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Identify Unknown Words

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1. Identify unknown word:| 2. What is the context?| 3. Meaning seems to be...| 4. Dictionary definition is...| treachery| “After the siege and the assault has ceased at Troy, the city had been destroyed and burned to brands and ashes, the warrior who wrought there the trains of treason was tried for his treachery…”|  Deception|  Disloyalty, betray | mirth| “The King lay royally at Camelot at Christmas tide with many fine lords, the best of men, all the rich brethren of the Round Table, with right rich revel and careless mirth.”|  attitudes|  gaiety or jollity, especially when accompanied by laughter:| comelier| “Truly no man could say that he ever beheld a comelier lady than she, with her dancing gray eyes.”|  pretty|  Proper; seemingly; becoming| trifles| “Thus the great King stands waiting before the high table, talking of trifles full courteously.”|  food|  an article or thing of very little value| vesture| “And all his vesture verily was clean verdure, both the bars of his belt and the other beauteous stones that were set in fine array about himself and his saddle, worked on silk.”|  clothes|  everything growing on and covering the land, with the exception of trees| dais| “This hero turns him in and enters the hall, riding straight to the high dais, fearless of mischief.”|  ground|  platform| wight| “If any warrior be wight enough to try what I propose, let him leap lightly to me and take this weapon…”|  Stupid |  Any living being| recreant| “And so come, or so it behooves thee to be called recreant.”|  confused|  cowardly or craven. | boon| “Give me now this gisarm, for God’s sake, and I will grant thy boon that thou has bidden.”|  blessing|  blessing| villainy| “Gawain was known for good and as refined gold, devoid of every villainy, adorned with virtues.”|  evil|  a villainous act or deed| warred| “Sometimes he warred with serpents, and with wolves also, sometimes with savages that dwelt in the cliffs”|  Fight, battle|  a conflict carried on by force of arms, as between nations or between parties within a nation| penance| “Do this penance now, and soon things will be better!”|  Penalty |  a punishment undergone in token of penitence for sin| arduous| “There was meat, there was mirth, there was much joy, that it were arduous for me to tell thereof, though to note it I took pains belike.”|  diffucult|  Laborious| behooves| “Then laughing quoth the Lord, “Now it behooves thee to stay; for I shall direct you to that spot by the time’s end-“|  confuse |  to be worthwhile to, as for personal profit or advantage | sustenance| “Since ye have traveled from afar,” quoth the warrior, “and then have sat late with me, ye are not well nourished, I know, either with sustenance or with sleep.”|  Things that keep you alive, i.e. food, water|  means of sustaining life, nourishment. | 1. Identify the word| 2. What is the context?| 3. Your definition| 4. Dictionary Definition| Siege| “After the siege and the assault had ceased at Troy, the city had been destroyed”| Attack| The act or process of surrounding and attacking a fortified place in such a way as to isolate it from help and supplies.| Courteous| “Arthur was ever the most courteous, as have heard tell.”| Kind| Having r showing good manners| Mirth | “ For there the feast was held full fifteen days alike with all the meat and the mirth that men could devise.”| joy| Gaiety or jollity, especially when accompanied by laughter| Beauteous| “Queen Guinevere full beauteous was set in the midst, place on the rich dais adorned all about.”| Beautiful, pretty| beautiful| Incur| “unless some person demanded of a sure knight to join with him in jousting, to incur peril, to risk life against life,”| To have| To come into or acquire| Nigh| “ Another noise full new suddenly drew nigh, for scarcely had the music ceased a moment.”| | Near, approaching| Verily| “ And all his vesture verily was clean verdure, both the bars of his belt,”| true| In truth; really; indeed| Poitrel | “ the pendants of the Poitrel, the proud crupper, the bits, - and all the metal was enameled;”| armor| The breastplate of the armor of a horse| Keen| “The king so keen of mood then stood near that proud man.”| Specific| Finely sharpened, as an edge; so shaped as to cut or pierce substances readily| Conjure| “ First, I conjure thee, hero, how thou art called, that thou tell me it truly,”| Make| To affect or influence by or as if by invocation or spell| Covenant| “and thou hast readily and truly rehearsed the whole of the covenant that I asked of the king, save that thou shalt assure me.”| Group| An agreement| Nape| “ His long, lovely locks he laid over his crown, and let the naked nape of his neck show for the blow.”| Skin| The back of the neck| Hewn| “Now, sir, hang up thine axe; it has hewn enough.”| Damaged| Given a rough surface|

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