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The Odyssey Vocabulary

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Contend
v. struggle to surmount a difficulty or danger
Harried
adj. feeling strained as a result of having demands persistently made on one; harassed
Insolent
adj. showing a rude and arrogant lack of respect
Muster
v. to bring together for service or battle; to gather or summon; to amount to
Plundered (Plunder)
v. to rob of goods
Indignation
n. anger or annoyance provoked by what is perceived as unfair treatment
Broach
v. to raise a discussion
Hapless
adj. unfortunate; having bad luck
Deference
n. courteous yielding to the wishes and ideas of another person; great respect marked by submission, as to a superior
Pang
n. a sudden, sharp, or painful feeling or emotion
Precedence
n. priority in place, time, or rank.
Peeve
v. to annoy; irritate
Derelict
adj. very poor condition as a result of disuse and /or neglect
Annihlation
n. total destruction
Profusion
n. an abundance or large quantity of something
Supplication (Supplicate)
n. asking for something humbly
Pungent
adj. having a sharp taste or smell; biting, stimulating, sharp
Brazen
adj. bold and without shame
Auspicious
conductive to success; favorable

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Candor
n. truthfulness; sincere honesty
Contentiously
adv. disagreeably; argumentatively; in a quarrelsome way
Waned
v. to decrease in size, strength, or degree
Benevolent
adj. kindly, charitable
Guile
adj. sly or cunning intelligence
Vivacity
n. liveliness of manner or appearance (full of life)
Prowess
n. distinguished bravery; superior skill or ability
Dispersed
v. scattered, spread, broken up
Farce
n. a mockery or absurd event
Implacable
adj. not to be satisfied or pacified; unyielding
Flout
v. openly disregard (rule, law, etc.)
Insidious
adj. proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects
Mutinous
adj. rebellious, unruly
Calamitous
adj. causing great misfortune
Pensioned
v. to dismiss someone from employment
Gallant
adj. brave, heroic
Desolate
adj. deserted, dreary, lifeless
Luminous
adj. emitting or reflecting light, glowing; illuminating
Impudence
adj. state of failing to show courtesy (rudeness)
Rancor
n. bitter resentment or ill-will
Incredulity
n. feeling of not accepting something
Infatuate
adj. foolish; foolishly passionate or attracted; made foolish; foolishly in love
Ordained
adj. fixed or established, especially by order or command
Prudent
adj. wise in practical matters, carefully providing for the future
Compunction
n. feeling of guilt that follows the doing of something bad.
Mortified
v. deeply embarrassed, shamed, or humiliated
Vigilance
n. the state of watchfulness; alertness, especially to danger
Succumbed
v. to give in or to give up; to submit
Perplexity
n. the state of being confused or bewildered
Surmised
v. to draw an inference; to guess
Rebuke
v. to criticize or reprimand sharply