Iliad AP Quiz Vocabulary

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Carrion

dead and rotting flesh

Incensed

angered at something unjust or wrong

plunder

destroy and strip of its possession

sacrosanct

must be kept sacred

droves

a herd or flock, moving.

seer

an authoritative person who divines the future

troves

Collections

ramparts

a wide bank of earth, built around a fort to help defend it

commandeer

take arbitrarily or by force

pittance

small amount or portion, especially of money

overweening

presumptuously arrogant

foray

briefly enter enemy territory

disparagingly

to speak slightly of show; show disrespect for; belittle

ambiguity

an expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its context

vitriol

abusive language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will

equanimity

steadiness of mind under stress; calmness

appeasement

Satisfying the demands of dissatisfied powers in an effort to maintain peace and stability.

ashlar

a rectangular block of hewn stone used for building purposes

brocaded

embellished with a raised pattern created by pressure or embroidery

citadel

a stronghold into which people could go for shelter during a battle

brazen

shameless, impudent; made of brass

recoiled

shrank away; drew back

piety

devotion and reverence to God

dire

causing fear or dread or terror

disarming

act of reducing or depriving of arms (weapons)

dissenting

to differ in opinion

contention

the act of competing as for profit or a prize

degrades

to lower in dignity

articulates

to give clear &effective utterance/put in words

stoic

seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain

litotes

a type of understatement in which an idea is expressed by negating its opposite (describing a particularly horrific scene by saying, "It was not a pretty picture.")

bathos

a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one

bereft

sorrowful through loss or deprivation

loll

be lazy or idle

parley

a negotiation between enemies

breakneck

dangerously fast

coursing

Flowing rapidly

equivocal

open to two or more interpretations

inevitable

incapable of being avoided or prevented

fatalism

belief that events are determined by forces beyond one's control

epitaph

an inscription on a tombstone or monument in memory of the person buried there

oration

a public speech for a formal occasion

philippic

a bitter verbal attack

momentous

very important

enigmatic

not clear to the understanding

implausible

highly imaginative but unlikely

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