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ascertainable
capable of being found out, discovered, revealed
arduous
Requiring hard work or continuous physical effort; drudgery, laborious, rigorous, toilsome, onerous
avocation
Minor or occassional occupation or hobby
acquiesce
To agree or comply with someething in a passive way, yield, agree, consent
bravado
a false display of courage or boldness. Bluster, bombast, cockiness
betoken
To be a sign that something exists or will happen
cadaverous
Thin to the point of resembling a skeleton, ashen, gaunt
credence
Acceptance based on the degree to which something is believable
dishabille
A state in which somebody is partially undressed or dressed very casually
deferentially
Showing or expressing polite respect or courtesy. Civily, respectfully, yielding to another's judgment
deploy
To position troops in a specific area, ready for action
efficacy
The ability to produce a desired result.
evince
To show a feeling or quality clearly. To reveal or manifest
fain
With gladness or eagerness; willing or agreeable
fervid
Showing ardent or extremely passionate enthusiasm. Zealous or spirited,
gainsay
To say something that is false, to lie, naysay, contradict or dispute.
gregarious
very friendly or sociable. Fond of others company, affable
hapless
unlucky or unfortunate. Ill starred or acursed
inadvertence
Heedlessness or un-premeditatedness
inconoclast
Somebody who overturns traditional beliefs, values, or customs. Rebel, radicaly, or revolutionary
ichtyology
the branch of zoology dealing with fish
idiosyncrasy
a characteristic, habit, mannerism specific to an individual.
illiberal
narrow minded and bigoted; biased/prejiduced
impalpable
incapable of being perceived by touch; abstract or intangible
impropriety
the quality or condition of being improper. Incorrectness.
indigo
purple-ish blue clolor
intermittent
stopping ceasing for a time; interval or sporadic
jargon
language to a particular profession or trade
jurisprudence
the science of law. Body of laws of a nation
juxtaposition
the state of being side by side. Compare and contrast.
kaleidoscopic
changing form, pattern, or color like a kaleidoscope. 'ever changing'
labrynthine
complicated, bewildering,, tortuousm perlexing. Forming passages like a maze
lachrymose
tending to cause tears or girefl mournful
laity
body of religous worshippers, not part of the clergy. Congregation.
lamentable
regrettable, woeful, deplorable
lemming
small rodents known for mass migrations that frequently result in mass drownings
lexicon
A dictionary or secret vocab
litigious
excessively ready or inclined to litigate. quarrelsome.
lupine
wolf like
Lysander

Leonidas
Spartan Naval Commander and great staesman

Great Spartan King and Warrior
machination
an act of devising a plan with evil attent
magnanimous
generous in forgiving an insult
malediction
the utterance of a curse. to hex or condemn
necromany
a method of divination for communicating with the dead. Black art, magic, sorcery, voodoo, witchcraft
neophyte
A beginnier or a novice in a religous order. Tyro.
numismatics
the study or collecting of coins, medals, papers, money, etc.
obloquy
censure, blame aimed at a person by the general public.
officious
aggresive in offering ones advice or help. Obtrusive, meddlesome, interfering.
orthography
the part of language conerned with letters and spelling
palliate
to relieve or lessen without curing. allieviate, mitigate, assuage
parsimonious
excessively sparing or frugal. penny pinching, miserly, penurious.
peremptory
leaving no opportunity for denial. vindictive, dictatorial, imperious.
plethora
overabundance or excess. bountiful, surplus, glut.
precocious
unusually advanced in development, especially mental development
perogative
an exclusive right exercised by virtue of rank or office. Power or immunity
prowess
exceptional valor or bravery in combat.
pseudonym
a ficticious name used by an author to conceal his identity. Pen name.
postulate
to assume without proof, accept as self evident. axion.
pusillanimous
lacking courage, resolution, or fortitude. Cowardly, timid, or faint hearted
putrid
state of foul decay; odor of decaying flesh. Rotten, vile, corrupt.