The Odyssey Vocabulary Words Flashcards

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innumerable
uncountable
Reluctant
unwilling
impudence
rudeness
way-finder
hermes
trans
across, through
auroral
dawn like
Eupeithes
Antinous's father
monasteries
religious communities
Ravenous
Extremely hungry
covert
secret, concealed
Laertes
Odysseus's father
taphian man
pirates
VAUNT
Boast or brag
Ruthless
Having no pity
kleos
achieving honor, renowned
Pisistratus
son of Nestor.
Beguiling
Adj. charming; pleasing
oblation
offering to god
Embellish
to make beautiful
Scylla
6 headed monster
withy
tough flexible twigs
shrill
high-pitched or piercing (sound)
rogue
a dishonest, knavish person
avails
is of use, helps
peace
what's book 24 called?
Who is Odysseus' son?
Telemachus
supernatural events
gods/goddeses get involved
tactician
skilled at planning manuevers
affront
open,and intentional offense, insult
Hermes
Messenger of the gods
Ponderous
very heavy, unwieldy from weight
Apalling
causing horror; dismay or shock
Hector
superior warrior, killed by Achilles
unnerve
to make nervous or upset
Hamonious
fitting together without conflict; showing agreement or feeling, ideas, or actions
ambrosial/ambrosia
worthy of the gods, divine
Lamentations
The act of expressing grief
insolence
an offensive disrespectful impudent act
score
a group of twenty items
formidable
causing fear, apprehension, or dread:
succumbed
yielded or submittedto an overpowering force
Averse
Having a feeling of opposition, distaste or aversion; strong disinclined
dexterity
grace in physical activity, especially in using one hand
insolent
Presumptuous and insulting in manner or speech; arrogant.
Wraith
a mental representation of some haunting experience
Prudent
wise and careful about practical matters
contingent
dependent on conditions or occurrences not yet established
impossible to satisfy or soothe; unyielding
implacable
anguish
(n.) great mental suffering, distress, or pain
Ogyia
the island that calypso lives on
ephemeral
lasting a very short time; short-lived
Arete
Queen of Phaeacia, mother of nausicaa, wife of Alcinous
the blind author of this epic poem
Homer
Sirens
creatures whose songs lure sailors to their deaths
penelope
faithful wife of odysseus that refused to marry the suitors for 20 years
Eurymachus
Second most important suitor. As evil as Antinous
Engendering
To bring into existence; to bread, generate, procreate.
breach
the act or result of breaking; breaking of water
Eurycleia
Loyal servant of Odysseus who nursed both Odysseus and Telemachus
what Odysseus wanted from Polyphemus when facing him
a challenge
Guile
slyness and cunning in dealing with others
oreste
kills aigisthos to avenge father and compared to telemachas
cower
to crouch, as in fear or shame.
regaled
to give pleasure or amusement to; to entertain
interloper
one who interferes with the rights of others
Circe
Daughter of the sun god, Helios; she is a beautiful sorceress best known for her ability to turn men into animals; she eventually helps Odysseus
Libation
an act of pouring liquid as a sacrifice
don
to put on (an article of clothing), wrap oneself in
Aeolus
Master of the winds; gives Odysseus a bag of wind to speed him home. While Odysseus is sleeping, his shipmates open the bag because they are jealous (think its treasure). The ship gets blown back even further. Odysseus and his crew go back to this person, but he does not help them again.
parched
to suffer from heat, thirst, or need of water
Dramatic Irony
there is a contradiction between what a character thinks and what the reader or audience knows to be true
EPIC
a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
brandish
to shake or wave a weapon in a threatening way
invocation
the act of calling upon a god for inspiration or help
Nausica
____ has a dream that she must wash the family's clothes
Wrought
To make of steel, beaten out or shaped by hammering
Hera
Queen of the gods, wife and sister of Zeus
Zeus
the king of the gods and the ruler of heaven, the most powerful god of all.
Penelope tests Odysseus
She does this by asking her maid to move her bed outside of her bedroom. Odysseus gets mad thinking, "who could have moved my bed?" Because he knows that the bed cannot be moved, she knows it is really Odysseus. Only the two of them know that he built the bed on a giant tree stump.
Menelaos was stranded on what island? what did he do?
Stranded on the island of Pharos, Ediothea recommends that he capture hte god and hold him hostage (proteus)in order to get off the isalnd.
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