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7/8: Odyssey 9 Vocab

7/8: Odyssey Vocab 2

WordDefinition
volley a number of bullets, arrows, or other projectiles discharged at one time
galley a long rowboat used as a ship’s boat
hapless (especially of a person) unfortunate
tempest violently windy storm
tatters irregularly torn pieces of cloth, paper, or other material
parliament the members of a legislature for a particular period
toilsome involving hard or tedious work
tillage the preparation of land for growing crops
traverse to pass or move over, along, or through
lawful allowed or permitted by law
hawsers a thick rope or cable for mooring or towing a ship
quarry an animals or bird hunted or pursued
headland a promontory extending into a large body of water
laurel a large type of tree
reverence a feeling or attitude of deep respect tinged with awe
cellarer a person in a monastery or community who is responsible for supplying food and drink
abstainer a person who abstains from something regarded as improper or unhealthy
provisions the providing or supplying of something
haste swiftness of motion; speed
foreboding a prediction; a strong inner feeling of a future misfortune
savage fierce, ferocious, or cruel
yeanling the young of a sheep or goat
precipitous extremely or impassably steep
curdled to spoil; turn sour
due something that is due, owed, or naturally belongs to someone
moor to secure in a particular place, as by cables and anchors
lee protective shelter
draught beer or wine stored in bulk
brooding preoccupied with depressing, morbid, or painful memories or thoughts
machinations crafty schemes; plots
spar a stout pole such as those used for masts
hoy a heavy barge used in harbors
fathom a unit of length equal to six feet
rivulet a small stream
gullet the esophagus
auger a tool that makes or enlarges a hole
adze an ax-like tool for dressing timbers roughly
perdition a state of final spiritual ruin; loss of the soul; damnation
withies a pliable branch or twig
cumbered to hinder; hamper
fuddled to muddle or confuse
consolation the act of lessening the grief, sorrow, or disappointment of
lamented mourned for, as a person who is dead
scruple a moral or ethical consideration or standard that acts as a restraining force
beseech to ask someone urgently and fervently to do something
tribulation A cause of great trouble or suffering.
fettle trim or clean the rough edges of
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