30 terms

Julius Caesar Vocab 2 Bedeaux

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patriotism
Love for one's country
consequences
Results or effects
plebeian
of the common people of ancient Rome
vacillated
wavered; hesitated
sporadically
Occasionally, Irregularly
faction
a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue
ingratitude
a lack of thankfulness
countenance
the appearance conveyed by a person's face
cogitation
serious thought
intellectual (n)
a person who uses the mind creatively
portentous
foreshadowing an event to come; causing wonder or awe; self-consciously weighty, pompous
instigation
urging, provocation; initiation
insurrection
rebellion
honorable
deserving of esteem and respect
appease
to soothe; to pacify by giving in to
noble
showing greatness of character by unselfish behavior
impassioned
Filled with passionate emotion
emissary
messenger
flattery
insincere praise
anachronism
something out of place in time
eulogy
a formal speech praising a person who has died
ominous
unfavorable, threatening, of bad omen
oration
a public speech for a formal occasion
stoicism
philosophy founded by Zeno in Hellenistic Athens; taught that happiness came not from following emotions, but from following reason and doing one's duty
exile
banish
virtue
any admirable quality or attribute
graft
the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage
foe
enemy
patrician
a member of the aristocracy
perceived
became aware or conscious of something