Words of Old English Origin

1. Quell – To quiet, pacify
2. Fickle – Marked by a lack of steadfastness, constancy, or stability
3. Icicle – A mass of ice formed by the freezing of dripping water
4. Hearth – A brick, stone, or concrete area in front of a fireplace
5. Tithe – A tenth part of something paid as a voluntary contribution or as a tax especially for the
support of a religion establishment
6. Gnat – Any of various small usually biting dipteran flies
7. Lithe – Easily bent or flexed
8. Manhandle – To handle roughly
9. Knavery – A roguish or mischievous act
10. Furlong – A unit of distance equal to 220 yards
11. Nightingale – An Old World thrush noted for the sweet usually nocturnal song of the male
12. Chary – Discreetly cautious
13.  Heifer – Young cow, especially on that has not had a calf
14.  Salve – A remedial or soothing influence or agency
15.  Dearth – An inadequate supply

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