Crispin Vocabulary

Crispin by Avi: Vocabulary


1. Copy the word in ink.
2. Tell what you think the word might mean.
3. Listen to others’ thoughts.
4. Remember what is said or make a pencilled note.
5. Leave a space and write the next word. Repeat steps 2 to 4 for each word.
6. After you get the worksheet, look at the definitions.
7. Choose the definition you think is correct.
8. Use a dictionary to check.
9. Erase your pencilled clues and write, in ink,  the correct definition from your worksheet. Add the page number from your dictionary.
10. Write a bibliographic entry for your dictionary.

WORDS

bracken

brambles

burden

chant

cloying

commons

contempt

deign

earth

forfeit

fringe

gallows

harsh

manor

mass

midst

minion

pauper

peasant

poach

pursue

remains

scowl

shroud

shun

sole

steward

taunt

toll

transgression

wrath

 

DEFINITIONS

give up something

– something difficult to carry

– severe or unkind

someone without money

– considering someone as worthless

– large wild ferns

– middle or among

– hunt illegally

– soil

– edge

– make fun of

– anger

– a Christian church service of communion

– what is leftover

– leave someone out to show disapproval

– the ringing of a bell

– wild prickly vines; e.g. blackberries

– the structure used for killing people by hanging

– chase

– a follower committed to a master

– disgustingly sweet or nice

– do something considered beneath one’s dignity

– rhythmic way of speaking

– a breaking of the rules

– cloths wrapped around a person who has died

– a green area, in the middle of a village, that is open for all to use

– frown

– a piece of land governed by a baron in medieval England

– a person in charge of taking care of a baron’s piece of land

– a farm labourer on a medieval piece of land

 

 

 

 

 

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