IEW – Ancient History Vocabulary Words

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radiant
(Lesson 1)
shining or giving off light; beaming as with joy or energy (Adj)
fashioned
(Lesson 1)
made, built or shaped (Adj)
serpentine
(Lesson 1)
twisting and turning (Adj)
towering
(Lesson 1)
reaching a height above others (Adj)
streak
(Lesson 2)
to move very fast; to leave a mark with a different color (Verb)
bellow
(Lesson 2)
to give a loud, deep roar (Verb)
quake
(Lesson 2)
to shake or vibrate (Verb)
plead
(Lesson 2)
to beg (Verb)
ascend
(Lesson 3)
to go up (Verb)
descend
(Lesson 3)
to go down (Verb)
indefinite
(Lesson 3)
not fixed, not limited, not clear (Adj)
colossal
(Lesson 3)
huge (Adj)
contrary
(Lesson 4)
opposing or resisting (Adj)
validate
(Lesson 4)
to prove to be true (Verb)
depict
(Lesson 4)
to describe by word or picture (Verb)
corrupt
(Lesson 4)
to change from good to bad (Verb)
wail
(Lesson 5)
to grieve or cry (Verb)
devour
(Lesson 5)
to eat or consume greedily (Adj)
presently
(Lesson 5)
soon (Adj)
despair
(Lesson 5)
loss of hope (Noun)
baffling
(Lesson 6)
hard to understand (Adj)
monument
(Lesson 6)
something that serves as a reminder of something else–especially a building or a statue (Noun)
splendor
(Lesson 6)
magnificence (Noun)
enigma
(Lesson 6)
mystery (Noun)
fanciful
(Lesson 7a)
imaginary (Adj)
erode
(Lesson 7a)
to wear away (Verb)
resemble
(Lesson 7a)
to be like or similar to (Verb)
adorned
(Lesson 7a)
decorated (Adj)
encase
(Lesson 7b)
to enclose (Verb)
neglect
(Lesson 7b)
to fail to care for; to treat as if not important (Verb)
deplete
(Lesson 7b)
to use up; to reduce in amount (Verb)
extract
(Lesson 7b)
to take out (Verb)
ruthless
(Lesson 9)
cruel; showing no mercy (Adj)
irate
(Lesson 9)
very angry (Adj)
devastating
(Lesson 9)
causing ruin (Adj)
chide
(Lesson 9)
to scold or rebuke (Verb)
brood
(Lesson 11)
to think deeply about something with unhappiness or anxiety (Verb)
captor
(Lesson 11)
someone who takes another captive (Noun)
feat
(Lesson 11)
an act or deed, especially one showing courage, strength, skill, or cleverness (Noun)
emerge
(Lesson 11)
to come out and into view (Verb)
defy
(Lesson 12)
to challenge or dare; to boldly refuse to obey or yield (Verb)
voraciously
(Lesson 12)
greedily and eagerly (Adj)
sinister
(Lesson 12)
evil; wicked (Adj)
petrified
(Lesson 12)
motionless with fear or horror (Adj)
tantalize
(Lesson 13)
to tempt or tease by putting something desirable into view, but out of reach (Verb)
fetter
(Lesson 13)
to chain down to bind (Verb)
fortuitous
(Lesson 13)
lucky (Adj)
vivacious
(Lesson 13)
lively, energetic (Adj)
cease
(Lesson 14)
to stop (Verb)
prestigious
(Lesson 14)
worthy of admiration or esteem (Adj)
deftly
(Lesson 14)
quickly and skillfully (Adj)
burly
(Lesson 14)
broad and muscular (Adj)
profusely
(Lesson 15)
pouring forth freely; generously (Adv)
explicit
(Lesson 15)
clearly stated (Adj)
evolve
(Lesson 15)
to develop gradually; to unfold or change (Verb)
awe
(Lesson 15)
a mix of respect, fear, and wonder (Noun)
enmity
(Lesson 19)
hostility, feeling like an enemy (Noun)
console
(Lesson 19)
to comfort (Verb)
bleak
(Lesson 19)
gloomy, depressing (Adj)
falter
(Lesson 19)
to stumble (Verb)
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