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ygdrasil

  • noun (Norse mythology) a huge ash tree whose roots and branches hold the earth and Heaven and Hell together
    Yggdrasil.

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leander

  • noun (Greek mythology) a youth beloved of Hero who drowned in a storm in the Hellespont on one of his nightly visits to see her

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lear

  • noun British artist and writer of nonsense verse (1812-1888)
    Edward Lear.
  • noun the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who was betrayed and mistreated by two of his scheming daughters
    King Lear.

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wayland

  • noun (European mythology) a supernatural smith and king of the elves; identified with Norse Volund
    Wieland; Wayland the Smith.

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creon

  • noun (Greek mythology) the brother of Jocasta and uncle of Antigone who became king of Thebes after the fall of Oedipus

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huckleberry_finn

  • noun a mischievous boy in a novel by Mark Twain
    Huck Finn.

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jocasta

  • noun (Greek mythology) queen of Thebes who unknowingly married her own son Oedipus

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sherlock_holmes

  • noun a fictitious detective in stories by A. Conan Doyle
    Holmes.

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buddy

  • noun a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
    crony; sidekick; chum; brother; pal.

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sir_edmund_percival_hillary

  • noun New Zealand mountaineer who in 1953 first attained the summit of Mount Everest with his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay (born in 1919)
    Hillary; Sir Edmund Hillary; Edmund Hillary.

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freelance

  • noun a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them
    independent; freelancer; free-lance; free lance; self-employed person.
  • verb work independently and on temporary contracts rather than for a long-term employer

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iago

  • noun the villain in William Shakespeare's tragedy who tricked Othello into murdering his wife

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falstaff

  • noun a dissolute character in Shakespeare's plays
    Sir John Falstaff.

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argo

  • noun formerly a large constellation in the southern hemisphere between Canis Major and the Southern Cross; now divided into Carina and Pyxis and Puppis and Vela

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friendly

  • noun troops belonging to or allied with your own military forces
    • friendlies came to their rescue
  • adjective characteristic of or befitting a friend
    • friendly advice
    • a friendly neighborhood
    • the only friendly person here
    • a friendly host and hostess

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scaramouche

  • noun a stock character in commedia dell'arte depicted as a boastful coward
    Scaramouch.

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risk

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; jeopardy; peril; hazard.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • noun a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
    peril; danger.
    • he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime
    • there was a danger he would do the wrong thing

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torture

  • noun extreme mental distress
    torment; anguish.
  • noun unbearable physical pain
    torment.

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chicken_little

  • noun a fictional character who was hit on the head with an acorn and believed that the sky was falling

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brother

  • noun a male with the same parents as someone else
    blood brother.
    • my brother still lives with our parents
  • noun a male person who is a fellow member (of a fraternity or religion or other group)
    • none of his brothers would betray him

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psyche

  • noun that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
    brain; head; mind; nous.
    • his mind wandered
    • I couldn't get his words out of my head
  • noun the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life
    soul.

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tenzing_norgay

  • noun Sherpa mountaineer guide who with Sir Edmund Hillary was one of the first to attain the summit of Mount Everest (1914-1986)

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hercules

  • noun (classical mythology) a hero noted for his strength; performed 12 immense labors to gain immortality
    Alcides; Herakles; Heracles.
  • noun a large constellation in the northern hemisphere between Lyra and Corona Borealis

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speculation

  • noun a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
    guess; conjecture; supposition; surmisal; hypothesis; surmise.
  • noun a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence)
    conjecture.
    • speculations about the outcome of the election
    • he dismissed it as mere conjecture

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daedalus

  • noun (Greek mythology) an Athenian inventor who built the labyrinth of Minos; to escape the labyrinth he fashioned wings for himself and his son Icarus
    Daedal.

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merlin

  • noun (Arthurian legend) the magician who acted as King Arthur's advisor
  • noun small falcon of Europe and America having dark plumage with black-barred tail; used in falconry
    pigeon hawk; Falco columbarius.

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james_bond

  • noun British secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming
    Bond.

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babar

  • noun an imaginary elephant that appears in a series of French books for children

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monster

  • noun an imaginary creature usually having various human and animal parts
  • noun someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
    giant; colossus; behemoth; goliath.

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paul_bunyan

  • noun a legendary giant lumberjack of the north woods of the United States and Canada
    Bunyan.
    • Paul Bunyan had a blue ox named Babe
    • the lakes of Minnesota began when Paul Bunyan and Babe's footprints filled with water

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jeopardy

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; peril; risk; hazard.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard

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beowulf

  • noun the legendary hero of an anonymous Old English epic poem composed in the early 8th century; he slays a monster and becomes king but dies fighting a dragon

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amazon

  • noun a large strong and aggressive woman
    virago.
  • noun (Greek mythology) one of a nation of women warriors of Scythia (who burned off the right breast in order to use a bow and arrow more effectively)

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scylla

  • noun (Greek mythology) a sea nymph transformed into a sea monster who lived on one side of a narrow strait; drowned and devoured sailors who tried to escape Charybdis (a whirlpool) on the other side of the strait

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hero

  • noun a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength
    • RAF pilots were the heroes of the Battle of Britain
  • noun the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem

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houri

  • noun a voluptuously beautiful young woman
    nymph.
  • noun (Islam) one of the dark-eyed virgins of perfect beauty believed to live with the blessed in Paradise

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argonaut

  • noun someone engaged in a dangerous but potentially rewarding adventure
  • noun (Greek mythology) one of the heroes who sailed with Jason in search of the Golden Fleece

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arthur

  • noun elected vice president and became 21st President of the United States when Garfield was assassinated (1830-1886)
    Chester Alan Arthur; President Arthur; Chester A. Arthur.
  • noun a legendary king of the Britons (possibly based on a historical figure in the 6th century but the story has been retold too many times to be sure); said to have led the Knights of the Round Table at Camelot
    King Arthur.

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witch

  • noun a female sorcerer or magician
    enchantress.
  • noun a being (usually female) imagined to have special powers derived from the devil

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king_oedipus

  • noun (Greek mythology) a tragic king of Thebes who unknowingly killed his father Laius and married his mother Jocasta; the subject of the drama `Oedipus Rex' by Sophocles
    Oedipus Rex; Oedipus.

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galatea

  • noun (Greek mythology) a maiden who was first a sculpture created by Pygmalion and was brought to life by Aphrodite in answer to Pygmalion's prayers

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aegisthus

  • noun (Greek mythology) the seducer of Clytemnestra and murderer of Agamemnon who usurped the throne of Mycenae until Agamemnon's son Orestes returned home and killed him

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plunger

  • noun someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains
    speculator.
  • noun someone who dives (into water)
    diver.

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razz

  • noun a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
    boo; razzing; Bronx cheer; hoot; hiss; raspberry; bird; snort.
  • verb harass with persistent criticism or carping
    rag; bait; tantalize; twit; taunt; ride; tease; cod; rally; tantalise.
    • The children teased the new teacher
    • Don't ride me so hard over my failure
    • His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie

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swashbuckler

  • noun a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
    harum-scarum; lunatic; madcap; daredevil; hothead.

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venturer

  • noun a merchant who undertakes a trading venture (especially a venture that sends goods overseas)
    merchant-venturer.
  • noun a person who enjoys taking risks
    adventurer.

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beatrice

  • noun the woman who guided Dante through Paradise in the Divine Comedy

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remus

  • noun (Roman mythology) the twin brother of Romulus

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soldier

  • noun an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army
    • the soldiers stood at attention
  • noun a wingless sterile ant or termite having a large head and powerful jaws adapted for defending the colony

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dangerous_undertaking

  • noun a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    risky venture; escapade; adventure.

