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Vocabulary Words for The Castle in the Attic Chapters 1-2 By Mr. Springer
MEDIEVAL Adjective of, relating to, or characteristic of the Middle Ages Early 19th century. < modern Latin medium aevum "middle age" All the knights and decorations made it feel like we were in medieval times.
CHIVALRY Noun qualities of ideal knight: the combination of qualities expected of the ideal medieval knight, especially courage, honor, loyalty, and consideration for others, especially women medieval knighthood: the medieval concept of knighthood, and the customs, practices, social system, and religious and personal ideals associated with knights and their way of life The knight fought against all odds to protect the princess.
PORTCULLIS Noun heavy castle gate sliding vertically: a heavy iron or wooden grating that is set in vertical grooves and lowered to block the gateway to a castle or fortification They lowered the portcullis each night to protect the castle from invaders.
ARMORY Noun a place where arms and military equipment are stored; especially : one used for training reserve military personnel The knight went to the armory for his sword and dagger before the battle.
SCULLERY Noun a room for cleaning and storing dishes and cooking utensils and for doing messy kitchen work The scullery was full of activity as they began to prepare for the victory feast.
LANCE Noun cavalry weapon: a long weapon with a metal point carried by cavalry in battle a steel-tipped spear carried by mounted knights or light cavalry The metal point of the lance glanced the knight as he road his horse by.
MINSTREL Noun one of a class of medieval musical entertainers; especially : a singer of verses to the accompaniment of a harp medieval traveling musician: a medieval singer, musician, or reciter of poetry who traveled around from place to place giving performances The minstrel entertained the people in the courtyard.
TROUBADOUR Noun medieval poet or singer: a writer or singer of lyric verses about courtly love, especially in parts of Europe between the 11th and 13th centuries The troubadour helped the knight woo the maiden.
JESTER Noun entertainer: an entertainer employed at a medieval court to amuse the monarch and guests a professional fool or clown, esp. at a medieval court The king enjoyed this particular jester the most.
BUTTERY Noun storeroom for food or drinks: a room in which food or drinks are stored The family was happy to see spring arrive as their buttery was nearly empty.