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Odyssey 06 p3-vocab

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06 Odyssey—P3 vocabulary

06 Odyssey—P3 vocabulary

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  • 1. The OdysseyPart 3Vocabulary
    By Homer
    The epic story of a journey —
    Symbolic of our journey through life.
  • 2. cower
    verb
    to crouch or shrink back, as in fear or shame (p.853)
    The kittens are afraid of the dog. See how they cower in the corner.
  • 3. impudence
    noun
    Speech or behavior that is aggressively forward or rude (p. 858)
    During Ann’s speech, two hecklers whistled and booed. What impudence!
  • 4. mortified
    adjective
    Deeply embarrassed, shamed or humiliated (p. 859)
    When Al discovered a hole in the back of his jeans, he was mortified.
  • 5. rebuke
    verb
    To scold sharply; criticize (p. 859)
    Children work harder if you praise them. Please don’t rebuke them!
  • 6. guise
    noun
    false appearance; outward appearance; (p. 859)
    Sonia suffers from terrible stage fright. Her calmness is merely a guise.
  • 7. renowned
    adjective
    Famous; widely known (p. 861)
    Throughout the world Ella Fitzgerald was renowned; she was a great singer.
  • 8. commandeer
    verb
    To seize by force or threats (p. 862)
    If the duke and his knights can’t buy horses, they will commandeer them.
  • 9. jusstification
    noun
    A reason for an action that shows it to be just, right, or reasonable (p. 863)
    I think you’re wrong to treat Mimi as you do. What’s your justification?
  • 10. omen
    noun
    A sign or event thought to foretell good or bad fortune; forewarning (p. 865)
    The villagers considered the rainbow to be an omen of good luck.
  • 11. contemptible
    adjective
    Deserving of scorn; disgraceful (p. 865)
    That salesperson cheated you. He’s dishonest and contemptible.
  • 12. The OdysseyPart 3Vocabulary
    By Homer
    The epic story of a journey —
    Symbolic of our journey through life.