Adam of the Road Vocabulary Flashcards

Terms Definitions
poach
hunt illegally
mummer
actor or performer
monotonous
tedious or boring
earl
A high-ranking, noble lord
derisive
expressing contempt or ridicule
breeches
trousers ending above the knee
porter
someone who guards an entrance
parson
a person authorized to conduct religious worship; preacher
carter
someone whose work is driving carts
Abbey
is a Christian monastery or convent
strenuous
performed with much energy or force
noble
member of a hereditary class of wealthy landowners of various ranks below king and above peasant
palfrey
a riding horse, as distinguished from a war horse
apothecary
One who prepares and sells ointments, drugs, and similar items for medicinal purposes
itinerant
traveling from place to place to work
steward
someone who manages property or other affairs for someone else
Saracen
an Arab Muslim who opposed the Crusaders
prior
an officer in a monastic order or religious house, sometimes next in rank below an abbot
solar
term that is applied to a great chamber or a private sitting room off the great hall
alm
money or things given to the poor; charity
lance
a long pointed rod used as a weapon
portmanteau
a large traveling bag made of stiff leather
pilgrim
a person who journeys, esp. a long distance, to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion.
baron
A member of the lowest grade of nobility
apprentice
works for an expert to learn a trade
freeholder
a person who owns his or her own land
lord and lady
nobles who owned and controlled all activities on his manor
villein
a person who is bound to the land and owned by the feudal lord
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