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Iliad Vocabulary for books 1 and 6

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Carrion
the dead and rotting body of an animal
Incensed
angry
plunder
to take goods from a town after capture
Sacrosanct
very sacred or holy; inviolable; set apart or immune from questioning or attack
droves
A large mass of people moving or acting as a body.
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
to seize for military or official use
pittance
a woefully meager allowance, wage, or portion
overweening
arrogant; presumptuous
foray
briefly enter enemy territory
disparagingly
speaking slightingly of, in a way to undervalue and discredit
ambiguity
the multiple meanings, either intentional or unintentional, of a word, phrase, sentence, or passage
vitriol
abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will
equanimity
calmness, composure, refusal to panic
appeasement
Satisfying the demands of dissatisfied powers in an effort to maintain peace and stability.
spurn
to refuse with scorn, disdain
splaying
to spread out
colonnade
a structure composed of a series of arches supported by columns
brooding
preoccupied with depressing, morbid, or painful memories or thoughts
blustering
speaking in a bragging, noisy manner
exploit
take advantage of
din
the act of making a noisy disturbance
halcyon
(Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher
curry
to flatter in order to win favor
meek
quiet and obedient; spiritless
zealous
enthusiastic
benign
Pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence
cautionary
intended to serve as a warning
diverting
amusing; entertaining
digressions
deviating or wandering away from the main topic or purpose
resoundingly
clearly and emphatically; echoing loudly