Tamburlaine the Great Glossary

Tamburlaine the Great Glossary

thundering

a ​continuous ​loud ​noise

mangle

to ​destroy something by ​twisting it with ​force or ​tearing it into ​pieces so that ​its ​original ​form is ​completely ​changed

paltry

of little ​quality or ​value

disdain

the ​feeling of not ​liking someone or something and ​thinking that they do not ​deserve ​your ​interest or ​respect

rout

to ​defeat an ​enemy ​completely and ​force them to ​run away

stout

(​especially of ​older ​people) ​fat and solid-looking, ​especiallyaround the ​waist

contemptuous

expressing ​contempt

plight

an ​unpleasant ​condition, ​especially a ​serious, ​sad, or ​difficult one

precinct

the ​area that ​surrounds a ​building or ​place

scorn

a very ​strong ​feeling of no ​respect for someone or something that you ​think is ​stupid or has no ​value

prattle

to ​talk in a ​silly way or like a ​child for a ​long ​time about things that are not ​important or without saying anything ​important

parle

a ​discussion between two ​groups of ​people, ​especially one that is ​intended to end an ​argument

vaunted

praised often in a way that is ​considered to be more than ​acceptable or ​reasonable

ensign

a ​flag on a ​ship that ​shows which ​country the ​ship ​belongs to

portly

(​especially of ​middle-aged or ​old men) ​fat and round

puissant

mighty, potent, powerful, strong

mantle

the ​responsibilities of an ​important ​position or ​job, ​especially as given from the ​person who had the ​job to the ​person who ​replaces them

wonted

usual

wan

(of a person's ​face) more ​pale than ​usual and tired-looking

disdain

the ​feeling of not ​liking someone or something and ​thinking that they do not ​deserve ​your ​interest or ​respect

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