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Glossary of English Vocabulary: Candide Set 5

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Prudent
careful and sensible; marked by sound judgement
Poniard
a dagger, typically having a slender square or triangular blade
Dexterity
skill in grace in physical movement; mental skill or cleverness
Farthing
A coin that was used in Great Britain that was worth 1/4 of a penny; something of very little value
Betrothed
to promise to give in marriage
Galley
a large medieval vessell
Corsair
a pirate, especially along the Barbary Coast; a swift pirate ship
Deviate
to turn aside from a course or way; to depart
Vitriol
sulfuric acid; bitterly abusive feelings or expression
Scimitar
a curved Asian sword with the edge on the convex side

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