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Odyssey
long adventurous journey
voyage, pilgrimage
roaming, peregrination
many families take an odyssey through the west to see the Grand Canyon.
Protean
readily changing form or character
changable, versatile, variable, mutable
Jackie Robinson was a protean athlete, excelling in many sports.
fiasco
Complete failure, ridiculus, disaster, debacle
A baker whose cake falls is ruined and produces a fiasco.
idosyncracsy
quirk, personality, oddity, mannerism, eccentricity
One of my dad's idiosyncrasies is to scratch his head when he is talking on the phone.
quintess
perfect example, model of, essense, epitome, paragon
Micheal Jordon is the quintessential successful athlete.
rankle
cause bitterness, hatred, resentment, irritate, fester, anger, irk, vex, peeve, exasperate
The poor performance of the football players rankled the coach.
decimate
destroy or kill a large part of, ravage, slaughter, annihilate, destroy, exterminate
One poor grade on a writing assignment can desimate an average.
narcissim
extreme selflove or self-admiration
egotism, conceit, vanity, self-centeredness
Jackie on "That 70's Show" is a great illustration of narcissim.
incumbent
holder of office or positions, required, obligatory, mandatory, compulsory
George W. Bush felt incumbent to begin the war in Iraq.