Lexicon of Fly Words


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English Word Definition
abstemious eating and drinking in moderation; restricted to bare necessities
Draco Athenian politician who codified the laws of Athens (621 BC). Lauded for its impartiality, his code was unpopular for its severity
draconian exceedingly harsh; very severe; after Draco
mendacious habitually telling lies; dishonest; untruthful; untrue
pugnacius combative in nature; belligerent
pygmalion n: (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
rebarbative tending to irritate; repellent
SOAP simple object access protocol
virga Wisps of precipitation streaming from a cloud but evaporating before reaching the ground
Watershed an event marking a unique or important historical change of course or one on which important developments depend; "the agreement was a watershed in the history of both nations"