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

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