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Vocabulary words - Gilgamesh quiz (Dr. Kroll)

Steppe

extensive plain without trees (associated with eastern Russia and Siberia)

Tyrant

a cruel and oppressive dictator

Birthright

personal characteristics that are inherited at birth

Callous

emotionally hardened

Dexterity

adroitness in using the hands

Idleness

not working or active; unemployed; doing nothing

Forsake

leave someone who needs or counts on you

Lunged

moved forward suddenly

Bellowing

a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)

Exaltation

the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)

Sway

move back and forth or sideways

Abhor

to detest; to hate strongly

Revitalized

to give new life to

Patroness

a woman who protects, supports, or sponsors someone or something

Fruitfulness

producing good results; beneficial; profitable

Coyness

shyness

Relent

give in, as to influence or pressure

Naivete

gullible, unaware

Subsided

settled down; became less active or intense

Universal

concerning everyone; existing everywhere

Underworld

(religion) the world of the dead

Devoid

completely lacking

Maimed

badly injured

Convalescence

gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury

Conversion

a spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life

Diversion

Distraction

Quest

a search to find something; a mission

Ashen

paleness that suggests fright or terror

Effusions

the pouring out of emotions

Arduous

difficult to accomplish

Vividly

strong; intense; clear

Impetuous

impulsive

Mock

constituting a copy or imitation of something

Emaciated

very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

Contemplated

to consider carefully

Fatigue

temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work

Ibex

wild goat of mountain areas of Eurasia and northern Africa having large recurved horns

Perplexed

confused, puzzled or bewildered

Debris

the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up

Cowered

crouched and trembled in fear

Pondered

deeply or seriously thoughtful

Slothful

lazy, indolent

Festered

became painful or inflamed

Prism

optical device having a triangular shape and made of glass or quartz

Devoured

eat it quickly and eagerly

Slough

any outer covering that can be shed or cast off (such as the cast-off skin of a snake)

Ecstatic

extremely happy

Glistening

shining with reflected light

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