The Canterbury Tales Vocabulary 2 Flashcards

Terms Definitions
DEFERRED
postponed
envy
jealousy
replete
complete
Drudgery
dull
sundry
various
pomp
splendid
Garnished
Decorated
hostelry
inn; hotel
prioress
head nun
ribaldry
vulgar joking
Devout
Deeply Religious
Dais
Raised platform
glib
sneaky; deceptive
frugal
avoiding waste
Coy
Slyly hesitant
Hallow
Honor as holy
wend
direct (one's way)
accrue
increase over time
proffer
verb; to offer
Venery
Noun
the chase, hunt
Pestilences
Contagious diseases; plagues.
bad temper
the revee
Choleric
quickly aroused to anger
Franklin
"He lived for pleasure"
zest
great enthusiasm and energy
implore
(v.) to plead; beg
Commerce
Commercial dealings, trade, interaction
superfluous
serving no useful purpose
fetched
go and get; bring
Reeve
real estate manager, irritable, scrawny, very precise, experienced, steals from his master
Heath
Area of open uncultivated land
guildsmen
wealthy merchants- wives thought highly of them-trying to be someone they arent -trying to move up
rancor
extreme hatred or ill will
castigate
to inflict corrective punishment upon
to chastise
Wife of Bath
has gapped teeth
feudalism
class system, vassals, knights, squires,
matins
a service of morning prayer
excelent weavcer
the wife of bath
relics
valued holy objects from the past
Prioress, Nun
Very concerned with outward appearances. Has a big forehead (reveals the lack of intelligence).Wears a coral trinket and rosary. Spoke French (but very poorly)
tartar
the deposit from wines (potassium bitartrate)
martyr
person who willingly suffers death rather than reannounce religion
deign
to condescend reluctantly and with strong sense of the affront to ones superiority that is involved
The knight
noble, loyal, and a peacemaker.
Pilgrimage
noun, journey with a religious purpose
senescence
the process of growing old; aging
solemnly
in a grave and sedate manner
contention
strife, rivalry or competition that shows itself in quarreling, disputing, or controversy; dessention
The tales
some originals; some from preexisting stories, vary in genre
summoner
delivers orders to appear before the ecclesiastical court
Manciple
never rash; watched the market most precisely; he was illieterate but could outplace the wisdom of a head of learned men
hauberk
a long (usually sleeveless) tunic of chain mail formerly worn as defensive armor
manifest
readily perceived by the eye or understanding implying an external display so obvious that little or no inference is required
readily visible of intelligible unmistakable patent evident
agility
having the quality of a quick resourceful character
joust
a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances
Where the pilgrims gather together.
The Tabard Inn
blancmange
At the time, a creamy chicken dish
reckonings
the punishment for past mistakes or misdeeds
Haberdasher
hat and clothing maker; guildsman "of one impressive guild-fraternity" (middle class)
Seven Deadly Sins
Pride, Greed, Wrath, Envy, Gluttony, Sloth, and Lust
The Wife of Bath
somewhat deaf, gapped teeth(meaning bold), well dressed wearing the latest styles, rode a horse, outlived 5 husbands, traveled, made own clothes being better than designers
licentious
of or having to do with sexual innuendo
Alisoun
The sexy young woman married to the carpenter in the Miller's Tale. She is bright and sweet like a small bird. She also dresses in a tantalizing style: her clothes are embroidered inside and outside, and she laces her boots high. She willingly goes to bed with Nicholas, but she has only harsh words and obscenities for Absalom
sycophant
a person who uses flattery to win favor of an individual
Whatever money from his friends he took/ He spent on learning or another book
Oxford Cleric
satire/ irony of summoner
a drunk who is lecherous
why wont the old man die
he is death
offertory
the offerings of the congregation at a religious service
Arthurian Romance
camelot, Arthur, and the knights of the round table represent the highest ideals of nobility. part historical romance, part fairy tale, part christian mysticism, and part monarchial proverb
The Oxford Cleric
Student who really liked philosophy, poor because he spent all his money on books, loved learning and teaching, quiet, borrowed money from friends and didn't pay them back
The Doctor
didnt read the bible, no one alive could talk as well as he did, horse: rode his way, gold and money
the knight's tale
Arcite and Mars fight Palamon and Venus for Emily. Arcite wins but dies. Palamon gets Emily.
Yeoman
And in his hand he bore a mighty bow
Thomas a Becket
martyr, stood for God against king, has statue
satire
a form of irony used to point out flaws, often with the purpose of bringing about change
the parson
the only good member of the clergy in the tales; gives rather than takes
St. Thomas Becket
Monk killed by knights at a church during a service
Millers: Pun - Nicholas having sex with Alisoun
caughte hire by the queynte
Which pilgrims are most richly attired?
Wife of Bath, Squire, Monk, Physician, Franklin
How does Chaucer's attitude toward the Monk differ from his attitude to the Friar?
He thinks the Friar is worse the the Monk.
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