Horndog vocab test 80 questions
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a guild or corporation.
the medieval knightly system with its religious, moral, and social code.
(of a medieval knight) engage in a sports contest in which two opponents on horseback fight with lances.
thick, durable twilled cloth with a short nap, usually dyed in dark colors.
a young nobleman acting as an attendant to a knight before becoming a knight himself.
a young trainee in knighthood.
a groove or set of grooves forming a surface decoration.
a servant in a royal or noble household, ranking between a sergeant and a groom or a squire and a page.
a strengthening piece of iron or timber used in building and carpentry. a device that clamps things tightly together or that gives support, in particular.
a woman who is head of a house of certain orders of nuns.
calm, quiet, or composed; undisturbed by passion or excitement:
the full extent of something from end to end; the amount of space that something covers. Like a bridge
Abbot, meaning father, is an ecclesiastical title given to the head of a monastery in various traditions, including Christianity. The office may also be given as an honorary title to a clergyman who is not actually the head of a monastery. The female equivalent is abbess.
delicately small and pretty.
a covered walk in a convent, monastery, college, or cathedral, typically with a wall on one side and a colonnade open to a quadrangle on the other
a man who is head of a house or group of houses of certain religious orders, in particular.
the man next in rank below an abbot.
the head of a house of friars.
(of a person) having a pleasant appearance and manner.
a bishop or other high ecclesiastical dignitary.
a member of any of certain religious orders of men, especially the four mendicant orders (Augustinians, Carmelites, Dominicans, and Franciscans).
a statement setting out essential religious doctrine.
a true principle or belief, especially one of fundamental importance.
a long ceremonial scarf worn especially by the clergy.
a musical instrument with a droning sound played by turning a handle, which is typically attached to a rosined wheel sounding a series of drone strings, with keys worked by the left hand.
(of sums of money or benefits) be received by someone in regular or increasing amounts over time.
a former monetary unit and coin of the UK, withdrawn in 1961, equal to a quarter of an old penny.
(of an independent person or body) reach an authoritative judgment or settlement.
a fine smooth yarn spun from combed long-staple wool.
the particolored costume of a jester.
an act of giving one thing and receiving another (especially of the same type or value) in return.
a priest or religious leader, especially a Christian or Muslim one.
promotion or appointment to a position or office.
a long speech or piece of writing, typically one regarded as tedious.
a landowner of free but not noble birth in the 14th and 15th centuries in England.
(in medieval science and medicine) of or having the constitution associated with the predominance of blood among the bodily humors, supposedly marked by a ruddy complexion and an optimistic disposition.
is a system of philosophy based upon the teachings of the ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus, founded around 307 BC. Epicurus was an atomic materialist, following in the steps of Democritus. His materialism led him to a general attack on superstition and divine intervention.
cut through the bark all the way around (a tree or branch), typically in order to kill it or to kill a branch to make the tree more fruitful.
an inhabitant of a town or borough with full rights of citizenship.
(in Anglo-Saxon England) a noble serving the king as a chief officer in a district or shire.
a loose sleeveless cloak or shawl, worn especially by women.
a cord passed around the neck, shoulder, or wrist for holding a knife, whistle, or similar object.
the year or place in which wine, especially wine of high quality, was produced.
a violent windy storm
astronomy and astrology
Astronomy is the study of the universe and its contents outside of Earth's atmosphere. Astronomers examine the positions, motions, and properties of celestial objects. Astrology attempts to study how those positions, motions, and properties affect people and events on Earth.
a disease or ailment.
a person who prepared and sold medicines and drugs.
an unnecessarily or excessively large amount or number of something.
a fine lustrous silk or similar synthetic fabric with a crisp texture.
a fatal epidemic disease, especially bubonic plague.
extreme anger (chiefly used for humorous or rhetorical effect).
indeed (often used ironically or to express surprise or indignation).
is the name of the covering worn over the head and around the neck and chin by women in the late medieval period, as well as by some modern nuns
the condition or quality of being adequate or sufficient.
a vertical wooden post or plank in a building or other structure.
(of metals) beaten out or shaped by hammering.
figure of speech
a word or phrase used in a nonliteral sense to add rhetorical force to a spoken or written passage.
is characterized by pathological guilt about moral or religious issues. It is personally distressing, objectively dysfunctional, and often accompanied by significant impairment in social functioning.
the president of a village or town council.
an officer who buys provisions for a college, monastery, or other institution.
is someone the medieval church hires to call people before the ecclesiastical court for their spiritual crimes, like adultery or heresy, the punishment for which can be excommunication (expulsion from the church).
(English unit of weight=14 pounds)
a person in charge of horses or other livestock on a ranch.
Originally recorded as a rare Scots word for a kind of pantomime dance, the term later (late 16th century) denoted a professional jester. A fool
when describing something that is overly confusing, or if someone is deliberately making a story or a situation more complicated than necessary.
bad-tempered or irritable.
attach (a piece of equipment) to another.
money that is owed and should have been paid earlier.
the agent or steward of a landlord.
a winged angelic being described in biblical tradition as attending on God. It is represented in ancient Middle Eastern art as a lion or bull with eagles' wings and a human face, and regarded in traditional Christian angelology as an angel of the second highest order of the ninefold celestial hierarchy.( an angel)
a severe abscess or multiple boil in the skin, typically infected with staphylococcus bacteria.
are a type of sea snail, or gastropod, inhabiting the Atlantic Ocean and some of its bays and sounds in North America and Europe. Farther south, the family includes conch.
threats, violence, constraints, or other action brought to bear on someone to do something against their will or better judgment.
a district under the pastoral care of a bishop in the Christian Church.
a blue-flowered herbaceous plant that is cultivated for its seed (linseed) and for textile fiber made from its stalks.
usually consists of the physical remains of a saint or the personal effects of the saint or venerated person preserved for purposes of veneration as a tangible memorial.
a castrated animal, especially a male horse.
the quality of being scurrilous.
an earnest or humble request.