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Adonis
very handsome young man
aegis
shield or protection; auspices; sponsorship
amazon
tall, strong, bold woman
ambrosial
exceptionally pleasing to taste or smell; extremely delicious;excellent
atlas
book of maps
auroral
pertaining to or resembling the dawn; rosy; radiant
bacchanalian
jovial or wild with drunkenness
Cassandra
one who prophesies doom or disaster; pessimist
chimerical
fantastic; unreal; impossible; absurb
Draconian
cruel; harsh; severe; ironhanded
echolalia
automatic and immediate repetition of what others say
Elysian
delightful; blissful; heavenly
eristic
prone to controversy; disputatious; argumentative
fauna
animal life; animals of a particular region or period
flora
plant life; plantts of a particular region or period
forum
medium or place for open discussion and expression of ideas
hector
bully; intimidate with threats; bluster
herculean
very difficult; requiring super strength
iridescent
having colors like the rainbow
jovial
jolly; merry; good-humored
labyrinthine
full of confusing passageways; intricate; complicated
laconic
using words sparingly; terse; concise
lethargic
unnaturally drowsy; sluggish; dull
Lucullan
sumptuous; luxurious
marathon
1. footrace of 26.2 miles
2. endurance contest
martial
pertaining to war; warlike
mentor
1. wise and trusted adviser
2. tutor; coach
mercurial
1. quick; vivacious; active; lively
2. inconstant; unstable; capricious
myrmidon
obidient and unquestioning follower
narcissistic
in love with one's self; excessively fascinated and gratified by one's own physical and mental qualities; egocentric
nectar
something exceptionally delicious to drink
nemesis
1. due punishment for evil deeds
2. one who inflicts such punishment
odyssey
long series of wanderings or travels
Olympian
1. majestic; godlike; lofty
2. having to do with the Olympic Games
paean
song or hymn of praise, joy, or triumph
palladium
safeguard; protection
panic
sudden, overpowering terror, sometimes causing mass flight
philippic
bitter denunciation; tirade
plutocratic
having great influence because of one's wealth
procrustean
cruel or inflexible in enforcing conformity
protean
exceedingly variable; readily assuming different forms or shapes
Pyrrhic
ruinous; gained at too great a cost
saturnine
heavy; dull; sullen; gloomy; morose
siren
1.dangerous, attractive woman
2. woman who sings bewitching sweetness
3. apparatus for sounding loud warnings
solon
legislator; wise lawgiver
Spartan
marked by simplicity and avoidance of comfort; marked by self-discipline, bravery, and ability to endure pain
stentorian
very loud
Stygian
infernal; especially dark; gloomy
tantalize
excite a hope but prevent its fulfillment; tease
terpsichorean
pertaining to dancing; dancer
thespian
pertaining to the drama or acting; actor
titanic
of enormous strength, size, or power
hermetic
airtight; secret; obscure; magical; mysterious