Chuacer's Vocabulary Terms

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wend

to proceed slowly in one direction

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personable

having a pleasing personality

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host

a person who entertains guests

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4

accrue

to happen as of natural growth or addition

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motley

exhibiting great diversity of elements in appearence

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secular

relating to worldly things, not religious

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asunder

into separate parts

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buffoon

a person who amuses others with jokes

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felicity

state of being happy in a high degree

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10

tricked

an object that has been decorated

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sanguine

cheerfully optimistic, somewhat complacent. Representative of blood red

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12

ecclesiast

a part of a church body

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13

pallor

unusual or extreme paleness

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14

stile

a series of steps to pass a barrier to cattle

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tarry

to remain or stay in place

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supple

pliant or flexible

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17

audit

official verification of accounts, especially financial

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mercenary

a person hired to fight for another country than their own

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gentry

well born and well-bred people of the upper class

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encumbered

to impede or hinder

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21

heath

tract of uncultivated land with shrubs

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hallowed

regarded as holy

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sundry

various or diverse

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boorish

crude or insensitive, ill-mannered

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burnished

to polish a surface by friction, usually metal

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penitent

someone who repents sin

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vintage

wine from a particular harvest

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effigies

a representation or monument

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prevarication

a deliberate misstatement or lie

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pierce

to penetrate with a sharp object

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