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Antigone Vocab

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martial
of or relating to battle or war; military
paean
solemn song or chant, addressed to Apollo
auroral
rosy color, "like the dawn in color, brightness, freshness, soft beauty
dionysian
of or portraying to Dionysus
delphic
or relating to Delphi, a town in Ancient Greece and place of Oracle of Apollo
mnemonic
- a device to aid the memory, a pattern of letters, ideas or associations which assists in remembering something
mercurial
lively, quick-witted, or volatile person; a person under the influence of the planet Mercury
odyssey
long adventurous journey, long series of wanderings
elysian
of or pertaining to Elysium; beatific, glorious, HEAVENLY
chimerical
of a nature of chimera, a fire breathing monster; imaginary, fanciful, visionary
procrustean
enforcing uniformity or conformity without regard to natural variation or individuality
laconic
expressing much in few words, concise, lack of talking (dull)
olympian
of or relating to the characteristics of Mount Olympus; a god or goddess of Mount Olympus in Ancient Greek mythology
stygian
pertaining to the river Styx; to the infernal (hell) regions of classical mythology
aegis
- a shield of defensive armor, a protection or defense
herculean
like Hercules; especially in strength, courage or labors; powerful, gigantic
draconian
of or pertaining to the characteristic of Draco, leader with severe code of laws; harsh, cruel, severe
myrmidon
member of a bodyguard, a faithful follower, servants, assistants
stampeding
sudden, frenzied rush of something
havoc
catastrophe; great destruction
brazen
made of brass; shameless
akin
of kin; related by blood; allied by nature
wrangling
argue or dispute in an angry manner
condemned
give ground of means for convincing or punishing; pronounce guilty
meritorious
deserving praise, reward, esteem
hallowed
regarded as holy, sacred
rampant
violent in action or spirit, raging, furious
furrows
narrow grove made in ground
ingenious
cleverness
consecrating
to make or declare sacred
onslaught
attack, assault
prevails
exist everywhere or generally, occur more frequent
infallible
Not liable to be deceived or mistaken; incapable of bellowing.
blatant
Noisy; offensively or vulgarly clamorous;
trod
To follow the footprints or track of; to track, trace.
piety
mercy , compassion
plunderer
person who confuses, confounds, muddles, a pillager,looter
defilement
The act of rendering morally foul or polluted; to destroy the ideal purity of; to corrupt,
affliction
The action of inflicting grievous pain or trouble.
resolve
Firmness or steadfastness of purpose; determination;
tumult
- Commotion, agitation, disturbance; disorderly or noisy movement
pomp
Splendid display or celebration; magnificent show or ceremony
inscrutable
That cannot be searched into or found out by searching; impenetrable or unfathomable to investigation; quite unintelligible, entirely mysterious.