Tolkien Reading Day: Tolkien Reading Day, List 4

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  1. yoke
    a wooden frame across the shoulders for carrying buckets
  2. vie
    compete for something
  3. abide
    put up with something or somebody unpleasant
  4. folly
    foolish or senseless behavior
  5. tryst
    a secret rendezvous, especially a romantic one
  6. waning
    a gradual decrease in magnitude or extent
  7. sinew
    a band of tissue connecting a muscle to its bony attachment
  8. nicety
    conformity with some standard of correctness or propriety
  9. tunic
    loose fitting cloak or blouse extending to the hips or knees
  10. lament
    a cry of sorrow and grief
  11. hock
    joint of the hind leg of hoofed mammals
  12. fathom
    a linear unit of measurement for water depth
  13. pallid
    pale, as of a person's complexion
  14. ponderous
    having great mass and weight and unwieldiness
  15. covet
    wish, long, or crave for
  16. stagger
    astound or overwhelm, as with shock
  17. scimitar
    a curved saber used in Eastern countries
  18. affray
    a noisy fight
  19. wizened
    lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
  20. onset
    the beginning or early stages
  21. gird
    prepare oneself for action or a confrontation
  22. fend
    try to manage without help
  23. sunder
    break apart or in two, using violence
  24. scrabble
    grope, scratch, or feel searchingly
  25. amends
    something done or paid to make up for a wrong
  26. array
    lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line
  27. wont
    an established custom
  28. glower
    look at with a fixed gaze
  29. lamentation
    the passionate activity of expressing grief
  30. ewer
    an open vessel with a handle and a spout for pouring
  31. wrack
    the destruction or collapse of something
  32. wherefore
    the cause or intention underlying an action or situation
  33. assuage
    provide physical relief, as from pain
  34. wayward
    resistant to guidance or discipline
  35. wistfully
    in a pensively sad manner
  36. burnished
    made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing
  37. strand
    a shore periodically covered and uncovered by the tides
  38. cataract
    a large waterfall; violent rush of water over a precipice
  39. fen
    low-lying wet land with grassy vegetation
  40. tortuous
    marked by repeated turns and bends
  41. tress
    (usually plural) a long lock of hair
  42. shoal
    a stretch of shallow water
  43. gunwale
    a plank or ridge at the top of the side of a boat
  44. portage
    carrying boats and supplies overland
  45. cower
    crouch or curl up
Created on March 23, 2023 (updated March 24, 2023)

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