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Free Study Guide-The Once and Future King-T.H. White-Free Book Summary
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Vocabulary

“The Sword in the Stone” (I)

Chapters 1-3

truncheon - short stick; billy club

Chapters 4-6

barbican - tower of fortification near gate

purlieus - outlying area

portent - omen; sign

Chapters 7-11

lineage - ancestry

vertigo - dizzy sensation; confused state

necromancer - sorcerer

Chapters 12-15

conundrum - difficult problem or dilemma

belligerent - hostile; eager to fight

adulation - excessive flattery; admiration

Chapters 16-18

querulous - complaining; grumbling

premonition - advance warning; foreboding

Chapters 20-24

sagacious - insightful; wise; sound judgment


“Queen of Air and Darkness” (II)

Chapters 1-5

halidome - a holy place

marauder - rove and raid in search of plunder

tonsure - shaved head (monks)

commandeer - confiscate; take by force

miasma - poisonous atmosphere; thick vapor

Chapters 6-10

undulating - wavelike motion

secular - worldly rather than spiritual

progeny - children; offspring

tincture - stain or tint with color

promontory - high point; cliff

Chapters 11-13

enmity - mutual hatred

capitulation - surrender

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