|| LANGUAGE UNITS
|| 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.
|| 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
|| 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.
|| …as we entered the battlement.
|| a low wall around the top of a castle, that has spaces to shoot guns or arrows through
|| 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.
|| 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
|| 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.
|| 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.
|| 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.
|| 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.
|| 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.
|| This is my ΄novice.
|| someone who has recently joined a religious group to become a monk or nun
|| 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.
|| 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.
|| 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.
|| 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
|| 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
|| 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
|| 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.
|| May serenity reign once more in our hearts.
|| very calm or peaceful:
The child's face was serene and beautiful.
a serene mountain lake
|| Woe is us! Father, he is in the barn!
|| used to say that you are extremely unhappy or in a difficult situation
|| 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.
|| 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
|| 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
|| 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
|| 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.
|| I said repentance. I am a monk.
|| when you are sorry for something you have done
|| 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
|| “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.
|| 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.
|| 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.
|| Snow is often the parchment on which the criminal unwillingly writes his autograph.
|| (See above)
|| 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
|| He has rimmed glasses.
|| literary to be around the edge of something:
His eyes were rimmed with fatigue.
|| …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
|| 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.
|| 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.
|| I wager my faith that the tower contains something other than air. (Gr.)
|| used to say that you are confident that something is true
|| 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
|| Sagittarius (Zodiac sign)
|| My magnifying glasses!
|| a round piece of glass with a handle, used to make objects or print look bigger
|| Where are your wits, boy?
|| your ability to think quickly and make the right decisions:
Alone and penniless, I was forced to live onmywits.
|| a rib cage
|| 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.
|| 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:
|| 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
|| (Gr.) I would rather you told me first as a friend.
|| 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.
|| I want only her own good. I want her to be happy.
|| Do you think this is chicken? It looks more like a sparrow.
|| a small brown bird, very common in many parts of the world
|| 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
|| smudge of blue paint
|| a dirty mark [= smear]
a smudge of lipstick on the cup
|| 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.
|| 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.
|| 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.
|| 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.
|| 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.
|| Do not tempt your fate twice.
|| (See above)
|| 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.
|| 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.
|| 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.
|| Perhaps they are thought to be too precious, too fragile?
|| easily broken or damaged [= delicate; ≠ strong]:
Be careful with that vase - it's very fragile.
|| …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.
|| 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.
|| 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.
|| 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.
|| 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.
|| 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.
|| 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.
|| 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.
|| The book is in dispensary.
|| a place where medicines are prepared and given out, especially in a hospital
|| I was in the granary, taking the ΄inventory.
|| a place where grain, especially wheat, is stored
|| Do you deny the confession of your accomplice?
|| a person who helps someone such as a criminal to do something wrong
|| I squeezed the hungry peasants with tithes.
|| a tax paid to the church in the past
|| 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.
|| 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.
|| 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
|| the sole surviving copy
|| = only (FML)
|| 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.