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climber

  • noun a vine or climbing plant that readily grows up a support or over other plants
  • noun someone seeking social prominence by obsequious behavior
    social climber.

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humpty_dumpty

  • noun an egg-shaped character in a nursery rhyme who fell off a wall and could not be put back together again (late 17th century)

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danger

  • noun the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury
    • you are in no danger
    • there was widespread danger of disease
  • noun a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
    peril; risk.
    • he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime
    • there was a danger he would do the wrong thing

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imaginary_being

  • noun a creature of the imagination; a person that exists only in legends or myths or fiction
    imaginary creature.

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venture_capitalist

  • noun a speculator who makes money available for innovative projects (especially in high technology)

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siegfried

  • noun (German mythology) mythical German warrior hero of the Nibelungenlied who takes possession of the accursed treasure of the Nibelungs by slaying the dragon that guards it and awakens Brynhild and is eventually killed; Sigurd is the Norse counterpart

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taker

  • noun one who accepts an offer
  • noun one who takes a bet or wager

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myrmidon

  • noun a follower who carries out orders without question
  • noun (Greek mythology) a member of the warriors who followed Achilles on the expedition against Troy

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sylph

  • noun a slender graceful young woman
  • noun an elemental being believed to inhabit the air

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teaser

  • noun a worker who teases wool
  • noun someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
    vexer; annoyer; tease.

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goofy

  • noun a cartoon character created by Walt Disney
  • adjective satellite ludicrous, foolish
    cockamamie; wacky; sappy; whacky; silly; zany; cockamamy.
    • gave me a cockamamie reason for not going
    • wore a goofy hat
    • a silly idea
    • some wacky plan for selling more books

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enkidu

  • noun legendary friend of Gilgamish

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hypothetical_creature

  • noun a creature that has not been observed but is hypothesized to exist

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mythical

  • adjective satellite based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity
    mythic; mythological; fabulous; mythologic.
    • mythical centaurs
    • the fabulous unicorn

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ride

  • noun a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
    drive.
    • he took the family for a drive in his new car
  • noun a mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement

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tease

  • noun someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
    vexer; teaser; annoyer.
  • noun a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
    minx; prickteaser; vamper; coquette; flirt; vamp.

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soul

  • noun the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life
    psyche.
  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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hamlet

  • noun a community of people smaller than a village
    crossroads.
  • noun the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who hoped to avenge the murder of his father

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orion

  • noun (Greek mythology) a giant Boeotian hunter who pursued the Pleiades and was eventually slain by Artemis; was then placed in the sky as a constellation
  • noun a constellation on the equator to the east of Taurus; contains Betelgeuse and Rigel
    Hunter.

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martian

  • noun imaginary people who live on the planet Mars
  • adjective of or relating to the planet Mars (or its fictional inhabitants)

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scaramouch

  • noun a stock character in commedia dell'arte depicted as a boastful coward
    Scaramouche.

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nautilus

  • noun a submarine that is propelled by nuclear power
    nuclear-powered submarine; nuclear submarine.
  • noun cephalopod mollusk of warm seas whose females have delicate papery spiral shells
    paper nautilus; Argonauta argo; Argonaut.

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damon

  • noun the friend of Phintias who pledged his life that Phintias would return (4th century BC)

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galahad

  • noun (Arthurian legend) the most virtuous knight of the Round Table; was able to see the Holy Grail
    Sir Galahad.

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robin_hood

  • noun legendary English outlaw of the 12th century; said to have robbed the rich to help the poor

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uncle_sam

  • noun a personification of the United States government

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mother_goose

  • noun the imaginary author of a collection of nursery rhymes

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tristan

  • noun (Middle Ages) the nephew of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with his uncle's bride (Iseult) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other
    Tristram.

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agony

  • noun intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain
    torment; torture.
    • an agony of doubt
    • the torments of the damned
  • noun a state of acute pain
    excruciation; suffering.

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tiresias

  • noun (Greek mythology) the blind prophet of Thebes who revealed to Oedipus that Oedipus had murdered his father and married his mother

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giovanni_jacopo_casanova_de_seingalt

  • noun an Italian adventurer who wrote vivid accounts of his sexual encounters (1725-1798)
    Casanova; Casanova de Seingalt; Giovanni Jacopo Casanova.

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oedipus

  • noun (Greek mythology) a tragic king of Thebes who unknowingly killed his father Laius and married his mother Jocasta; the subject of the drama `Oedipus Rex' by Sophocles
    Oedipus Rex; King Oedipus.

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mythical_being

  • noun an imaginary being of myth or fable

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gamble

  • noun money that is risked for possible monetary gain
  • noun a risky act or venture

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creature

  • noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
    animate being; brute; beast; animal; fauna.
  • noun a human being; `wight' is an archaic term
    wight.

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explorer

  • noun someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)
    adventurer.
  • noun a commercial browser
    Internet Explorer; IE.

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wayland_the_smith

  • noun (European mythology) a supernatural smith and king of the elves; identified with Norse Volund
    Wayland; Wieland.

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sarpedon

  • noun (Greek mythology) a son of Zeus who became king of Lycia; fought on behalf of the Trojans in the Trojan War and was killed by Patroclus

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colonel_blimp

  • noun any elderly pompous reactionary ultranationalistic person (after the cartoon character created by Sir David Low)
    Blimp.
  • noun a pompous reactionary cartoon character created by Sir David Low

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hazard

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; jeopardy; peril; risk.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • noun an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    chance; fortune; luck.
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance

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adventure

  • noun a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    risky venture; escapade; dangerous undertaking.
  • verb take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
    risk; take a chance; hazard; take chances; chance; gamble; run a risk.
    • When you buy these stocks you are gambling

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argonaut

  • noun someone engaged in a dangerous but potentially rewarding adventure
  • noun (Greek mythology) one of the heroes who sailed with Jason in search of the Golden Fleece

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merman

  • noun half man and half fish; lives in the sea
  • noun United States singer who appeared in several musical comedies (1909-1984)
    Ethel Merman.

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marlowe

  • noun English poet and playwright who introduced blank verse as a form of dramatic expression; was stabbed to death in a tavern brawl (1564-1593)
    Christopher Marlowe.
  • noun tough cynical detective (one of the early detective heroes in American fiction) created by Raymond Chandler
    Philip Marlowe.

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niobe

  • noun (Greek mythology) the daughter of Tantalus whose boasting about her children provoked Apollo and Artemis to slay them all; Niobe was turned to stone while bewailing her loss

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casanova

  • noun an Italian adventurer who wrote vivid accounts of his sexual encounters (1725-1798)
    Giovanni Jacopo Casanova de Seingalt; Casanova de Seingalt; Giovanni Jacopo Casanova.
  • noun any man noted for his amorous adventures

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light

  • noun (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
    visible light; visible radiation.
    • the light was filtered through a soft glass window
  • noun any device serving as a source of illumination
    light source.
    • he stopped the car and turned off the lights

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fictional

  • adjective related to or involving literary fiction
    • clever fictional devices
    • a fictional treatment of the train robbery
  • adjective satellite formed or conceived by the imagination
    fictitious; fabricated; fancied.
    • a fabricated excuse for his absence
    • a fancied wrong
    • a fictional character

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daredevil

  • noun a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
    harum-scarum; swashbuckler; lunatic; madcap; hothead.
  • adjective satellite presumptuously daring
    temerarious.
    • a daredevil test pilot having the right stuff

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fictitious

  • adjective satellite formed or conceived by the imagination
    fabricated; fictional; fancied.
    • a fabricated excuse for his absence
    • a fancied wrong
    • a fictional character
  • adjective satellite adopted in order to deceive
    false; put on; assumed; pretended; fictive; sham.
    • an assumed name
    • an assumed cheerfulness
    • a fictitious address
    • fictive sympathy
    • a pretended interest
    • a put-on childish voice
    • sham modesty

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ego

  • noun an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others
    self-importance; egotism.
  • noun your consciousness of your own identity
    self.

