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abstruse
difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge
accrue
grow by addition
adversity
a stroke of ill fortune; a calamitous event
apothecary
pharmacist: a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs
ascendant
position or state of being dominant or in control
avouch
To freely and openly admit; To confess; To confirm or verify, to affirm the validity of
bailiff
an officer of the court who is employed to execute writs and processes and make arrests etc.
benefice
Land granted to a priest in a church that has a source of income attached to it
benign
pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence;
boorish
ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance
carbuncle
an infection larger than a boil and with several openings for discharge of pus
choleric
easily moved to anger
deferred
Of or pertaining to delay of an action; Of or pertaining to bending to someone else's decision or judgment
diligent
quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness
discreet
Respectful of privacy or secrecy; quiet; diplomatic; Not drawing attention, anger or challenge; inconspicuous
disdainful
contemptuous: expressing extreme contempt
duress
Being constrained by threat
ecclesiast
Clergy is the generic term used to describe the formal religious leadership within a given religion
eminent
standing above others in quality or position
engender
To bring into existence, to cause; To stimulate
farthing
a former British bronze coin worth a quarter of a penny
frugal
the practice of acquiring goods and services in a restrained manner, and resourcefully using already owned economic goods and services, to achieve a longer term goal
fustian
bombast: pompous or pretentious talk or writing
garner
earn: acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions
garnish
a substance used as an embellishment or decoration on a prepared food dish or drink item. In some cases, it may give added or contrasting flavor, but a typical garnish is used to augment the visual impact of the plate, not just enhance the flavor
gelding
castrated male horseg
guile
craft: shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
heath
a tract of level wasteland; uncultivated land with sandy soil and scrubby vegetation
mercenary
a person hired to fight for another country than their own
motley
assortment: a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
obstinate
stubborn: tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
personable
having pleasing appearance or manner; attractive; handsome; friendly; amiable
pestilence
plague: a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal
repine
to regret; to complain; to be low spirited or fretful
screed
a long, informal, biased piece of writing. It is commonly used in reference to a written "rant"
scurrility
foul-mouthed or obscene abuse
shire
a former administrative district of England; equivalent to a county
shrift
The act of going to or hearing a religious confession; Confession to a priest; Forgiveness given by a priest after confession
solicitous
full of anxiety and concern
splay
turned outward in an ungainly manner
stature
high level of respect gained by impressive development or achievement
statute
legislative act: an act passed by a legislative body
sundry
assorted: consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds
tabard
a short sleeveless outer tunic emblazoned with a coat of arms; worn by a knight over his armor or by a herald
tithe
a levy of one tenth of something
varlet
rogue: a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
verity
truth: conformity to reality or actuality
victuals
comestible: any substance that can be used as food
wanton
piddle: waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently
wend
to make (one's way) in a particular direction; the process of making one's way in a particular direction
withal
however: despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)
YEOMAN!!
a farmer who cultivates his own land, historically a lesser freeholder of England, below the gentry but with political rights