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adonis
very handsome young man
aegis
shield or protection; sponsorship
amazon
tall, strong, masculine woman
ambrosial
exceptionally pleasing to taste or smell; extremely delicious
atlas
boom of maps
auroral
pertaining to or resembling the dawn; rosy
bacchanalian
jovial or wild w/ drunkenness
Cassandra
one who prophesies doom or disaster; pessimist
chimerical
fantastic; unreal, impossible, absurd
Draconian
cruel, harsh, severe, ironhanded
echolalia
automatic and immediate repetition of what others say
Elysian
delightful, blissful, heavenly
eristic
pron to controversy; disputatious; argumentative
fauna
animal life; animals of a particular region or period
flora
plant life, plants of a particular region or period
forum
any medium or place for open discussion and expression of ideas-a public meeting, a radioor tv discussion, editorial page, etc...
hector
bully, intimidate w/ threats, bluster
herculean
very difficult; requiring the strength or hercules
hermetic
airtight
iridescent
having colors like the rainbow
jovial
jolly, merry, good-humored
labyrinthine
full of confusing passageways; intricate, complicated, like the labyrinth
laconic
using words sparingly, terse, concise
lethargic
unnaturally drowsy, sluggish, dull
Lucullan
sumptuous, luxerious
marathon
long distance foot race of 26 miles and 385 yards or endurance contest
martial
pertaining to war; warlike
mentor
wise and trusted advisor; tutor, coach
mercurial
quick, vivacious, active, lively; inconstant, unstable, capricious, subject to rapid and unoredictable mood changes
myrmidon
obedient and unquestioning follower
narcissistic
in love w/ one self, excessively fascinated and gratified by ones own physical and mental qualities
nectar
something exceptionally delicious to drink
nemesis
due punishment for evil deeds; one who inflicts such punishment
odyssey
any long series of wanderings or travels
olympian
majestic, godlike, lofty; having to do w/ the olympic games
paean
song or hymn of phraise, triumph, or joy
palladium
safeguard or protection
panic
unreasoning, sudden fright that grips a multitude
philippic
bitter denunciation, tirade
plutocratic
having great influence because of ones wealth
procrustean
cruel or inflexible in enorcing conformity
protean
exceedingly variable, readily assuming different shapes or forms
Pyrrhic
ruinous, gained at too great a cost
saturnine
heavy, dull, gloomy, morose
siren
dangerous, attractive woman; a woman who sings sweetly; apparatus for sounding loud warnings
solon
legislator; wise lawgiver
Spartan
marked by self-discipline, bravery, ability to endure pain and avoidance of comfort
stentorian
very loud
stygian
infernal, especially dark or gloomy
tantalize
excite a hope but prevent its fulfillment; tease
terpsichorian
pertaining to dancing
thespian
pertaining to drama or acting
titanic
of enormous strength size or power