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Holton vocab for English Exam on the Odyessy books I- IV; Psyche,Pan and Pantheia; Mythology

psychedelic

whatever generates hallucinations, perceptual disorders

psychiatry

the medical practice that deals with disorders of the mind

psychic

those who claim to have the ability to engage in telepathy or who claim to be able to see events to which they were not a part

psychosomatic

a person who experiences bodily symptoms which are primarily caused by the workings of the mind

psychosis

a servere mental disorder that may or may not be real (organic in nature)

psychopath

a person suffering from a mental disorder

psyche

mind; soul

panegyric

a praisworthy commendation, either spoken or written

panacea

a cure-all

pandemic

relating to all peple

panorama

all that lies in a person's field of vision

pantheism

belief that God is the sum of all natural forces or any religious belief that God and the universe are one

Pantology

the study of knowledge

panophobia

the dread, irrational fear of all things

panoply

a complete of array of something

pantheon

a temple dedicated to all of the gods

patheia

feeling; disease

apathy

indifference; absence of concern; no feeling one way or another

pathology

the study or science relating to the origin, nature and course of diseases

osteopathy

a therapeutic system based on the notion that restoration and maintenance of good healthy can best be achieved by mainpulating skeletal bones and muscles

hydropathy

the treatment of disease by the use of water, externally or internally

pathos

feeling

antipathy

a basic or habitual repugnance, an aversion

empathy

the projection of one's own personality into the personality of another in order to understand the person better: the ability to share in another's emotions, thoughts, or feelings

telepathy

communication between the minds by some means other than sensory perception

sympathy

sameness of feeling; affinity between persons or of one person for another

ordained

established by order or command

patrimony

an inheritance from a father or other ancestor

baleful

deadly, sinister

buffets

to strike against forcefully, batter

relent

to give in, as in influence or pressure

renown

being known and talked of; reputation from extensive praise of great achievements

retainers

a servant

din

a jumble of loud, usually discordant sounds

engendering

to bring into existence, generate

divining

to know by inspiration, reflection

divination

an indication of what is future or secret, prediction

sage

having or exhibting wisdom or wise judgment

lament

to express grief for or about, mourn

cunning

deceptiveness

shroud

a cloth used to wrap a body for burial

foreboding

to indicate the likelihood of, to predict

malice

a desire to harm others or see others suffer

insolent

disrespectful

precedence

priority claimed, or recieved b/c of superiority

hekatomb

a sacrifice to the ancient gods consisting of 100 cattle

stratagem

a military maneuvar designed to decieve or suprise an enemy

pacify

to ease the anger

rite

a ceremonial act or series of acts

mulled

to go over extensively in the mind, ponder

illustrious

well-known and very distinguished

lithe

flexible, limber

desolation

devastation

revel

to take great pleasure or delight, pull back

surfeit

overindulgence in food or drink

dissemble

to disguise or coneal behind a false appearance

clamor

to exclaim insistently and noisily

eurekaing

i have found (it)

Trojan Horse

a person of thing that destroys from within

amazon

a tall, powerful, aggressive woman

Spartan

sternly disciplined and rigorously simple, frugal or austere

bacchanalia

a riotous, boisterous festivity, a revel

iridescent

displaying a play of lustrous colors like those of the rainbow

labyrinthine

of or pertaining to a labyrinth, complicated, tortuous

martial

inclined or disposed to war, warlike; or associated with war or the armed forces; characteristic of or befitting a warrior

mentor

a wise and trusted counselor or teacher; an influential senoir sponsor or supporter

psyche

the human soul, spirit or mind

harp on

to dwell on persistently or tediously in speaking or writing

tantalize

to torment with the sight of something desired but out of reach; to tease

narcissist

someone in love with him or himself

achilles heel

a crucial weaknees; a vulnerable spot

Herculean

very powerful or courageous; having the great size, strength or courage of Hercules

mercurial

changeable

titanic

of enormous size, strength, power

aphrodisiac

something that heightens desire

odyssey

an extended adventorous voyage or trip

siren

a seductively beautiful or charming woman, esp. one who beguiles men

midas touch

the ability to turn something of little value into something of great value

muse

to think or meditate in silence on some subject

adonis

a very handsome young man

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