English fairytale: vocabulary

Я очень люблю сказки!

Совсем скоро на экраны кинотеатров выйдет полнометражный фильм “Красавица и Чудовище” от мастеров волшебства – Disney. И я решила написать серию “сказочных” постов под общим названием “English fairytale” с волшебным вокабуляром, зачарованной грамматикой и магическими ресурсами.

Так что, усаживайтесь по-удобнее у камина и…

Once upon a time…


Mystical – beyond ordinary understanding


chivalrous – being attentive to women like an ideal knight

(рыцарский, благородный)

dashing – lively and spirited

(вдохновляющий, полный жизни)

menacing – threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

(страшный, зловещий)

villainous – extremely wicked

(чудовищный, зверский)

ravishing – stunningly beautiful

(восхитительный, очаровательный)

stunning – causing bewilderment or shock or insensibility

(великолепный, сногсшибательный)

gallant – having or displaying great dignity or nobility

(доблестный, величавый)

poisonous – having the qualities of a substance that causes death


peasant – one of a chiefly European class of agricultural laborers

(крестьянин, селянин)

merchant – a businessperson engaged in retail trade


tournament – a competition in which contestants play a series of games


tyrant – a cruel and oppressive dictator

(тиран, деспот)

shield – armor carried on the arm to intercept blows


superstition – an irrational belief arising from ignorance or fear


armor – protective covering made of metal and used in combat


vain – characteristic of false pride


laurel – a wreath of foliage worn on the head as an emblem of victory

(почести, лавры)

weapon – any instrument used in fighting or hunting


courageous – able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching


majestic – superior to mundane matters

(величественный, грандиозный)

dungeon – the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle


disguise – any attire that conceals the wearer’s identity

(маскировка, под маской)

honorable – deserving of esteem and respect

(благородный, честный)


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