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English Exam Vocab

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