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Vocabulary

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able
ability to
anti
against
con
together
voc
voice
crat
rule
fy
make
logy
stufy of
ness
quality of
tion
act or state
auto
self
fore
before
lect
choose,gather
nat
born
sub
under
epic simile
a long, elaborate comparison that often continues for a number of lines
archetype
a pattern in literature that is found in a variety of works from different cultures throughout the ages. It can be plot, character, image or setting
Epithet
a brief phrase that that points out traits associated with a particular person or thing.
Epic hero
a larger-than-life figure who embodies the ideals of a nation or race. Epic heroes take part in dangerous adventures and accomplish great deeds. Many undertake long, difficult journeys and display great courage and superhuman strength.
Allusion
an indirect reference to a famous person, place, event, or literary work.
Abominably
adv. In a hateful way; horribly
Adversary
n. an opponent; enemy
Appalled
adj. filled with dismay; horrified appall-v.
Ardor
n. passion
Assuage
v. to calm or pacify
Beguiling
adj. charming; pleasing beguile- v.
Foreboding
n. a sense of approaching evil
Harried
adj. tormented; harassed harry- v.
Meditation-
the act of being in serious, reflective thought
Ponderous
adj. heavy in a clumsy way; bulky
Profusion
n. abundance
Travail
n. painful effort
Adversity-
n. hardship; misfortune
Aloof
adj. distant; remote; standoffish
Commandeer
v. to take control of by force
Contemptible
adj. deserving of scorn; despicable
Desolation
n. lonely grief; misery
Implacable
adj. impossible to soothe; unforgiving
Restitution-
n. a making good for loss or damage; repayment
Revelry
n. noisy merrymaking; festivity
Revulsion
n. a sudden feeling of disgust or loathing
Tremulous
adj. marked by trembling or shaking