canterbury tales review Flashcards

Terms Definitions
brimstone
sulfur
dappled
spotted
Ire
anger
besieged
surround
Visage
appearance
cellar
basement
nyce
foolish
mirth
great merriment
Defer
To postpone
reckon(ing)
a calculation
obstinate
unreasonably stubborn
accrue
money increasing
heather
various heaths
Zephyrus
West Wind
SANGUINE
CONFIDENT; CHEERFUL
ribald
coarse or indecent
shriven
confess one's sins
mettlesome
spirited; plucky; brave
statute
(n.) a law
Churl
Bad mannered person
florid
very ornate; flowery
eminent
above all; distinguished
glib
nonchalant, smooth, slippery, superficial
Knight
-veteran of many battles
-chivalrous
-modest
Model Character
Apothecary
a druggist, a pharmacist
cloistered
providing privacy or seclusion
ENGENDERING
used as; creation; production
zest
great enthusiasm or energy
borne
to hold or carry oneself
pernickety
characterized by excessive precision and attention to trivial details; meticulous
barge
a large boat, generally flat-bottomed
Reeve
Old and choleric and thin
sorrow
something that causes great unhappiness
pardoner
gentle
small voice of goats
equal grace
very religious
faked relics
sapient
having great wisdom or discernment
covet
to desire wrongfully, culpably, inordinately, without due regard for the rights of others
The Merchant
opinionated, pretentious, dresses as if he is rich, but he is in debt
baldrick
a belt, sometimes richly ornamented, worn diagonally from shoulder to hip, supporting a sword, horn, etc.
Miller
"He was short-shouldered and broad-a thick-set knave. There was no door that he could not have from its hinges or break at a run with his head...""He knew well how to steal corm and charge threefold; and yet he had a thumb of gold alright..." strong, brawney, red ahir, wart on his nose, stole grain, plays the bagpipe
1340
In what year was Chaucer born?
hostelry
a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers
incalescent
growing hotter or more ardent (adj.)
Merchant
fashionable, wears a colorful motley coat, beaver hat, exchanges money (illegal), deep in debt but covers it up, dislikes pirates, big talker
What did chaucer apologize for?
His langauge
pauper
a person who is very poor
borax
mineral used as a cleansing agent
represents the true christian worker
the plowman
Doctor
loves gold,skinny, uses stars to help with his work.
savage
In a fierce, ferocious, cruel, or untamed manner
where was the hundred years' war fought?
france
External conflict
The protagonist's conflict with a force outside him/herself
Cook
He could distinguish London ale by flavor
prevarication
Straying from or evading the truth; equivocate.
Venery
indulgence of sexual pleasure, (n) : the practice or sport of hunting; the chase.
Aristocrat
noble whose wealth came from land ownership
beast fable
short story which has talking animals
Oxford Cleric
Physical: skinny, horse is skinny, spends $ on books Character: egocentric, to good for non church job, gets $ from friends and prays for them, not talkative unless preaching Middle Class
Monk
wore clothing that was edged in fur
disdain
to think unworthy of notice, regard; to think onself superior; to treat with contempt
Wife of Bath
Somewhat deaf, gap-teeth, large hips hidden under her clothing. Wanted front row in church and to be first at any offering. Wore a heavy head dress (10 lbs), red stockings, and new shoes. No occupation "knew" the remedy to "love's mischances"
Old Man
Figuratively 1) Fortune (fate) 2) Grim Reaper
heath
a tract of open and uncultivated land; wasteland overgrown with shrubs.
Lawyer
Which character told a long love story about Constance?
Engendered
cause to exist or created, to come into existence, originate,
Squire
Son of the knight, around twenty years of age.
Mockery
to make your subject the recipient of laughter, scorn, or ridicule
had a white beard and rosy face
the franklin
how was the plague spread?
by fleas living on rats
What was the name of the inn?
The Tabard Inn
rhyme scheme
the pattern by which the rhyme is set
sings throught her nose with a french accent
the nun
Where Might a prologue be found in a piece of writing?
The begining
The Skipper
Bad at horse riding because he is used to being on the sea, stole a lot of wine, captured prisoners after he won bar fight?
What happened at the Tabbard Inn?
the narrator(Chaucer) meets the other 29 pilgrims
Januarie won't have a woman above 30
I wol no womman thritty yeer of age
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