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hobbit

  • noun an imaginary being similar to a person but smaller and with hairy feet; invented by J.R.R. Tolkien

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huck_finn

  • noun a mischievous boy in a novel by Mark Twain
    Huckleberry Finn.

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el_cid

  • noun the hero of a Spanish epic poem from the 12th century

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sigurd

  • noun (Norse mythology) mythical Norse warrior hero who gains an accursed hoard of gold and was killed by Brynhild; Siegfried is the German counterpart

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devilfish

  • noun medium-sized greyish-black whale of the northern Pacific
    grey whale; Eschrichtius robustus; gray whale; Eschrichtius gibbosus.
  • noun bottom-living cephalopod having a soft oval body with eight long tentacles
    octopus.

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phintias

  • noun friend of Damon; Phintias (according to legend) was condemned to death by Dionysius the Elder and asked a respite to put his affairs in order; Damon pledged his life for the return of his friend; when Phintias returned in time the tyrant released them both (4th century BC)
    Pythias.

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orpheus

  • noun (Greek mythology) a great musician; when his wife Eurydice died he went to Hades to get her back but failed

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sinbad_the_sailor

  • noun in the Arabian Nights a hero who tells of the fantastic adventures he had in his voyages
    Sinbad.

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hero

  • noun a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength
    • RAF pilots were the heroes of the Battle of Britain
  • noun the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem

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hotspur

  • noun a rash or impetuous person
  • noun English soldier killed in a rebellion against Henry IV (1364-1403)
    Percy; Sir Henry Percy; Harry Hotspur.

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helen

  • noun (Greek mythology) the beautiful daughter of Zeus and Leda who was abducted by Paris; the Greek army sailed to Troy to get her back which resulted in the Trojan War
    Helen of Troy.

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ali_baba

  • noun the fictional woodcutter who discovered that `open sesame' opened a cave in the Arabian Nights' Entertainment

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achilles

  • noun a mythical Greek hero of the Iliad; a foremost Greek warrior at the siege of Troy; when he was a baby his mother tried to make him immortal by bathing him in a magical river but the heel by which she held him remained vulnerable--his `Achilles' heel'

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alter

  • verb cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
    modify; change.
    • The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city
    • The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue
  • verb become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
    vary; change.
    • her mood changes in accordance with the weather
    • The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season

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procrustes

  • noun (Greek mythology) a mythical giant who was a thief and murderer; he would capture people and tie them to an iron bed, stretching them or hacking off their legs to make them fit; was killed by Theseus

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someone

  • noun a human being
    somebody; soul; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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somebody

  • noun a human being
    someone; soul; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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lunatic

  • noun an insane person
    madman; maniac.
  • noun a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
    harum-scarum; swashbuckler; madcap; daredevil; hothead.

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greek_mythology

  • noun the mythology of the ancient Greeks

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roommate

  • noun an associate who shares a room with you
    roomie; roomy.

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saint_nicholas

  • noun a bishop in Asia Minor who is associated with Santa Claus (4th century)
    Nicholas; St. Nicholas.
  • noun the legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas
    Kriss Kringle; St. Nick; Father Christmas; Santa; Santa Claus; Saint Nick.

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ninja

  • noun a member of the ninja who were trained in martial arts and hired for espionage or sabotage or assassinations; a person skilled in ninjutsu
  • noun a class of 14th century Japanese who were trained in martial arts and were hired for espionage and assassinations

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ulysses

  • noun (Roman mythology) Roman spelling for Odysseus

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inspector_maigret

  • noun a fictional detective in novels by Georges Simenon
    Commissaire Maigret.

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rodya_raskolnikov

  • noun a fictional character in Dostoevsky's novel `Crime and Punishment'; he kills old women because he believes he is beyond the bounds of good or evil
    Raskolnikov.

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endangerment

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    jeopardy; peril; risk; hazard.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard

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volund

  • noun (Norse mythology) a wonderful smith; identified with Anglo-Saxon Wayland and Teutonic Wieland

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kriss_kringle

  • noun the legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas
    Saint Nicholas; St. Nick; Father Christmas; Santa; Santa Claus; Saint Nick.

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psychopomp

  • noun a conductor of souls to the afterworld
    • Hermes was their psychopomp

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guenevere

  • noun (Arthurian legend) wife of King Arthur; in some versions of the legend she became Lancelot's lover and that led to the end of the Knights of the Round Table
    Guinevere.

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golem

  • noun (Jewish folklore) an artificially created human being that is given life by supernatural means
  • noun a mechanism that can move automatically
    automaton; robot.

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andromeda

  • noun broad-leaved evergreen Asiatic shrub with glossy leaves and drooping clusters of white flowers
    lily-of-the-valley tree; Pieris japonica; Japanese andromeda.
  • noun any of several shrubs of the genus Andromeda having leathery leaves and clusters of small flowers

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pied_piper_of_hamelin

  • noun the title character in a German folk tale and in a poem by Robert Browning
    Pied Piper.

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hedger

  • noun a respondent who avoids giving a clear direct answer
    tergiversator; equivocator.
  • noun someone who counterbalances one transaction (as a bet) against another in order to protect against loss

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cepheus

  • noun (Greek mythology) king of Ethiopia and husband of Cassiopeia
  • noun a faint constellation in the northern hemisphere near Cassiopeia and the pole star

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pied_piper

  • noun a leader who entices people to follow (especially to their doom)
  • noun the title character in a German folk tale and in a poem by Robert Browning
    Pied Piper of Hamelin.

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mate

  • noun the officer below the master on a commercial ship
    first mate.
  • noun a fellow member of a team
    teammate.
    • it was his first start against his former teammates

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frankenstein

  • noun an agency that escapes control and destroys its creator
  • noun the monster created by Frankenstein in a gothic novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (the creator's name is commonly used to refer to his creation)
    Frankenstein's monster.

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pantaloon

  • noun a buffoon in modern pantomimes; the butt of jokes
  • noun a character in the commedia dell'arte; portrayed as a foolish old man

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simon_legree

  • noun a cruel employer who demands excessive work from the employees
    slave driver.
  • noun the cruel slave dealer in an anti-slavery novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe

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associate

  • noun a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor
    • he had to consult his associate before continuing
  • noun a friend who is frequently in the company of another
    familiar; comrade; fellow; companion.
    • drinking companions
    • comrades in arms

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free

  • noun people who are free
    free people.
    • the home of the free and the brave
  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; loose; release; liberate.

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scarum

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comrade

  • noun a friend who is frequently in the company of another
    familiar; fellow; associate; companion.
    • drinking companions
    • comrades in arms
  • noun a fellow member of the Communist Party

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gulliver

  • noun a fictional Englishman who travels to the imaginary land of Lilliput in a satirical novel by Jonathan Swift

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mortal

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; person; individual.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • adjective subject to death
    • mortal beings

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sinbad

  • noun in the Arabian Nights a hero who tells of the fantastic adventures he had in his voyages
    Sinbad the Sailor.

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uncle_remus

  • noun the fictional storyteller of tales written in the Black Vernacular and set in the South; the tales were first collected and published in book form in 1880

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jack_frost

  • noun a personification of frost or winter weather

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unicorn

  • noun an imaginary creature represented as a white horse with a long horn growing from its forehead

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wager

  • noun the act of gambling
    bet.
    • he did it on a bet
  • noun the money risked on a gamble
    stake; bet; stakes.

