Odyssey 06 p2-vocab

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Odyssey 06 p2-vocab

  1. 1. The OdysseyPart 2Vocabulary<br />By Homer<br />The epic story of a journey —<br />Symbolic of our journey through life.<br />
  2. 2. shun<br />verb<br />to keep away from; avoid (p.834)<br />Long ago, my mother told me to shun troublemakers.<br />
  3. 3. ardor<br />noun<br />Passion; enthusiasm; intensity of emotion. (p. 835)<br />Romeo loved Juliet deeply. There seemed no limit to his ardor.<br />
  4. 4. dwindle<br />verb<br />To gradually lessen; diminish (p. 835)<br />If I buy too many new clothes my savings will dwindle.<br />
  5. 5. tumult<br />noun<br />Commotion; uproar; loud, confusing environment (p. 836)<br />When the festival became too noisy, I had to escape the tumult.<br />
  6. 6. peril<br />noun<br />Danger, risk; something that may cause injury or destruction (p. 836)<br />The active volcanoes of the region present a constant peril.<br />
  7. 7. quest<br />verb<br />To seek; search or pursue something in order to find something or achieve a goal (p. 838)<br />She decided as a girl that she would always quest after adventure.<br />
  8. 8. shroud<br />verb<br />To cover, as with a veil or burial cloth; conceal (p. 840)<br />We’ll see the city from the top of the hill unless the clouds shroud it.<br />
  9. 9. supplication<br />noun<br />Earnest or humble request or prayer (p. 841)<br />The praying pilgrim whispered, “Hear my supplication.”<br />
  10. 10. insidious<br />adjective<br />Slyly deceitful; treacherous; scheming (p. 841)<br />They have ruined my reputation by spreading insidious lies about me.<br />
  11. 11. adorn<br />verb<br />To decorate; ad beauty, honor or distinction (p. 841)<br />This room seems dull and dreary. Let’s adorn the walls with pictures.<br />
  12. 12. restitution<br />noun<br />Compensation for something that has been lost, damaged, or taken away (p. 843)<br />The man who broke the window had to pay $100 as restitution. <br />
  13. 13. contentious<br />adjective<br />Quarrelsome; argumentative (p. 845)<br />The man who broke the window had to pay $100 as restitution. <br />
  14. 14. The OdysseyPart 2Vocabulary<br />By Homer<br />The epic story of a journey —<br />Symbolic of our journey through life.<br />

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