Knight's Tale Vocab

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Clemency

mercy

Disconsolate

without consolation or comfort; unhappy

Iniquity

evil

Obsequies

funeral rites

Mien

a person's look or demeanor

Fetters

manacles or handcuffs

Beatitude

supreme blessedness

Adamantine

unbreakable

Conclave

a private meeting; a secluded group

Fallow

inactive, (of a sow) not pregnant; (farmland) plowed and harrowed but left unsown for a period in order to restore its fertility as part of a crop rotation or to avoid surplus production

Hew

chop or cut with an axe; conform or adhere to

Lineage

lineal descent from an ancestor

Impudence

the not showing of due respect for another person

Encumber

restrict or burden such that free action or movement is difficult

Felonious

of, relating to, or involved in crime

Abate

becoming less intense or widespread (of something hostile)

Vouchsafe

approve, accept

Stratagem

a plan or scheme, esp. one used to outwit an opponent

Carrion

the decaying flesh of dead animals

Effigy

a sculpture or model of a person

Benign

gentle, kindly; not harmful

Vainglorious

having excessive pride in oneself or one's achievements, excessive vanity

Vestment

robe worn by clergy during services

Edifice

a building, esp. a large, imposing one

Albeit

although

Wan

pale, weak, without luster

Pestilence

a fatal epidemic disease, esp. bubonic plague

Retinue

a group of advisers, assistants, or others accompanying an important person

Clarion

a shrill, narrow-tubed war trumpet; loud and clear

Panoply

a complete or impressive collection of things; a splendid display

Herald

an official messenger bringing news; person or thing viewed as a sign (foreshadowing); hist. an official to oversee ceremonies and make proclamations

Truncheon

a short, thick stick carried as a weapon by a police officer; a staff or baton acting as a symbol of authority

Tumult

a loud confusing noise; confusion or disorder

Caterwaul

make a shrill or howling noise; such a noise

Salve

an oitment for the protection or healing of the skin

Rancour

bitterness or resentfulness, esp. when longstanding

Inter

to bury

sepulchre

a small room or monument, cut in rock or built of stone, in which a dead person is laid or buried

unwonted

unaccustomed or unusual

pall

a cloth spread over a coffin, hearse, or tomb

visage

a face

engender

cause or give rise to

eschew

deliberately avoid using; abstain from

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