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Julius Caesar Vocab

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Updated 2008-12-24 00:15

Part 1

WordDefinition
soothsayera person who claim to foretell events
encompassto form a circle about: enclose 2. to completely cover; include a wide range of ideas, subjects, etc. 3. to bring about, accomplish
redressto correct something that is wrong or unfair
malicedesire to cause pain, injury, or distress to another 2. intent to commit an unlawful act or cause harm without legal justification or excuse
parleyto have a discussion or conference, especially one between enemies over terms of truce or other matters
apparitionghostly figure: a specter 2. a sudden or unusual sight 3. act of appearing: appearance
mitigateto moderate (a quality or condition) in force or intensity; alleviate; relieve
convoketo cause to assemble in a meeting
servileabjectly submissive; slavish 2. of or suitable to a slave or servant 3. of or relating to servitude or forced labor
portentousof, relating, or constituting a portent (sign or warming of a coming event: omen) 2. eliciting amazement or wonder: prodigious (wonderful, amazing) 3. marked by pompousness (high opinion of one's important); pretentiously weighty
affabilitybeing at ease and pleasant especially in conversation 2. characterized by ease and friendliness
plebeianscommon people
curmongrel (resulting from the interbreeding of diverse breeds) or inferior dogs 2. a surly (rude, unfriendly) or cowardly fellow
reposeto lay at rest b. to lie dead c to remain still or concealed 2. to take a rest
ensuingto follow in order; come afterward, esp. in immediate succession 2. to follow as a consequence; result
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Part two

Question Answer
crasswithout refinement, sensitivity, or delicacy; gross; obtuse; stupid
countenanceyour face or your expression 2. to accept, support, or approve of something
spurnkick 2. to reject or thrust aside with scorn
firmamentthe vault or arch of the sky: heavens 2. the field or sphere of an interest or activity
to censureto find fault and criticize as blameworthy
disconsolatewithout consolation or solace; hopelessly unhappy; inconsolable
to assuageto make milder or less severe 2. to appease; satisfy
viablecapable of living, growing, or developing 2. capable of being put into practice: workable b. capable of succeeding
torrenta stream of water flowing with great rapidity and violence; a violent downpour of rain 2. a lot of words spoken quickly, especially in order to insult or criticize someone
to augmentto increase especially in size, amount, or degree 2. to add to: supplement
to beseechto ask earnestly for, implore
to interto deposit (a dead body) in the earth or in a tomb
misconstrueto misunderstand the meaning of; take in a wrong sense; misinterpret
insidiousawaiting a chance to trap: treacherous 2. harmful but attractive 3. having an effect that develops gradually
contiguousbeing in contact: adjoining 2. very near though not in contact 3. touching or connect in an unbroken series
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