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Adonis
very handsome young man
aegis
shield or protection
amazon
tall strong bold woman
ambrosial
exceptionally pleasing to taste or smell, delicious
atlas
book of maps
auroral
pertaining to or resembling the dawn
bacchanalian
jovial and wild with drunkenness
Cassandra
one who prophesies doom or disaster; pessimist
chimerical
fantastic, unreal, impossible, absurd
Draconian
cruel, harsh, severe, ironhanded
echolalia
automatic and immediate repetition of what others say
Elysian
delightful, blissful, heavenly
eristic
prone to controversy, disputatious, argumentative
fauna
animal life, animals of a particular region or period
flora
plant life, plants of a particular region or period
forum
medium or place for open discussion, open for ideas
hector
bully, intimidate with threats, bluster
herculean
very difficult, requiring the strength of Hercules
hermetic
airtight, secret, obscure, magical, mysterious
iridescent
having colors like the rainbow
jovial
jolly, merry, good humored
labyrinthine
full of confusing passageways, intricate, complicated
laconic
using words sparingly, terse, concise
lethargic
unnaturally drowsy, sluggish, dull
Luculian
sumptuous, luxurious
marathon
long distance foot race of 26 miles 385 yards; endurance contest
martial
pertaining to war, warlike
mentor
wise and trusted adviser; tutor, coach
mercurial
quick, vivacious, active, lively (saturnine); inconsistent, unstable, capricious, subject to rapid and unpredictable mood changes
myrmidon
obedient and unquestioning follower
narcissistic
in love with oneself, excessively fascinated and gratified by one's own physical and mental qualities
nectar
something exceptionally delicious to drink
nemesis
due punishment for evil deeds; one who inflicts such punishments
odyssey
long series of wanderings or travels
Olympian
majestic, godlike, lofty; having to do with the Olympic Games
paean
song or hymn of praise, joy, or triumph
palladium
safeguard, protection
panic
sudden, overpowering terror, sometimes causing mass flight
philippic
bitter denunciation, tirade
plutocratic
having great influence because of one's wealth
procrustean
cruel or inflexible in enforcing conformity
protean
exceedingly variable, readily assuming different forms or shapes
Pyrrhic
ruinous, gained at too great a cost
saturnine
heavy, dull, sullen, gloomy, morose (mercurial)
siren
dangerous, attractive woman; woman who sings with bewitching sweetness; apparatus for sounding loud warnings
solon
legislator, wise lawgiver
Spartan
marked by simplicity and avoidance of comfort, marked by self-discipline, bravery, and ability to endure pain
stentorian
very loud
Stygian
infernal, especially dark, gloomy
tantalize
excite a hope but prevent its fulfillment, tease
terpsichorean
pertaining to dancing
thespian
pertaining to the drama or acting
titanic
of enormous strength, size, or power