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

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