Julius Caesar Vocab 2 Bedeaux

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patriotism

Love for one's country

consequences

Results or effects

plebeian

of the common people of ancient Rome

vacillated

wavered; hesitated

sporadically

Occasionally, Irregularly

faction

a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue

ingratitude

a lack of thankfulness

countenance

the appearance conveyed by a person's face

cogitation

serious thought

intellectual (n)

a person who uses the mind creatively

portentous

foreshadowing an event to come; causing wonder or awe; self-consciously weighty, pompous

instigation

urging, provocation; initiation

insurrection

rebellion

honorable

deserving of esteem and respect

appease

to soothe; to pacify by giving in to

noble

showing greatness of character by unselfish behavior

impassioned

Filled with passionate emotion

emissary

messenger

flattery

insincere praise

anachronism

something out of place in time

eulogy

a formal speech praising a person who has died

ominous

unfavorable, threatening, of bad omen

oration

a public speech for a formal occasion

stoicism

philosophy founded by Zeno in Hellenistic Athens; taught that happiness came not from following emotions, but from following reason and doing one's duty

exile

banish

virtue

any admirable quality or attribute

graft

the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage

patrician

a member of the aristocracy

perceived

became aware or conscious of something

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