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achilles


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  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Achilles 
  n  :  a  mythical  Greek  hero  of  Homer's  Iliad;  a  foremost  Greek 
  warrior  at  the  siege  of  Troy;  when  he  was  a  baby  his 
  mother  tried  to  make  him  immortal  by  bathing  him  in  a 
  magical  river  but  the  heel  by  which  she  held  him  remained 
  vulnerable--his  "Achilles'  heel"  [syn:  {Achilles}] 




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