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harum-scarum

  • noun a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
    swashbuckler; lunatic; madcap; daredevil; hothead.
  • adjective satellite cheerfully irresponsible
    slaphappy; carefree; happy-go-lucky; devil-may-care; freewheeling.
    • carefree with his money
    • freewheeling urban youths
    • had a harum-scarum youth

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patroclus

  • noun (Greek mythology) a friend of Achilles who was killed in the Trojan War; his death led Achilles to return to the fight after his quarrel with Agamemnon

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argonaut

  • noun someone engaged in a dangerous but potentially rewarding adventure
  • noun (Greek mythology) one of the heroes who sailed with Jason in search of the Golden Fleece

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pelagic

  • adjective relating to or occurring or living in or frequenting the open ocean
    oceanic.
    • oceanic islands like Bermuda
    • oceanic currents
    • oceanic birds
    • pelagic organisms
    • pelagic whaling

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orestes

  • noun (Greek mythology) the son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra; his sister Electra persuaded him to avenge Agamemnon's death by killing Clytemnestra and Aegisthus

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harum

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iphigenia

  • noun (Greek mythology) the daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon; Agamemnon was obliged to offer her as a sacrifice to Artemis when the Greek fleet was becalmed on its way to Troy; Artemis rescued her and she later became a priestess

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free-lance

  • noun a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them
    independent; freelance; freelancer; free lance; self-employed person.
  • adjective working for yourself
    freelance; self-employed.

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mammon

  • noun wealth regarded as an evil influence
  • noun (New Testament) a personification of wealth and avarice as an evil spirit
    • ye cannot serve God and Mammon

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hypothetical

  • noun a hypothetical possibility, circumstance, statement, proposal, situation, etc.
    • consider the following, just as a hypothetical
  • adjective satellite based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
    conjectural; supposititious; suppositious; suppositional; supposed; hypothetic; divinatory.
    • theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural
    • the supposed reason for his absence
    • suppositious reconstructions of dead languages
    • hypothetical situation

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shylock

  • noun someone who lends money at excessive rates of interest
    moneylender; loan shark; usurer.
  • noun a merciless usurer in a play by Shakespeare

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rumpelstiltskin

  • noun a dwarf in one of the fairy stories of the brothers Grimm; tells a woman he will not hold her to a promise if she can guess his name and when she discovers it he is so furious that he destroys himself

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uncle_tom

  • noun (ethnic slur) offensive and derogatory name for a Black man who is abjectly servile and deferential to Whites
    Tom.
  • noun a servile black character in a novel by Harriet Beecher Stowe

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friend

  • noun a person you know well and regard with affection and trust
    • he was my best friend at the university
  • noun an associate who provides cooperation or assistance
    ally.
    • he's a good ally in fight

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tom_thumb

  • noun an imaginary hero of English folklore who was no taller than his father's thumb
  • noun a very small person

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scalper

  • noun someone who buys something and resells it at a price far above the initial cost
    • he got theater tickets through a scalper

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relationship

  • noun a relation between people; (`relationship' is often used where `relation' would serve, as in `the relationship between inflation and unemployment', but the preferred usage of `relationship' is for human relations or states of relatedness)
    human relationship.
    • the relationship between mothers and their children
  • noun a state of connectedness between people (especially an emotional connection)
    • he didn't want his wife to know of the relationship

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nauplius

(Zoöl.) A crustacean larva having three pairs of locomotive organs (corresponding to the antennules, antennæ, and mandibles), a median eye, and little or no segmentation of the body.

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wilkins_micawber

  • noun fictional character created by Charles Dickens; an eternal optimist
    Micawber.

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lancelot

  • noun (Arthurian legend) one of the knights of the Round Table; friend of King Arthur until (according to some versions of the legend) he became the lover of Arthur's wife Guinevere
    Sir Lancelot.

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lilliputian

  • noun a very small person (resembling a Lilliputian)
  • noun a 6-inch tall inhabitant of Lilliput in a novel by Jonathan Swift

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gambler

  • noun a person who wagers money on the outcome of games or sporting events
  • noun someone who risks loss or injury in the hope of gain or excitement
    risk taker.

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arjuna

  • noun (Hindu mythology) the warrior prince in the Bhagavad-Gita to whom Krishna explains the nature of being and of God and how humans can come to know God

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ymir

  • noun (Norse mythology) the primeval giant slain by Odin and his brothers and from whose body they created the world: the sea from his blood; the earth from his flesh; the mountains from his bones; the sky from his skull

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maxwell's_demon

  • noun an imaginary creature that controls a small hole in a partition that divides a chamber filled with gas into two parts and allows fast molecules to move in one direction and slow molecules to move in the other direction through the hole; this would result in one part of the container becoming warmer and the other cooler, thus decreasing entropy and violating the second law of thermodynamics

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ganymede

  • noun (Greek mythology) a Trojan boy who was so beautiful that Zeus carried him away to serve as cupbearer to the gods
  • noun the largest of Jupiter's satellites

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halcyon

  • noun a mythical bird said to breed at the time of the winter solstice in a nest floating on the sea and to have the power of calming the winds and waves
  • noun (Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher
    Alcyone.

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isolde

  • noun (Middle Ages) the bride of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with the king's nephew (Tristan) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other
    Iseult.

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father_christmas

  • noun the legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas
    Kriss Kringle; Saint Nicholas; St. Nick; Santa; Santa Claus; Saint Nick.

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edmund_hillary

  • noun New Zealand mountaineer who in 1953 first attained the summit of Mount Everest with his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay (born in 1919)
    Sir Edmund Percival Hillary; Hillary; Sir Edmund Hillary.

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bet

  • noun the money risked on a gamble
    wager; stake; stakes.
  • noun the act of gambling
    wager.
    • he did it on a bet

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risky

  • adjective satellite involving risk or danger
    wild; hazardous.
    • skydiving is a hazardous sport
    • extremely risky going out in the tide and fog
    • a wild financial scheme
  • adjective satellite not financially safe or secure
    speculative; bad; high-risk.
    • a bad investment
    • high risk investments
    • anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky
    • speculative business enterprises

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rag

  • noun a small piece of cloth or paper
    tatter; shred; tag; tag end.
  • noun a week at British universities during which side-shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities
    rag week.

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risk_taker

  • noun someone who risks loss or injury in the hope of gain or excitement
    gambler.

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alcyone

  • noun (Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher
    Halcyon.

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bluebeard

  • noun (fairytale) a monstrous villain who marries seven women; he kills the first six for disobedience

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pierrot

  • noun a male character in French pantomime; usually dressed in white with a whitened face

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damon_and_pythias

  • noun (Greek mythology) according to a Greek legend: when Pythias was sentenced to be executed Damon took his place to allow Pythias to get his affairs in order; when Pythias returned in time to save Damon the king was so impressed that he let them both live

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torment

  • noun unbearable physical pain
    torture.
  • noun extreme mental distress
    anguish; torture.

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electra

  • noun (Greek mythology) the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra; persuaded her brother (Orestes) to avenge Agamemnon's death by helping her to kill Clytemnestra and her lover (Aegisthus)

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alpinist

  • noun a mountain climber who specializes in difficult climbs

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pangloss

  • noun an incurable optimist in a satire by Voltaire

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mountain

  • noun a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill
    mount.
  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money

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pygmalion

  • noun (Greek mythology) a king who created a statue of a woman and fell in love with it; Aphrodite brought the sculpture to life as Galatea

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hyperborean

  • noun (Greek mythology) one of a people that the ancient Greeks believed lived in a warm and sunny land north of the source of the north wind

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othello

  • noun the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who would not trust his wife

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santa

  • noun the legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas
    Kriss Kringle; Saint Nicholas; St. Nick; Father Christmas; Santa Claus; Saint Nick.

