12 terms

The Samurai's Tale (Haugaard) chapters 21-29

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ruse
n. a crafty trick or deception
missive
n. a letter that is usually anonymous
ironic
adj. expressing something different and opposite from what is meant
vanquished
v. to defeat.
calamity
n. an event that causes great distress and suffering
calligraphy
the art of producing beautiful writing using special pens or brushes, or the writing produced this way
betrothed
adj. engaged to be married
n. the person to whom one is engaged
aloof
adj. not friendly or forthcoming; cool or distant
soothsayer
n. a person who is supposed to be able to see the future
stern
serious and strict, and showing strong disapproval of someone's behaviour
boisterous
makes a lot of noise and has a lot of energy
garrison
a group of soldiers living in a town or fort and defending it

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