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|part of speech:
||a mythical animal that is usu. depicted as a monstrous, winged, fire-breathing reptile with claws and a long tail, often acting as a guardian of a place, treasure, or the like.
||a fiercely vigilant person, esp. one who controls access to another person, place, information, or the like.
comes from an ancient Greek word that means "the one with the deadly glance."