English words by antiquated meaning

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Can you name the English words given their current and old meanings?

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Modern meaningWordOld meaning
Leather strap fastened to a bridle for controlling horses, etc.The kidneys
An argument against, a drawbackTo study, to memorize
Small segment of video footageTo hug, to embrace
To show conclusively and definitivelyTo experience, to suffer
Short piece of writing on a particular subjectAn attempt
A head of cornTo plough
Fibrous material extracted from treesCrazy, insane
Shrub growing close to the groundTavern or vintner's shop
Front of a shipValiant, brave
Curved like a sphere or circleTo whisper, to talk privately
To castrate or neuter (an animal)Tax paid to the crown in mediaeval England
Easy, uncomplicatedTo gather medicinal herbs
To prod or jabA bag
Very oldA flag, an ensign
Modern meaningWordOld meaning
Sudden and strong blast of windFlavour, taste
An identifying trademark, a 'make'A sword
Unwanted pest plantClothing, apparel
Someone between the ages of 13 and 19 inclusiveAffliction, grief
Full-bosomedObedient, pliant
Having little weightUnchaste, wanton
Lavatory17th century velvet mask worn by women
Fast, swiftPregnant
Female childA child of either sex
Implement used for skinning potatoes, etc.(British) A police officer
(abbreviation) Pen-name used by authors who wish to remain namelessAt once, immediately
Antlered ruminant mammal whose female is a doeAny wild animal
Rapidity of movementProsperity, success
Something that is trueA crime or other evil deed

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