English Vocab Set 2

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marathon

n. long-distance footrace of 26 miles

martial

adj. pertaining to war; warlike

mentor

1) n. wise and trusted advisor
2) n. tutor; coach

mercurial

1) adj. quick
2) inconsistent

myrmidon

n. obedient and unquestioning follower

narcissistic

adj. in love with oneself

Pyrrhic

adj. ruinous; gained at too much cost

saturnine

adj. heavy

siren

1) n. dangerous, attractive woman
2) n. woman who sings with bewitching sweetness
3) n. apparatus for sounding loud warnings

solon

n. legislator

Spartan

adj. marked by simplicity

stentorian

adj. very loud

Stygian

adj. infernal; especially dark, gloomy

tantalize

v. excite a hope but prevent its fulfillment, tease

terpsichorian

1) adj. pertaining to dance
2) n. dancer

thespian

1) adj. pertaining to the drama or acting
2) n. actor

titanic

adj. of enormous strength, size, or power

flora

n. plant life; plant of a particular region or period

forum

n. medium or a place for open discussion or expression of ideas

hector

v. to bully

herculean

adj. very difficult or requring the strength of hercules

hermetic

adj. airtight, secret, obscure

iridescent

adj. having colors like the rainbow

jovial

adj. jolly, merry, good humored

labrynthine

adj. full of confusing pathways and complicated

laconic

adj. using words sparingly; concise

lethargic

adj. unnaturally drowsy, sluggish

Lucullan

adj. sumptuous, luxurious

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