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1 Vocabulary Words for The Castle in the Attic Chapters 1-2 By Mr. Springer

2 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.

3 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.

4 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.

5 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.

6 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.

7 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.

8 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.

9 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.

10 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.

11 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.

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