devout: strict, pious - crops: plants that can be eaten - harvest : picking of fruit, or cutting of cereal crops -  custom: something done regularly - failure (n) : from the verb to fail, to not succeed - struggle: fight - disease: sickness - bountiful: abundant - address: speech - henceforth: from that time onwards - squash: vegetables such as courgettes (zucchini) and marrows.