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Odyssey Vocabulary List - Books 5-8

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Firmament
the vault or expanse of the sky
Languish
to become feeble or weak, to live in a state of depression
Ordained
to decree or give orders for
Ambrosia
the food of the Greek gods (anything very pleasant tasting)
Vaulted
an arched structure, serving to cover a space
Stalwart
marked by outstanding strength and vigor of mind body and spirit
Rogue
a dishonest or worthless person, a scoundrel
Tempestuous
stormy
Ignoble
of low birth or common origin
Perplexity
puzzled, confused
Indomitable
incapable of being subdued, unconquerable
Malignant
inclined to do evil, highly injurious
Suppliant
one who asks humbly or earnestly
Ravage
to bring heavy destruction, devastate
Limpid
clear, transparent, calm
Vie
to struggle for superiority, or enter into competition
Gruesome
causing great horror, grizzly, horribly repugnant
Scurf
scaly or shredded dry skin such as dandruff
Avidity
an intense desire for gain
Supercilious
haughty, disdainful, contemptuous
Formidable
exciting fear, having qualities that discourage approach or attack
Consummate
complete in every detail, perfect
Lavish
characterized by extravagance and perfusion
Dexterity
grace in physical activity, especially in using ones hands
Luxuriant
yielding abundantly, rich or perfuse growth