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Gilgamesh Vocabulary

Vocabulary words - Gilgamesh quiz (Dr. Kroll)
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Steppe
extensive plain without trees (associated with eastern Russia and Siberia)
Tyrant
a cruel and oppressive dictator
Birthright
personal characteristics that are inherited at birth
Callous
emotionally hardened
Dexterity
adroitness in using the hands
Idleness
not working or active; unemployed; doing nothing
Forsake
leave someone who needs or counts on you
Lunged
moved forward suddenly
Bellowing
a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal)
Exaltation
the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)
Sway
move back and forth or sideways
Abhor
to detest; to hate strongly
Revitalized
to give new life to
Patroness
a woman who protects, supports, or sponsors someone or something
Fruitfulness
producing good results; beneficial; profitable
Coyness
shyness
Relent
give in, as to influence or pressure
Naivete
gullible, unaware
Subsided
settled down; became less active or intense
Universal
concerning everyone; existing everywhere
Underworld
(religion) the world of the dead
Devoid
completely lacking
Maimed
badly injured
Convalescence
gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury
Conversion
a spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life
Diversion
Distraction
Quest
a search to find something; a mission
Ashen
paleness that suggests fright or terror
Effusions
the pouring out of emotions
Arduous
difficult to accomplish
Vividly
strong; intense; clear
Impetuous
impulsive
Mock
constituting a copy or imitation of something
Emaciated
very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
Contemplated
to consider carefully
Fatigue
temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work
Ibex
wild goat of mountain areas of Eurasia and northern Africa having large recurved horns
Perplexed
confused, puzzled or bewildered
Debris
the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
Cowered
crouched and trembled in fear
Pondered
deeply or seriously thoughtful
Slothful
lazy, indolent
Festered
became painful or inflamed
Prism
optical device having a triangular shape and made of glass or quartz
Devoured
eat it quickly and eagerly
Slough
any outer covering that can be shed or cast off (such as the cast-off skin of a snake)
Ecstatic
extremely happy
Glistening
shining with reflected light