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1. -āble adj. suf.

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In words taken from OF (& L): (a) derived from verbs, with 'passive' meaning: accept-able, agre-able, am-able, blam-able, chaunge-able, forfet-able, fortun-able, honor-able, etc.; (b) derived from…

2. affīe n.

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Reliance, trust; don affie, setten affie, to put (one's) trust (in sb.).

3. after- pref.

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Verbal cpds.: (a) after- bending, the second bending, a bending back (of a bow); prob., the shaping process which gives the ends a curvature the reverse of that at the center; after- berende, bearing…

4. -āl suf.

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(a) In numerous adjs. taken from Latin, either directly or by way of Old French, as annu-al, -el, cordi-al, formal, -el, funer-al, gener-al, mort-al, natur-al, tempor-al, -el; (b) in a number of…

5. annulet n.

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(a) a small ring; (b) Med. and anat. the 'cartilage of the windpipe' [Norri]; (c) her. a cadency mark in the shape of a ring.

6. apallen v.

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(a) Of vigor of body or mind: grow or make faint or tired; grow indifferent; of youth: wane; (b) of emotions, memory: fade away or make fade; tone down, allay; (c) of power, honor, fame, etc.: grow or…

7. arblast, -blastē̆r n.

Additional spellings: arblaster
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(a) A weapon for discharging quarrels, stones, etc., consisting of a bow set crosswise on a shaft; a crossbow, an arbalest; (b) a missile shot from a crossbow; arblast shute.

8. aretten v.

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(a) To attribute (sth. to sth.); aretten it mi vileinie, attribute it to my ill-breeding; aretten to (in), to impute (sin, guile, unbelief, etc.) to (sb.); aretten to (unto), to place the blame for…

9. -āt suf.(1)

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(a) In numerous ppls. taken from Latin ( ?& OF), e.g. cre-at, desol-at, determin-at, fortun-at, immacul-at, moder-at, ordin-at, priv-at, separ-at; (b) in several nouns (orig. ppls.) taken from Latin (…

10. aunǧel n.

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One of the celestial servants of God, an angel.

11. -aunt suf.

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(a) In many pr.ppls. taken from OF, e.g. abound-a(u)nt, appar-a(u)nt, ard-a(u)nt, arrog-a(u)nt, charge-a(u)nt, ramp-aunt, -and, etc.; (b) in a number of nouns (orig. ppls.) adopted from OF, as…

12. austēre, austē̆rne adj.

Additional spellings: austerne
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(a) Of persons, speech, manner: harsh, severe, stern; (b) rigorously moral, austere; (c) grim, fierce.

13. autē̆r n.

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(a) The altar of a church; also, the altar placed before the shrine or image of a saint; (b) heigh auter, chef auter, the high altar, the altar on which the Eucharist is offered; sacrement of the

14. cause n.

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The cause of an effect; source, origin, root.

15. circumsta(u)nce n.

Additional spellings: circumstaunce
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(a) A factor conditioning, influencing or contributing to an act or process; (b) specif. an aspect of the situation in which a sin is committed as affecting its seriousness.

16. cirurǧīe n.

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(a) That branch of medical science and practice which is concerned with wounds, fractures, ulcers, etc., that require manual operation; surgery; craft of cirurgie; cirurgie and phisik; (b) a treatise…

17. cristi-grei n.

Additional spellings: cristigrei
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A gray fur with tufts, or crests, of some kind.

18. dē̆stroien v.

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To ravage, devastate, or ruin (a country or city).

19. dis- pref.

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(a) In many verbs, verbal nouns, and verbal adjs. taken either from L or OF, dis- clearly has adversative or privitive force, as in disal(l)ouen, disavauntage, disavouen, discomfort, disconsolat,

20. dissolū̆tī̆f adj.

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Of a medicine: producing dissolution or dissipation of a morbid condition; -- also as noun.

21. ennōsed ppl.

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Enmeshed, entangled, caught as in a noose; bewildered, confused.

22. envoisen v.(1)

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Hunt. Of hounds: (a) to follow a scent; (b) to follow the wrong scent.

23. fẹ̄rs adj.

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(a) Of persons: proud, lofty, noble; arrogant, haughty; bold, valiant; (b) bold (hardi, stern, stout) and fers, brave and fierce, stern and proud, strong and brave; fers and fel (stout), brave and…

24. fleil n.

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(a) Instrument used for threshing grain, a flail; (b) cap of a fleil, fleil cap, one of the bands of wood or leather (fastened about the end of the flail staff or the end of the swingle) through which…

25. -ī̆ble suf.

