The Sword in the Stone Glossary

The Sword in the Stone Glossary

accolade

An award—or the awarding itself—that conveys a certain sense of distinction in the actions which call for being awarded.

wrought

An entity that is shaped into form from existing material that has not yet been given definition.

impregnable

Something that is indestructible to the point that it cannot be conquered; invincible.

scabbard

The sheath into which a sword fits into for safe conveyance.

rueful

Apologetically remorseful; contrite and repentant.

drone

A low humming or buzzing sound that becomes irritable in its quality of monotony.

embellish

To beautify through ornamentation. The word can be applied to actual physical decoration, but it can also mean to pretty up facts or history or such abstractions as a person’s reputation.

rendezvous

A secret pre-arranged meeting usually taking place away from prying eyes or places where one might be recognized.

disgruntled

A feeling of intense dissatisfaction usually brought on as the result of a sense of not being fully appreciated.

fortified

Reinforced or otherwise strengthened to increase the ability to defend against an attack.

hostelry

Lodging; a place for visitors to stay over.

Calamity

A disastrous event resulting in great misfortune; a catastrophe.

plaintive

A melancholic and sorrowful expression of lament.

despondent

Hopelessly depressed; aggressively forlorn.

benevolent

A charitable sense of compassion based on a desire to understand and sympathize with others in less fortunate circumstances.

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