The myth of Loki and the deadly mistletoe - Iseult Gillespie

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


To foretell something is to say or write what will happen in the future. When you foretell a disaster, you are warning people about what will happen.

  • The fortuneteller predicted that the world would end in 2012.
  • The fortuneteller predicted that the stock market would go down.

A sprig is a small branch or twig. It's often used to describe something that is small and insignificant.

  • The sprig of grass was barely visible among the weeds.
  • The sprig of lavender was the only thing that was bright and colorful in the garden.

slyly means with a hidden or sly intention. When she slyly looked away, she was trying to avoid his gaze.

  • He slyly took the candy from the bowl without anyone noticing.
  • The sly way she talked about her exboyfriend was making him angry.

To flicker is to blink rapidly, to turn on and off very quickly. When the light flickers, it looks like it's flickering.

  • The light flickers because the power is going out.
  • The light flickers because the candle is going out.

A craggy surface is rough and uneven. This is usually the result of erosion, which is the process of removing something from the Earth's surface.

  • The cliffs along the coastline are craggy because of the erosion that has taken place over the years.
  • The craggy surface made it very difficult to walk on.

Cackle is the sound that someone makes when they are laughing. It's usually a very high-pitched sound.

  • The cackling woman was horrifying.
  • The cackling man was creepy.

To accost someone is to speak to them aggressively or threaten them. You might accost someone on the street to try to get them to stop doing what they're doing.

  • He accosted the thief, yelling and screaming.
  • She accosted the waiter, demanding to know what was taking so long.

To wriggle is to move around in a way that is uncomfortable or uncomfortable to the point of being painful. When you wriggle, you are trying to get out of something or to move to a more comfortable position.

  • He wriggled around in the chair for a while before he finally got comfortable.
  • The prisoner wriggled around until she was free.

To douse something is to pour a lot of water on it. When you douse a fire, you are trying to put it out.

  • They doused the fire with water before it spread any further.
  • They doused the protesters with water when they started to riot.