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Eagle of the Ninth

Vocabulary taken from Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliffe

Lithe thin, supple and graceful
Wattle and daub a material used in building walls, consisting of a network of interwoven sticks covered with mud or clay.
Druid a priest in the ancient Celtic religion
Rampart a defensive wall of a castle or walled city
Cohort An ancient Roman military unit, comprised of six centuries equal to one tenth of a legion.
Discreet careful in one’s speech or actions
Burnish to polish
Atrium An open roofed entrance hall or central court in a Roman home
Legate a general or governor of a Roman province
Oculist eye doctor
Bracco a type of Celtic clothing resembling pants of today.
Furtive secretive; trying to avoid notice
Decimation a Roman punishment for a mutinous legion – every one in ten soldiers was killed.
Barrow ancient burial grounds
Spate a flood or flooded river
Bothies small hut or cottage
Murky dark and gloomy
Quag a marshy boggy place
Signet a small seal set inside a ring
Manumission release from slavery
Created by: jhanks4u