Vocabulary Iliad Book 4 (Fagles)

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conferring

talking over; discussing

infuriating

(adj) provoking anger or rage

courting

wooing: desiring the affections of another person

plucked

snatched; pulled out

muttered

to speak unclearly and quietly

smoldering

showing scarcely suppressed anger

resentment

a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will

dread

be afraid or scared of

majesty

title used in speaking to or of a king, queen, emperor, empress,

insatiable

impossible to satiate or satisfy

raw

brutally unfair or harsh

breed

a lineage or race of people

towering

of imposing height

thwart

hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

grudge

a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation

protest

a formal and solemn declaration of objection

trample

walk on and flatten

poised

marked by balance or equilibrium and readiness for action

craggy

rocky and steep

wake

stop sleeping

groaning

making a deep, sad sound

steward

resposible caretakers

mortal

a human being, causing or capable of causing death

pyre

wood heaped for burning a dead body as a funeral rite

invincible

incapable of being overcome or subdued

springy

rebounds readily

ibex

goat.

clambered

climbed with effort

sprawling

spread out irregularly

lurking

marked by quiet and caution and secrecy

bowyer

a maker or seller of archers' bows

clasped

to hold together tightly; grasped

notch

a V-shaped or U-shaped indentation carved or scratched into a surface

superb

surpassingly good

quiver

case for holding arrows

notching

shears moves toward the end not into them

nock

to nock an arrow, putting it on the bowstring

skewed

having an oblique or slanting direction or position

grazing

act of feeding on plants

cringed

to shrink from danger or pain crouch in fear

solemn

dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises

transgressors

to violate a law or command

brandish

move or swing back and forth

deceit

a misleading falsehood

swaggering

to behave in a very proud manner

moldering

V. To crumble to dust; disintegrate.

gape

look with amazement

unfailing

always able to supply more

midst

The middle

deftly

skillfully (adj)

salves

Health

donned

To put on (clothing

fatigue

exhaust or tire through overuse or great strain or stress

braggarts

a very boastful and talkative person

teetering

wobbling, as if about to fall

dazed

confused bewildered, in a state of mental numbness especially as resulting from shock

sterns

the rear part of a ship

craven

lacking even the rudiments of courage

staunch

firm and dependable especially in loyalty

hereafter

the time yet to come

elated

full of high-spirited delight

dense

having high relative density or specific gravity

incite

urge on

annihilated

to defeat completely

lanky

ungracefully tall and thin

stocky

heavy and compact in form or stature

onslaught

(military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)

prowess

extraordinary ability, military bravery

warring

engaged in war

fitter

improved in health or physical condition

cowering

cringing in fear

skulking

marked by quiet and caution and secrecy

scorching

hot and dry enough to burn or parch a surface

honeyed

with honey added

clenched

gripped tightly

spur

give heart or courage to

bluster

act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner

broadly

without regard to specific details or exceptions

impetuous

marked by violent force

kin

a person having kinship with another or others

oblige

force or compel somebody to do something

undaunted

unafraid; not discouraged

bloodlust

(n) the desire to kill

cutthroat

capable of or conducive to bloodshed

wrangling

an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)

overawed

overcome by a feeling of awe

majestic

belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler

lashed

a stroke or blow/to fasten with a rope

style

make consistent with certain rules of style

bravado

An aggressive display of boldness.

resolute

characterized by quickness and firmness

goading

a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something

droves

a large number

staunchest

Strongest; most determined

bleating

The hoarse, broken cry of a goat, sheep, or calf

relentless

never-ceasing

leveler

a radical who advocates the abolition of political or economic or social inequalities

strategic

highly important to or an integral part of a strategy or plan of action especially in war

scraped

to have been scratched or cut

welded

strength (strong point)

torrents

a heavy downpour

gorge

a deep ravine (usually with a river running through it)

spied

to see.

mauling

to handle in a rough way, to bruise

hurtling

to throw or launch something

stripling

A mere youth.

lithe

gracefully slender

poplar

any of numerous trees of north temperate regions having light soft wood and flowers borne in catkins

fells

cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow

streak

a distinctive characteristic

clanging

having a loud resonant metallic sound

breakneck

used of speed

heartsick

full of sorrow

navel

the center point or middle of something

reeling

staggering or swaying

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