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draconian
(adj) extremely harsh or servere.
Adonis
(n) very handsome man
atlas
(n) book of maps
Baedeker
(n) guidebook; handbook
bowdlerize
(v) expurgate; clear of words or passages thought to be objectionable.
boycott
(V) join with others to refuse to use, buy or deal with.
chauvinist
(n) fanatical patriot; jingoist.
cicerone
(n) guide who explains to tourists the history and special features of a place.
Damoclean
(adj) involving imminent disater.
Pollyanna
(n) anyone who is excessivly and persistently optimistic.
gargantuan
(adj) enormous; gigantic; prodigious.
John Hancock
(N) person's signature.
Machiavellian
(adj) crafty, deceitful, cunning
malapropism
(n) humourous misuse of words by a person unaware of the error.
mentor
(n) wise, trusted adviser or teacher.
mesmerize
(v) hypnotize; spellbind; enthrall.
odyssey
(n) long, wandering journey.
philippic
(n) bitter denunciatory speech; tirade.
quisling
(n) traitor; collaborator.
quixotic
(adj) impractially idealistic; visonary.
sadistic
(adj) deriving pleasure by inflicting pain on others; deliberately cruel.
stentorian
(adj) very loud