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1 an excerpt from “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”

2 Vocabulary daunting – frightening, intimidating cumbersome – awkward; hard to manage unperturbed – not troubled or distressed perturbed – troubled or distressed revere - to honor or worship integrity – honor or sincerity sever – to cut off severe – very serious demeaning – lowering one’s dignity; to degrade lanky – tall and thin

3 from Young Arthur

4 grievous 1.painful; serious 2.causing grief or great sorrow: grievous news. 3.flagrant; outrageous; atrocious: a grievous offense against morality. 4.full of or expressing grief; sorrowful: a grievous cry. 5.burdensome or oppressive. 6.causing great pain or suffering: arrested for causing grievous bodily harm to someone in a fight

5 reclaim to demand the return or restoration to get something back Arthur will reclaim his father’s throne.

6 melancholy sadness; depression

7 taskmaster 1.person who sets tasks for others to do, especially difficult or burdensome ones 2. person who enforces another’s work

8 upstart one suddenly risen to wealth or power

9 flinch to pull back from something painful or dangerous

10 dismount to get down or off

11 homage a display of loyalty or respect

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