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The Wanderings of Odysseus Vocabulary Week 1

Week 1 (of 3) Vocabulary Words
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strove
to make strenuous efforts toward any goal: to strive for success.
amends
compensation for a loss, damage, or injury of any kind;
cunning
skill employed in a shrewd or sly manner, as in deceiving; craftiness
plundered
to rob of goods or valuables by open force, as in war, to plunder a town.
spoils
something stolen or taken by thieves, soldiers, etc.
contrived
to bring about or effect by a plan, scheme, or the like; manage: He contrived to gain their votes
tempest
a violent windstorm, especially one with rain, hail, or snow.
jest
a joke or witty remark; witticism.
dappled
a spot or mottled marking, usually occurring in clusters.
bade
to command; order
fleece
the coat of wool that covers a sheep or a similar animal.
sprawling
to spread out in an uneven or awkward way <a sprawling city>.
hurling
to throw or fling with great force or vigor.
faint
feeble or slight: faint resistance; faint praise; a faint resemblance
turmoil
a state of great commotion, confusion, or disturbance;
binding
the act of fastening, securing, uniting, or the like
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