Vocabulary Word Flash Cards
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A line of people, vehicles, horses etc. following a particular route as part of a ceremony
Achieving little or nothing, ineffective
Having a pleasant or sweet smell
The character or atmosphere of a place
(of a secret or something unknown) come to be known; be revealed
Often complaining and whining
Showy or unnecessary ornament in architecture, fashion, or language
A country without a king or queen, usually governed by elected representatives of the people and a president
Easily controlled or handled
1. (of a person) needy; impoverished 2. Urgent; badly needed
Examining or liking to examine things in detail
An evil spirit or demon; especially one supposed to rob graves and feed on bodies
1. An impressive display or range of a particular type of thing 2. An ordered series or arrangement
A serious or formal promise
Travelling from place to place, in particular working or based in various places for short periods of time
Until now or until a particular time
Only recently or partially formed; not fully developed
1. (of a plan or idea) not certain or subject to change 2. Hesitant or cautious
A medieval system in which people were given land and protection by people of higher status, and worked and fought for them in return