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

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