Iliad Vocabulary for books 1 and 6

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Carrion

the dead and rotting body of an animal

Incensed

angry

plunder

to take goods from a town after capture

Sacrosanct

very sacred or holy; inviolable; set apart or immune from questioning or attack

droves

A large mass of people moving or acting as a body.

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

to seize for military or official use

pittance

a woefully meager allowance, wage, or portion

overweening

arrogant; presumptuous

foray

briefly enter enemy territory

disparagingly

speaking slightingly of, in a way to undervalue and discredit

ambiguity

the multiple meanings, either intentional or unintentional, of a word, phrase, sentence, or passage

vitriol

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

equanimity

calmness, composure, refusal to panic

appeasement

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

spurn

to refuse with scorn, disdain

splaying

to spread out

colonnade

a structure composed of a series of arches supported by columns

brooding

preoccupied with depressing, morbid, or painful memories or thoughts

blustering

speaking in a bragging, noisy manner

exploit

take advantage of

din

the act of making a noisy disturbance

halcyon

(Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher

curry

to flatter in order to win favor

meek

quiet and obedient; spiritless

zealous

enthusiastic

benign

Pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence

cautionary

intended to serve as a warning

diverting

amusing; entertaining

digressions

deviating or wandering away from the main topic or purpose

resoundingly

clearly and emphatically; echoing loudly

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