If you describe someone as Machiavellian, you disapprove of him because he uses clever tricks and other dishonest methods to achieve his aims, especially in politics.
A person or group is nonpartisan when it does not support the ideas of any particular political party or group.
A spartan lifestyle is very simple and severe; it has no luxuries or comforts.
Someone who is epicurean derives great pleasure in material and sensual things, especially good food and drink.
Something or someone that is protean is adaptable, variable, or changeable in nature.
The adjective sylvan describes things that are related to forests or trees.
Something antediluvian is so old or old-fashioned that it seems to belong to a much earlier period in history.
Something gargantuan is extremely large.
If you describe something as pedestrian, you think that it is ordinary and not interesting.
A metropolitan area contains a very large city.
A subterranean place is underground or below the earth, often hidden or secret.
An urban setting is in or characteristic of a city.
A cosmopolitan area represents large cultural diversity and people from around the globe; a cosmopolitan person is broad-minded and wise in the ways of the world.
The empyrean is another word for the sky or for the heavens.
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