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Beowulf Vocab #2

Host A large number of something
Gabled Built with a triangular roof
Moor Swampy wasteland
Spawn To produce
Relish To enjoy
Reparation Something done to make amends
Affliction Causes pain
Solace Comfort
Reprisal Retaliation
Bolt To swallow quickly
Talon A claw
Infamous Notorious
Cower To cringe in fear
Taut Pulled tight
Sinew Tendon
Murky Dark or gloomy
Pilgrimage Long journey with heroic purpose
Gnarled Twisted
Kenning Old English poetic metaphor
Taunt To mock
Alliteration Repetition of the initial consonant
Elegy Mournful poem
Venerable Worthy of respect
Barbarous Uncivilized
Caesura Poetic pause
Created by: arayle21
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