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Adjectives from Greek


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anagoge
an mystical or allegorical interpretation of words or passages in a text or scripture
anagogic
of or relating to a mystical or allegorical interpretation of words or passages in a text or scripture
monolithic
large, powerful, and intractably indivisible and uniform
thalassic
relating to the sea.
apoplectic
overcome with anger; extremely indignant
epicurean
devoted to sensual enjoyment, especially from food and drink.
maniacal
exhibiting extremely wild or violent behavior
peripatetic
walking or traveling about; itinerant.
phlegmatic
(of a person) having an unemotional and stolidly calm disposition.
pusillanimous
lacking courage or resolution; cowardly; faint-hearted; timid.
sardonic
grimly mocking or cynical
anarthrous
a noun without a grammatical article, such as 'a' or 'the'
chthonian
relating to deities or spirits dwelling under the earth
deleterious
subtlety harmful or injurious to health
dendroid
treelike; branching like a tree; arborescent.
diachronic
relating to linguistic change over time
didactic
inclined to teach or moralize excessively
epexegetic
referring to the addition of words to clarify meaning
exegetic
relating to the critical explanation or interpretation of a religious text
eponymous
being the person or entity after which something or someone is named
epistemic
of or relating to knowledge or the conditions for acquiring it.
hypocoristic
denoting a pet name or diminutive form of a name.
mimetic
characterized by, exhibiting, or of the nature of imitation or mimicry
draconian
exceedingly harsh; very severe; cruel
hermeneutical
concerning interpretation, especially of biblical or literary texts
cacophonous
Harsh-sounding.
catechetical
relating to religious instruction by means of questions and answers (especially in preparation for baptism or confirmation)
ophthalmic
of or relating to the eye
procrustean
(especially of a framework or system) enforcing uniformity or conformity without regard to natural variation or individuality
promethean
daringly original or creative; boldly inventive
protean
readily assuming different forms or characters; extremely variable.
apodictic
clearly established or beyond dispute.
diaphanous
transparent or translucent.
ephemeral
lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory
anaphoric
referring back to or substituting for a preceding word or group of words
inelastic
lacking flexibility or resilience
laconic
using very few words
pneumatic
of or relating to air, gases, or wind.
sisyphean
(of a task) such that it can never be completed.
ascetic
characterized by or suggesting the practice of severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons
parochial
relating to a church parish
saccharine
excessively sweet or sentimental.
sophistic
relating to a person who reasons with clever but fallacious arguments.
homiletic
Of or relating to preaching; the art of writing sermons
heuristic
enabling a person to discover or learn something for themselves
hypothecary
Of the pledging of property or mortgage as security for a loan
autocephalous
fully autonomous and independent of outside episcopal jurisdiction
protreptic
an utterance or speech designed to instruct or persuade
deictic
a word whose meaning is dependent on context; specifying
stochastic
randomly determined