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Wittingly

Adv- knowingly

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Cudgel

Noun- a club or mallet

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Pate

Noun- head, skull

(I don't have a skull, or bones...)

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Sexton

Noun- a caretaker of church property; also a gravedigger

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Shroud

Noun- a burial cloth or covering
Verb- to conceal, to cover

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Equivocation

Noun- the use of ambiguous or unclear terms

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Flagon

Noun- pitcher

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Gibes

Noun- insults, put downs, verbal jabs

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Obsequies

Noun- funeral rites

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Profane

Verb- to desecrate, to debase
Adj- vulgar, crude, base

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Sage

Adj- wise

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Churlish

Adj- surly, rude, tactless, crude

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Requiem

Noun- a mass or music to honour the dead

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Asunder

Adv- apart, spread out

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Yeoman

Noun- a servant or attendant to a nobleman; or, a small farmer

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Shrive/Shrift

Verb- to confess/Noun- confession

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Insinuation

Noun- a suggestion, hint, implication

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Perdition

Noun- the loss of one's soul and salvation, eternal damnation

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Dearth

Noun- a lack or absence

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Rapier

Noun- a long, slender two edged sword