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

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