflect, evade, or avoid (V)
parry
An evasive answer or action (N)
parry
The Royce's _______ came a beat too late.
parried
He skillfully _________ the question with a clever reply.
steam
The vapor phase of water (N)
steam
To produce or emit steam (V)
steamed
It ________ in the cold
steam
Diesel fuel has replaced ______ on the railways
droplet
a tiny drop
droplets
droplets
and the ____________ (of wine) seemed red as fire where they touched the snow.
droplets
I watch water _________ fall down a window
moleskin
A soft material, often with an adhesive backing, used especially on the feet to protect against chafing
mole
EL NOMBRE DE ESTE ANIMALITO !
moleskin
His __________ globe came away soaked with red.
moleskin
He was in a torn cotton shirt and ________trousers.
mock
to treat with ridicule or contempt; deride.(V)
mocking
burlon, burlona (ADJ)
mocking
And the words were ____________.
mocking
expressing contempt or ridicule (ADJ)
mocking
the silence that was broken only by a single ________ laugh.
brittle
easily broken, cracked, or snapped (ADJ)
brittle
fragile (ADJ)
brittle
longsword shivered into a hundred __________ pieces
brittle
a _______ friendship. (not a good one!)
icicle
a hanging spike of ice formed by the freezing of dripping water
icicles
icicles
he heard their voices and laughter sharp as ___________.
icicles
________ hanging from the roof.
scarce
escaso (ADJ)
scarce
He stayed in the tree, _________ daring to breathe (ADV)
make scarce
Dad's really angry with you, so you'd better _____ yourself ______. (INFORMAL)
cramp
a painful and involuntary muscular contraction (N)
cramp
muscle spam (N)
cramping
Finally, his muscles __________ and his fingers numb with cold (V)
cramped
We were all _______ together in a tiny room. (V)
fling
To throw with violence (V)
fling
usually [V + adverb or preposition]
_____ up
_____ down
_____ over here
_____ into
flung
Royce's body lay facedown in the snow, one arm __________
flung
She _______her arms AROUND my neck and kissed me
flung
She had a _____ with him 30 years ago. (N: affair)
splinter
astilla
splinter
to break into small, sharp pieces (V)
splintered
fragmented
splintered
the end __________ and twisted like a tree struck by lightning
splintered
The ruler cracked and _________ into pieces.
knelt
supporting yourself on your knees
knelt
She ______ (down) to fasten the child's shoes
in tatters
(especially of cloth) badly torn (Plural N)
in tatters
badly damaged or completely spoiled (Plural N)
in tatters
After the newspaper story appeared his reputation was __ _______.
tatter
His fine clothes were a ________, his face a ruin.
in tatters
Her clothes were old and __ _______.
shard
A fragment of a brittle substance, as of GLASS or METAL. (N)
shard
fragment (N)
shard
A _______ from his sword transfixed the blind white pupil of his left eye.
shards
______ of glass flying through the air
shards
_______ of glass have been cemented into the top of the wall to stop people climbing over.
supple
Creatine keeps strength athlete's arteries ______
supple
Cardio session after strength workout keeps arteries _______
scarce
Fresh vegetables were _______ during the drought. (ADJ)
make (yourself) scarce
IDIOM: (INFORMAL)
to run away or stay away, especially in order to avoid trouble
made scarce
As soon as the police arrived, he ______himself ______.
scarce
Steel pennies are _______ now except in coin shops. (ADJ)
scarce
Barely or hardly; scarcely (ADV)
scarce
She could ______ wait for the coming of the day (ADV)
flung
He crumpled up the letter and _____ it INTO the fire.
flinging
"And you can take your ring back too!" she cried, ______it DOWN on the table.
fling
Could you ____ the paper OVER here = give me the paper
shards

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