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Stuarts: the name of the family who were kings and queens of Scotland from 1371 to 1714.

Boredom: the state of feeling bored

Superseded:  to take the place of something/somebody that is considered to be old-fashioned 

Patronymic: a name formed from the name of your father or a male ancestor

Appendices: a small bag of tissue that is attached to the large intestine.

Anglicized: make English in form or character.

Annoy: irritate

Vitally: extremely; in an essential way

Defiantly: in a way that shows you refuse to obey somebody

Canvases: a strong heavy rough material used for making tents

Relics: an object, a tradition, a system, etc. that has survived from the past.

Interspersed:  to put something in something else or among or between other things

Medieval: connected with the Middle Ages (about AD 1000 to AD 1450)

Hiers: a person who inherits and continues the work of a predecessor

Codified: arrange according to a plan or system.

Darning: the skill or activity of mending a hole

Astray:  away from the correct path or direction.

No-fly zone: an area over which aircraft are forbidden to fly,

Intertwined: twisted together so that they are very difficult to separate

Harrowing: making you feel very upset because you are very shocked or frightened

Calligraphy: beautiful handwriting that you do with a special pen or brush

Architecture: the art and study of designing buildings

Inescapable:  a fact or a situation) that you cannot avoid or ignore

Nodded: you move your head up and down to show agreement, understanding

Hieratic: of or concerning Egyptian or Greek styles of art

Protectorate: a state that is controlled and protected by another.

Banished: send (someone) away from a country or place as an official punishment.

Flick: a sudden quick movement.

Euphoria: a feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness.

Bob and weave: make rapid bodily movements up and down and from side to side

Chivalry: knights, noblemen, and horsemen collectively.

Tight-knit: bound together by strong relationships and common interests.

Trickery: the practice of deception.

Epic: heroic or grand in scale or character.

Ode: a classical poem of a kind originally meant to be sung

Endearing: inspiring affection.

Villainy: wicked or criminal behavior

Sagacious: having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgment; wise or shrewd.

Archetype: a very typical example of a certain person or thing.

Clansmen: a male member of a clan.

Meek: quiet, gentle, and easily imposed on; submissive.

Wily: skilled at gaining an advantage, especially deceitfully

Riddled: make many holes in (someone or something), especially with gunshot.

Bizarre: very strange or unusual.

Catapulted: move suddenly

Alexander:  the Great was a king (basileus) of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon

Wilderness: an uncultivated, uninhabited, and inhospitable region.

Forged: copied fraudulently

Spurned:  rejected with disdain or contempt.

Betrayal: disloyalty

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