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Derivational suffix in adjectives from Latin or Old French: convertible, digestible, forcible, impossible, terrible, etc.; also in ME derivatives: credibli, impossiblenesse, pesibli, unpossible

26. in prep.

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(a) Inside (a solid object); immersed, or partly immersed, in (a fluid substance); enclosed in (fire, the air, etc.); (b) into (a solid, liquid, etc.); (c) in or into the surface of (sth.), pierced or…

27. ingrā̆titū̆de n.

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(a) Ungratefulness; (b) as adj.:?unacceptable, ?excluded.

28. māter n.

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The womb.

29. neighebor n.

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(a) One who dwells nearby, a neighbor; a fellow citizen; an inhabitant of a nearby town or country; (b) of a country, part of the body, a bee: a neighbor (to another country, another bodily part…

30. pā̆len v.(2)

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To construct a paling; enclose (sth.) with a paling; ppl. fenced, fortified, enclosed; palen abouten, raise a paling around (sth.); -- also refl. enclose (oneself) with a paling [quot.: (a1420)].

31. passe-nẹ̄pe n.

Additional spellings: passenepe
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The parsnip plant Pastinaca sativa or its root.

32. phēnīcienes n. plural

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Phoenicians.

33. posset n.

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(a) A hot drink made of curdled milk and ale or wine, often with sugar and various spices; (b) ?hot milk curds used as a poultice.

34. preciōsitẹ̄ n.

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Preciousness, value, great worth; costliness, monetary value; richness; in preciosite, as of value.

35. prēvailen v.

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(a) To win the victory or mastery; prove superior in authority or power; overcome (sb.) [quot.: a1500]; win a victory for (sb.) [quot.: Lydg.Guy]; (b) prevailen ayen, to prevail over (sth.); prevailen

36. prō̆- pref.

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A common prefix in words derived from Latin or French; e.g., probleme, processionarie, progenitour, pronosticacioun, propugnacle, prosperite, provincial (nouns); profounde, prolixe, propicious,

37. prō̆nǒun(e n.

Additional spellings: pronoune
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Gram. A pronoun.

38. prǒud adj.

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(a) Guilty of the sin of Pride; haughty, arrogant; also, obstinate, rebellious; (b) proudest of pride, supremely proud; proud as lucifer; proud herte, proud heart; -- also as surname or epithet; maken

39. psalmen v.

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To sing Psalms or songs, sing praise (to God) in Psalms; praise (sth.) with Psalms; psalmed writes, writings composed as Psalms, the Psalter.

40. quā̆druple n.

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(a) A fourfold amount; (b) an incisor tooth, esp. a lateral incisor.

41. quā̆treble n.

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(a) A fourfold amount or number; (b) mus. the highest part in four-part contrapuntal singing.

42. Rōmā̆nīe n.

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Rome; the Roman Empire.

43. rōse-mārī(e n.

Additional spellings: rosemari, rose-marie, rosemarie
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The evergreen herb rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), used in cookery and medicines; rose-mari lef.

44. rūde adj.

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(a) Ignorant, uneducated, simple; lay, not clerical; also, without special training in a subject, unskilled, inexperienced; of intelligence: untutored; also, as coll. noun: ignorant or unlearned…

45. ruffīne adj.

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Reddish.

46. sai(e n.

Additional spellings: saie
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(a) An esteemed variety of woolen cloth, perh. rather heavy; ?also, a small piece of such cloth [quot.: ?c1475]; double sai, such cloth in two layers; worsted sai, a piece of worsted; (b) a curtain…

47. sanctificāciǒun n.

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(a) Sanctification, the action through God's grace of making a believer or baptismal water holy or free from sin; also, the state of blessedness conferred upon the Virgin Mary; (b) hallowing…

48. sāven v.

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(a) To afford or bring about safety; also, bring victory [1st quot.]; (b) to deliver (sb., a city, people, etc.) from some danger; rescue (sb. or sth.), bring to safety; -- also refl.; recover (a…

49. scā̆r(re n.(1)

Additional spellings: scarre
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(a) The scar of a wound or sore, cicatrix; (b) the scab produced by cautery; (c) a remnant of a morbid tumor or glandular condition, anything morbid that remains when such a condition has been…

50. sē̆duciǒun n.

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(a) = sedicioun (a); (b) = sedicioun (b); ?also, treason, treachery [last quot.]; (c) enticement into error or wrongdoing.

51. seint-pro-seint n.

Additional spellings: seintproseint
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A kind of wine; ?a wine from Saintes in western France.

52. sē̆joint(e adj.

