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Adonis
very handsome young man
aegis
shield or protection; auspices; sponsorship
amazon
tall, strong, masculine woman
ambrosial
exceptionally pleasing to taste and smell; extremely delicious; excellent
atlas
book of maps
auroral
pertaining to or resembling dawn; rosy
bacchanalian
jovial or wild with drunkenness
cassandra
one who professies doom or disaster; pesimist
chimerical
fantastic; unreal; impossible; absurd
draconian
cruel; harsh; severe; ironhanded
echolalial
automatic and immediate repetition of what others say
elysian
delighful; blissful; heavenly
eristic
prone to controversy; disputations; argumentative
fauna
animal life; animals of a particular region or period
flora
plant life; plants of a particular region or period
forum
any edium or place for open discussion and expression of ideas - a public meeting, a radio or TV discussion, editorial page, etc.
hector
bully; intimdate with threats; bluster
herculean
very difficult; requiring the strength of 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; consise
lethargic
unnaturally drowsy; sluggish; dull
lucullan
sumptuous; luxurious
marathon
1. long distances foot race.
2. endurance contest
martial
pertaining to war; warlike
mentor
1. wise and trusted adviser
2. tutor; coach
mercurial
1. quick vivacious; active; lively
2.inconstant; unstable; capricious; subject to rapid and individual mood changes
myrmidon
obedient and unquestioning follower
narcissistic
in love with one self; excessively fascinated and gratified bye one's qualities, egocentric
nectar
something exceptionally delicious to drink
nemesis
1. punishment to evil deeds
2. one who inflicts such punishment
odyssey
any long series of wandering or travels
olympian
1. majestic; godlike; lofty
2. having to do with olympic games
paean
song or hymn of praise, joy, or triumph.
palladium
safeguard or protection
panic
unreasoning, suden fright that grips a multitude
philippic
bitter denunciation; tirade
plutocratic
having a great influence because of one's wealth
procrustean
cruel of inflexible in enforcing conformity
protean
exceedingly variable; assuming different shapes
pyrrhic
ruinous; gained at too great a cost
saturnine
heavy; dull; gloomy; morose
siren
1. dangerous attractive woman
2. woman who sings sweetly
3. apparatus of sounding loud warning
solon
legislator; wise lawgiver
spartan
marked by self-discipline, ability to endure pain, and avoidance of confort
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
titanic
of enomous strength, size, or power