» having human characteristics or form; resembling human beings.
» King Arthur is Britain’s greatest mythological hero, though he may be based on a real person. His motto was, “Might for right.” He used his strength in the service of others, not for his own personal gain.
» Sitting at the head of a table meant you had a higher position. King Arthur’s knights sat as equals at a round table.
» In the legend of the Knights of the Round Table, she was wife to King Arthur. “Fair” was a word used in medieval times to describe a beautiful woman.
» any of various wall-like constructions inside a vessel, as for forming watertight compartments, subdividing space, or strengthening the structure.
» without material strength or solidity: a flimsy fabric; a flimsy structure.
» The means to drive, or cause to move, forward or onward: to propel a boat by rowing.
» 1. Strict and uncompromising; grim determination.
» to claim or assume the existence or truth of, especially as a basis for reasoning or arguing.
» 1. a search or pursuit made in order to find or obtain something: a quest for uranium mines; a quest for knowledge. » 2. Medieval Romance. an adventurous expedition undertaken by a knight or knights to secure or achieve something: the quest of the Holy Grail.
» incapable of being conquered, defeated, or subdued.
» altered by education, experience, etc., so as to be worldly-wise; not naive: a sophisticated young socialite.
» a drug containing opium or its derivatives, used in medicine for inducing sleep and relieving pain; narcotic.
» 1. consisting of or forming a large mass; bulky and heavy: massive columns. » 2. large and heavy-looking: a massive forehead.
» to thrust or bring in without invitation, permission, or welcome.
» Also called tenement house. a run- down and often overcrowded apartment house, especially in a poor section of a large city.
» to decrease seriously or exhaust the abundance or supply of: Extravagant spending soon depleted his funds.
» 1. to drive or force out or away; discharge or eject: to expel air from the lungs; to expel an invader from a country. » 2. to cut off from membership or relations: to expel a student from a college.
» 1. to cause to surge or rush back; vomit. » 2. to give back or repeat, especially something not fully understood or assimilated: to regurgitate the teacher's lectures on the exam.
» a stupid, obtuse, or mentally defective person.