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melee
a confused struggle, esp. hand-to-hand fight
niggardly
in a stingy manner about spending or granting
reprove
to show disapproval of, to blame or find fault
solicitous
showing great care or concern
pestilence
any infectious or epidemic disease
caterwaul
to screech like a cat; to nowl
prelate
a clergyman of high rank
licentious
lacking moral or sexual restraint
sot
a drunkard
palfrey
a gentle-riding horse
boor
a rude, badly mannered person
provident
showing foresight; careful in providing for the future
fustian
a coarse, heavy cloth made of cotton and flax
disparage
to speak slightingly of, to belittle, to discredit
continent
showing restraint with regard to desires; using self-control
victual
food or provision
shrew
any number of chiefly nocturnal animals with long, painted snouts and small, beady eyes; an ill-tempered, scolding woman
pall
heavy cloth draped over a coffin; something that covers or conceals; an overspreading element that produces an effect of gloom
refectory
room for meals, esp. in a school or monastery
baldric
belt worn from the shoulder
dirk
dagger
fain
willing; compelled
fain
with pleasure; gladly
burgess
a citizen
paladin
champion of a medieval prince; an outstanding protagonist of a cause
ennui
feeling of weariness or boredom