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mimir

  • noun (Norse mythology) giant who lives in the roots of Yggdrasil and guards the well of wisdom

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mountaineer

  • noun someone who climbs mountains
    mountain climber.
  • verb climb mountains for pleasure as a sport

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capitalist

  • noun a conservative advocate of capitalism
  • noun a person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business)

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valkyrie

  • noun (Norse mythology) one of the maidens of Odin who chose heroes to be slain in battle and conducted them to Valhalla

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leda

  • noun (Greek mythology) a queen of Sparta who was raped by Zeus who had taken the form of a swan; Helen of Troy was conceived in the rape of Leda

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pandora

  • noun (Greek mythology) the first woman; created by Hephaestus on orders from Zeus who presented her to Epimetheus along with a box filled with evils

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golden_fleece

  • noun in Greek mythology, a fleece of gold owned by the king of Colchis and guarded in a sacred grove by a dragon; recovered by Jason and the Argonauts

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bond

  • noun an electrical force linking atoms
    chemical bond.
  • noun a certificate of debt (usually interest-bearing or discounted) that is issued by a government or corporation in order to raise money; the issuer is required to pay a fixed sum annually until maturity and then a fixed sum to repay the principal
    bond certificate.

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herakles

  • noun (classical mythology) a hero noted for his strength; performed 12 immense labors to gain immortality
    Alcides; Hercules; Heracles.

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sidekick

  • noun a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
    crony; buddy; chum; brother; pal.

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romulus

  • noun (Roman mythology) founder of Rome; suckled with his twin brother Remus by a wolf after their parents (Mars and Rhea Silvia) abandoned them; Romulus killed Remus in an argument over the building of Rome

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mammoth

  • noun any of numerous extinct elephants widely distributed in the Pleistocene; extremely large with hairy coats and long upcurved tusks
  • adjective satellite so exceedingly large or extensive as to suggest a giant or mammoth
    gigantic.
    • a gigantic redwood
    • gigantic disappointment
    • a mammoth ship
    • a mammoth multinational corporation

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narcissus

  • noun bulbous plant having erect linear leaves and showy yellow or white flowers either solitary or in clusters
  • noun (Greek mythology) a beautiful young man who fell in love with his own reflection

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theseus

  • noun (Greek mythology) a hero and king of Athens who was noted for his many great deeds: killed Procrustes and the Minotaur and defeated the Amazons and united Attica

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bait

  • noun anything that serves as an enticement
    come-on; lure; sweetener; hook.
  • noun something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed
    decoy; lure.

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paris

  • noun the capital and largest city of France; and international center of culture and commerce
    French capital; capital of France; City of Light.
  • noun sometimes placed in subfamily Trilliaceae
    genus Paris.

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svengali

  • noun someone (usually maleficent) who tries to persuade or force another person to do his bidding
  • noun the musician in a novel by George du Maurier who controls Trilby's singing hypnotically

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sir_gawain

  • noun (Arthurian legend) a nephew of Arthur and one of the knights of the Round Table
    Gawain.

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mythical_monster

  • noun a monster renowned in folklore and myth
    mythical creature.

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icarus

  • noun (Greek mythology) son of Daedalus; while escaping from Crete with his father (using the wings Daedalus had made) he flew too close to the sun and the wax melted and he fell into the Aegean and drowned

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giant

  • noun any creature of exceptional size
  • noun a person of exceptional importance and reputation
    colossus; titan; heavyweight; behemoth.

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cheshire_cat

  • noun a fictional cat with a broad fixed smile on its face; created by Lewis Carroll

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pythias

  • noun friend of Damon; Phintias (according to legend) was condemned to death by Dionysius the Elder and asked a respite to put his affairs in order; Damon pledged his life for the return of his friend; when Phintias returned in time the tyrant released them both (4th century BC)
    Phintias.
  • noun (Greek mythology) the priestess of Apollo at Delphi who transmitted the oracles
    Pythoness; Pythia.

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pegasus

  • noun (Greek mythology) the immortal winged horse that sprang from the blood of the slain Medusa; was tamed by Bellerophon with the help of a bridle given him by Athena; as the flying horse of the Muses it is a symbol of highflying imagination
  • noun a constellation in the northern hemisphere near Andromeda and Pisces

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eurydice

  • noun (Greek mythology) the wife of Orpheus

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familiar

  • noun a person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support
  • noun a friend who is frequently in the company of another
    comrade; fellow; associate; companion.
    • drinking companions
    • comrades in arms

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tantalus

  • noun (Greek mythology) a wicked king and son of Zeus; condemned in Hades to stand in water that receded when he tried to drink and beneath fruit that receded when he reached for it

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little_john

  • noun legendary follower of Robin Hood; noted for his size and strength

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peril

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; jeopardy; risk; hazard.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • noun a state of danger involving risk
    riskiness.

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heracles

  • noun (classical mythology) a hero noted for his strength; performed 12 immense labors to gain immortality
    Alcides; Hercules; Herakles.

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horatio_hornblower

  • noun a fictional English admiral during the Napoleonic Wars in novels written by C. S. Forester
    Captain Horatio Hornblower.

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naut

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paper

  • noun a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses
  • noun an essay (especially one written as an assignment)
    report; theme; composition.
    • he got an A on his composition

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antihero

  • noun a protagonist who lacks the characteristics that would make him a hero (or her a heroine)

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laocoon

  • noun (Greek mythology) the priest of Apollo who warned the Trojans to beware of Greeks bearing gifts when they wanted to accept the Trojan Horse; a god who favored the Greeks (Poseidon or Athena) sent snakes who coiled around Laocoon and his two twin sons killing them

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king_lear

  • noun the hero of William Shakespeare's tragedy who was betrayed and mistreated by two of his scheming daughters
    Lear.

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ogre

  • noun a cruel wicked and inhuman person
    devil; demon; monster; fiend.
  • noun (folklore) a giant who likes to eat human beings

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aladdin

  • noun in the Arabian Nights a boy who acquires a magic lamp from which he can summon a genie

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soldier_of_fortune

  • noun a person hired to fight for another country than their own
    mercenary.

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individual

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; person; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • noun a single organism

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oedipus_rex

  • noun (Greek mythology) a tragic king of Thebes who unknowingly killed his father Laius and married his mother Jocasta; the subject of the drama `Oedipus Rex' by Sophocles
    Oedipus; King Oedipus.

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best

  • noun the supreme effort one can make
    • they did their best
  • noun the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others
    topper.
    • he could beat the best of them

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octopod

  • noun a cephalopod with eight arms but lacking an internal shell

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faustus

  • noun an alchemist of German legend who sold his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for knowledge
    Faust.

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pluto

  • noun a cartoon character created by Walt Disney
  • noun (Greek mythology) the god of the underworld in ancient mythology; brother of Zeus and husband of Persephone
    Aidoneus; Aides; Hades.

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tarzan

  • noun (sometimes used ironically) a man of great strength and agility (after the hero of a series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs)
  • noun a man raised by apes who was the hero of a series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs
    Tarzan of the Apes.

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menelaus

  • noun (Greek mythology) the king of Sparta at the time of the Trojan War; brother of Agamemnon; husband of Helen

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robinson_crusoe

  • noun the hero of Daniel Defoe's novel about a shipwrecked English sailor who survives on a small tropical island

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giovanni_jacopo_casanova

  • noun an Italian adventurer who wrote vivid accounts of his sexual encounters (1725-1798)
    Casanova; Giovanni Jacopo Casanova de Seingalt; Casanova de Seingalt.

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risky_venture

  • noun a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    escapade; adventure; dangerous undertaking.

