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The Hobbit Vocabulary

Depredations
the act of preying upon, robbery, stealing
flummoxed
confused
larders
pantry, a place where food is stored
audacious
intrepidly daring, adventurous
conspirator
one who joins in a secret agreement to do an unlawful or wrong act
runes
mystery, magic, writing on maps used by the multiple creatures in The Hobbit.
remuneration
the act of paying an equivilent for
prefer
to like better or best
sorcerous
magical
repose
to lie at rest
requisite
essential, necessary
plunder
to take goods by force
kin
a group of persons of common ancestry
mutton
the flesh of a mature sheep used for food
waning
decreasing
uncanny
seeming to have a supernatural character or origin
antiquity
ancient times
suspicion
mistrusting something without proof or evidence
dell
a secluded hollow or small valley usually covered with trees and/or turf
abominable
worthy of or causing disguist or hatred
astonished
wondered or suprised
eyrie
the nest of a bird on a cliff or mountain
glade
an open space surrounded by woods
plight
incoming danger
dale
valley
mead
a fermented beverage made of water and honey, malt, and yeast; beer
unimpeachable
not to be called in question, blameless
gnarled
full of knots
pinnacle
an upright architectural member generally ending in a small spire; the top point
tunic
a simple slip on garment made with or without sleeves and usually knee length or longer
pursuing
to follow in order to overtake, capture, kill, or defeat
expedition
a journey or excursion under taken for a specific purpose
quest
an act or instence of seeking
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