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The vocabulary for Dialogues of Plato for Mr. Campbell's Senior Social class

disseminate

cause to become widely known

endeavour

earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something

disparagingly

speaking slightingly of, in a way to undervalue and discredit

lamented

mourned or grieved for

admonish

warn strongly

drachma

n. A modern and an ancient Greek coin.

sophist

any of a group of Greek philosophers and teachers in the 5th century BC who speculated on a wide range of subjects

demigod

a mythological being with more power than a mortal but less than a god

indictment

an accusation of wrongdoing

exhortations

encouraging or inciting language

gadfly

a persistently annoying person

acquittal

deliverance from a charge; V. acquit: free from a charge or accusation; discharge from a duty; conduct (oneself) in a specified manner

piety

righteousness by virtue of being pious

detractors

to draw or take away; distract

prophesy

predict or reveal through, or as if through, divine inspiration

exorbitant

greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation

hobgoblin

A mischievous goblin

censure

rebuke formally

calamity

an event resulting in great loss and misfortune

rhetorician

a person who delivers a speech or oration

constituted

brought about or set up or accepted

discernible

perceptible by the senses or intellect

purveyor

someone who supplies provisions (especially food)

aptitude

capacity for learning; natural ability

indomitable

unconquerable, refusing to yield

superintendence

n. Direction and management.

affinity

a natural attraction or feeling of kinship

wantonness

the quality of being lewd and lascivious

intemperance

immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites

melancholy

a feeling of thoughtful sadness

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