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'The Hobbit' Terms/Vocabulary

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Here's a vocabulary list from The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Use these terms for reference, study, and discussion.

Ch. 1
  • porthole
  • belladonna
  • absurd, discreet
  • scuttling
  • flummoxed
  • wretched
  • parlour
  • kindling
  • fetch
  • fender
  • audacious
  • conspirator
  • remuneration
  • obstinately
  • reverence
  • necromancer
Ch. 2
  • trifle
  • outlandish
  • fluster
  • mantelpiece
  • defrayed
  • esteemed
  • paraphernalia
  • ambled
  • obliged
  • cavalcade
  • primly
  • mutton
  • spits
  • detest
  • plunder
  • gnawed
  • trolls
  • stooped
  • suffocated
  • scabbards
  • sheath
  • larder
  • provisions
  • incantations
  • replenishing
Ch. 3
  • forded
  • solemn
  • dwelling
  • ravine
  • drowsy
  • faggots
  • reeking
  • bannocks
  • folley
  • parapet
  • bridle
  • palpitating
  • gruesome
  • ancestors
  • venerable
  • hoard
  • remnants
  • cleave
  • vexed
  • cunning
  • crescent
Ch. 4
  • deceptions
  • infested
  • astray
  • splinters
  • guffawing
  • drenched
  • tinder
  • flint
  • jammering
  • rummaged
  • ingenious
  • devices
  • grudge
  • hospitable
  • hordes
  • scurrying
Ch. 5
  • groped
  • breeches
  • dagger
  • glimmer
  • subterranean
  • wade
  • slinking
  • throttled
  • prowling
  • wits
  • morsel
  • sacred
  • antiquity
  • splayed
  • resolve
  • despair
  • smote
  • ajar
  • wedged
  • giddy
Ch. 6
  • abominable
  • reputation
  • shuddered
  • benighted
  • nipped
  • acquainted
  • dusk
  • trudge
  • thyme
  • sage
  • marjoram
  • intervals
  • boughs
  • glade porter
  • clamour
  • devouring
  • uncanny
  • lofty
  • shafts
  • bracken
  • bonfire
  • shrivel
  • cinders
  • talons
  • borne
  • tumult
  • flurry
  • pale
  • eyrie
  • precipice
  • rendered
  • yew
  • famished
Ch. 7
  • vain
  • pinnacles
  • spirals
  • outpost
  • plight
  • appalling
  • furrier
  • plodded
  • unimpeachable
  • refuge
  • heath
  • perils
  • veranda
  • vengeance
  • gnarled
Ch. 8
  • lichen
  • ceased
  • bulbous
  • taut
  • falter
  • venison
  • lamenting
  • hart
  • baying
  • hind
  • fawns
  • disquieting
  • eerie
  • tuppence
  • parchingly
  • mirth
  • revive
  • pantries
  • stealthily
  • loathsome
  • quoits
  • infuriate
  • hobble
  • fortress
  • dungeon
  • tilling
  • sternly
Ch. 9
  • haste
  • beeches
  • desert
  • clang
  • hewn
  • surly
  • realm
  • rouse
  • riot
  • remotest
  • nimble
  • ransom
  • portcullis
  • vineyards
  • butler
  • flagons
  • potent
  • vintage
  • blundering
  • adjoining
  • stowed
  • stifling
  • turnkey
  • casks
  • jostling
  • mead
  • kine
  • astride
  • eddying
  • pier
  • snivel
  • suppressed
  • commotion
  • fretted
  • fend
Ch. 10
  • isles
  • loomed
  • dreary
  • bickerings
  • alluding
  • ominous
  • anxiety
  • shingles
  • swirl
  • promontory
  • drought
  • draggled
  • tassel
  • squabbled
  • tolls
  • gammers
  • comrades
  • vagabond
  • molesting
  • waylaid
  • enmity
  • quays
  • thronged
  • obscure
  • pampered
  • inspired
  • fortnight
  • gratitude
  • circuitous
Ch. 11
  • disembarked
  • desolate
  • laden
  • slanting
  • spur
  • bleak
  • barren
  • waning
  • lair
  • vapour
  • quest
  • pondering
  • marauding
  • toiled
  • midday
  • lintel
  • threshold
  • implored
  • fragments
  • mishap
  • slender
  • reigned
  • crannies
  • enclosure
  • trill
Ch. 12
  • debated
  • chorus
  • treacherous
  • wisps
  • slumber
  • coiled
  • mail
  • vessels
  • belched
  • smouldering
  • guardian
  • lust
  • cowered
  • draught
  • cringing
  • dignity
  • scorched
  • perplexed
  • wrath
  • whiff
  • drooping
  • lore
  • flattered
  • sneered
  • scoffed
  • antiquated
  • skulking
  • roving
  • grievous
  • hither
  • cartage
  • wily
  • devastating
  • gloated
  • tenfold
  • flawless
  • spouted
  • ghastly
  • marrow
  • proverb
  • dubious
  • mythical
  • stratagems
  • prod
  • gilded
  • smithereens
Ch. 13
  • tinged
  • pallid
  • wavering
  • timidly
  • swooped
  • fleeting
  • rekindled
  • mound
  • brim
  • studded
  • bewitchment
  • hailed, gaping
  • adornments
  • mouldered
  • furtive
  • tattered
  • fluttering
  • charred
  • channel
  • sobered
  • prosperity
  • steeple
  • dominion
  • perpetually
Ch. 14
  • blotted
  • forging
  • hotfoot
  • prophecies
  • rippled
  • foiled
  • quench
  • twanging
  • archers
  • foes
  • ablaze
  • thatched
  • hindered
  • descendant
  • foreleg
  • barb
  • waxing
  • mournful
  • slain
  • valour
  • eminent
  • benefactors
  • deposed
  • ample
  • recompense
  • widows
  • orphans
  • scowled
  • contrived
  • carcase
  • array
Ch. 15
  • carrion
  • afoot
  • perched
  • decrepit
  • croaked
  • alighted
  • abroad
  • caper
  • fortifying
  • quarriers
  • yore
  • parley
  • heir
  • kindred
  • succoured
  • repent
  • sires
  • quivering
  • truce
Ch. 16
  • avenged
  • siege
  • spluttering
  • sentinels
  • deduct
  • betraying
  • thrice
  • escort
Ch. 17
  • embassy
  • idle
  • heirloom
  • league
  • literally
  • disposed
  • forbear
  • redeem
  • deceit
  • wary
  • hauberk
  • mesh
  • mattocks
  • plaited
  • encircle
  • astir
  • tarry
  • reconciliation
  • colonies
  • assault
  • sufficient summon
  • multitude
  • vanguard
  • feint
  • onslaught
  • heedless
  • scimitars
  • vampire
  • levers
  • restrain
  • stricken
  • hideous
  • corpses
  • hemmed
  • hurtling
  • helm
Ch. 18
  • notched
  • hoarse
  • wept
  • sorrow
  • dislodged
  • bore
  • fray
  • fugitives
  • perished
  • captivity
  • mortal
  • restored
  • overthrown
  • abode
  • hospitality
  • gravely
  • Yule-tide
Ch. 19
  • brink
  • cherish
  • hearth
  • gloaming
  • banished
  • lullaby
  • auction
  • affection
  • memoirs
  • refounded

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