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Illiad Vocabulary

English II Honors
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hecatomb
a large-scale sacrifice or slaughter
consummate
complete or perfect in every respect
glib
performed with a natural, offhand ease
askance
with disapproval, suspicion, or distrust
din
a jumble of loud, usually discordant sounds
scud
to run or skim along swiftly and easily
quit
to conduct oneself in a specified manner
propitiate
appease; contilate an offended power
sally
to rush out or leap forth suddenly
restive
resisting control; difficult to control
brandish
to wave or flourish something menacingly
redoubtable
formidable; arousing fear or awe
hurly-burly
tumult; noisy confusion
gainsay
to oppose, especially by contradiction
paean
a song of joyful praise or exultation
pell-mell
headlong; in a frantic, disorderly haste
quail
cower; recoil; shrink back in fear
vex
to annoy; to plague or afflict; to bring distress or sufferring to
requite
reciprocate; to make repayment or return for
beguile
to deceive; to delude; to take away by cheating
naiad
one of the nymphs who presided over brooks, springs, and fountains
colonnade
a structure composed of columns placed at regular intervals
cunning
marked by or given to artful subtlety and deceptiveness
vaunt
a boastful remark
cajole
to urge with gentle and repeated appeals, teasing, or flattery
implacable
impossible to placate or appease
hue and cry
a public clamor, as of protest or demand
despoil
to sack, plunder, rob
vouchsafe
to condescend to grant or bestow
prodigious
extraordinary; marvelous; enormous
suffuse
to spread through or over, as with liquid, color, or light
victual
to provide with food
rue
to feel regret, remorse, or sorrow for
bootless
useless; futile; without advantage or benefit
vie
contend; to strive for victory or superiority
doughty
brave
serrated
jagged edge
mettle
courage and fortitude
effrontery
brazen boldness
titular
nominal; bearing a title; existing in name only