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sisyphus

  • noun (Greek legend) a king in ancient Greece who offended Zeus and whose punishment was to roll a huge boulder to the top of a steep hill; each time the boulder neared the top it rolled back down and Sisyphus was forced to start again

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dardanus

  • noun (Greek mythology) founder of Troy

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argus

  • noun (Greek mythology) a giant with 100 eyes; was guardian of the heifer Io and was slain by Hermes
  • noun large brilliantly patterned East Indian pheasant
    argus pheasant.

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job

  • noun the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
    line; line of work; business; occupation.
    • he's not in my line of business
  • noun a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
    task; chore.
    • estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars
    • the job of repairing the engine took several hours
    • the endless task of classifying the samples
    • the farmer's morning chores

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helen_of_troy

  • noun (Greek mythology) the beautiful daughter of Zeus and Leda who was abducted by Paris; the Greek army sailed to Troy to get her back which resulted in the Trojan War
    Helen.

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micawber

  • noun fictional character created by Charles Dickens; an eternal optimist
    Wilkins Micawber.

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jason

  • noun (Greek mythology) the husband of Medea and leader of the Argonauts who sailed in quest of the Golden Fleece

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agonist

  • noun the principal character in a work of fiction
    protagonist.
  • noun someone involved in a contest or battle (as in an agon)

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ruritanian

  • noun an imaginary inhabitant of Ruritania
  • adjective of or pertaining to or characteristic of Ruritania (or any other imaginary country)

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adventurer

  • noun a person who enjoys taking risks
    venturer.
  • noun someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)
    explorer.

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madcap

  • noun a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
    harum-scarum; swashbuckler; lunatic; daredevil; hothead.
  • adjective satellite characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation; (`brainish' is archaic)
    impetuous; brainish; tearaway; impulsive; hotheaded.
    • a hotheaded decision
    • liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers
    • an impetuous display of spending and gambling
    • madcap escapades

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john_henry

  • noun hero of American folk tales; portrayed as an enormously strong black man who worked on the railroads and died from exhaustion after winning a contest with a steam drill

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cod

  • noun the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)
    pod; seedcase.
  • noun lean white flesh of important North Atlantic food fish; usually baked or poached
    codfish.

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todd

  • noun Scottish chemist noted for his research into the structure of nucleic acids (born in 1907)
    Lord Todd; Sir Alexander Robertus Todd.
  • noun fictional character in a play by George Pitt; a barber who murdered his customers
    Sweeney Todd.

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stentor

  • noun a speaker with an unusually loud voice
  • noun the mythical Greek warrior with an unusually loud voice who died after losing a shouting contest with Hermes

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genus

  • noun a general kind of something
    • ignore the genus communism
  • noun (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species

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escapade

  • noun a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    risky venture; adventure; dangerous undertaking.
  • noun any carefree episode
    lark.

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houyhnhnm

  • noun one of a race of intelligent horses who ruled the Yahoos in a novel by Jonathan Swift

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death

  • noun the event of dying or departure from life
    decease; expiry.
    • her death came as a terrible shock
    • upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren
  • noun the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism
    • the animal died a painful death

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philip_marlowe

  • noun tough cynical detective (one of the early detective heroes in American fiction) created by Raymond Chandler
    Marlowe.

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twit

  • noun someone who is regarded as contemptible
    twirp; twerp.
  • noun aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing
    taunt; taunting.

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vexer

  • noun someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
    teaser; annoyer; tease.

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tom_sawyer

  • noun the boy hero of a novel by Mark Twain

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yahoo

  • noun a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture
    rube; bumpkin; hayseed; chawbacon; yokel; hick.
  • noun one of a race of brutes resembling men but subject to the Houyhnhnms in a novel by Jonathan Swift

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clytemnestra

  • noun (Greek mythology) wife of Agamemnon who had him murdered when he returned from the Trojan War

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submarine

  • noun a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes
    U-boat; sub; pigboat.
  • noun a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States
    wedge; bomber; hero; sub; hero sandwich; poor boy; zep; Cuban sandwich; grinder; torpedo; hoagie; Italian sandwich; hoagy; submarine sandwich.

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hillary

  • noun New Zealand mountaineer who in 1953 first attained the summit of Mount Everest with his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay (born in 1919)
    Sir Edmund Percival Hillary; Sir Edmund Hillary; Edmund Hillary.

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guinevere

  • noun (Arthurian legend) wife of King Arthur; in some versions of the legend she became Lancelot's lover and that led to the end of the Knights of the Round Table
    Guenevere.

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frankenstein's_monster

  • noun the monster created by Frankenstein in a gothic novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (the creator's name is commonly used to refer to his creation)
    Frankenstein.

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bellerophon

  • noun (Greek mythology) a mythical hero of Corinth who performed miracles on the winged horse Pegasus (especially killing the monster Chimera)

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fenrir

  • noun (Norse mythology) an enormous wolf that was fathered by Loki and that killed Odin

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chum

  • noun a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
    crony; sidekick; buddy; brother; pal.
  • noun bait consisting of chopped fish and fish oils that are dumped overboard to attract fish

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kilroy

  • noun a nonexistent person popularized by American servicemen during World War II
    • Kilroy was here

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halcyon

  • noun (Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher
    Alcyone.
  • noun a large kingfisher widely distributed in warmer parts of the Old World
    genus Halcyon.

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friendly_relationship

  • noun the state of being friends (or friendly)
    friendship.

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tristram

  • noun (Middle Ages) the nephew of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with his uncle's bride (Iseult) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other
    Tristan.

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holmes

  • noun a fictitious detective in stories by A. Conan Doyle
    Sherlock Holmes.
  • noun United States jurist noted for his liberal opinions (1841-1935)
    Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr..

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jotunn

  • noun (Norse mythology) one of a race of giants often in conflict with the Aesir
    Jotun.

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mount

  • noun a lightweight horse kept for riding only
    riding horse; saddle horse.
  • noun the act of climbing something
    climb.
    • it was a difficult climb to the top

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gilgamish

  • noun legendary Sumerian king and hero of Sumerian and Babylonian epics

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speculator

  • noun someone who makes conjectures without knowing the facts
  • noun someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains
    plunger.

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perry_mason

  • noun fictional detective in novels by Erle Stanley Gardner

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mythology

  • noun myths collectively; the body of stories associated with a culture or institution or person
  • noun the study of myths

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imaginary_creature

  • noun a creature of the imagination; a person that exists only in legends or myths or fiction
    imaginary being.

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little_red_riding_hood

  • noun a girl in a fairy tale who meets a wolf while going to visit her grandmother

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iseult

  • noun (Middle Ages) the bride of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with the king's nephew (Tristan) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other
    Isolde.

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tearaway

  • noun a reckless and impetuous person
  • adjective satellite characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation; (`brainish' is archaic)
    impetuous; brainish; impulsive; madcap; hotheaded.
    • a hotheaded decision
    • liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers
    • an impetuous display of spending and gambling
    • madcap escapades

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ajax

  • noun a mythical Greek hero; a warrior who fought against Troy in the Iliad

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mr._moto

  • noun Japanese sleuth created by John Marquand

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dracula

  • noun comprises tropical American species usually placed in genus Masdevallia: diminutive plants having bizarre and often sinister-looking flowers with pendulous scapes and motile lips
    genus Dracula.
  • noun fictional vampire in a gothic horror novel by Bram Stoker

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confidant

  • noun someone to whom private matters are confided
    intimate.

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snoopy

  • noun a fictional beagle in a comic strip drawn by Charles Schulz
  • adjective satellite offensively curious or inquisitive
    nosy; prying; nosey.
    • curious about the neighbor's doings
    • he flipped through my letters in his nosy way
    • prying eyes
    • the snoopy neighbor watched us all day

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classical_mythology

  • noun the system of mythology of the Greeks and Romans together; much of Roman mythology (especially the gods) was borrowed from the Greeks

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pal

  • noun a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
    crony; sidekick; buddy; chum; brother.
  • verb become friends; act friendly towards
    chum up; pal up.

