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A secluded enclosure or part of a garden, especially one attached to a large house. Anglo-Norman “pleisance”=delight, pleasure < Latin “placentia”=agreeable < “placere”=to please.

A small amount of something left over after a process has been completed or a thing has been removed. Anglo-Norman “residue”=remainder, the rest < Latin “residuum”=that which remains < “residere”=to remain or be placed somewhere = “re-“=back/again” + “sedare”=to sit.

To respect or like someone because of behavior or qualities that they have, or for good things they have done. Anglo-Norman “amirer” < Latin “admirari”=to be suprised < “ad”=at + “mirari”=to wonder.

Malaria or another illness that causes acute fever and shivering. Anglo-Norman “ague” < Latin “acuta”=acute fever < “acutus”=sharp, piercing, pointed.

An unexpected or unusual event, which can be good or bad. Anglo-Norman “surprise”=an unexpected attack or capture of a position or place < “surprendre”=to take hold < Latin “superprendere” < “super”=over + “prehendere”=to seize.

Having intellectual depth and insight; having great intensity; very deep. Anglo-Norman “profund” < Latin “profundus”=deep < “pro-“=before + “fundus”=bottom, foundation, base.

The action of refreshing oneself, usually with food or drink, but also figuratively intellectual or spiritual refreshment. Anglo-Norman “refeccioun” < Latin “reficere”=to renew < “re-“=again + “facere”=to make.

An animal, plant, or person that lives or is found in a specific place or environment. Anglo-Norman “deinzein” < Old French “deinz”=within < Latin “de”=from + “intus’=within.

Great skill; extraordinary ability. Anglo-Norman “pruesse” < Old French “proesse”=bravery, gallantry < “prou”=valiant.

A young person who is pale and thin and seems to be homeless. Anglo-Norman “wayf”=a piece of ownerless property that could be claimed by a landowner.

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