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Odyssey

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justification
an acceptable excuse or defense
courier
a messenger
adversity
hardship, misfortune
interval
the time between two events
disdainful
scornful, filled with contempt
restitution
repayment for loss or damage
aloof
reserved and cool, distant
pliant
easily bent
imposter
one who pretends to be what he or she is not
arbiter
a person selected to settle a dispute
candor
honesty, frankness
uncomprehending
not understanding
meddling
interfering, tampering with
ranging
roaming, examining
taloned
having claws
laden
weighed down burdened
to suffice
to be enough
carriage
posture, bearing
renowned
famous
to endow
to equip, provide, or furnish with
to fawn
to attempt to please someone by showing enthusiastic affection
beguiling
pleasing or deceiving by the use of charm
stealth
proceeding in a secret, furtive manner
snare
something that traps, tricks, or entangles in difficulties
to atone
to make up for wrongdoing, to make amends
haunting
difficult to forget
abominably
causing disgust or hatred, detestable
to baffle
to confuse, prevent, or defeat
ardor
emotional warmth, passion
tumult
a noisy commotion, an uproar
formidable
inspiring awe, wonder, or dread
guile
the use of cunning or trickery
to muster
to assemble, to gather together
to ravage
to destroy violently, to devastate
gale
a strong wind
to dismember
to separate or divide into parts
ninny
a fool
sage
wise, showing good judgement
to bolt
to dash off, to run away
meditation
thought, contemplation
to veer
to change direction, to turn or swing around
to douse
to plunge into water, throw liquid on
mandate
an order or command
adversity
misfortune, suffering, affliction
strategist
one skilled in careful, clever planning to achieve a goal
oblivion
a state of being forgotten, forgetting
harmonious
agreement in feelings, ideas, or actions
serenity
calmness, peacefulness
to infuse
to put one thing into another so as to affect it throughout
uncouth
uncultured, crude, boorish
to contend
to fight, to dispute
din
a loud, confused noise
to disperse
to scatter
to lavish
to give or spend very freely
insolent
disrespectful, deliberately rude
lucid
clear, easily understood
to broach
to mention for the first time, to introduce
prudently
using careful planning and good judgement
to ponder
to consider, to think over
host
a large number, a multitude