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Ambrosial

(Adj.) Pleasing to taste or smell: Exremly delicious. Food of the Gods.

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Atlas

(N.) Book of maps

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Auroral

(Adj.) resembling the dawn

Goddess of dawn

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Bacchanalian

(Adj.) jovial or wild with drunkenness

Bacchus; god of wine

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Cassandra

(N.) One who prophesies doom or disaster.

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Chimerical

(Adj.) fantastic, unreal; impossible

Derived from chimera, mythical creature.

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Draconian

(Adj.) cruel, harsh; severe

From the word Draconic and Draco the Athens harsh law maker

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Echolalia

(N.) automatic and immediate repetition

From echo maiden who loved narcissus.

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Elysian

(Adj.) delightful, blissful; heavenly

(Place in mythological underworld where the brave and good go.)

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Eristic

(Adj.) prone to controversy. Argues a lot.

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Fauna

(N.) animal life

Faunus, Roman goddess of animals

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Flora

(N.) plant life,

Flora Roman goddess of flowers.

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Forum

(N.) any medium or place for open discussion
Public meeting place

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Hector

(V.) bully., intimidate with threats

(Hector bravest of the Trojans)

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Herculean

(Adj.) very difficult, requiring the strength of Hercules

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Hermetic

(Adj.) airtight

From Hermes messenger of the gods inventor of magic seal to keep a vessel airtight

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Nemesis

(N.) due to punishment for evil deeds or one who inflicts it

Nemesis goddess of vengeance

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Amazon

(N.) Tall, strong masculine woman

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Odyssey

(N.) any long series of wandering a or travels

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Olympian

Adj. majestic godlike, lofty

Highest mountain in Greece

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Paean

N. Song or hymn of praise joy or triumph.

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Palladium

N. Safe guard or protection

Pallas Athena--- thought to protect Troy

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Panic

N. Unreasoning sudden fright that grips a multitude

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Philippic

N. Bitter denunciation

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Plutocratic

Adj. having great influence because of ones wealth.

Plautus god of wealth

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Procrustean

Adj. cruel or. Inflexible in enforcing conformity


Percy Jackson and the bed robber.

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Protean

Adj. exceedingly variable, readily assuming dif. Forms or shapes.

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Pyrrhic

Adj. ruinous gained at too great a cost.

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Saturnine

Adj. heavy dull, gloomy morose

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Siren

N. Dangerous attractive women man

2. Apparatus for sounding loud warnings