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cicerone
sis-uh-"roh"-nee

noun

a guide who takes tourists to museums, monuments, or architecural sites and explains what is being seen.
hector
verb

To bully; to intimidate or harass by bluster or personal pressure
nestor
noun

a senior figure or leader in one's field
spartan
adj.

Marked by simplicity and often strict self-discipline or self-denial
stentorian
adj

Extremely loud, often with especially deep richness of sound.
sybaritic
sib-uh-RIT-ik

adj.

Marked by luxurious or sensual lifestyle.
commiserate
verb

to feel or express sorrow or sympathy for; empathize with; pity.
teleogicals
adj

: exhibiting or relating to design or purpose especially in nature
hagiographic
noun

he writing and critical study of the lives of the saints; hagiology.
fugue
noun

1. a dreamlike state of altered consciousness that may last for hours or days

2. pathological amnesiac condition that may persist for several months and usually results from severe mental stress, in which one is apparently conscious of one's actions but has no recollection of them after returning to a normal state

3. Music. a polyphonic composition based upon one, two, or more themes, which are enunciated by several voices or parts in turn, subjected to contrapuntal treatment, and gradually built up into a complex form having somewhat distinct divisions or stages of development and a marked climax at the end.
cimarron
noun

bighorn sheep