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THE ODYSSEY VOCAB #12. WORD – b eguiling POS – adj MOD: “ Low she sang in her beguil ing voice, while on her loom she wove ambrosial fabric sheer and bright, by that craft known to the goddesses of heaven.” Definition – charming; pleasing. 2 . WORD – b razen POS – adj

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WORD –beguilingPOS – adj

MOD: “Low she sang in her beguiling voice, while on her loom she wove ambrosial fabric sheer and bright, by that craft known to the goddesses of heaven.”

Definition – charming; pleasing

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2. WORD –brazen POS – adj

MOD-“Tender girls whose hearts were new to grief; many were there, too, torn by brazenlanceheads, battle-slain, bearing still their bloody gear.”

Definition –bold and without shame

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3. WORD –mutinous POS – adj

MOD – “My men were mutinous, fools, on stores of wine.”

Definition -rebellious

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4. WORD –travail POS – N

MOD– “And all this time, in travail, sobbing, gaining on the current, we rowed into

the strait …”

Definition -painful, laborious effort

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5. WOD –contrived POS – verb

MOD -“O cruel drowsing, in the evil hour! Here they sat, and a great work they contrived.”

Definition – to do something foolish that created an undesirable situation

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6. WOD – smote POS –adj

MOD –“In the hushed hall it smote the suitors and all their faces changed. Then Zeus thundered overhead …”

Definition – hit, struck and punched

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7. WOD -contemptiblePOS – adj

MOD – “My hand and eye are sound, not so contemptible as the young men say.”

Definition -disgraceful and shameful

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8. WORD –revelry POS – N

MOD– : “…the cup was in his fingers, the wine was even at his lips, and did he dream of death? How could he? In that revelry amid his throng of friends who would imagine a single foe …”

Definition -merrymaking; festivity

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9. WORD –avails POS - verb

MOD-“the pouncing falcons grip their prey, no frantic wing avails, and farmers love to watch those beakèd hunters.”

Definition -is of use; help or benefit

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10. WORD –tremulousPOS – adj

MOD-“Their secret! as she heard it told, her knees grew tremulous and weak, her heart failed her.”

Definition – shaking

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11. WORD –candor POS – N

MOD –“Telemachus with his clear candor said: ‘I am with you, Uncle.’”

Definition –being honest and straightforward; frankness

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12. WORD –oblation POS – N

MOD – “Be kind to us, we’ll make you fair oblation and gifts of hammered gold. Have mercy on us!”

Definition- offering or sacrifice

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13. WORD –pliant POS – adj

MOD – I planed them all, inlaid them all with silver, gold, and ivory, and stretched a bed between—a pliantwebof oxhide thongs dyed crimson.”

Definition –flexible

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14. WORD –lavishPOS – adj

MOD –“Athena: one whose work moves to delight: just so she lavished beauty over Odysseus’ head and shoulders.”

Definition –rich, luxurious

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15. WORD –throng POS – N

MOD – “…the cup was in his fingers, the wine was even at his lips, and did he dream of death? How could he? In that revelry amid his throng of friends who would imagine a single foe …”

Definition-a large, densely packed crowd of people or animals.