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Vocabulary Iliad Book 4 (Fagles)

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conferring
talking over; discussing
infuriating
(adj) provoking anger or rage
courting
wooing: desiring the affections of another person
plucked
snatched; pulled out
muttered
to speak unclearly and quietly
smoldering
showing scarcely suppressed anger
resentment
a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will
dread
be afraid or scared of
majesty
title used in speaking to or of a king, queen, emperor, empress,
insatiable
impossible to satiate or satisfy
raw
brutally unfair or harsh
breed
a lineage or race of people
towering
of imposing height
thwart
hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
grudge
a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation
protest
a formal and solemn declaration of objection
trample
walk on and flatten
poised
marked by balance or equilibrium and readiness for action
craggy
rocky and steep
wake
stop sleeping
groaning
making a deep, sad sound
steward
resposible caretakers
mortal
a human being, causing or capable of causing death
pyre
wood heaped for burning a dead body as a funeral rite
invincible
incapable of being overcome or subdued
springy
rebounds readily
ibex
goat.
clambered
climbed with effort
sprawling
spread out irregularly
lurking
marked by quiet and caution and secrecy
bowyer
a maker or seller of archers' bows
clasped
to hold together tightly; grasped
notch
a V-shaped or U-shaped indentation carved or scratched into a surface
superb
surpassingly good
quiver
case for holding arrows
notching
shears moves toward the end not into them
nock
to nock an arrow, putting it on the bowstring
skewed
having an oblique or slanting direction or position
grazing
act of feeding on plants
cringed
to shrink from danger or pain crouch in fear
solemn
dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises
transgressors
to violate a law or command
brandish
move or swing back and forth
deceit
a misleading falsehood
swaggering
to behave in a very proud manner
moldering
V. To crumble to dust; disintegrate.
gape
look with amazement
unfailing
always able to supply more
midst
The middle
deftly
skillfully (adj)
salves
Health
donned
To put on (clothing
fatigue
exhaust or tire through overuse or great strain or stress
braggarts
a very boastful and talkative person
teetering
wobbling, as if about to fall
dazed
confused bewildered, in a state of mental numbness especially as resulting from shock
sterns
the rear part of a ship
craven
lacking even the rudiments of courage
staunch
firm and dependable especially in loyalty
hereafter
the time yet to come
elated
full of high-spirited delight
dense
having high relative density or specific gravity
incite
urge on
annihilated
to defeat completely
lanky
ungracefully tall and thin
stocky
heavy and compact in form or stature
onslaught
(military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)
prowess
extraordinary ability, military bravery
warring
engaged in war
fitter
improved in health or physical condition
cowering
cringing in fear
skulking
marked by quiet and caution and secrecy
scorching
hot and dry enough to burn or parch a surface
honeyed
with honey added
clenched
gripped tightly
spur
give heart or courage to
bluster
act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner
broadly
without regard to specific details or exceptions
impetuous
marked by violent force
kin
a person having kinship with another or others
oblige
force or compel somebody to do something
undaunted
unafraid; not discouraged
bloodlust
(n) the desire to kill
cutthroat
capable of or conducive to bloodshed
wrangling
an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)
overawed
overcome by a feeling of awe
majestic
belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler
lashed
a stroke or blow/to fasten with a rope
style
make consistent with certain rules of style
bravado
An aggressive display of boldness.
resolute
characterized by quickness and firmness
goading
a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
droves
a large number
staunchest
Strongest; most determined
bleating
The hoarse, broken cry of a goat, sheep, or calf
relentless
never-ceasing
leveler
a radical who advocates the abolition of political or economic or social inequalities
strategic
highly important to or an integral part of a strategy or plan of action especially in war
scraped
to have been scratched or cut
welded
strength (strong point)
torrents
a heavy downpour
gorge
a deep ravine (usually with a river running through it)
spied
to see.
mauling
to handle in a rough way, to bruise
hurtling
to throw or launch something
stripling
A mere youth.
lithe
gracefully slender
poplar
any of numerous trees of north temperate regions having light soft wood and flowers borne in catkins
fells
cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow
streak
a distinctive characteristic
clanging
having a loud resonant metallic sound
breakneck
used of speed
heartsick
full of sorrow
navel
the center point or middle of something
reeling
staggering or swaying