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Adonis
very handsome young man
aegis
shield or protection; auspices; sponsorship
amazon
tall, strong, bold woman
ambrosial
exceptionally pleasing to taste or smell; extremely delicious; excellent
atlas
book of maps
auroral
pertaining to or resembling the dawn; rosy; radiant
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 of what others say
Elysian
delightful; blissful; heavenly
eristic
prone to controversy; disputatious; argumentative
fauna
animal life
flora
plant life
forum
medium or place for open discussion and expression of 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
Lucullan
sumptuous; luxurious
marathon
long distance footrace of 25 miles, 385 yards or endurance contest
martial
pertaining to war
mentor
wise and trusted advisor; tutor, coach
mercurial
quick; vivacious; active; lively or 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
due punishment for evil deeds; one who inflicts such punishment
odyssey
long series of wanderings or travels
Olympian
majestic; godlike; lofty
paean
song or hymn of praise, joy, or triumph
palladium
safegaurd; 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 assming different forms or shapes
Pyrrhic
ruinous; gained at too great a cost
saturnine
heavy; dull; sullen; gloomy; morose
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; actor
titanic
of enormous strength, size or power