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brer_rabbit

  • noun the fictional character of a rabbit who appeared in tales supposedly told by Uncle Remus and first published in 1880

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best_friend

  • noun the one friend who is closest to you

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companion

  • noun a friend who is frequently in the company of another
    familiar; comrade; fellow; associate.
    • drinking companions
    • comrades in arms
  • noun a traveler who accompanies you
    fellow traveller; fellow traveler.

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fagin

  • noun a villainous Jew in a novel by Charles Dickens
    • Fagin was a fence who trained boys as pickpockets

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laius

  • noun (Greek mythology) king of Thebes who was unwittingly killed by his son Oedipus

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faust

  • noun an alchemist of German legend who sold his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for knowledge
    Faustus.

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midas

  • noun (Greek legend) the greedy king of Phrygia who Dionysus gave the power to turn everything he touched into gold

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sir_john_falstaff

  • noun a dissolute character in Shakespeare's plays
    Falstaff.

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roomie

  • noun an associate who shares a room with you
    roommate; roomy.

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person

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • noun a human body (usually including the clothing)
    • a weapon was hidden on his person

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reward

  • noun a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing
    wages; payoff.
    • the wages of sin is death
    • virtue is its own reward
  • noun payment made in return for a service rendered

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being

  • noun the state or fact of existing
    beingness; existence.
    • a point of view gradually coming into being
    • laws in existence for centuries
  • noun a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
    organism.

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sir_lancelot

  • noun (Arthurian legend) one of the knights of the Round Table; friend of King Arthur until (according to some versions of the legend) he became the lover of Arthur's wife Guinevere
    Lancelot.

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atreus

  • noun (Greek mythology) the king of Mycenae and father of Agamemnon and of Menelaus

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adventuress

  • noun a woman adventurer
  • verb take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
    risk; take a chance; hazard; take chances; chance; adventure; gamble; run a risk.
    • When you buy these stocks you are gambling

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odysseus

  • noun (Greek mythology) a famous mythical Greek hero; his return to Ithaca after the siege of Troy was described in the Odyssey

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roomy

  • noun an associate who shares a room with you
    roommate; roomie.
  • adjective satellite (of buildings and rooms) having ample space
    spacious.
    • a roomy but sparsely furnished apartment
    • a spacious ballroom

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character

  • noun an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
    fictional character; fictitious character.
    • she is the main character in the novel
  • noun a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
    lineament; quality.
    • each town has a quality all its own
    • the radical character of our demands

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venture

  • noun any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome
  • noun an investment that is very risky but could yield great profits
    speculation.
    • he knew the stock was a speculation when he bought it

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gog_and_magog

  • noun biblical names of the enemies of God's people who wage war against God at the end of the world
    • in the Book of Ezekiel Gog is a ruler from the land of Magog but in the Book of Revelation Gog and Magog are nations under the rule of Satan

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wieland

  • noun (European mythology) a supernatural smith and king of the elves; identified with Norse Volund
    Wayland; Wayland the Smith.

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taunt

  • noun aggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing
    twit; taunting.
  • verb harass with persistent criticism or carping
    rag; razz; bait; tantalize; twit; ride; tease; cod; rally; tantalise.
    • The children teased the new teacher
    • Don't ride me so hard over my failure
    • His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie

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quest

  • noun a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria
    pursuit; pursuance.
    • the pursuit of love
    • life is more than the pursuance of fame
    • a quest for wealth
  • noun the act of searching for something
    seeking.
    • a quest for diamonds

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laocoön

(Class. Myth.) A priest of Apollo, during the Trojan war. (See 2.)

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fortune

  • noun an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    chance; hazard; luck.
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance
  • noun a large amount of wealth or prosperity

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penelope

  • noun (Greek mythology) the wife of Odysseus and a symbol of devotion and fidelity; for 10 years while Odysseus fought the Trojan War she resisted numerous suitors until Odysseus returned and killed them
  • noun a genus of guans (turkey-like arboreal birds valued as game and food birds)
    genus Penelope.

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raskolnikov

  • noun a fictional character in Dostoevsky's novel `Crime and Punishment'; he kills old women because he believes he is beyond the bounds of good or evil
    Rodya Raskolnikov.

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undertaking

  • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    project; task; labor.
    • he prepared for great undertakings
  • noun the trade of a funeral director

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king_arthur

  • noun a legendary king of the Britons (possibly based on a historical figure in the 6th century but the story has been retold too many times to be sure); said to have led the Knights of the Round Table at Camelot
    Arthur.

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classical

  • noun traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste
    classical music; serious music.
  • adjective of or relating to the most highly developed stage of an earlier civilisation and its culture
    classic.
    • classic Cinese pottery

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sir_galahad

  • noun (Arthurian legend) the most virtuous knight of the Round Table; was able to see the Holy Grail
    Galahad.

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laertes

  • noun (Greek mythology) the father of Odysseus

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yggdrasil

  • noun (Norse mythology) a huge ash tree whose roots and branches hold the earth and Heaven and Hell together
    Ygdrasil.

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trilby

  • noun singer in a novel by George du Maurier who was under the control of the hypnotist Svengali
  • noun a hat made of felt with a creased crown
    Stetson; homburg; fedora; felt hat.

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daedal

  • noun (Greek mythology) an Athenian inventor who built the labyrinth of Minos; to escape the labyrinth he fashioned wings for himself and his son Icarus
    Daedalus.
  • adjective satellite complex and ingenious in design or function
    • the daedal hand of nature

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sir_edmund_hillary

  • noun New Zealand mountaineer who in 1953 first attained the summit of Mount Everest with his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay (born in 1919)
    Sir Edmund Percival Hillary; Hillary; Edmund Hillary.

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medea

  • noun (Greek mythology) a princess of Colchis who aided Jason in taking the Golden Fleece from her father

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cassiopeia

  • noun (Greek mythology) the wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda
  • noun a W-shaped constellation in the northern hemisphere near Polaris

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argonauta_argo

  • noun cephalopod mollusk of warm seas whose females have delicate papery spiral shells
    paper nautilus; nautilus; Argonaut.

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commissaire_maigret

  • noun a fictional detective in novels by Georges Simenon
    Inspector Maigret.

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antigone

  • noun (Greek mythology) the daughter of King Oedipus who disobeyed her father and was condemned to death

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crony

  • noun a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
    sidekick; buddy; chum; brother; pal.

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intimate

  • noun someone to whom private matters are confided
    confidant.
  • verb give to understand
    insinuate; adumbrate.
    • I insinuated that I did not like his wife

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fictional_character

  • noun an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
    character; fictitious character.
    • she is the main character in the novel

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protagonist

  • noun a person who backs a politician or a team etc.
    champion; admirer; supporter; friend; booster.
    • all their supporters came out for the game
    • they are friends of the library
  • noun the principal character in a work of fiction
    agonist.

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captain_horatio_hornblower

  • noun a fictional English admiral during the Napoleonic Wars in novels written by C. S. Forester
    Horatio Hornblower.

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imaginary

  • noun (mathematics) a number of the form a+bi where a and b are real numbers and i is the square root of -1
    complex number; complex quantity; imaginary number.
  • adjective satellite not based on fact; unreal
    notional; fanciful.
    • the falsehood about some fanciful secret treaties"- F.D.Roosevelt
    • a small child's imaginary friends
    • to create a notional world for oneself

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santa_claus

  • noun the legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas
    Kriss Kringle; Saint Nicholas; St. Nick; Father Christmas; Santa; Saint Nick.

