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Phar•a•on•ic



Pronunciation: (fâr"ā-on'ik, far"-), [key]
adj.
1. (sometimes l.c.) of or like a Pharaoh: living in Pharaonic splendor.
2. (usually l.c.) impressively or overwhelmingly large, luxurious, etc.: a construction project of pharaonic proportions.
3. (l.c.) cruelly oppressive; tyrannical: pharaonic tax laws.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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