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43 terms

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