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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