Odyssey Vocabulary List - Books 5-8

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Firmament

the vault or expanse of the sky

Languish

to become feeble or weak, to live in a state of depression

Ordained

to decree or give orders for

Ambrosia

the food of the Greek gods (anything very pleasant tasting)

Vaulted

an arched structure, serving to cover a space

Stalwart

marked by outstanding strength and vigor of mind body and spirit

Rogue

a dishonest or worthless person, a scoundrel

Tempestuous

stormy

Ignoble

of low birth or common origin

Perplexity

puzzled, confused

Indomitable

incapable of being subdued, unconquerable

Malignant

inclined to do evil, highly injurious

Suppliant

one who asks humbly or earnestly

Ravage

to bring heavy destruction, devastate

Limpid

clear, transparent, calm

Vie

to struggle for superiority, or enter into competition

Gruesome

causing great horror, grizzly, horribly repugnant

Scurf

scaly or shredded dry skin such as dandruff

Avidity

an intense desire for gain

Supercilious

haughty, disdainful, contemptuous

Formidable

exciting fear, having qualities that discourage approach or attack

Consummate

complete in every detail, perfect

Lavish

characterized by extravagance and perfusion

Dexterity

grace in physical activity, especially in using ones hands

Luxuriant

yielding abundantly, rich or perfuse growth

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