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Alienist
a doctor who specializes in mental disease
amanuensis
secretary; one who copies something
beadle
minor official
charlatan
a quack; one who is not what he claims to be
cosmetologist
an expert in cosmetics
dermatologist
a doctor who specializes in skin problems
entomologist
a spcialist in the study of insects
graphologist
a handwriting analyst
internist
a doctor who specializes in internal medicine
lapidary
an expert in preciou stones
ophthalmologist
a doctor who treats eyes and their diseases
ornithologist
an expert in hte branch of zoology dealing with birds
osteopath
one who treats aliments by placing pressure on bones and nerves
pharyngologist
a doctor who specializes in diseases of the pharynx
physiologist
a biologist who deals with the functions and vital processes of living organisms
Adoniso
an exceptionally handsome young man
aegis
sponsorship, protection
baccchanal
a follower of Bacchus, the god of wine, a drunken reveler, an orgy
Cassandra
prophecies of doom and disaster
cornucopia
abundance; horn of plenty
cupidity
excessive desire for wealth
erotic
concerning sexual love and desire
herculean
tremendously difficult and demanding; resembling hercules in size, power, or courage
hydra
the nine headed sperent slain by hercules; a persistent or many sided problem that presents new obstacles as soon as old ones are solved
iridescent
displaing lustrous colors like those of the rainbow
narcissism
execessive admiration of oneself
odssesy
a long series of wandering, especially when filled with notable experiences or hardships
olympian
pertaining to the twelve gods of the ancient Greek pantheon whose abode was Mt. Olympus; incomparably superior
palladium
anything believed to provide protection or saftey; a safeguard or guarantee of the integrity of social institutions
phoenix
a person or thing of peerless beauty or excellence; a person or thing that has become renewed or restored after suffering calamity or apparent annihiliation