Vocabulary 8

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Vocabulary 8
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  1. Mercurial
    Changing suddenly and often; intelligent, enthusiastic and quick
  2. Myrmidon
    A loyal follower, subordinate who executes orders without question and unscrupulously
  3. Nemesis
    Person or thing that is very difficult for them to defeat, cause of punishment or defeat that can't be defeated
  4. Odyssey
    A long exciting journey
  5. Paean
    Song, film or piece of writing that praises someone or something very enthusiastically
  6. Palladium
    Something believed to ensure protection, safeguard, a sacred object
  7. Panic
    Sudden overpowering terror, widespread alarm
  8. Philippic
    A verbal denunciation characterized by harsh and often insulting language
  9. Plutocratic
    Relating to a government by the wealthy
  10. Procrustean
    Producing or designed to produce strict conformity by violent or ruthless means
  11. Protean
    Readily taking on varied shapes or meanings, variety or diversity
  12. Pyrrhic
    Relating or containing a metrical foot of 2 unstressed syllables
  13. Saturnine
    Having the temperament of one born under the influence of Saturn, To be bitter or sardonic, melancholy
  14. Siren
    Women who is seductive and beautiful, sound as a signal or warning, a loud and wailing sound
  15. Solon
    Wise lawgiver, legislator
  16. Stentorian
    Uncommonly loud, booming
  17. Stygian
    Gloomy and dark, hellish
  18. Tantalize
    To excite another by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach
  19. Terpsichorean
    Relating to dancing
  20. Thespian
    Relating to drama, dramatic
  21. Titanic
    Huge, colossal, an enormous scope or influence, great strength

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