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English Final (everything)

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accumulate
v. To increase in number or amount; to pile up, collect, or gather.
aggravate
v.1.To make worse. 2. To anger or annoy.
conserve
v. To save by using carefully.
contaminate
v. To harm by contact with something undesirable.
diminish
v. To make or become smaller or less; to reduce.
drastic
adj.Severe; extreme.
extravagant
adj.1. Spending, costing, or using more than is required.
frugal
adj. Careful in spending or using something.
impurity
n. Something that is harmful or dirty.
peril
n. Danger; something that is dangerous.
perpetual
adj. Lasting or seeming to last forever or for a long time; continuous.
resource
n.1. A supply that can be used when there is a need. 2. Skill in dealing with difficult situations.
substitute
v. To replace one thing or person for another. n. Something or someone that replaces another. adj. Acting in place of someone or something else.
sustain
v.1. To keep up; to support. 2. To suffer; to undergo.
vital
adj.1. Necessary for continued life or prosperity. 2. Full of lively spirit. 3. Of the greatest importance.
anticipate
v.1. To look forward to; to expect. 2. To be aware of and to provide for beforehand.
bankrupt
adj.1. Unable to pay one's debts and freed by law from doing so. 2. Left without any worth or value. v. To leave without worth or value.
brief
adj. Short; not long-lasting. v. To give a short explanation or set of instructions to. n. A statement, giving the main points in a case, for use in a court of law.
brisk
adj.1. Quick; active. 2. Stimulating; refreshing.
budget
n. A plan for spending money during a certain period.
compete
v.1. To try to win against others.
complicate
v. To make difficult.
effect
v. To make happen. n. A result.
err
v. To be wrong or to do wrong.
factor
n. Something that contributes to a result.
fad
n. Something that is very popular for a short time, then forgotten.
gripe
v.1. To complain. 2. To annoy or irritate. n. A complaint.
knack
n. A special talent or skill; ability to do something easily.
leisure
n. Free time not taken up with work.
unique
adj. The only one of its kind.
abbreviate
v. To shorten by leaving out certain parts.
appropriate
adj. Suitable or right for the purpose. v. To set aside for a particular purpose.
exclude
v. To leave out; to keep from being a part of.
fanciful
adj.1. Not based on reason; unrealistic. 2. Not real; imaginary.
futile
adj. Certain to fail; hopeless or useless.
grudge
n. A feeling of resentment. v. To be unwilling to give.
inspire
v. To fill with emotion or great excitement.
majority
n.1. The greater number or part; more than half. 2. The amount by which one number of votes is greater than another.
persevere
v. To refuse to give up despite difficulties.
possess
v.1. To have or to own. 2. To get power or control over.
prejudice
n. An opinion or strong feeling formed without careful thought or regard to the facts. v. To cause to have such a feeling.
resolute
adj. Determined not to give in; unyielding.
sneer
v. To look down on with scorn; to mock or insult by words or manner. n. A scornful look; a mocking or insulting remark.
unanimous
adj. Without any disagreement.
unruly
adj.1. Without any disagreement. 2. Hard to control.
abandon
v.1. To give up by leaving in time of danger. 2. To lose or give up completely. 3. To withdraw help or support from one in need.
adversary
n. An enemy or opponent.
baffle
v. To confuse; to prevent from understanding.
blunder
n. A stupid or careless mistake. v.1. To make such a mistake. 2. To move in a clumsy or careless way.
colossal
adj. Very big; enormous.
detect
v. To discover something not easily noticed.
haul
v. To pull or carry with effort. n.1. The amount caught or taken at one time. 2. The distance traveled or to be traveled.
overpower
v. To get the better of; to defeat.
rejoice
v. To be very happy.
scoff
v. To mock; to ridicule.
sentinel
n. One who keeps watch or guards a point of entry.
siege
n. The surrounding of a place in order to force it to surrender.
sinister
adj. Suggesting or leading to evil or harm.
victor
n. The winner in a contest or struggle.
woe
n.1. Deep distress or misery. 2. Trouble; misfortune.
Aeolia
big, brass, bucket shaped floating thing-a-ma-jigger that Odysseus was invited onto at first but when the king saw that Odysseus had made the gods mad, he refused to shelter him
Aeolus
king of Aeolia
Athene
godess of war and helped Odysseus numerous times
Caliope
one of the princesses (not the tall one) that found Odysseus and suspected him of spying on them
Calypso
a sea nymph who Odysseus stayed with (forcefully) for seven years
Cattle of the Sun
cattle of the sun god, Helios. Eurylochus and a bunch of other people on his ship ate one of the cattle and died
Charybdis
bottomless whirlpool that they must go past but after the killing of the cattle, it sucked in all of the men and other stuff and his boat
Circe
sorceress who detained Odysseus on her island and turned his men into pigs and then stayeeed with him for a year and then Elpenor broke his neck on herr island and when they found his soul in the Underworld, they turned back to her island and she gave them food and supplies
Elpenor
sailor who dies on Circe's island by falling asleep on her roof and falls off
Eurylochus
crewman, has wife and six daughters, rebel of Odysseus, dies
Helios
god of the sun and owner of the Cattle of the Sun
Hera
mother of the gods, wife of Zeus
Island of Scheria
where King Alcinous is, last stop for Odysseus to go home
Island of The Sun
where his crew rests and they kill one of the cattle
Ithaca
kingdom of Odysseus and Penelope; their home
King Alcinous
king who gives Odysseus a ship so he can go home to Ithaca
King Lamus
king of Laestrygonia
Laestrygonians
giant cannibals, eat 500 of Odysseus' crew leaving him with 50 men
Land of the Laestrygon Giants
where the Lastrygonians live
Land of the Lotus Eaters
where the Lotus eaters live
Lotus Eaters
people who eat lotus fruit, act like they're drunk
Mount Neriton
landmark that shows that Odysseus is home
Odysseus
King of Ithaca and captain of the ship going home
Penelope
Queen of Ithaca, wife of Odysseus, mother of Telemachaus
Polites
crewman, BFFL of Odysseus, Odysseus' advisor
Polyphemus
cyclops encountered on an island and blinded, Poseidon's son
Poseidon
Polyphemus' dad, put curse on Odysseus, almost kills him
Princess Nausicaa
princess who found Odysseus on an island and brought him to king aeolus
Scylla
six headed serpent that eats some of Odysseus' man
Shores of Ogygia
where Calypso finds Odysseus
Siren Singers
mermaids who's sining affects people's minds and view of them
Teiresias
the oracle in the Underworld telling Odysseus how to get home
Telemachaus
Odysseus' and Penelope's som, who the suitors are planning to murder
Troy
the adversary of Odysseus in the Trojan war
Zeus
father of the gods