Canterbury Tales Vocab

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pilgrimage

a journey to a sacred place

morsel

a small amount of food

cloister

a shelter

hallow

holy

sundry

various

supple

able to bend easily

penitent

feeling shame

arbitrate

to settle a dispute

motley

varied

pestilence

deadly disease

prelate

high ranking clergyman

accrue

accumulate, increase

heath

open wasteland

zest

enjoyment

solicitous

showing over interest, concern

benign

gentle, good-natured

diligent

hardworking

mercenary

working for pay

rebuke

scold or scorn

subtle

not obvious

prevarication

a lie

burgess

former member of parliament

defer

to put off

cavalcade

procession of horses

discreet

careful

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