King Arthur

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dolorous

sorrowful

flashforward

when the narration skips ahead to tell you what will happen in the future

portcullis

a gate that hangs at the entrance to a castle; it can be lowered to prevent others from entering

leech

in medieval times, referred to a physician

siege

in medieval times, referred to a seat, especially one at the Round Table

hart

a male deer

palfrey

a light saddle horse meant for a woman to ride

cur

an inferior dog or one of mixed breed; a mutt

smite

to inflict a heavy blow, especially with a weapon

joust

a combat between two mounted knights using lances and shields

boon

a blessing, a reward

palisade

a fence or surrounding

alight

to come to rest, to settle

closet

one's private chambers

taper

a candle

pathetic fallacy

a literary device in which the weather patterns mimic the emotions of the characters

dramatic irony

when the reader knows more than the characters do

adder

a snake

motif

a recurring theme or image in a piece of literature

scythe

a long, curved blade meant for cutting grass

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