The myth of Gawain and the Green Knight - Dan Kwartler

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


When a bull or other animal is bellowing, it is making a loud, angry sound. The sound is often violent and frightening.

  • The bull was bellowing and charging towards the fence.
  • The crowd was so noisy that I couldn't hear the bellowing animal.

When you have hesitation, you are not sure about what to do. You might be hesitant about making a decision, or you might be hesitant about doing something because you don't know how it will turn out.

  • I have a lot of hesitation when it comes to making decisions.
  • He showed a lot of hesitation when he told her his decision.

To be honorably discharged from a military conflict is to leave the fight on good terms. Soldiers who are honorably discharged often receive a medal or other recognition.

  • He was honorably discharged from the military after serving his country for a few years.
  • She was honorably discharged from the military after serving her country for many years.

When someone describes somebody or something as beastly, they mean that they are very cruel or violent. They might use the word to describe a person or animal that is acting very aggressively.

  • The beastly dog attacked the child.
  • The beastly weather is making it difficult to go outside.

To implore someone is to ask them to do something that you think is important. You might implore your friends to come to your party, or you might implore your boss to give you a promotion.

  • He implored the crowd to stop chanting.
  • She implored the judge to give her a fair trial.

To rebuff someone is to reject them politely. When someone rebuffs you, they usually do it in a way that is not aggressive or hostile.

  • He tried to rebuff her offer, but she was too pushy.
  • She tried to rebuff his offer, but he was too polite.

ominously means ominously or ominously enough. When you say something is ominously, you mean that it is a warning or that there is danger involved.

  • The ominously large storm was causing a lot of damage.
  • The ominously quiet room was making her feel uneasy.

When someone is stoically calm, they are not emotional or upset. They are usually very calm and composed, even in difficult situations.

  • He stoically accepted his fate and walked to the executioner's block.
  • She stoically endured the pain of the burn.

To be absolved is to be forgiven. When someone is absolved, they have been forgiven by the person or group that they have wronged.

  • The priest absolved the congregation of their sins.
  • The king absolved the soldier of his crimes.