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Iliad AP Quiz Vocabulary

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Carrion
dead and rotting flesh
Incensed
angered at something unjust or wrong
plunder
destroy and strip of its possession
sacrosanct
must be kept sacred
droves
a herd or flock, moving.
seer
an authoritative person who divines the future
troves
Collections
ramparts
a wide bank of earth, built around a fort to help defend it
commandeer
take arbitrarily or by force
pittance
small amount or portion, especially of money
overweening
presumptuously arrogant
foray
briefly enter enemy territory
disparagingly
to speak slightly of show; show disrespect for; belittle
ambiguity
an expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its context
vitriol
abusive language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will
equanimity
steadiness of mind under stress; calmness
appeasement
Satisfying the demands of dissatisfied powers in an effort to maintain peace and stability.
ashlar
a rectangular block of hewn stone used for building purposes
brocaded
embellished with a raised pattern created by pressure or embroidery
citadel
a stronghold into which people could go for shelter during a battle
brazen
shameless, impudent; made of brass
recoiled
shrank away; drew back
piety
devotion and reverence to God
dire
causing fear or dread or terror
disarming
act of reducing or depriving of arms (weapons)
dissenting
to differ in opinion
contention
the act of competing as for profit or a prize
degrades
to lower in dignity
articulates
to give clear &effective utterance/put in words
stoic
seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain
litotes
a type of understatement in which an idea is expressed by negating its opposite (describing a particularly horrific scene by saying, "It was not a pretty picture.")
bathos
a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one
bereft
sorrowful through loss or deprivation
loll
be lazy or idle
parley
a negotiation between enemies
breakneck
dangerously fast
coursing
Flowing rapidly
equivocal
open to two or more interpretations
inevitable
incapable of being avoided or prevented
fatalism
belief that events are determined by forces beyond one's control
epitaph
an inscription on a tombstone or monument in memory of the person buried there
oration
a public speech for a formal occasion
philippic
a bitter verbal attack
momentous
very important
enigmatic
not clear to the understanding
implausible
highly imaginative but unlikely