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cowboy

  • noun a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback
    puncher; cowherd; cowpuncher; cowpoke; cattleman; cowman; cowhand.
  • noun a performer who gives exhibitions of riding and roping and bulldogging
    rodeo rider.

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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walter_mitty

  • noun fictional character created by James Thurber who daydreams about his adventures and triumphs

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casanova_de_seingalt

  • noun an Italian adventurer who wrote vivid accounts of his sexual encounters (1725-1798)
    Casanova; Giovanni Jacopo Casanova de Seingalt; Giovanni Jacopo Casanova.

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octopus

  • noun tentacles of octopus prepared as food
  • noun bottom-living cephalopod having a soft oval body with eight long tentacles
    devilfish.

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st._nick

  • noun the legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas
    Kriss Kringle; Saint Nicholas; Father Christmas; Santa; Santa Claus; Saint Nick.

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stakes

  • noun the money risked on a gamble
    wager; stake; bet.
  • noun (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
    stake; interest.
    • they have interests all over the world
    • a stake in the company's future

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peleus

  • noun a king of the Myrmidons and father of Achilles

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saint_nick

  • noun the legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas
    Kriss Kringle; Saint Nicholas; St. Nick; Father Christmas; Santa; Santa Claus.

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operator

  • noun (mathematics) a symbol or function representing a mathematical operation
  • noun an agent that operates some apparatus or machine
    manipulator.
    • the operator of the switchboard

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aeneas

  • noun a mythical Greek warrior who was a leader on the Trojan side of the Trojan War; hero of the Aeneid

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jotun

  • noun (Norse mythology) one of a race of giants often in conflict with the Aesir
    Jotunn.

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priam

  • noun (Greek mythology) the last king of Troy; father of Hector and Paris and Cassandra

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alcides

  • noun (classical mythology) a hero noted for his strength; performed 12 immense labors to gain immortality
    Hercules; Herakles; Heracles.

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gawain

  • noun (Arthurian legend) a nephew of Arthur and one of the knights of the Round Table
    Sir Gawain.

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hothead

  • noun a belligerent grouch
    fire-eater.
  • noun a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
    harum-scarum; swashbuckler; lunatic; madcap; daredevil.

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paper_nautilus

  • noun cephalopod mollusk of warm seas whose females have delicate papery spiral shells
    Argonauta argo; nautilus; Argonaut.

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cyclops

  • noun (Greek mythology) one of a race of giants having a single eye in the middle of their forehead
  • noun minute free-swimming freshwater copepod having a large median eye and pear-shaped body and long antennae used in swimming; important in some food chains and as intermediate hosts of parasitic worms that affect man e.g. Guinea worms
    water flea.

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gargantua

  • noun a voracious giant in Francois Rabelais' book of the same name

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don_quixote

  • noun the hero of a romance by Cervantes; chivalrous but impractical
  • noun any impractical idealist (after Cervantes' hero)

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tarzan_of_the_apes

  • noun a man raised by apes who was the hero of a series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs
    Tarzan.

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fictitious_character

  • noun an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
    fictional character; character.
    • she is the main character in the novel

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dangerous

  • adjective involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm
    unsafe.
    • a dangerous criminal
    • a dangerous bridge
    • unemployment reached dangerous proportions
  • adjective satellite causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
    grievous; life-threatening; severe; serious; grave.
    • a dangerous operation
    • a grave situation
    • a grave illness
    • grievous bodily harm
    • a serious wound
    • a serious turn of events
    • a severe case of pneumonia
    • a life-threatening disease

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cadmus

  • noun (Greek mythology) the brother of Europa and traditional founder of Thebes in Boeotia

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annoyer

  • noun someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
    vexer; teaser; tease.

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cinderella

  • noun a woman whose merits were not been recognized but who then achieves sudden success and recognition
  • noun a fictional young girl who is saved from her stepmother and stepsisters by her fairy godmother and a handsome prince

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fellow

  • noun a boy or man
    fella; cuss; blighter; lad; gent; bloke; chap; feller.
    • that chap is your host
    • there's a fellow at the door
    • he's a likable cuss
    • he's a good bloke
  • noun a friend who is frequently in the company of another
    familiar; comrade; associate; companion.
    • drinking companions
    • comrades in arms

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hector

  • noun (Greek mythology) a mythical Trojan who was killed by Achilles during the Trojan War
  • verb be bossy towards
    bully; ballyrag; bullyrag; push around; boss around; strong-arm; browbeat.
    • Her big brother always bullied her when she was young

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alter_ego

  • noun a very close and trusted friend who seems almost a part of yourself

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girlfriend

  • noun any female friend
    • Mary and her girlfriend organized the party
  • noun a girl or young woman with whom a man is romantically involved
    girl; lady friend.
    • his girlfriend kicked him out

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rally

  • noun a large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm
    mass meeting.
  • noun the feat of mustering strength for a renewed effort
    rallying.
    • he singled to start a rally in the 9th inning
    • he feared the rallying of their troops for a counterattack

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ship

  • noun a vessel that carries passengers or freight
  • verb transport commercially
    send; transport.

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father_brown

  • noun a Catholic priest who was the hero of detective stories by G. K. Chesterton

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stake

  • noun (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
    interest.
    • they have interests all over the world
    • a stake in the company's future
  • noun a pole or stake set up to mark something (as the start or end of a race track)
    post.
    • a pair of posts marked the goal
    • the corner of the lot was indicated by a stake

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rip_van_winkle

  • noun a person oblivious to social changes
  • noun a person who sleeps a lot

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bunyan

  • noun English preacher and author of an allegorical novel, Pilgrim's Progress (1628-1688)
    John Bunyan.
  • noun a legendary giant lumberjack of the north woods of the United States and Canada
    Paul Bunyan.
    • Paul Bunyan had a blue ox named Babe
    • the lakes of Minnesota began when Paul Bunyan and Babe's footprints filled with water

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lance

  • noun a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
    shaft; spear.
  • noun an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
    gig; fizgig; fishgig; spear.

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phoenix

  • noun a large monocotyledonous genus of pinnate-leaved palms found in Asia and Africa
    genus Phoenix.
  • noun the state capital and largest city located in south central Arizona; situated in a former desert that has become a prosperous agricultural area thanks to irrigation
    capital of Arizona.

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perseus

  • noun (Greek mythology) the son of Zeus who slew Medusa (with the help of Athena and Hermes) and rescued Andromeda from a sea monster
  • noun a conspicuous constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Auriga and Cassiopeia and crossed by the Milky Way

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jargonaut

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chance

  • noun a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances
    opportunity.
    • the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington
    • now is your chance
  • noun an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    fortune; hazard; luck.
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance

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mountain_climber

  • noun someone who climbs mountains
    mountaineer.

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peter_pan

  • noun a boyish or immature man; after the boy in Barrie's play who never grows up
  • noun the main character in a play and novel by J. M. Barrie; a boy who won't grow up

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emile

  • noun the boy whose upbringing was described by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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agamemnon

  • noun (Greek mythology) the king who lead the Greeks against Troy in the Trojan War

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augeas

  • noun (Greek mythology) the mythical Greek king who for 30 years did not clean his stables which contained his vast herd of cattle

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sita

  • noun wife of the Hindu god Rama; regarded as an ideal of womanhood

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mercenary

  • noun a person hired to fight for another country than their own
    soldier of fortune.
  • adjective satellite marked by materialism
    worldly-minded; materialistic.

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mythical_creature

  • noun a monster renowned in folklore and myth
    mythical monster.

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sweeney_todd

  • noun fictional character in a play by George Pitt; a barber who murdered his customers
    Todd.

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nibelung

  • noun (German mythology) a companion or follower of Siegfried
  • noun (German mythology) any of the race of dwarfs who possessed a treasure hoard that was stolen by Siegfried

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