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Odyssey Vocab Books 1-4

A set of vocab words that are used in books 1-4 of the Odyssey

Terms

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Insolent
audaciously rude or disrespectful, impertinent
Hekatomb
a sacrifice to the ancient Greek and Roman gods consisting of 100 oxen or cattle
Cunning
marked by or given to artful subtlety and deceptiveness
Foreboding
to indicate the likelihood of, portend, to prophecy or predict
Clarion
Loud and CLear
dissemble
to disguise or conceal behind a false appearance
Prelude
An introductory performance, event, or action leading up to
Equerries
an officer charged with supervision of the horses belonging to a royal or noble household
Beguiling
deluding, misleading, decieving
Parley
a discussion or conference, especially between enemies
Brazen
resembling brass, as in color or strength
Chine
a cut of meat containing part of the backbone
Malice
A desire to harm others or see others suffer, extreme will or spite
Rite
a ceremonial act or series of acts
Retainers
A servant or attendant, especially on in the household of a person of high rank
Desolation
devastation, ruin
Anvil
a heavy block of iron or steel with a smooth , flat top on which metals are shaped by hammering
canny
careful and shrewd, especially where ones own interests are concerned
Relent
To mollify, to cause to be less harch or sever, to give in, as in influence or pressure
Ripened
to approach or come to perfection
Lithe
flexible, limber, capable of being easily bent
Mound
a large pile of stone to mark a burial site
Muster
to cause to come together, gather
Revel
to take great pleasure or delight, to pluck, retract, pull back
Lament
To express grief for or about; mourn
Shroud
a cloth used to wrap the body for burial
Din
A jumble of loud, usually discordant sounds
Ordained
Predestined; fixed or established especially by order of command
Omen
a phenomenon supposed to portend good or evil; a prophetic sign
Requite
to make repayment or return to; to avenge
Regaled
To provide with great enjoyment; entertain; to entertain sumptuously with food and drink
Haunches
The hip, buttock and upper thigh in animals and humans
Surfeit
overindulgence in food or drink
Illustrious
well-known and very distinguished, eminent
Engendering
To bring into existence, to breed, generate, procreate
Herald
A person who carries or proclaims important news, a messenger
clamor
to exclaim insistently and noisily
Mulled
to go over extensively in the mind, ponder
Buffets
To strike against forcefully, batter
Stratagem
a military maneuver designed to decieve or surprise an enemy
Renown
The state of being much known and talked of; exalted reputation derived from extensive praise of great achievements
Pacify
to ease the anger or agitation of
Baleful
Full of deadly or pernicious influencel deadly sinister
Divining and Divination
to know by inspiration, intuition or reflection; an indication of what is future or secret, prediction
Unshorn
not sheared or shaven
Patrimony
An hinhertance frmo a father or other ancestor
Furled
to roll up and secure, as in a flag or sail
Precedence
priority claimed or recieved becasue of preeminence or superiority
sage
having or exhibiting wisdom or wise judgement

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