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

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