Additional spellings: sejointe
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Separated, unjoined.

53. senāt(e n.

Additional spellings: senate
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(a) The ancient Roman senate; also, the members of the senate; (b) the ruling council of the Jews; (c) the governing body of a city.

54. sepulcre n.

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(a) A tomb; a place of burial, grave; also fig.; right of sepulcre, the right to a place of burial; (b) the tomb, or rock cave, in which Jesus was buried; also, the church in Jerusalem built to cover…

55. sepultūr(e n.

Additional spellings: sepulture
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Burying, burial; the act or rite of burial; also fig.

56. sē̆riǒus adj.

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(a) Arranged in sequence, continuous; (b) serious, earnest, resolute; also, as noun: seriousness, gravity.

57. serpentīn(e adj.

Additional spellings: serpentine
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(a) From a serpent; resembling a serpent or a dragon in form or movement; also, infested with serpents; of a wound: inflicted by a serpent; (b) cunning, deceitful, treacherous; diabolical; also, as…

58. sext(e n.

Additional spellings: sexte
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(a) The canonical hour of sext; a time in midday; (b) the prayers or service said at that time.

59. simū̆len v.

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(a) To disguise (one's feelings), conceal; (b) pretend (to do sth.); refl. to pretend (to have virtues).

60. singulāritẹ̄ n.

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(a) Solitude, solitary living; also in book title translated from Latin; (b) unusual or exceptional behavior; also, unusual or improper teaching [last quot.]; gon in singularite, to act in a different…

61. sirō̆n n.

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A shoot, sprout.

62. Smolein n.

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In comb.: Smolein werk, cured furs from Smolensk, on the Dnieper River in Russia.

63. sōl(e adj.(1)

Additional spellings: sole
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(a) In an unmarried state, single; also, celibate; sol womman, womman sol; kepen sol; liven sol; (b) deprived of a father, daughter, lover, or counselors; sol of, deprived of (one's wards, help).

64. souden v.(1)

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(a) To fix (sth.) in place by soldering or welding; join (sth. together, sth. to sth. else) by soldering; also, mend (broken metal) by soldering; also, unite things with solder [last quot.]; (b) to…

65. sourbe-stōn n.

Additional spellings: sourbeston
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? = sebesten n.

66. spenden v.

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(a) To spend money, expend wealth; also fig.; (b) to spend (money, an amount or a specified sum of money), pay out, disburse; pay (expenses); expend (wealth, treasure, etc.); also fig.; also, spend…

67. spiritū̆āl adj.

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(a) Immaterial; consisting solely of intellect, purely intellectual; (b) having the properties of the immaterial: of virtues: unbounded, infinite; of torment: intangible; (c) phil. & theol. of form…

68. stank n.

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(a) A pond, pool; a reservoir; a lake; also in fig. context [quot.: c1400]; stank hed, a dam or similar structure for controlling the water in a pond; stank medwe, a meadow in which there is a pond…

69. streinen v.(1)

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(a) To tie (sth.), bind, fasten; gird (sb., a part of the body); also fig.; streinen togeder(es; (b) to confine or restrain (sb., a part of the body, an animal, an idol) physically; also fig.; (c) to…

70. streinen v.(2)

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(a) To cut (sth.) off; -- also without obj.; (b) to confine (sb.); (c) in glossaries, glossing L distringere; (d) ppl. streined as adj., of a sword: drawn.

71. sub- pref.

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A prefix in words derived primarily from L, occ. from OF, or from both, often with its original meaning still discernible: (a) 'subordinate or inferior in rank' (in nouns): subcelerer,

72. subǧet adj.

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(a) Obedient, submissive; compliant; also, deferential; also fig.; subget to (unto); (b) put to the service of someone or something else; of service to another; also, subordinate; subget to (til); (c)…

73. subjecten v.

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(a) To subjugate (sb., a people, the earth); make (sb., a land, people, etc.) submissive (to sb., an authority, etc.); -- also refl.; also, make (sth.) subservient (to God); (b) to submit (to sb.)…

74. sufferaunce n.

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(a) The undergoing of hardship, affliction, punishment, etc.; suffering; (b) a state of affliction, hardship, or suffering; pl. trials, tribulations.

75. sufficience n.

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(a) That which suffices, all that is necessary, enough; an adequate supply of something, sufficient resources; soverain sufficience, abundance; to (unto) sufficience, sufficiently; (b) contentment…

76. suffrāge n.

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(a) Help, assistance, aid; -- also pl.; in suffrage of, assisting (sth.); (b) suffrage of preiere(s, suffrages of preieres, the help given by prayer [some quots. could also be construed as sense 2.].

