Caesar Vocab

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Caesar Vocab
2011-04-10 12:17:19
Caesar Vocab

Vocab from Julius Caesar
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  1. construe
    interpret (a word or action) in a particular way
  2. tempest
    a violent windy storm
  3. saucy
    • impudent; flippant
    • disrespectful
  4. infirmity
    physical or mental weakness
  5. redress
    remedy or set right (an undesirable or unfair situation)
  6. affable
    friendly, good-natured, or easy to talk to
  7. purge
    rid (someone) of an unwanted feeling, memory, or condition, typically giving a sense of cathartic release
  8. enkindled
    set on fire

    arouse or inspire (an emotion)
  9. chide
    scold or rebuke
  10. suffice
    be enough or adequate
  11. unassailable
    unable to be attacked, questioned, or defeated
  12. enfranchise
    give the right to vote to
  13. coffer
    a strongbox or small chest for holding valuables
  14. orator
    a public speaker, esp. one who is eloquent or skilled
  15. levy
    impose (a tax, fee, or fine)

    enlist (someone) for military service
  16. mettle
    a person's ability to cope well with difficulties or to face a demanding situation in a spirited and resilient way
  17. vaunting
    boast about or praise (something), esp. excessively
  18. rite
    a religious or other solemn ceremony or act
  19. throng
    a large, densely packed crowd of people or animals
  20. augment
    make (something) greater by adding to it; increase
  21. discourse
    written or spoken communication or debate
  22. eradicate
    destroy completely; put an end to
  23. esoteric
    intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest
  24. juggernaut
    a huge, powerful, and overwhelming force or institution
  25. eludicate
    make (something) clear; explain
  26. onomatopoeia
    the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named

    Boo Who
  27. pun
    a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words that sound alike but have different meanings
  28. metaphor
    a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable
  29. simile
    a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid