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1. 'To hector' means to intimidate or push around. Do you know after whom this word is named?
2. The word iridescence is named after a Greek Goddess, can you guess the name of this Goddess?
3. The first month of the year is January. After whom is this month named?
4. The word jezebel refers to a 'scheming wicked woman'. Who was Jezebel?
5. Judas is a word used to refer to a traitor. The origin is well-known and it refers to Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus. Do you know how Judas betrayed Jesus?
6. There are many words in the English language named after authors to describe their style of writing. One such word is Kafkaesque, named after Franz Kafka; who was he?
7. The word 'knickers' refers to undergarments or half-pants. The word is derived from a real family whose surname was Knickerbockers and who were tailors.
8. Luddite is a word used to refer to people who are opposed to progress. The origin of the word comes from a group of people named Luddites. What did the Luddites oppose?
9. Ernst Mach was a physicist who introduced the mach number. What is the mach number?
10. "If I reprehend any thing in this world, it is the use of my oracular tongue, and a nice derangement of epitaphs" was a sentence from a play. This play created a new word in the English language. Which of the following is it?
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