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Hubris

Overweening pride and insolence

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Nemesis

Just indignation. Retribution. A supernatural force that tracks down those who have committed an offense.

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Dike

Justice arrived at by thought and reflection

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Sophrosyne

The ideal if the classic Greeks. Balance harmony beauty blah blah

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Chronos

Time as the unfolding of all things

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Mimesis

Imitation

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Catharsis

The purging and illuminating that tragedy effects through pithy and fear

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Hamartia

The "tragic flaw"; a blindness

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Miasma

A dangerous, foreboding, or deathlike influence or atmosphere

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Matricide

The act if killing ones mother

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Citadel

A fortress that commands a city

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Saffron

Yellow-orange

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Libation

An intoxicating beverage when drunk in ceremonial or celebrative situations

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Rapine

The violent seizure and carrying off of another's property

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Myrrh

A small spiny tree

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Wraith

A visible spirit

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Acropolis

A raised area holding a building or cluster of buildings.

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Augury

An omen, token, or indication

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Cozen

To cheat, deceive, or trick

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Cuirass

Defensive armor for torso, a breastplate and backplate

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Festal

Pertaining to or befitting a feast, or festival

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Harpy

A ravenous, filthy monster having a woman's head and a birds body

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Hummock

A knoll or hillock

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Marjoram

Any of several aromatic herbs

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Propitious

Presenting favorable conditions

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Rondure

A circle or sphere