Vocab Mythology

  1. very handsome young man (from Adonis, handsome youth loved my aphrodite, goddess of love)
    Adonis
  2. shield of protection; auspices; sponsorship 
    Aegis
  3. exceptionally pleasing to taste or smell; extremely delicious; excellent 
    ambrosial 
  4. pertaining to or resembling the dawn; rosy; radiant 
    auroral
  5. jovial or wild with drunkenness
    bacchanalian
  6. one who prophesies doom or diaster; pessimist
    Cassandra
  7. fantastic; unreal; impossible; absurd
    chimerical
  8. cruel; harsh; severe; ironhanded
    draconian 
  9. automatic and immediate repeptition of what others say 
    echolalia
  10. delightful; blissful; heavenly 
    Elysian
  11. prone to controversy; disputatious; argumentative 
    eristic 
  12. bully; initimidate with threats 
    hector
  13. airtight; secret; obscure; magical; mysterious 
    hermetic 
  14. jolly; merry; good-humored
    jovial
  15. using words sparingly; terse; concise
    laconic 
  16. sumptuous; luxurious
    lucullan
  17. pertaining to war; warlike 
    martial 
  18. quick; vivacious; active; lively 
    mercurial 
  19. obedient and unquestioning follower 
    myrmidon 
  20. song or hymn of praise; joy, or triumph 
    paean 
  21. safegauard; protection 
    palladium
  22. bitter denunciation; tirade 
    philippic 
  23. having great influence because of one's wealth 
    plutocratic
  24. cruel or inflexible in enforcing conformity 
    procrustean 
  25. exceedingly variable; readily assuming different forms or shapes 
    protean 
  26. ruinous; gained at too great a cost 
    pyrrhic 
  27. heavy; dull; sullen; gloomyl morose 
    saturnine 
  28. legislator; wise lawgiver 
    solon
  29. marked by simplicity and avoidance of comfort; marked by self-discipline, bravery, and ability to endure pain
    spartan
  30. very loud 
    stentorian 
  31. infernal; especially dark; gloomy 
    stygian 
  32. pertaining to dancing 
    terpsichorean 
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