Beowulf (Heaney) Unit 3

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Assert

declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

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Baleful

threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

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Bane

something causing misery or death

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Brook

Put up with someone or something unpleasant.

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Exploit

use or manipulate to one's advantage

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Hirple

To walk with a limp.

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Keen

intense or sharp; express grief verbally

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Manacle

(v) confine or restrain with or as if with handcuffs; (n) hundcuffs

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Marvel

be amazed at

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Mizzle

To rain in very fine drops.

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Onslaught

An attack against an enemy

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Pinion

bind the arms of or wings of

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Quail

draw back, as with fear or pain

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Recoil

spring back; spring away from an impact

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Solace

comfort offered to one who is disappointed or miserable

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Spurn

reject with contempt

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Stalwart

possessing or displaying courage

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Unremitting

uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing

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Wane

a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)

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Whet

sharpen by rubbing

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