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Mar 11, 2022This week’s theme
Overachievers from mythology
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Image: The Universal Anthology, 1890s
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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
adjective: Terrible; repulsive.
noun: Any of various corals having a hard, treelike skeleton.
After Gorgon, any of the three monstrous sisters in Greek mythology, who had snakes for hair: Stheno, Euryale, and Medusa. Earliest documented use: 1616. See also, gorgonize.
“Or had that long, highpitched, inhuman cry been real? A gorgonian scream out in the hills, echoing off the unseen moons?”
Anthony Huso; The Last Page; Tom Doherty; 2010.
See more usage examples of gorgonian in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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