the love goddess Venus
French nobleman Marquis de Sade
Mrs. Malaprop in the play "The Rivals" (1775) by Irish-English playwright Richard Sheridan
outlaw brothers Frank and Jessie James; other James brothers, Henry and William, were great writers
Grimm's fairy tale "King Thrushbeard"
Andrew Marvel's 17th century seduction poem "To HIs Coy Mistress"
Greek and Latin word adamas; baseball umpires are adamant
Indo-European root word yug ("join"); in Sanskrit, = union of the individual soul with the Infinite, aka God
Greeks and Romans believed gods sent signals; 2 words
root word for feel, think
"Despot" = title of emperor and high church official in Byzantine Empire; Alexander the Great and Kublai Kahn are famous examples
a young, flightless bird, called a "gull" in some parts of England
sailers of ancient ships felt relieved when they could unload their cargo
French "clicher" means to click
Latin tritus (worn out); hackneyed, a synonym of this word, comes from the town Hackney near London, famous for its horses
melancholy, choleric, phlegmatic, sanguine
traditional Oriental philosophy, psychology, and medicine emphasized balance between yin and yang; 4 words
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