Troilus and Criseyde Glossary

Troilus and Criseyde Glossary

bounteous

Abundant and profuse.

dolorous

Expressing great sorrow or distress.

retinue

An entourage or group of attendants,

languish

The suffering of being forced to remain in an unpleasant situation.

barren

Empty and desolate; infertile and incapable of renewal.

reprove

To reprimand, censure or place a penalty.

lament

To express grief and sorrow for the passing of someone.

prudent

With great judgment and a sense of caution.

deportment

The carriage of the character one presents to the world,especially within social settings requiring decorum.

servitude

Slavery, bondage or a similar if less oppressive form of subordinate position.

beseech

Request in a servile manner akin to begging.

allay

To dispel or alleviate, often used in conjuction with soothing one's fears.

lodestar

A star used to chart the navigation of a ship.

celestial

Dealing with heavenly bodies and the mythical inhabitants believed to live there.

nymph

Mythological spirit of nature imagined as a beautiful and chaste woman.

infallible

Faultless and incapable of being wrong or mistaken.

woebegone

Wretchedly sorrowful and miserably distressed.

ravishment

Molestation.

discernment

The quality of a penetrating discrimination in perception.

seer

One capable of divining the future through prophesy.

dissuade

To talk a person out of doing something they are intent to do.

smote

Stricken with a firm blow.

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