Yesterday I was watching The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. I have to admit that I expected at least additional scenes for the DVD version, but anyway, for what it matters, the movie is fantastic.
The thing is, I thought it would be a good idea to write down some words or expressions that I could pick up from the movie, in order to have a list for future reference or just to add up a bit of vocabulary. The list is not extensive nor does contain very specific or hard words or phrasal verbs, but as I wrote before, it might help to build up your vocabulary. One last thing, the meanings of the words are those from the context of the film.
- Stronghold:A place that has been fortified so as to protect it against attack.
- Line: It means ancestry, where you come from, your lineage.
- Thrive: to prosper, to flourish.
- Covet: To desire excessively to possess or have something (like Thorin’s grandfather, he coveted gold).
- Plunder: Steal goods from someone. It also means booty.
- Abduct: Take (someone) away illegally by force or deception; kidnap.
- Decay: The state or process of rotting or decomposition (Do you remember when they entered the Trolls cave?).
- Sap: The fluid that circulates inside the plants.
- Chamomile: An aromatic European plant of the daisy family, with white and yellow daisylike flowers (Chamomile tea is what one of dwarfs offered Gandalf at Bilbo’s house).
- Burglar: A robber, thieve. (“If I say that he is a Burglar, a Burglar he is.” Don’t mess with Gandalf…)
- Wipe out: To erase or destroy something (or someone) completely.
- Draw near: To approach, approximate.
- Vanquish: To defeat completely.
- Give up: Taken someone as lost.
- Take back: To recover. The dwarf were trying to recover Erebor form Smaug.