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barbarian
an uncivilized person
vandalism
intentional destruction or damage to property
pagan
a person who does not know about or worship the God of the Bible; heathen
hospice
an inn for travelers, esp. one kept by a religious order
manuscript
a written or typewritten document
elaborate
made or done with great care or much detail
refectory
a dining hall
cloister
a community of monks or nuns
brooch
an ornamental pin or clasp worn on clothing
dormitory
a sleeping room, esp. for several people
abbot
the head of a monastery
viking
any of the Scandinavian pirates who plundered the coasts of Europe from the 8th to 10th centuries.
jarl
a Scandinavian chieftain or earl
runes
any of the characters of certain ancient alphabets, as of a script used for writing the Germanic languages, esp. of Scandinavia and Britain, from c200 to c1200
flax
the fiber of a flax plant, manufactured into linen yarn for thread or woven fabrics.
amulet
a small object worn to ward off evil, harm, or illness or to bring good fortune; protecting charm.
pyre
a pile or heap of wood or other combustible material for burning a dead body, esp. as part of a funeral rite
skald
one of the ancient Scandinavian poets.
thrall
a person who is in bondage; a slave
saga
a medieval Icelandic or Norse prose narrative of achievements and events in the history of a personage, family, etc.