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Written by Timothy Sexton
Spanish for "The Lord"
Those who demonstrate a fanatical pursuit of their religious or political beliefs.
Dominant hierarchial socio-economic system in Europe during Middle Aage in which the nobility owned land as exchange for service to the crown and vassals acted as tenants exchanging land use with peasants in exchange for a portion of the crops they raised.
Officially ostracized from a community or society by decree of authority.
A public and passionate exhibition of sorrow and grief.
Stricken with a heavy, damage-inducing blow.
A public reprimand which serves to inform others about the misdeeds in question as much as it is chastise the person being denounced.
Fitted out for going into battle.
Assets and capital on hand.
A guarantee for the repayment of an obligation.
The criminal act of betraying one's country.
Embellished or burnished with a raised pattern.
Genuine remorse for past misdeeds and actions.
Heartbreaking sorrow and anguish.
Relief or assistance at the time of greatest need.
Muslim inhabitants around the Mediterranean during the Middle Ages,
Valuable items gotten as the result of plunder.
Items stolen from a vanquished enemy after defeating them in battle.
A period in the past.
Bitter feelings resulting from a prolonged period of quarrelsome encounters.
A small hill or even a topographical feature that is no more than a mound.
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