Transformers (In Other Words)

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Can you name some of the Transformers based on the literal meaning of their names.

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FactionName of CharacterLiterary meaning of name (# of words)
DecepticonsGreek: prefix meaning large, suffix meaning a complex scientific instrument (2)
AutobotsAny of several large species of hairy bees (1)
AutobotsA quick flash of a hue the color of a clear sky (2)
DecepticonsOne who emits a sudden, sharp noise like that produced by lightning discharge (2)
DecepticonsTo make a deep, heavy, somewhat muffled, continuous sound (1)
AutobotsOne who uses a stream of air to supply electrical energy (2)
DecepticonsTo work havoc or do ruinous damage (1)
DecepticonsThe surging or progressing movement of a sudden and violent blow or impact (2)
AutobotsMusical genre originating in New Orleans (1)
AutobotsAn optical phenomenon, especially in the desert or at sea (1)
AutobotsMechanical devices which alter the torque and speed of vehicles (1)
AutobotsTo strike with a sweeping stroke or blow along the side (1)
AutobotsOne who inhales glue vapors or other toxic fumes for a high (1)
AutobotsSkin consisting of a ductile, magnetic metallic element (2)
DecepticonsA circular saw named for the sound it makes when running at full speed (1)
AutobotsOne who leaps from a high steep face of a rock (2)
DecepticonsThe surging or progressing movement of a noise, vocal utterance or tone (2)
DecepticonsBill of a bird containing a device that produces a straight and powerful high energy beam of light (2)
AutobotsStrong, well-developed muscular strength (1)
AutobotsTo rove or go about stealthily (1)
DecepticonsTo bend or twist out of shape the region of the clouds (2)
AutobotsA mechanical device that allows movement in only one direction (1)
DecepticonsA body, surface, or device that repels light, heat or sound (1)
AutobotsOne of any of several breeds of dogs trained to pursue game (1)
AutobotsAn ideal situation, greatest relevance or significance (2)
DecepticonsTo utter a loud, sharp, piercing sound at a large, self-luminous heavenly body (2)
AutobotsPerson who makes a sudden dash during daytime in public while naked (2)
AutobotsA person or thing that breaks a path or track made across a wild region (2)
DecepticonsExtreme mental agitation; wild excitement or derangement (1)

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