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

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