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accost
to approach and speak to aggressively
abashed
self-conscious, embarrassed
inscribe
to write, carve, or mark on a surface
ignoble
of low birth or position
tumultuous
wildly excited, confused, or agitated
prowess
great ability or skill
diverted
amused, entertained
fidelity
loyalty, devotion
petulantly
crankily, in an annoyed way
indignantly
with quiet, dignified anger in response to something unjust
vulgar
characterized by a lack of good breeding or good taste
sumptuous
costly and magnificent
desolate
deserted or uninhibited
combatant
one trained for, or engaged in, combat
throng
to move or gather in large numbers
ruefully
regretfully
myth
a traditional story of anonymous origin that deals with supernatural elements
legend
traditional story handed down from the past and believed to be based on historical events and actual heros
chivalry
the ideal qualifications of a knight
courtly love
highly stylized code of behavior popular from the 12th to 14th century that prescribed the rules of conduct between lovers
fealty
loyalty to a lord
quest
an adventurous expedition undertaken by a knight to secure or achieve something
blank verse
unrhymed, iambic pentameter
Round Table
the table, made round to avoid quarrels as to precedence, about which King Arthur and his knights sat
motif
a recurrent thematic element in a literary work
squire
a young man of noble birth who serves a knight as an aspirant to knighthood
liege
a feudal lord entitled to allegiance and service
parody
a humorous imitation of another, usually serious work
knight-errant
a wandering knight who traveled widely in search of adventures
knave
an unprincipled, untrustworthy, or dishonest person
Camelot
the legendary site of King Arthur's palace and court
utopia
an imaginary island described as enjoying perfection of law
accolade
any award, honor, or laudatory notice
seneschal
an officer having full charge of domestic arrangements in the household of a medieval prince of dignitary
tilting/jousting
to engage in battle with lances
crusade
a war carried on under papal sanction