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When a rose withers,

Its name is all that’s left of it.


The phenomenon of church in our society. “Have you ever known a place where God would have felt at home?”


1. Having reached the end of my poor sinner’s life… TO SIN an action that is against religious rules and is considered to be an offence against God: She needed toconfess hersins and ask for forgiveness. He knew that he hadcommitted a terriblesin.
2. I prepared to leave on this parchment my testimony… 1.a material used in the past for writing on, made from the skin of a sheep or a goat 2.a document written on parchment
3. An abbey whose name seems… pious and prudent. PIOUS having strong religious beliefs, and showing this in the way you behave: He was a quiet, pious man. PRUDENTsensible and careful, especially by trying to avoid unnecessary risks: It might be prudent to get a virus detector for the network.
4. …as we entered the battlement. a low wall around the top of a castle, that has spaces to shoot guns or arrows through
5. What if he should learn it of his own accord? without being asked or forced to do something: He decided to go of his own accord. The door seemed to move of its own accord.
6. venerable Jorgen formal a venerable person or thing is respected because of their great age, experience etc - often used humorously: venerable financial institutions the venerable guitarist Pat Martino
7. In order to command nature one must first learn to obey. to do what someone in authority tells you to do, or what a law or rule says you must do [≠ disobey]: The little boy made no effort to obey. Soldiers are expected to obey orders without questioning them.
8. I saw a brother making for the spot in some haste. to go in the direction of a particular place [= head for]: I think it's time we made for home.
9. His humour and comic images were almost ΄infamous. well known for being bad or evil: an infamous killer This area is infamous for drugs and prostitution.
10. May I speak with you ΄candidly? – You seem most anxious to do so. CANDID telling the truth, even when the truth may be unpleasant or embarrassing [= frank]: She was quite candid about the difficulties the government is having.
11. wiles of the evil clever talk or tricks used to persuade someone to do what you want: It was impossible to resist her feminine wiles.
12. This is my ΄novice. someone who has recently joined a religious group to become a monk or nun
13. That’s why I need a council of an acute man. quick to notice and understand things [= sharp]: Simon's vague manner concealed an acute mind.
14. I am indeed reluctant to burden you with my dilemma. slow and unwilling: She gave a reluctant smile. Maddox was reluctant to talk about it. Reluctantly, he agreed.
15. Devil is roaming this abbey. to walk or travel, usually for a long time, with no clear purpose or direction [↪ wander]: Chickens and geese roam freelyin the back yard. You shouldn't let your children roam the streets.
16. Let us try to solve this puzzle. to find the correct answer to a problem or the explanation for something that is difficult to understand [↪ solution]: More than 70% of murder cases were solved last year. attempts to solvea mathematical equation
17. My master trusted the Greek philosophers and the faculties of his own remarkable logical intelligence. a natural ability, such as the ability to see, hear, or think clearly: the patient's mental faculties the faculty of sight
18. Why else would someone go up there in the middle of a hail storm? frozen rain drops which fall as hard balls of ice: heavy showers of rain and hail
19. Do you think this is a place abandoned by God? to go away from a place, vehicle etc permanently, especially because the situation makes it impossible for you to stay [= leave]: Fearing further attacks, most of the population had abandoned the city.
20. May serenity reign once more in our hearts. very calm or peaceful: The child's face was serene and beautiful. a serene mountain lake
21. Woe is us! Father, he is in the barn! used to say that you are extremely unhappy or in a difficult situation
22. I am to blame. Had I not believed your convenient explanation, the second tragedy might not have happened. (Gr) to say or think that someone or something is responsible for something bad: Don't blame me - it's not my fault. I blame his mother. She does everything for him.
23. With the second trumpet the sea became blood. a musical instrument that you blow into, which consists of a curved metal tube that is wide at the end, and three buttons you press to change the notes
24. Those who have not taken our vows, naturally. = Those who have not taken the monk vows. the promises you make when you become a Catholic priest or nun
25. Do you find many circumstances in which you apply arsenic, brother Severin? a very poisonous chemical substance that is sometimes used to kill rats, insects, and weeds. It is a chemical element: symbol As
