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introits
a hymn or psalm sung when the ministers enter at the opening of a service, esp. in the Anglican church
tribulation
grievous trouble;severe trial of suffering;deep sorrow;misery
presage
foreboding, warning
martyrs
one who chooses to suffer death rather than renounce religious principles.
temporal
pertaining to or concerned with the present life or this world;worldly
duplicity
deceitfulness in speech or conduct;speaking or acting in two different ways concerneing the same matter with intent to deceive; double-dealing
malversation
improper or corrupt behavior in office, esp. in public office.
caprice
a sudden, unpredictable change, as of one's mind of the weather;whim
circumlocution
a roundabout or indirect way of speaking; the use of more words than necessary to express an idea.
incredulity
the quality or state of being incredulous; inablity or unwillingness to believe;skeptic, refusal to believe
pretensions
a claim or title to something; demeanor of doubtful acceptance
prognostic
a forecast or prediction; omen
chancellor
the cheif minister of state in certain parliamentary governments
courtiers
a person who is often in attendance at the court of a king or other royal personage
temporal devolution
the passing on to a successor of an unexcercised right over a period of time; temporary passing of authority
unaffrayed
calm, composed, quiet
engrossed
occupied exclusively, absorbed
acrimony
sharpness, harshness, or bitterness of nature, speech, disposition, etc.
levity
lightness of mind, character, or behavior, lack of appropriate seriousness or earnestness; lack of mental gravity
viols
a medieval instrument with six strings and a curved bow
laity
the body of religious worshipers, as distinguised from the clergy
perdition
state of final spiritual ruin; loss of the soul; damnation; eternal death.
pretence
pretending or feigning; make-believe
barons
tenants; lowest level of nobility in Britain
enmity
a feeling or condition of histility; hatred; ill will; animosity; antagonism
alliance
a formal agreement or treaty between two or more parties to cooperate for specific purposes
skein
360 ft. of yarn or thread wound on a reel
supplication
to beseech; to ask; humble prayer; petition
parturition
the process of bringing forth young
faggots
a bundle of twigs, sticks, or branches bound together
venial
able to be forgiven or pardoned; not seriously wrong, as a sin
oblation
the offering to God of the elements of bread and wine in the Eucharist
Retrospection
the action, process, or faculty of looking back on things past
sordid
morally ignoble or base; vile; degraded
jack
medieval coat of defense; made with leather
vassal
a person granted the use of land, in return for rendering homage, fealty, and usually military service; feudal tenant
spleen
ill humor, peevish temper, or spite
blaspheming
speaking impiously or irreverently of; speak ill of
refute
to prove to be false or erroneous, as an opinion or charge
interpose
to place between; cause to intervene
see
the official seat, center of authority, jurisdiction, or office of a bishop
anathema
a formal ecclesiastical curse involving excommunication
absolve
to free from guilt or blame or their consequences; to release from obligations
mendicant
person who lives be begging; begging friar; depends on alms for living
malfeasance
misconduct or wrongdoing, especially by a public official
jerboa
mouse like rodent that is very social, nocturnal, and has large hind legs
ingurgitation
to swallow greedily or in great quantity, as food
byre
a cow shed
cloister
a covered walk, esp. in a religious institution
vespers
6th in order of canonical hours
Ang- sunset
Rom-Sunday
crypt
a subterranean chamber or vault, esp. one beneath the main floor of a church, used as a burial place, a location for secret meetings, etc.
arrogate
to take or claim for oneself without right; appropriate
bereft
deprived as of hope or happiness
libidinous
full of sexual lust; lustful desires; lewd;