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Iliad Vocabulary for books 1 and 6
the dead and rotting body of an animal
to take goods from a town after capture
very sacred or holy; inviolable; set apart or immune from questioning or attack
A large mass of people moving or acting as a body.
an authoritative person who divines the future
a wide bank of earth, built around a fort to help defend it
to seize for military or official use
a woefully meager allowance, wage, or portion
briefly enter enemy territory
speaking slightingly of, in a way to undervalue and discredit
the multiple meanings, either intentional or unintentional, of a word, phrase, sentence, or passage
abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will
calmness, composure, refusal to panic
Satisfying the demands of dissatisfied powers in an effort to maintain peace and stability.
to refuse with scorn, disdain
to spread out
a structure composed of a series of arches supported by columns
preoccupied with depressing, morbid, or painful memories or thoughts
speaking in a bragging, noisy manner
take advantage of
the act of making a noisy disturbance
(Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher
to flatter in order to win favor
quiet and obedient; spiritless
Pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence
intended to serve as a warning
deviating or wandering away from the main topic or purpose
clearly and emphatically; echoing loudly