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The Thessalian People Wrote Learnedly and Were Able to Move Spontaneously but Hated the Louche Ruffians

In Words on April 15, 2011 at 11:00

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Myrmidon |ˈmərməˌdän; -mədən|-

Noun

  • a member of a warlike Thessalian people led by Achilles at the siege of Troy.
  • a hired ruffian or unscrupulous subordinate
Lucubrate |ˈloōk(y)əˌbrāt|-

Verb

  • to work, write, or study laboriously, especially at night.
  • to write learnedly.

Motile |ˈmōtl; ˈmōˌtīl|-

Adjective

  • [Biology] Moving or being capable of moving spontaneously, such as in cells or spores

Syzygy |ˈsizijē|-

Noun

  • [Astrology] An alignment of three celestial objects, as the sun, the earth, and either the moon or a planet
  • Any two related things, either alike or opposite.

Louche |loō sh|-

Adjective

       •  Disreputable or sordid in a rakish or appealing way

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