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

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