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Adonis
very handsome young man
aegis
shield or protection; auspices; sponsorship
ambrosial
exceptioinally pleasing to taste or smell; extremely delicious; excellent
atlas
book of maps
auroral
pertaining to or resembling the dawn; rosy
bacchanalian
jovial or wild with drunkeness
Cassandra
one who prophesies doom or disaster; pessimist
chimerical
fantastic; unreal; impossible; absurd
Draconian
cruel; harsh; severe; ironhanded
echolalia
automatic and immediate repition (echoing) 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
any medium or place for open discussion and expression of ideas-a public meeting, a radio or TV discussion, editorial page, etc.
hector
bully; intimidate with threats; bluster
herculean
very difficult; requiring the strength of Hercules
hermetic
airtight
iridescent
having colors like the rainbow
jovial
jolly; merry; good-humored
labyrinthine
full of confusing passageways; intricate; complicated, like the Labyrinth
laconic
using words sparingly; terse; concise
lethargic
unnaturally drowsy; sluggish; dull
Lucullan
sumptuous; luxurious
marathon
1. long-distance footrace of 26 miles 385 yards
2. endurance contest, as a dance marathon
martial
pertaining to war; warlike
mentor
1. wise and trusted advisor
2. tutor; coach
mercurial
1. quick; vivacious; active; lively
2. inconstant; 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; egocentric
nectar
something exceptionally delicious to drink
nemesis
1. due to punishment for evil deeds
2. one who inflicts such punishment
odyssey
any long series of wanderings or travels
Olympian
1. majestic; godlike; lofty
2. having to do with the Olympic Games, an international athletic competition held every four years
paean
song or hymn of praise, joy, or triumph
palladium
safeguard or protection
panic
unreasoning, sudden fright that grips a multitude
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; gloomy; morose
siren
1. dangerous, attractive woman
2. a woman who sings sweetly
3. apparatus for sounding loud warnings
solon
legislator; wise lawgiver
Spartan
marked by self-discipline, bravery, ability to endure pain, and avoidance of comfort
stentorian
very loud
Stygian
infernal; especially dark; gloomy
tantalize
excite a hope but prevent its fulfillment; tease
terpsichorean
pertaining to dancing
thespian
pertaining to drama or acting
titanic
of enormous strength, size, or power