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Adonis
A exceptionally handsome young man; a flower
aegis
sponsorship, protection
bacchanal
a follower of Bacchus, the god of wine, a drunken reveler, and orgy.
Cassandra
One who predicts doom or disaster but is never believed
conucopia
abundance, horn of plenty
cupidity
excessive desire for wealth
erotic
concerning sexual love/desire
herculean
tremendously difficult and demanding; resembling Hercules in size, power, or courage.
hydra
a persistent or many-sided problem that presents new obstacles as soon as old ones are solved.
iridescent
displaying lustrous colours like those of the rainbow
narcissism
excessive admiration of oneself; norman liu.
odyssey
a long series of wanderings, especially when filled with notable experiences or hardships
Olympian
majestic, incomparably superior; pertaining to the olympic games
palladium
anything believed to provide proteciton or safety; a safeguard or guarantee of integrity of social institutions
phoenix
a person or thing of peerless beauty; a person or thing that has become renewed or restored after suffering calamity or annihilation.
aberrant
deviating from what is normal or typical.
anthropomorphism
attributing human shape to gods, objects, animals
archetype
model; origoinal pattern; prototype.
authoritarian
characterized by unquestionaing obedience to authority
catharsis
the relieving of emotions by art; the allevation of fears by bringing them to consciousness
demography
the science of vital statistics
epidemiology
the branch of medicine that investiges the causes and controls of epidemics
euthanasia
method of causing death painlessly
extrovert
person who is active and expressive; a person who is outgoing
psychic
of the psyche or mind; beyond natural of known physical processes; MEWTWO!
psychopath
a person afflicted with a mental disorder
psychotherapy
using forms of mental treatment to cure nervous disorders
schizophrenia
a mental disorder characterized by delusions of persecution and omnipotence.
subliminal
below the threshold of conscious perception
trauma
an emotional experience that has a lasting psychic effect.
aficionado
a fan; devotee
barrio
part of city where spanish speaking people live;
Meicans:Barrio as Negros:Ghetto
bonanaza
rich pocket of ore; any source of wealth
bravado
pretended courage
desperado
bold outlaw; dangerous criminal
flotilla
a small fleet
grandee
a nobleman of the highest rank
hacienda
large estate; country house
lariat
lasso; rope used for tethering grazing horses
machismo
manly self assurance; masculine drive; virility
manana
tommorow; at some indefinite time in the future
palmetto
small palm tree
renegade
deserter; traitor
siesta
midday nap
torero
bullfighter on foot
anachronism
anything that is out of place in time; merlyn
anon
soon; shortly
antebellum
before the war; especially before the American Civil War
antediluvian
old fashioned; before the flood
atavism
reversion to a primitive type; resemblance to a remote ancestor
augury
the art of prophecy; an omen
biennial
happening every two years
chronology
arrangement of events in time; determination of dates
diurnal
daily; of the daytime
eon
long, indefinite period of time; thousands of years
ephemeral
short lived; transitory
epoch
noteworthy period
generation
the period of time between the birth of one group and its offspring
score
twenty people or objects; twenty years
tercenternary
a period of 300 years
abut
border on; adjoin
bane
cause of death, ruin or distress
deign
to think it beneath one's dignity; condescend; give
eke
to supplement; to manage to make a living with difficulty; to use frugally
knell
to ring in a slow, solemn way; toll; to call or announce by a mournful ringing; an omen of death or failure
mete
to allot, distribute, or apportion
moot
discussion or argument of a hypothetical law case; debatable; so hypothetical as to be meaningless
mulct
to punish by a fine or by depriving of something; to extract by froud or deceit
plumb
perfectly vertical; directly; to test or sound with a plumb line; to discover the facts of; to fathom, solve or understand
quail
to draw back in fear; lose heart or courage; cower
roil
to make a liquid cloudy or muddy; to stir up or agitate; to make angry; rile
shunt
to move or turn to one side; to shift of switch from one track to another
svelte
slender and graveful; suave; poished
thrall
slave or bondman; a person under the moral or psychological domiation of something or someone; slavery
tryst
an appointment, as by lovers; to meet.
abscess
swollen, inflamed area of body tissues
aphasia
losso of the power to use or understand words, usually cause by brain injury
arteriosclerosis
a thickening and hardening of the walls of the arteries, as in old age
benign
beneficial; not malignanat
biopsy
the cutting out of a piece of tissue for diagnostic examination by microscope
cadaver
dead body; corpse for dissection
carcinogen
any substance that causes cancer
comatose
as if in a coma; lethargic
etiology
the science of the causes and origins of disease
malingerer
one who fakes inllness and pretends to be suffering
mastectomy
the surgical removal of a breast
prosthesis
replacement for a missing part of the body
simian
of or like a monkey or an ape
theraputic
curative; serving to heal
vasectomy
the surgical removal of the duct that conveys the male sperm.
behemoth
huge animal; something enormous
bestial
savage; like an animal
bovine
an ox, cow, or related animal; having oxlike qualities; slow, dull, stupid, or stolid
canivorous
flesh eating
equine
a horse; of, like, or characteristic of a horse
feline
a member of the family that includes lions, tigers, jaguars, and wild and domestic cats; resembling or suggestive of a cat, as in suppleness, slyness, treachery, or stealthiness
harbinger
forerunner
leonine
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a lion
porcine
of or pertaining to swine or pigs; piglike
predator
an animal that preys on others; on who abuses others for his own gain.
saurian
of or having the characteristics of lizards; a lizard
ursine
of or characteristic of a bear
venomous
malicious, spiteful, poisonus
vixen
a femal fox; a quarrelsome shrewish, or a malicious woman
vulpine
of, resmebling, or characteristic of a fos; clever, devious, or cunning.