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An amount that is too much or more than you need. Anglo-Norman “surfeit”=excess < Old French “sorfait” < “sur”=above, excess + “faire”=to do.


Behavior, especially by children, that causes trouble or damage, but no serious harm. Anglo-Norman “meschef”=misfortune, trouble < “mes”=wrong + “chever”=to reach an end.

Favorable; indicating a good chance of success. Anglo-Norman “propicius” < Latin “propitius”=favorably inclined < “pro-“=for + “petere”=to seek.”

Not present at a usual or expected place; missing. Anglo-Norman “absent” < Latin “absens”=not present < “ab-“=away + “esse”=to be.

To say something is true or someone has done something wrong, although it has not been proved. Anglo-Norman “allegger”=to claim < Latin “allegare”=to assert, plead.

A large animal of the cat family that lives in Africa and parts of S. Asia. The male has a mane. Anglo-Norman “liun” < Latin “leo” < Greek “leon.”

A desire to do harm to someone because you don’t like them; ill will. Anglo-Norman “malise” < Latin “malitia” < “malus”=bad.

A period of time when you stay awake in order to pray or watch for danger. Anglo-Norman “vigile” < Latin “vigilia”=watch < “vigil”=awake, alert.

A person who takes care of a church building and the area around it. Anglo-Norman “segrestein” < Latin “sacristanus” < “sacris”=sacred + “-ista”=noun-suffix indicating a person.

To criticize someone for something that they have done. Anglo-Norman “reprover”=to criticize < Latin “reprobare”=to reject, condemn.

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