Beowulf Words

1. Beacon (James)-
Noun. A signal or guiding device.
The Lighthouse of Alexandria become a beacon to lost ships at sea.

2. Brood-Cait
(noun) a number of young produced or hatched at one time; a family of offspring or young.
The Chicken laid a brood of eggs yesterday
(verb) to think or worry persistently or moodily about; ponder:
He brooded overthe problem.

3. Cower (Mike S)
(Verb) to crouch, as in fear or shame.
Grendel cowered in fear as beowulf approached him.

4. Enigma (Matt B)
(noun) a puzzling or inexplicable occurrence or situation;a person of puzzling or contradictory character
I can never figure out why Lila doesn't like me; it's an enigma.

5. Hoard (Shallan)
(noun) a supply or accumulation that is hidden or carefully guarded for preservation, future use.
He kept a a vast hoard of silver.
(verb) to accumulate for preservation, future use, etc., in a hidden or carefully guarded place:
Because of the distaster, we were forced to hoard food during a shortage.

6. Imperious (David)- adj.- Commanding, Expecting obedience, Dictatorial.
You could say Adolf Hitler was a very imperios man, demanding obedience from all, if not, death was the only other choice.

7. Lament (Renee)
(verb)-to feel or express sorrow or regret for: to lament his absence.
We lamented his absence from school.

8. Pagan (Ian)
(noun) a person who is not a Christina, Jew or Muslim
(adjective) irreligious or hedonistic.
To save Heorot from grendel, Hrothgar's warriors turned to pagan practices.

9. Prudent (Justin)
(adj.)careful in providing for the future; provident
You have to be prudent in what you do so you can get to where you want to be in your life

10. Relic (Matt T)
(noun) a surviving memorial of something past; an object having interest by reason of its age or its association with the past:
The museum was full of of historic relics.

11. Reproach (Benita)
-to find fault with a person.
-to upbraid.
-to be a cause of blame or discredit to.
My parents repraoched me for lying about my grades.

12. Scruple (Rich)
(noun) a moral or ethical consideration or standard that acts as a restraining force or inhibits certain actions.
He had too many scruples to be a part of that nasty trick the class played.

13. Solace (Brian)
(noun) something that gives comfort, consolation, or relief:
The minister's visit was the dying man's only solace.

14. Supple (Morgan)
(adj) -bending readily without breaking or becoming deformed, flexible.
-charecterized by ease in bending,limber- ex: supple movements.
While doing certain excercises, it is very important to keep your knees supple.

15. Taut (Mike F)
adj. Pulled or drawn tight; not slack
It's important to make sure the sheets are pulled taut when making a bed.