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Vocabulary: The Odyssey Chapters 5-10

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sojourn
noun/ verb
a temporary stay/ to stay as a temporary resident
mandate
noun/ verb
an authoritative command/ to make mandatory, to require
guile
noun
decietful cunning; duplicity
conjure
verb
to summon by or as if by invocation or incantation; to imagaine
malignant
adj
tending to produce death or deterioration
promontory
noun
a high point of land or rock projecting into a body
parcel
verb/ noun
to divide into parts, to distribute; a fragment, a portion
uncouth
adj
awkward and uncultivated in appearance, manner, or behavior
deference
noun
respect and esteem due to a superior or an elder
inquisitive
adj
given to examination or investigation; inclined to ask questions
dismay
verb/ noun
to cause to loose courage or resolution; to upset/ sudden loss of courage or resolution from alarm or fear
equity
noun
justice according to natural law or right; specifically freedom from bias or favoritism
abase
verb
to lower in rank, office, prestige, or esteem
abash
verb
to destroy the self-possession or self confidence of; to embarrass
languish
verb
to be or become feeble or weak; to become dispirited
contentious
adj
exhibiting an often perverse and wearisome tendency to quarrels and disputes
impertinence
noun
Irrelevance, inappropriateness; incivility
ponderous
adj
of very great weight; unwieldy or clumsey because of weight and size
affront
verb/ noun
to insult especially to the face by behavior or language/ a deliberate offence, insult
blithe
adj
of a happy lighthearted character or disposition, merry
formidable
adj
causing fear, dread, or apprehension; impressive
mutinous
adj
rebellious; unruly
profusion
noun
extravagance; great quantity: lavish display or supply
rouge
noun/ adjective
a dishonest or worthless person, scoundrel; a mischievous person/ corrupt, dishonest
melancholy
noun/ adj
depression of spirits, dejection/ dejected, depressed
detest
verb
to feel intense and often violent antipathy toward, to loathe
limpid
adj
clear and simple in style; absolutely serene and untroubled
foreboding
noun
an omen, prediction, or presentment especially of coming evil
amulet
noun
a charm often inscribed with a magic incantation or symbol to aid the wearer or protect against evil
regale
verb
to entertain sumptuously; to feast with delicacies