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Flashcards in Vocab- Pardoners Tale Deck (50):
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Moral Tale

Teaches a lesson about what is wrong in human behavior
Good characters triumph
Bad characters perish

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Heath

Shrubs

3

Ram

Sheep

4

Strands

Shores

5

Sundry

Various

6

Victuals

Food

7

Marshal

Official supervising public events

8

Girth

Measurements around middle

10

Burgess

Inhabitant/member of Parliament

11

Avarice

Extreme greed for wealth

12

Covetousness

Great Desire to possess something

13

Yokel

Uneducated, unsophisticated person

14

Kirk

Church (Scotland)

15

Agape

Mouths wide open

16

Vicious

Cruel, violent

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Ribaldry

Amusing and rude behavior/talk

21

Carouses

Drink alcohol

22

Dicing

Gamble with dice

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Abominable

Very bad

24

Superfluity

Unusually large amount

25

Blasphemy

Speaking profanely about God/religion

26

Grisly

Horror or disgust

27

Knave

Servant

28

Privy

Secret/private

29

Adversary

Opponent

30

Stile

Steps to get over a fence or wall

31

Pallor

Unhealthy, pale appearance

32

Writ

Written command

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Hoary

Grayish-white

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Prating

Talk foolishly about something

35

Florins

Gold coins

36

Prudent

Acting or showing care

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Parley

Conference

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Fiend

Evil spirit or demon

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Perdition

State of eternal punishment

40

Tarry

Delay

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Apothecary

Person who prepared and served medicine

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Ere

Before (in times)

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Sauntered

Walk slowly; relaxed

44

Loth

Unwillingly

45

Transcend

To go beyond

46

Bale

A bundle of something (wrapped up and bound)

47

Credentials

Qualifications or achievements

48

Absolve

Set or declare someone free

49

Spur

Thing that prompts or encourages

50

Beck

Gesture for attention; nod/wave

51

Pique

Irritated; resentful

55

Entreaty

An earnest and humble request

56

Governor

Person in authority

58

Evensong and matins

Evening and Morning prayers