Tolkien Reading Day: Tolkien Reading Day, List 5

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  1. despoil
    plunder or steal goods
  2. mar
    destroy or injure severely
  3. haughty
    having or showing arrogant superiority
  4. thwart
    hinder or prevent, as an effort, plan, or desire
  5. wroth
    intensely angry or incensed
  6. craven
    lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful
  7. ward
    a person who is under the protection of another
  8. guise
    an artful or simulated semblance
  9. chafe
    feel extreme irritation or anger
  10. splay
    widen or spread apart
  11. brigand
    an armed thief who is (usually) a member of a band
  12. fray
    a noisy fight
  13. jeer
    laugh at with contempt and derision
  14. rabble
    a disorderly crowd of people
  15. jowl
    a looseness of the flesh of the lower cheek and jaw
  16. loll
    hang loosely or laxly
  17. sortie
    a military action in which besieged troops burst forth
  18. vigil
    a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe
  19. bracken
    large coarse fern often several feet high
  20. conclave
    a confidential or secret meeting
  21. mockery
    showing your contempt by derision
  22. gaunt
    very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
  23. waylay
    wait in hiding to attack
  24. sedge
    a grassy plant that grows in wet areas around the world
  25. glen
    a narrow secluded valley (in the mountains)
  26. bandy
    discuss lightly
  27. hearken
    listen; used mostly in the imperative
  28. defile
    spot, stain, or pollute
  29. proffer
    present for acceptance or rejection
  30. bivouac
    temporary living quarters built by the army for soldiers
  31. vanguard
    the leading units moving at the head of an army
  32. rampart
    an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
  33. fodder
    coarse food composed of plants or leaves and stalks
  34. parapet
    fortification consisting of a low wall
  35. sable
    of a dark somewhat brownish black
  36. tempest
    a strong storm with violent winds
  37. brazen
    made of or resembling brass, as in color or hardness
  38. tumult
    a state of commotion and noise and confusion
  39. whet
    sharpen by rubbing
  40. parley
    discuss, as between enemies
  41. reel
    be dizzy, disoriented, or bewildered
  42. delude
    be dishonest with
  43. hovel
    small crude shelter used as a dwelling
  44. gait
    an animal's manner of moving
  45. descry
    catch sight of
  46. cauldron
    a very large pot that is used for boiling
  47. flotsam
    the floating wreckage of a ship
  48. jetsam
    part of a ship's cargo thrown overboard to lighten the load
  49. dainty
    something considered choice to eat
  50. fetter
    a shackle for the ankles or feet
Created on March 23, 2023 (updated March 24, 2023)

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