77. sugre-candī n.

Additional spellings: sugrecandi
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Crystallized sugar.

78. sulphurī adj.

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Containing or impregnated with sulfur, sulfurous.

79. superēgressiọ̄̆n n.

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The process of going too far, exceeding what is required.

80. suppressen v.

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(a) To get the better of (sb.), prevail over; also, restrain (sth.), subdue; (b) ?to omit (a term or phrase), leave unsaid.

81. textuē̆l adj.

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Learned in texts, bookish.

82. thā̆n def. art. & adj.(1)

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Referring to a specific member of a class and used anaphorically, pointing to a person or thing previously mentioned: the, that, this: (a) with noun; (b) with noun, now further specified by an adj., a…

83. thas def. art. & adj.

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Referring to a specific member of a class and used anaphorically, pointing to a person or thing previously mentioned: the, that, this: (a) with noun; thas weies (aweies), in this manner; (b) with…

84. tīme n.(2)

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(a) Temporal duration; the duration of the world;—also pl.; worldes time; fulnesse (ful-filling, plente) of time, the full measure of time, appointed time; thinges of time, temporal things; under the

85. tī̆tlen v.

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(a) To write (sth.) down, record, chronicle; list (sth.); also, inscribe (a symbol, name, etc.); also, with adv.: titlen in [quot. c1450(?a1400)]; ppl. titled as adj.: inscribed [quot. c1400]; (b) to…

86. torment n.

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(a) The systematic infliction of physical pain or an instance of it; applied torture; also, punishment; (b) a cause of physical or mental suffering, an affliction, a hardship; also, a disaster, an…

87. traǧedī(e n.

Additional spellings: tragedie
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(a) A literary work the subject of which is the hero's fall from prosperity into irremediable adversity; also, a sad, solemn, or edifying story; also person. [quot. a1420, 2nd]; (b) a tormented…

88. transcenden v.

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(a) To be preeminent, be surpassing; (b) to be superior to (sb. or sth.), excel above, surpass; (c) to rise, ascend [quot. a1449]; also, be or rise above (a place), surmount, move beyond; also fig.

89. trouel n.(1)

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A hand tool with a flat or curved blade attached to a short handle, a trowel; also, an instrument or a tool of unspecified form and use [chiefly gloss. quots.]; trouel of (a) masoun.

90. turn(e n.

Additional spellings: turne
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A turn, rotation, or revolution about an axis or center; welkenes turn, the turning of the heavens.

91. unsupportāble adj.

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Unbearably great.

92. -ū̆ǒus suf.

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A combinative derivational suffix in adjectives usu. derived from L or OF adjectives with u-stems plus suffix (L -osus, OF -os), e.g., affectuous, amfractuous, aquous, effectuous, fructuous,

93. ūsūre n.

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(a) The practice of lending money for interest or gain, usury; also fig. and in fig. context; (b) a usurious act or practice; also in fig. context; (c) the vice of usury personified.

94. vacaunt adj.

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(a) Unoccupied, empty; uninhabited, tenantless; also in fig. context [last quot.] (b) vacaunt of (from), lacking in (sth.), free of; also in fig. context [last quot.]; (c) of time: unfilled by…

95. valent adj.

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Worthy, excellent.

96. valǒur n.

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(a) Worthiness in terms of the chivalric virtues, nobility of character or breeding; also, spiritual worth [quot. ?a1475]; also, courtliness, refinement [quot. a1500(?a1400)]; of valour (b) bravery,…

97. vā̆pǒuren v.

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(a) To become diffused in the air, vaporize, evaporate; also, fig. disperse, spread out [last quot.]; vapouren oute; ben vapoured oute; ppl. vapouring, tending to evaporate (b) to cause (sth.) to…

98. veilen v.

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(a) To cover or conceal (sb. or sth., a part of the body) with a veil; also fig.; ppl. veiled, hidden, obscured (b) to confer the veil upon (a woman) in a solemn ritual of consecration to religious…

99. vīnī n.

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(a) A plant of the genus Vitis, a vine; vini lef, a vine leaf; vini yerd, a vineyard; also fig.; whit vini, the common or white bryony (Bryonia dioica) (b) ?a vineyard [quot. may belong to (a) or be…

100. virǧī̆n(e adj.

Additional spellings: virgine
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(a) Of a woman: young, unmarried, and without sexual experience; of a bee: young and unmated (b) characterized by virginity, virginal; also fig. and in fig. context; also in epithetic phrase [last…