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

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