Vocabulary from the book: myths and legends

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Myths and legends

Anguish: excruciating or acute distress, suffering, or pain

Cursed: deserving a curse; hateful; abominable

Void: without contents; empty

Grim: of a sinister or ghastly character; repellent

Groans: To voice a deep, inarticulate sound, as of pain, grief, or displeasure

Damned: condemned or doomed, esp. to eternal punishment

Scalding: To burnwith or as if with hot liquid or steam

Wept: to express grief, sorrow, or any overpowering emotion by shedding tears

Brooded: The young of certain animals, especially a group of young birds or fowl hatched at one time and cared for by the same mother

Crannies: a small, narrow opening in a wall, rock, etc

Decree: a formal and authoritative order, esp. one having the force of law:Frowned: To regard something with disapproval or distaste

Griming: dirt, soot, or other filthy matter, esp. adhering to or embedded in a surface

Poplars:Any of several fast-growing deciduous trees of the genus Populus having unisexual flowers borne in catkins

Hither: to or toward this place

Thither: on the farther or other side or in the direction away from the person speaking

Vague:not clearly or explicitly stated or expressed

Tarnished: To dull the luster of; discolor, especially by exposure to air or dirt

Clustered: A group of the same or similar elements gathered or occurring closely together; a bunch

Sough: to make a rushing, rustling, or murmuring sound

Quench: to slake, satisfy, or allay (thirst, desires, passion

Scope: extent or range of view, outlook,application, operation, effectiveness

Brooding: preoccupied with depressing, morbid, or painful memories or thoughts

Flickered: To move waveringly; flutter

Menaced: something that threatens to cause evil, harm, injury,

Pierced: punctured or perforated, as to form a decorative design

Cornices: A horizontal molded projection that crowns or completes a building or wall

Wrinkled: asmall furrow or crease in the skin, esp. of the face, as from aging or frowning

Glow: a light emitted by or as if by a substance heated to luminosity; incandescence

Opals: A gemstone made of this mineral, noted for its rich iridescence

Dim: not bright; obscure from lack of light or emitted light

Sleek: smooth or glossy, as hair, an animal, etc

Scowled: To wrinkle or contract the browas an expression of anger or disapproval

yielding: inclined to give in; submissive; compliant

brazen: shameless or impudent

sinewy: vigorous or forceful, as language, style, etc.:

gratingly: irritating or unpleasant to one's feelings

pleaded: to appeal or entreat earnestly

unfathomed: situated at or extending to great depth; too deep to have been sounded or plumbed; "the profounddepths of the sea"; "the dark unfathomed caves of ocean"-Thomas Gray; "unplumbed depths of the sea"; "remote and unsounded caverns" 

gleaming: A brief beam or flash of light

withstand: to stand or hold out against; resist or oppose, esp. successfully

treachurus: the scads (particularly horse mackerels) 

lurked: To move furtively; sneak

wintry: resembling winter weather; having snow,frost, cold, storms, etc

mournful: feeling or expressing sorrow or grief; sorrowful; sad

wrinkled: a small furrow or crease in the skin, esp. of the face, as from aging or frowning

fistful: a handful:

dough: flour or meal combined with water, milk, etc., in a mass for baking into bread, cake, etc

scuffle: to struggle or fight in a rough, confused manner

rawhide: untanned skin ofcattle or other animals

wigman: German dancer and choreographer

erelong: before long; soon.

Bonfire: a large fire built in the open air, for warmth, entertainment, or celebration, to burn leaves, garbage, etc., or as a signal.

Pyre: a pile or heap of wood or other combustible material.

Scuttle: a deep bucket for carrying coal

Flutter: to beat rapidly, as the heart

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