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thane
a man in England during the Middle Ages who received lands from the king in return for military service
churl
1 : a peasant of the Middle Ages
2 : a rude or grumpy person
blacksmith
a worker who shapes iron (as into horseshoes) by heating it and then hammering it on an iron block
navy
a dark purplish blue
scholar
a : a person who has done advanced study in a special area
b : a learned person
pomp
a show of magnificence : SPLENDOR ; showy display
profess
to declare openly or freely
Moorish
one of a North African people that conquered Spain in the 8th century and ruled until 1492
- Moor·ish /-ish/ adjective
clan
a group (as in the Scottish Highlands) made up of households whose heads claim to have a common ancestor ; a group of people having a common ancestor : FAMILY
allegiance
devotion or loyalty to a person, group, or cause
civilized
to raise out of a primitive state; especially : to bring to an advanced stage (as in art, science, and government) of social development
coat of mail
a garment of metal scales or rings worn long ago as armor
tribute
a payment made by one ruler or nation to another to show obedience or to obtain peace or protection
usurp
to seize and hold by force or without right <usurp power from the king>
ravage
to attack or act upon with great violence
sack
to loot after capture ; PILLAGE, LOOT
correspondence
communication by letters
dictate
to speak or read for a person to write down or for a machine to record
concilation
to bring into agreement : RECONCILE