Beowulf Vocab Quiz 1

thole to suffer, bear or tolerate
renowned well-known
furbished restored; polished; renovated or revived (used with “up”) Ex.: I furbished up my old bike today with a good tuning.
mead an alcoholic honey drink of medieval times
wallstead stone wall
renege to go back on, as in a promise; used with “on” Ex.: He reneged on his promise to repay me for the loan.
torque metal collar; neck chain, often denoting some status
rampant marked by menacing wildness; profusely widespread
marauding roving and raiding
anathema something or someone despised intensely; curse
wassail (noun) 1. a salutation or toast given in drinking someone’s health or as an expression of goodwill at a festivity. 2. the drink used in such toasting, commonly ale or wine spiced with roasted apples and sugar. 3. a festivity characterized by much drinking. (verb) 4. to drink to the health of; toast.
respite to give rest or relief to; n.: rest
bothies rude dwelling or hut
lays melody, song; simple narrative poems; ballads
reaver one who takes away by, or as if, by stealth or force
proffer to offer for acceptance
hawser boat rope

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