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The dictified word of the day is : myrmidon

Myrmidon \Myr"mi*don\, n. [L. Myrmidones, Gr. ?, pl.] 1. One of a fierce tribe or troop who accompained Achilles, their king, to the Trojan war. 2. A soldier or a subordinate civil officer who executes cruel orders of a superior without protest or pity; -- sometimes applied to bailiffs, constables, etc. --Thackeray. With unabated ardor the vindictive man of law and his myrmidons pressed forward. --W. H. Ainsworth. web1913
myrmidon n 1: a follower who carries out orders without question 2: (Greek mythology) a member of the warriors who followed Achilles on the expedition against Troy [syn: {Myrmidon}] wn
MYRMIDON, n. A follower of Achilles -- particularly when he didn't lead. devils

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