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  • 1. informal British term for a cafe
  • 5. a figure of a man used as a supporting column
  • 10. ostentatious display of elegance
  • 14. a river in southeastern Australia that flows generally northwest to join the Darling River
  • 15. a situation fraught with difficulties and imponderables
  • 16. United States biochemist (born in Spain) who studied the biological synthesis of nucleic acids (1905-1993)
  • 18. being of use or service
  • 19. Hungarian composer of light operas (1870-1948)
  • 20. a short line at the end of the main strokes of a character
  • 22. a medium for oil-paints; linseed oil mixed with mastic varnish or turpentine
  • 24. a globular water bottle used in Asia
  • 25. inability to walk
  • 26. physiologically ready to incubate eggs
  • 27. (Norse mythology) goddess of the heavens and married love; wife of Odin
  • 29. of or relating to or characteristic of Asia or the peoples of Asia or their languages or culture
  • 30. move along on _____s
  • 32. an Iranian language spoken in _______stan and Pakistan; the official language of _______stan
  • 34. activity characterized by good humor
  • 38. an agency in the Department of Health and Human Services whose mission is to employ science in the pursuit of knowledge to improve human health; is the principal biomedical research agency of the federal government
  • 39. a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy
  • 41. carved ornament at the eaves of a tile roof concealing the joints between tiles
  • 43. the sea personified; father of Manannan; corresponds to Welsh Llyr
  • 44. declared as fact; explicitly ______
  • 50. a unit of astronomical length based on the distance from Earth at which stellar parallax is 1 second of arc; equivalent to 3.262 light years
  • 51. among the largest bony fish; pelagic fish having an oval compressed body with high dorsal and anal fins and caudal fin reduced to a rudder-like lobe; worldwide in warm waters
  • 52. (of seeds or insects) having winglike extensions
  • 53. eaten as mush or as a thin gruel
  • 54. dip into a liquid while eating
  • 55. furnish with power or authority; of kings or emperors
  • 56. of or pertaining to or characteristic of Nepal or its people or language or culture
  • 58. a corporation's first offer to sell stock to the public
  • 59. go after with the intent to catch
  • 60. a nonstandard form of American English characteristically spoken by African Americans in the United States
  • 62. an emotional response that has been acquired by conditioning
  • 63. a port in southern Lebanon on the Mediterranean Sea; formerly a major Phoenician seaport famous for silks
  • 64. a language of Australian aborigines
  • 69. retire from military service
  • 71. an independent ruler or chieftain (especially in Africa or Arabia)
  • 72. move or act with a sudden increase in speed or energy
  • 75. a selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor commonly prescribed as an antidepressant (trade name ______)
  • 80. a short passage added at the end of a literary work
  • 82. small buffalo of the Celebes having small straight horns
  • 83. Mexican painter noted for his monumental murals (1883-1949)
  • 84. the innermost light-sensitive membrane covering the back wall of the eyeball; it is continuous with the optic nerve
  • 85. persistent thickened stem of a herbaceous perennial plant
  • 87. with everything included or counted
  • 88. (of tempo) slow
  • 89. a Native American tent; usually of conical shape
  • 90. the central pillar of a circular staircase
  • 91. music composed for dancing a ____
  • 92. a member of the prehistoric people who spoke Proto-Indo European
  • 93. German tennis player who won seven women's singles titles at Wimbledon (born in 1969)
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  • 1. supply food ready to eat; for parties and banquets
  • 2. a friend or comrade
  • 3. a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book)
  • 4. United States comedian and film actor (1880-1946)
  • 5. the sign language used in the United States
  • 6. position 12 in a countable series of things
  • 7. city in northeast Pakistan
  • 8. a violin made by Nicolo _____ or a member of his family
  • 9. a chock or bar wedged under a wheel or between the spokes to prevent a vehicle from rolling down an incline
  • 10. large genus of erect or climbing prickly shrubs including roses
  • 11. a waterproof bag filled with ice: applied to the body (especially the head) to cool or reduce swelling
  • 12. beat the seeds out of a grain
  • 13. lawn grasses native to southeastern Asia and New Zealand; grown especially in warm regions
  • 14. so frightened as to be unable to move; stunned or paralyzed with terror; petrified
  • 17. relating to or having the characteristics of bees
  • 21. a Loloish language
  • 23. having a squat and fleshy build
  • 28. a herd of whales
  • 31. wood duck and mandarin duck
  • 33. an agency in the General Services Administration that is a security organization to provide a safe environment where Federal agencies can conduct their business
  • 34. coat with a lacquer, as done in _____
  • 35. related on the mother's side
  • 36. sharpen on a _____
  • 37. United States electrical engineer and inventor (born in Croatia but of Serbian descent) who discovered the principles of alternating currents and developed the first alternating-current induction motor and the _____ coil and several forms of oscillators (1856-1943)
  • 39. the capital and largest city of Lithuania; located in southeastern Lithuania
  • 40. a republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq
  • 42. grope or ____ in search of something
  • 43. small magnifying glass (usually set in an eyepiece) used by jewelers and horologists
  • 45. the basic unit of money in Western Samoa
  • 46. at or on or to the masthead or upper rigging of a ship
  • 47. tastelessly showy
  • 48. the fifth and highest element after air and earth and fire and water; was believed to be the substance composing all heavenly bodies
  • 49. United States industrialist who manufactured plows suitable for working the prairie soil (1804-1886)
  • 51. a master's degree in religion
  • 55. any of several tropical American palms bearing ______ nuts
  • 57. a plant hormone promoting elongation of stems and roots
  • 59. a person who is as brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry
  • 61. thickening of tissue in the motor tracts of the lateral columns and anterior horns of the spinal cord; results in progressive muscle atrophy that starts in the limbs
  • 62. an order of Eutheria
  • 64. showing your contempt by derision
  • 65. urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
  • 66. German bacteriologist who described a disease now known as ______'s syndrome and who identified the spirochete that causes syphilis in humans (1881-1969)
  • 67. provide with a new lining
  • 68. English novelist; oldest of three ______ sisters (1816-1855)
  • 69. hanging down (as from exhaustion or weakness)
  • 70. the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum
  • 73. a dish that contains _____ as its main ingredient
  • 74. place in a grave or tomb
  • 76. a person who avoids the company or assistance of others
  • 77. United States conductor (born in Japan in 1935)
  • 78. a clef that puts the F below middle C on the fourth line of a staff
  • 79. value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something
  • 81. a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)
  • 86. range of what one can know or understand
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