Beowulf – Text Vocabulary

Beowulf – Text Vocabulary

affliction
n: a cause of pain or distress
cowering
adj: cringing in fear
fetter
n: a shackle or chain; restraint
gorge
v: to stuff with food
infamous
adj: having a bad reputation; notorious
lament
n: an audible expression of grief; wail
livid
adj: discolored; black and blue
loathsome
adj: disgusting; hateful
murky
adj: cloudy; gloomy
pilgrimage
n: a journey to a sacred place or with a lofty purpose
purge
v: to cleanse or purify
relish
v: to enjoy keenly
talon
n: a claw
taut
adj: pulled tight
writhing
adj: twisting and turning in pain