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Dialogues of Plato

The vocabulary for Dialogues of Plato for Mr. Campbell's Senior Social class
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disseminate
cause to become widely known
endeavour
earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
disparagingly
speaking slightingly of, in a way to undervalue and discredit
lamented
mourned or grieved for
admonish
warn strongly
drachma
n. A modern and an ancient Greek coin.
sophist
any of a group of Greek philosophers and teachers in the 5th century BC who speculated on a wide range of subjects
demigod
a mythological being with more power than a mortal but less than a god
indictment
an accusation of wrongdoing
exhortations
encouraging or inciting language
gadfly
a persistently annoying person
acquittal
deliverance from a charge; V. acquit: free from a charge or accusation; discharge from a duty; conduct (oneself) in a specified manner
piety
righteousness by virtue of being pious
detractors
to draw or take away; distract
prophesy
predict or reveal through, or as if through, divine inspiration
exorbitant
greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
hobgoblin
A mischievous goblin
censure
rebuke formally
calamity
an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
rhetorician
a person who delivers a speech or oration
constituted
brought about or set up or accepted
discernible
perceptible by the senses or intellect
purveyor
someone who supplies provisions (especially food)
aptitude
capacity for learning; natural ability
indomitable
unconquerable, refusing to yield
superintendence
n. Direction and management.
affinity
a natural attraction or feeling of kinship
wantonness
the quality of being lewd and lascivious
intemperance
immoderate indulgence of bodily appetites
melancholy
a feeling of thoughtful sadness