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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