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Ulysses Vocabulary Vocaulary English Department Bidwell Jr. High School 1. Outcast A person rejected or thrown out The Cyclops prayed to Poseidon that when Ulysses returned home that he would be forgotten and an outcast. 2. Universal True or suitable in every situation It is universal that a red light means stop and a green light means go. 3. Scapegoat An innocent person who takes the blame for others Tom’s little brother was the scapegoat for the huge mess his friends made at the party. 4. Odyssey A long journey with lots of adventures and difficulties The Adventures of Ulysses is an adaptation of Homer’s The Odyssey; it is full of adventure and misfortune. 5. Embark To start something, especially something new, difficult, or exciting We all embarked on the new adventure of seventh grade. 6. Appease To make someone less angry, or to stop them from attacking you by giving them what they want. John appeased the angry dog by throwing him a piece of meat. 7. Whimper To cry; whine; weep Ulysses' men whimpered like children as the cyclops approached. 8. Exile Banishment, not being allowed to return When the solider committed a crime, he was exiled from the country. 9. Bleak Hopeless; depressing; barren Because of all of the hardships Ulysses faced, he thought the future looked bleak. 10. Rendezvous Prearranged meeting The men would rendezvous on May 9th at exactly 2:30 p.m.