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

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