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  • 1. a sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward
  • 4. a visual presentation showing how something works
  • 8. a member of a pastoral people living in the Nilgiri Hills of southern India
  • 12. (used as a sentence connector) therefore or consequently
  • 13. a small rectangular free-reed instrument having a row of free reeds set back in air holes and played by blowing into the desired hole
  • 14. excessively fat
  • 16. a fundamentalist Islamic group in Somalia who initially did fundraising for al-Qaeda; responsible for ambushing United States Army Rangers and for terrorist bombings in Ethiopia; believed to have branches in several countries
  • 17. the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
  • 18. Peruvian shrub with small pink to lavender tubular flowers; leaves yield a tonic and diuretic
  • 19. the widely studied plant virus that causes tobacco mosaic; it was the first virus discovered (1892)
  • 20. throw or toss with a light motion
  • 21. of or relating to a member of the Buddhist people inhabiting the Mekong river in ___s and Thailand
  • 23. Egyptian god of the earth; father of Osiris and Isis
  • 24. small trout-like silvery marine or freshwater food fishes of cold northern waters
  • 26. utter `tsk,' `tut,' or `tut-tut,' as in disapproval
  • 28. a syndrome that occurs in many women from 2 to 14 days before the onset of menstruation
  • 30. a fatal disease of cattle that affects the central nervous system; causes staggering and agitation
  • 32. (legal terminology) the Latin word for wife
  • 36. a commercial center and river port in western Germany on the Rhine River; flourished during the 15th century as a member of the Hanseatic League
  • 39. an antidepressant drug that acts by blocking the reuptake of serotonin so that more serotonin is available to act on receptors in the brain
  • 41. a monocotyledonous genus of the family Iridaceae
  • 42. any of various coarse shrubby plants of the genus ___ with small greenish flowers; common in moist areas (as coastal salt marshes) of eastern and central North America
  • 43. diving ducks of North America having a bluish-grey bill
  • 45. a heterogeneous collection of groups united in their opposition to Saddam Hussein's government of Iraq; formed in 1992 it is comprised of Sunni and Shiite Arabs and Kurds who hope to build a new government
  • 46. moral weakness
  • 48. (computer science) a standardized language for the descriptive markup of documents; a set of rules for using whatever markup vocabulary is adopted
  • 49. highly valued northern freshwater fish with lean flesh
  • 50. a person who uses something or someone selfishly or unethically
  • 51. any of various old rustic dances involving kicking and leaping
  • 52. a type of video display that is thin and flat; commonly used in laptop computers
  • 54. the United States cryptologic organization that coordinates and directs highly specialized activities to protect United States information systems and to produce foreign intelligence information
  • 56. an informal word (abstracted from words with this ending) for some unidentified branch of knowledge
  • 60. an independent agency of the United States government that protects the interests of small businesses and ensures that they receive a fair share of government contracts
  • 63. a weapon that kills or injures civilian as well as military personnel (nuclear and chemical and biological weapons)
  • 65. free government delivery of mail in outlying country areas
  • 67. a political movement uniting Palestinian Arabs in an effort to create an independent state of Palestine; when formed in 1964 it was a terrorist organization dominated by Yasser Arafat's al-Fatah; in 1968 Arafat became chairman; received recognition by the United Nations and by Arab states in 1974 as a government in exile; has played a largely political role since the creation of the Palestine National Authority
  • 68. engraving or carving in low relief on a stone (as in a brooch or ring)
  • 70. French pope from 1088 to 1099 whose sermons called for the First Crusade (1042-1099)
  • 72. sun god; counterpart of Akkadian Shamash
  • 73. relating to or containing _____nium
  • 74. revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis
  • 75. medium-sized tubular pasta in short pieces
  • 76. a grounder that bounces high in the air
  • 77. made of fermented honey and water
  • 78. a flavored sugar topping used to coat and decorate cakes
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  • 1. the younger of the two _____ brothers remembered best for their fairy stories (1786-1859)
  • 2. tropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes; some cultivated for ornament or for fiber
  • 3. the United States federal department charged with conservation and the development of natural resources; created in 1849
  • 4. East Indian tree bearing a profusion of intense vermilion velvet-textured blooms and yielding a yellow dye
  • 5. free from worry or anxiety
  • 6. the use of nuclear magnetic resonance of protons to produce proton density images
  • 7. a translucent mineral consisting of hydrated silica of variable color; some varieties are used as gemstones
  • 8. a traditional theme or motif or literary convention
  • 9. a religious belief of African origin involving witchcraft and sorcery; practiced in parts of the West Indies and tropical Americas
  • 10. knock down with force
  • 11. United States tennis player who was the first Black to win United States and English singles championships (1943-1993)
  • 12. informal terms for a meal
  • 15. a unit of information equal to 1024 pebibytes or 2^60 bytes
  • 20. what you can repeat immediately after perceiving it
  • 22. goddess of criminal rashness and its punishment
  • 25. a nurse who has enough training to be licensed by a state to provide routine care for the sick
  • 27. the Dravidian language spoken by the ___ in southeastern India
  • 29. an independent federal agency that administers compulsory military service
  • 30. Confederate general during the American Civil War who was defeated by Grant in the battle of Chattanooga (1817-1876)
  • 31. perennial of wet and marshy places in the northern hemisphere: water parsnips
  • 33. the cardinal number that is the sum of twenty-one and one
  • 34. utter a high-pitched cry, characteristic of pigs
  • 35. (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species
  • 36. a lake in the mountains of central Africa between Congo and Rwanda
  • 37. sheep
  • 38. add alcohol to (beverages)
  • 40. interface consisting of a standard port between a computer and its peripherals that is used in some computers
  • 44. a terrorist group formed in 1977 as the result of a split with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine; became a satellite of al-Fatah; made terrorist attacks on Israel across the Lebanese border
  • 47. bulky greyish-brown eagle with a short wedge-shaped white tail; of Europe and Greenland
  • 49. a unit of force equal to the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 foot/sec/sec to a mass of 1 pound; equal to 0.1382 newtons
  • 51. block passage through
  • 53. take something out of its shell or ___
  • 55. move with a sweep, or in a _____ing arc
  • 57. relating to or using sight
  • 58. any one of three large skeletal muscles that form the buttock and move the thigh
  • 59. one who practices yoga and has achieved a high level of spiritual insight
  • 60. an honorary degree in science
  • 61. the Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the Dali region of Yunnan
  • 62. a female domestic
  • 64. a college or university building containing living quarters for students
  • 65. larger of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Brazil to Patagonia
  • 66. an angular or rounded shape made by ____ing
  • 69. the second largest of the four main islands of Japan; to the north of Honshu
  • 71. connect with a ___
  • 72. a type of submachine gun that is designed and manufactured in Israel
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