Tolkien Reading Day: Tolkien Reading Day, List 6

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  1. grit
    small coarse bits of stone, sand, or gravel
  2. gainsay
    take exception to
  3. forsooth
    certainly; indeed (now often used ironically)
  4. gibbet
    an instrument of public execution
  5. dotard
    someone whose age has impaired his or her intellect
  6. redress
    make reparations or amends for
  7. remonstrance
    the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
  8. rankle
    make resentful or angry
  9. testy
    easily irritated or annoyed
  10. hummock
    a small natural mound
  11. converse
    carry on a discussion
  12. haste
    overly eager speed and possible carelessness
  13. fawning
    attempting to win favor by flattery
  14. cur
    an inferior dog or one of mixed breed
  15. mire
    a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
  16. noisome
    offensively malodorous
  17. crane
    a long-necked wading bird
  18. wile
    the use of tricks to deceive someone
  19. pinion
    wing of a bird
  20. dryad
    a deity or nymph of the woods
  21. shun
    avoid and stay away from deliberately
  22. harry
    make a pillaging or destructive raid on, as in wartimes
  23. plait
    a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
  24. trappings
    ornaments; embellishments to or characteristic signs of
  25. stead
    the place properly occupied or served by another
  26. flit
    move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart
  27. victuals
    a source of materials to nourish the body
  28. trestle
    a supporting tower used to support a bridge
  29. dotage
    mental infirmity as a consequence of old age
  30. aghast
    struck with fear, dread, or consternation
  31. dank
    unpleasantly cool and humid
  32. entreat
    ask for or request earnestly
  33. troth
    a solemn pledge of fidelity
  34. bygone
    well in the past; former
  35. blanch
    turn pale, as if in fear
  36. espy
    catch sight of
  37. portend
    indicate by signs
  38. covert
    secret or hidden
  39. dun
    a color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color
  40. pall
    burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped
  41. unsullied
    free from blemishes
  42. scythe
    an edge tool for cutting grass
  43. unabated
    continuing at full strength or intensity
  44. bereft
    lacking or deprived of something
  45. spite
    meanness or nastiness
Created on March 23, 2023 (updated March 24, 2023)

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