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29 terms

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