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Alliteration
Front Rhyme
Kenning
A compound word, usually 2 nouns that act as a metaphore to re-define someone or something.
Gnomic Saying
Short sayings with a moral or ethical basis.
Litotes
An understatement of negative statement creating irony.
Lay
A short narative poem focusing in one incident.
Comitatus
The warriors pledged themselves to a feudal lord, they swore to defend him to their death, and they considered it shameful to leave the battlefield if their chief was in slain.
Scop
The singer or bard for the mead hall.
Thane
warrior, or retainer, who followed his lord. As such, he was considered a member of the comitatus.
Mead
A drink similar to beer, but msfr by fermenting honey.
Mead Hall
A large hall where the lord's thanes ate and slept. It was a place for gift-giving, entertainment, and royal festivities. Heorot is Hrothgar's mead hall.
Wergild
A sum of "worth money" -the "price" of a man- based on the concept of reciprocity.
Wyrd
Fate, both gods and men were subject to this. The man has a choice toact or not to act a certain way. However, he had to abide by the consequences of his choice.
Word
Comes from whip, bane, thorn inside.
Foundling
Child found after being abandoned by its parents.
Wax(ed)
o increase in size or strength
Tholed
Endured through suffering
Prudent
Judicious or wise
Bade (to bid)
Asked, requested
Bewail
Lament, grieve, moan about
Balm
Salve or cream, comfort
Dole(d)
Distribute, give out
Renege
To deny or renounce; to go back on a promise
Torque
Twisted metal collar or necklace
Rampant
Marked by a menacing wildness, extravagence or lack of restraint.
Harrow(ed)
To torment or vex
Gridled
Encircled, as if with a girdle.
Maraud(ing)
To raid or roam in search of plunder.
Exacted
Took; demanded
Anathema
Something or someone that causes intense dislike; a curse.
Ogres
A hideous giant or monster.
Tholed
Endured through suffering
Prudent
Judicious or wise
Bade (to bid)
Asked, requested
Bewail
Lament, grieve, moan about
Balm
Salve or cream, comfort
Dole(d)
Distribute, give out
Renege
To deny or renounce; to go back on a promise
Torque
Twisted metal collar or necklace
Rampant
Marked by a menacing wildness, extravagence or lack of restraint.
Harrow(ed)
To torment or vex
Gridled
Encircled, as if with a girdle.
Maraud(ing)
To raid or roam in search of plunder.
Exacted
Took; demanded
Anathema
Something or someone that causes intense dislike; a curse.
Ogres
A hideous giant or monster.
Havoc
Wide and general destruction; devastation.
Blunder(ing)
TO move confusedly or stupidly, with uncertainly or carelessness.
Wassail
Drinks or toasts to the health or one or a group, sometimes with implications of excess.
Respite
A period of temporary delay; reprive.
Maligant
Evil in nature or influence; agressivly malicious
Bothies
Huts, one room buildings
Unrelenting
Not stopping-of something usually painful or forceful
Parley
Conference for discussion of points in dispute.
Rabid
Extremely violent;furious (also affected with rabies)
Reavers
Despoilers, plunderers, robbers.
Heathenish
Barbarous; uncivilized.
Riven
Split; cracked; fractured or shattered.
Canny
Clever, shrewed; prudent or careful.
Headlands
A point of unusally high land jutting out into a body of water; promontory.
Mail
Armor made or metal links or plates.
Interlopers
One who intrudes in a place or sphere or activity; an illegal or unlawful trader.
Proffer
To present for acceptance; to offer.
Undaunted
Courageously resolute, espically in the face of difficulty.
Grumption
Enterprice or initative; sometimes, common sense.
Preen
To primp; to pride or congradulate oneself for achievement.
Venturesome
Involving risk; hazardous.
Hawser
A large heavy rope used in securing a boat.
Stoutness of heart
Determination; steadfastness.
Boltered
Covered completely
Renounce
To disown, disclaim or abjure.
Gorded
To stuff with food, usually uesd passivly.
Lament
To mourn; weap or wail.
Whetted
Sharpened, by grinding or friction.
Vie(d)
To strive for superiority or to contend.
Pinioned
Bound, so as to deprived of motion.
Buffeted
Having been struck repeatedly; battered.
Mizzle
A fine rain or drizzle.
Din
NOise; particulary loud, confused sound that is continued.
Uttermost
Utmost; of or in the greatest or highist degree.
Mettle
Characteristic temperament; spirit; courage; ardor.
Bolster
A long pillow used on a bed or a couch.
Loping
Moving or running with bounding steps or a long easy stride.
Spurn(ed)
To reject with disdain; to treat with contempt.
Baleful
Destructive; deadlyl calamitous; portending evil.
Forestall(ed)
To prevent, hinder, or thwart by action in advance.
Quail(ed)
To cower or to lose heart, especially in the face of difficulty.
Fens
Lowlands covered mostly with water; marshes.
Keening
Lamentation over the dead; a showing or strong feeling or desire.
Manacled
Shackled; handcuffed.
Stalwart
Large and strong in frame; muscular; sturdy; brave; steadfast or resolute.
Conjure(d)
TO affect or effect by magic or enchantment.
Unremitting
Not abating; not relaxing; incessant.
Ignominious
Dishonorable; despicable; infamous.
Skulk(ed)
To lie or wait in a place of concealment, as for a sinister purpose.
Mere
A lake or pond.