Canterbury Tales - The Prologue

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This list of words is from "The Prologue" of the Canterbury Tales. There are 20 words from the McDougall Littell textbook.


 
  
Created Nov 14, 2007
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1. accrue –
 
v. to come as gain; accumulate
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2. agility –
 
n. an ability to move quickly and easily; nimbleness
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3. defer –
 
v. to postpone
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4. diligent –
 
adj. painstaking; hard-working (diligence; diligently)
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5. disdain –
 
n. a show of contempt; scorn
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6. dispatch –
 
n. promptness; efficiency
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7. eminent –
 
adj. standing out above others; high-ranking; prominent
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8. frugal –
 
adj. careful with money; thrifty
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9. malady –
 
n. a disease or disorder; ailment
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10. mode –
 
n. a current fashion or style
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11. personable –
 
adj. pleasing in behavior and appearance
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12. repine –
 
v. to complain; fret
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13. sedate –
 
adj. a composed dignified manner; calm (sedately; sedative)
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14. wield –
 
v. to handle skillfully
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15. sundry –
 
adj. various
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16. verity –
 
n. truth (verily; veritable; aver; verify)
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17. duress –
 
n. compulsion by means of threats
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18. secular –
 
adj. outside the church; non-religious
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19. tempest –
 
n. violent storm
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20. superfluous –
 
adj. excess; more than is needed (superfluity)

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