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Thessalian king bound by Zeus to a burning wheel in Tartarus for attempting to seduce Hera. He was also the first murderer. His son Centauros became father of the Centaurs or Ixionidae.
Finely ground glass powder used in ceramic recycling
carnelian, OR sard
brownish-red mineral which is commonly used as a semi-precious gemstone; can be orange to almost-black.
To make ready, put in order, arrange, or take care of a horse or cattle. The action of doing so.
the color black in heraldry, from the dark fur of a marten-like animal of the same name
Having great power or influence.
a golden yellow, after the eponymous flower.
covered with an abundance of trees or shrubs; wooded
A confused mixture.
to forage, hunt, or snoop
the substitution of a noun with a commonly understood specific meaning for a proper noun, such as The City for London or New York.
Something that serves for guidance or direction; a 'guiding star'. the North Star or Ursa Minor
the sacrifice of 100 cattle to a god during a major celebration.
A small elegantly-furnished room, where a lady may retire to be alone, or to receive her intimate friends. Formerly sometimes applied to a man's private apartment.
Unable to be placated.
Marked by rugae or wrinkles; wrinkled, corrugated, ridged.
Of a dark or sombre hue; dusky, swarthy.
river of forgetfulness, one of five rivers of Greek underworld. Supposedly would have to drink before reincarnation. Others are Styx (hate), Akheron (sorrow) (ferried across by Charon), Kokytos (lamentation) (icy ninth circle in Dante), Phlegethon (fire)
the false ascription of writings to an author
Spanish: what gives you chills, makes you smile or cry as a bodily reaction to an artistic performance that is particularly expressive. Also a type of elf or goblin. Associated with flamenco. irrationality, earthiness, a heightened awareness of death, and a dash of the diabolical.
lying considered as an art
bearing or having been written under a false name
To cause (a floating log) to rotate rapidly by treading upon it. To spin or rotate. To gamble, a gamble.
Tending to a violet color:
One who is newly impoverished.
to comment on or refer to, to turn attention to. ___ to the business at hand.
of or relating to the day before yesterday.
The introductory part of an oration, treatise, etc.
an act or instance of drinking together.
Pertaining to the loss of speech
caused or created by humans
third from the end
A place that one frequents or has contro of; haunt. A neighboring area
Making or having a harsh or grating sound, like the high-pitched noise made by someone with an airway obstruction
To avoid or abstain from. Renounce under oath
Sedate; modest; quiet.
adj. decayed (of bones or teeth)
A formal gathering for conversation, especially on arts, literature, etc.
A plant adapted to growing in a very dry or desert environment.
An unrestrained and vigorously powerful response to an attacking statement
Psychiatry. The uncontrollable and immediate repetition of words spoken by another person. Or the imitative noises a baby makes.
Anything sunk in the sea, but attached to a buoy or the like so that it may be recovered. Opposed to flotsam (floating) and jetsam (on beach).
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