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Vocabulary Study of the Homecoming of Odysseus

Vocabulary of your favorite Greek myth!
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Maria Henriquez

on 2 March 2015

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Transcript of Vocabulary Study of the Homecoming of Odysseus

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Wooing
to seek the favor, affection, or love of, especially with a view to marriage.
"At first the suitors were astounded. And then they realized that the beggar was the king whose palace and hospitality they had been abusing, and whose wife they had been wooing.''
(used as denotative)
Wily
full of, marked by, or proceeding from wiles; crafty; cunning.
"The cleverest of the Greeks, wily,
red-headed Odysseus spent ten more years sailing home to his lovely Queen Penelope.''
(used as denotative)
Yield

to give up or surrender (oneself)
"To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.''
(used denotative)
Suitors:
a man who courts or woos a woman
"The suitors of Penelope had
set up a watch down at the harbor, and they planned to ambush and murder him on the road to the palace.''
(used denotative)
Quarreling
Dung
excrement, especially of animals; manure.
"The servants dragged him out by his feet and threw him on the dung heap beside the corpse of old Argos,''
(used denotative)
a person who composed and recited epic or heroic poems, often while playing the harp, lyre, or the like.
"It is also the end of the tales from the Trojan war as told by the Greek bard, Homer, who wrote two epic poems called the Iliad and the Odyssey.''
(Used denotative)
Kindred
Beggar
a person who begs alms or lives by begging.
"There he hid his sea
chest in a secret cave and wrapped himself in beggar’s rags.''
(used as a denotative)
Vocabulary Study
Scoundrels
an angry dispute or altercation; a disagreement marked by a temporary or permanent break in friendly relations.
"One of the suitors overhead the two old tramps quarreling and thought it was hilarious. He ordered them both inside so that the suitors could enjoy the spectacle of a beggar’s
boxing match.''
(used denotative)
associated by origin, nature, qualities,
"He was a favorite of the suitors who recognized him as a kindred spirit.''
(used as denotative)
an unprincipled, dishonorable person; villain.
"Now his palace was full of scoundrels who ate his food and drank his wine''
(used denotative)
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