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Beowulf Vocabulary

spawn to bring into being
brood a number of young produced or hatched at one time; a family of offspring or young
reparation payment to compensate for wrongdoing
lament cries of grief
omen sign supposedly foretelling the future
sinew tendons or connective tissues
hoary ancient
scabbard a case that holds the blade of a sword
hilt a sword's handle
vex highly annoyed
loathsome disguesting
solace peace
moor a tract of open, peaty wasteland, often overgrown with heath, common in high latitudes and altitudes where drainage is poor; heath
relish liking or enjoyment of the taste of something
taut stretched tight
cower (cowed) frightened by threats
reprisal punishment in return for an injury
talon a claw, especially of a bird of prey
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