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protean
readily taking on different shapes and forms
tantalize
to tease or torment as if by presenting something desirable to the view but continually keeping it out of reach
narcisstic
attitude in which one dwells upon his own self or attainments (self-love)
neptunium
radioactive metallic chemical element; by product of Plutonium
uranography
science dealing with the description of the heavens and the celestial bodies
nemesis
one that inflicts retribution or vengeance
terpsichorean
related to dancing
oracular
resembling someone through whom gods speak in wisdom, solemnity, or obscurity
plutocracy
government by the wealthy
somnolent
drowsy; sleepy
Oedipus Complex
sexual attraction of a child towards the parent of the opposite sex that may be a source of adult personality disorder if left unresolved
trident
long, three-pronged spear
psyche
the soul or spirit as distinguished from the body
stygian
infernal; gloomy
vulcanization
process in which gives greater strength, resistance, or clarity
saturnine
morose and sardonic (scornfully mocking)
nectar
a delicious drink or sweet liquid secreted by plants used as a raw material for honey
titantic
vast in size, force, or power
procrustean
marked by arbitrary often ruthless disregard of individual differences or special circumstances
zephyr
west wind; gentle breeze; light, soft fabric