Canterbury Tales Vocabulary: Shorter definitions

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Martyr
One who dies for the Faith
Devout
holy, prayerful
Chivalry
Knight's code of honor
Wary
cautious
Brooch
jewelry piece
Reckoning
plotting
Deeds
document of ownership
Ulcer
open sore
Parishioners
members of a parish
Decree
authoritative order
Vice
sin, moral weakness
Oath
curse
Parley
banter
Miscreants
criminals
Perdition
damnation
Repent
atone for sin
gluttony
overeating
tarry
delay
absolution
remission of sins
pique
resentment
tribulation
trials, trouble
cask
barrel
statutes
written laws
implored
pleaded, begged
extort
obtain by force
discreet
careful, secretive
crone
old hag
dejected
sad
crooned
sang, hummed
heady
intoxicating, excited
sovereignty
authority
contemptuous
scorning
bequeath
pass on inheritance
prowess
expertise
temporal
worldly, secular
covet
deeply desire
calumniate
to slander
pestilence
plague
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