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countenance
noun: appearance, especially facial expression
he had a pretty countenance
emaciated
adj: having become extremely thin from starvation or illness
he looked emactiated coming back from irag
gaudy
adj; tastelessly ornamented; overly decorated
she wore gaudy earrings
grimace
N; a contorted facial expression of pain or disgust
he had a grimace on his face after trying sushi
grotesque
adj; exceptionally severe deformaty or disturtion that is almost a caricature
he had a grotesque looking face
immaculate
adj: pure; stainless; spotless
becca's house is immaculate
unkempt
adj: untidy; messy; in dissarray
sarah ann's room is unkempt
amphitheater
n: an area surrounded by rows of seats sloping upward from the center
boudoir
n: a woman's private dressing room, sitting room, or bedroom
von's boudoir
crypt
n: an underground burial vault, especially one under a church
under ground grave
foyer
n: a lobby or entrance hall
christmas tree in the foyer
agnostic
n: one who believes the existence of God cannot be proved but who does not deny such existence may be possible
thomas is agnostic
atheist
noun: one who does not believe God exists
blasphemy
noun: an act of contempt for something sacred, or for God.
orthodox
adj: adhering to established, especially religious, beliefs
greek orthodox stayed the same
pacifist
noun: one who opposes aggression or violence
hippies are pacifist. they dont like war
zealous
ADJ: enthusiastically devoted to a cause or goal
he is zealously pro life.
contempt
N: angry disregard; haughty disgust
he showed contempt by slamming the door
extortion
noun: the act of obtaining funds through force or intimidattion
he robbed the store through extortion
impending
upcoming, about to occur
incarcerate
to jail
he got incarcerated for murder
penal
adj: concerning punishment for crime
he studied penal codes to lessen his sentence
eminent
standing out in quality or position
dr. mcdreamy is an eminent brain surgeon.

mnms
nautical
having to do with ships or sailors
his nautical nonsense
amphibious
capable of living on land or water
frogs
tacit
implied but not expressed
his hate was tacit
vicarious
experiencing indirectly through another
he vicariously accepted chrisr
capital
assets
money
incentive
something motivating one to act
another word for initiative
audit
to examine and verify accounts
audit accound
facsimile
precise copy
fax
subordinate
subject to another's control
he is subordinate to his boss
epic poem
a long narrative poem that recounts a hero. involves supernatural events, long time periods, distant journeys, life and death struggles.
folk epic
focuses on one character
alliteration
beginning nearby words or stressed syllables with the same, usually cononant, sound.
miserable, mighty men tormented
caesura
an obvious pause in a line of poetry
kenning
a stock metaphorical phrase used instead of a simple noun to identify something with something it is not
whale road
lyric poetry
poetry that expresses a speaker's personal thoughts and feelings
short & musical
irony
expectation and reality
allusion
references authors expect you to know
cain
apostrophe
speaker talks to an inanimate object
hyperbole
uses exaggeration, strong emotion
synecdoche
a part is use for a whole
imagery
"word pictures"
theme
main idea
personification
animals get human qualities
epitaph
memory of someone
elegy
serious poem in memory
fate
wyrd
hrothgar
king of denmark
welthow
wife of hrothgar
healfdane
father of hrothgar
beowulf
hero: from sweden
edgetho
beowulf's dad
hyglac
uncle of beowulf
wiglaf
helps beowulf beat dragon
grendel
monster
geats
geatland
scops
poets
beowulf takes place in _______ then ________.
Denmark then Geatland
leader in LOF
ralph
intellectual LOF
Piggy
killed piggy
roger
forgot his name
percival
littlun with mullbery birthmark
killed in fire
simon
"christ like"
symbol
conch
ralph cried for
end of innocence, darkness of man's heart
Beowulf was written in
old english
BW was written by
unknown
geats are from
south sweden
Harot was a _____ ______ which is a large dining hall
mead hall
helped beowulf fight dragon
wiglaf
CT - 5 tradesman came from
craftguild
pardoner
known as dainty
chaucer admires 2 people
knight and parson
stories were written to
entertain
the prize of the best story is
supper
the prize goes to the
most pleasing and uplifting
outsmarted lawyers
manciple
beowulf written in
1000 ad
dont get author confused with
narrator
knight
first described
wife of bath
married 5 times, slightly deaf
nun
prioress:
liked to hunt:
monk
servant:
yeoman
fryer
hubert: liscene to beg. found girls husbands after getting them pregnant
impressive with no one knowing he is in debt
merchant
"gladly would he learn and gladly teach"
oxford cleric
able attourney
sgt. of law
with lawyer
open to visitors
franklin
squire
hot young lover
20 yrs old
knight's son
dt
parson
preacher: ideal christian
plowman
with parson
miller
wart on nose with hair
good at stealing grain
reeve
lawyer
bought food for law students
summoner
bad acne
dirty old man
paid to summon
pardoner
sold pardons
most corrupt
more like a womans
sold fake holy relics
harry bailey
host at tabard inn
came up with idea of tales
doctor
loved gold
sailor
skipper
no conscience
with 5 trademan. specialty was pie with sause color of sore
cook
belonged to union
5 trademan