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Iliad Vocab

Vocab words from The Iliad
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affront
an insult/offense
envoy
messenger/diplomat
pestilence
plague/disease
entreat/entreaty
to ask earnestly (often through flattery)
conflagration
great fire
epithet
combination of adjectives placed with a name as a memory aid/qualifier
resplendent
bright, striking
beseech
to beg (urgently)
abominable
offensive, revolting
formidable
intense, powerful, awe-inspiring
lamentable
unfortunate, inspiring grief
lineage
one's pedigree
supplication
a request
ambrosia
nectar of the gods
daunting
intimidating, causing apprehension
prodiguous
immense, colossal, impressive
"in media res"
in the middle of things
bier
structure on which to place a body (funeral)
rancor
bitter resentment
melee
confused jumble of people