26. Flesh can be tempted, according to nature or against nature. They were not of the latter disposition. TEMPT to make someone want to have or do something, even though they know they really should not: If you leave valuables in your car it will tempt thieves. I'm tempted to buy that dress. LATTER formal being the second of two people or things, or the last in a list just mentioned [≠ former]: In the latter case, buyers pay a 15% commission.
27. I said repentance. I am a monk. when you are sorry for something you have done
28. The hunchback was once, undoubtedly, a heretic. not polite MIan offensive word for someone who has a large raised part on their back because their spine curves in an unusual way
29. “Penitenziadjite” was the rallying cry of the Dolcinites. a word or phrase used to unite people in support of an idea: 'Land and Liberty' was the rallying cry of revolutionary Mexico.
30. They slaughtered the rich. to kill a lot of people in a cruel or violent way [= butcher]: Hundreds of innocent civilians had been slaughtered by government troops.
31. The step between an ecstatic vision and sinful frenzy is old and brief. a state of great anxiety or excitement, in which you cannot control your behaviour The women were screaming and in a frenzy to get home.
32. Snow is often the parchment on which the criminal unwillingly writes his autograph. (See above)
33. Let us commit the autograph of this sole to our memory. flat bottom part of a shoe, not including the heel: the soles ofher shoes
34. He has rimmed glasses. literary to be around the edge of something: His eyes were rimmed with fatigue.
35. …the pagans plunged Saint Moors into the burning water.. pagan religious beliefs and customs do not belong to any of the main religions of the world, and may come from a time before these religions: ancient pagan temples
36. Providence doesn’t want futile things glorified. actions that are futile are useless because they have no chance of being successful [= pointless] It was futile to continue the negotiations. This sums up Owen's thoughts on the futility of war.
37. You would intrude on our sorrow with idle banter. INTRUDE to come into a place or situation, and have an unwanted effect: It is to be hoped that TV cameras never intrude on this peaceful place. BANTER friendly conversation in which people make a lot of jokes with and amusing remarks about each other: easy banter between her cousins I watched the guys as they bantered with the waitresses.
38. I wager my faith that the tower contains something other than air. (Gr.) used to say that you are confident that something is true
39. It must be bolted from the inside. How do we get in? BOLT a metal bar that you slide across a door or window to fasten it
40. Sagittarius (Zodiac sign)  
41. My magnifying glasses! a round piece of glass with a handle, used to make objects or print look bigger
42. Where are your wits, boy? your ability to think quickly and make the right decisions: Alone and penniless, I was forced to live onmywits.
43. a rib cage Guess!
44. The girl I saw scuttling out of here. to move quickly with short steps, especially because you are afraid and do not want to be noticed: A little lizard scuttled across the path.
45. If he’d been young and beautiful, she would have blessed him with carnal favours for nothing. formal relating to sex or someone's body: carnal desires
46. Will you hear my confession? when you tell a priest or God about the bad things that you have done: You must go to confession. a priest who hears confession
47. (Gr.) I would rather you told me first as a friend. Discuss.
48. Are you not confusing love with lust? very strong sexual desire, especially when it does not include love: My feelings for Lauren were pure lust.
49. I want only her own good. I want her to be happy. Discuss.
50. Do you think this is chicken? It looks more like a sparrow. a small brown bird, very common in many parts of the world
51. Lime leaves in the bath are always used to alleviate pain. make something less painful or difficult to deal with: a new medicine to alleviate the symptoms of flu measures to alleviate poverty
52. smudge of blue paint a dirty mark [= smear] a smudge of lipstick on the cup
53. I detect nothing in your obscure dissertation that sheds any light on the mystery. to make something easier to understand, by providing new or better information: Recent research has shed light on the causes of the disease. Investigators hope to shed light on what started the fire.
54. Wrecked by remorse, he wOndered weeping and desperate in the graveyard. strong feeling of being sorry that you have done something very bad [↪ regret]: Throughout the trial, he had shownno remorse. She felt a pang of remorse for what she had done.
55. He dragged the body down to the pig’s pen to avert suspicion falling on him. to prevent something unpleasant from happening: The tragedy could have been averted if the crew had followed safety procedures.
