The Tempest ELA Vocabulary List 2 peerless Adjective Without equal; unrivaled; nothing/no one better. sinews Noun Tendons or ligaments. surfeited Adjective Having consumed too much of something; full, satisfied. vigilance Noun The action or state of keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties; watchfulness. abstemious Adjective Not self-indulgent, especially when eating and drinking; moderate, sparing. barren Adjective Infertile; (of land) too poor to produce much or any vegetation. compensation Noun Repayment; something, typically money, awarded to someone as a recompense for loss, injury, or suffering. deity Noun A god or goddess; divine status, quality, or nature. disdain Noun Scorn; the feeling that someone or something is unworthy of one's consideration or respect; contempt. mute Adjective Unable or unwilling to speak; refraining from speech or temporarily speechless. oracle Noun A fortune-teller; a priest or priestess acting as a medium through whom advice or prophecy was sought from the gods in classical antiquity. rabble Noun Unruly and disorderly crowd; a mob. vexed Adjective Troubled; annoyed, frustrated, or worried. auspicious Adjective Favorable; a sign of future success; lucky. chastise Verb To scold or upbraid; to rebuke or reprimand severely. discourse Noun Conversation; discussion; written or spoken communication or debate. promontory Noun Cliff or point of high land that juts out into a large body of water; a headland. rapier Noun A small dagger; a thin, light, sharp-pointed sword used for thrusting. score Noun Twenty of something. nuptial(s) Noun A wedding or marriage.