56. I shall now ask you to refrain from further investigation. formal to not do something that you want to do [↪ abstain]: Please refrain from smoking in this area.
57. Is this not your vanity, your stubborn intellectual pride that brought you into this conflict? much pride in yourself, so that you are always thinking about yourself and your appearance: Sabrina had none of the vanity so often associated with beautiful women.
58. Do not tempt your fate twice. (See above)
59. You are mad and arrogant, but I love you. behaving in an unpleasant or rude way because you think you are more important than other people: He was unbearably arrogant.
60. He thinks too much, relying always on the deductions of his head. to trust or depend on someone or something to do what you need or expect them to do [↪ reliable, reliance]: I knew I could rely on David. Many working women rely on relatives to help take care of their children.
61. Look more closely. looking at, thinking about, or watching something very carefully [↪ closely]: She lifted up Jenny's silver medallion to take a closer look. Don't worry, I'll keep a close eye on the kids. You could have improved your answers by closer attentionto detail.
62. Perhaps they are thought to be too precious, too fragile? easily broken or damaged [= delicate; ≠ strong]: fragile bones Be careful with that vase - it's very fragile.
63. …to doubt infallibility of the word of God… INFALLIBLE always right and never making mistakes [≠ fallible]: No expert is infallible. an infallible memory He had an infallible cure for a hangover.
64. The trap door, the mirror. a piece of equipment for catching animals: The only way to catch mice is to seta trap. He stepped into a bear trap covered in snow.
65. I must confess, it deludes me. to make someone believe something that is not true [= deceive]: It is easy to delude yourself into believing you're in love. Don't be deluded into thinking your house is burglarproof.
66. Spit it! to force a small amount of saliva (=the liquid in your mouth) out of your mouth: A group of fans spat on the players as they left the field.
67. In the early days, when the inquisition strove to guide, not to punish. formal to make a great effort to achieve something: I was still striving to be successful.
68. I acquitted the man. to give a decision in a court of law that someone is not guilty of a crime: The judge directed the jury to acquit Phillips of the murder.
69. I was put in prison, tortured and I renounced my decision. if you renounce an official position, title, right etc, you publicly say that you will not keep it any more [= give up]: Edward renounced his claim to the French throne. She renounced her citizenship.
70. The debate has greatly impaired unity of our Holy Mother Church. to damage something or make it not as good as it should be: The illness had impaired his ability to think and concentrate.
71. The book is in dispensary. a place where medicines are prepared and given out, especially in a hospital
72. I was in the granary, taking the ΄inventory. a place where grain, especially wheat, is stored
73. Do you deny the confession of your accomplice? a person who helps someone such as a criminal to do something wrong
74. I squeezed the hungry peasants with tithes. a tax paid to the church in the past
75. You looted the property of the church. to steal things, especially from shops or homes that have been damaged in a war or riot: Shops were looted and burned.
76. This entire mystery hinges on the theft and possession of a book written in Greek. if a result hinges on something, it depends on it completely: His political future hinges on the outcome of this election. The case against him hinged on Lewis' evidence.
77. We are indignant at brother William’s behaviour. angry and surprised because you feel insulted or unfairly treated Liz was indignant at the way her child had been treated. an indignant reply
78. the sole surviving copy = only (FML)
79. He embraced me fondly, like a father. And sent me on my way. to put your arms around someone and hold them in a friendly or loving way [= hug]: Jack warmly embraced his son. Maggie and Laura embraced.




1) What epoch is presented in the film? What are the means of depicting these times?

2) Who is the narrator of the story? Why did he choose this episode from his life for his narration?

3) What do we learn about the life of William of Baskerville?

4) Which of the characters appeals to you most? Why?

5) What was the role of church in people’s lives at the time? Has it changed throughout history?

6) Why was laughter so feared by church?

7) Why is the film titled “The Name of the Rose”?

8) How is the idea of love interpreted in the film?

9) Let us reconstruct the chain of the murders. What was the reason for the deaths?

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