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  • 1. a flat wire hairpin whose prongs press tightly together; used to hold bobbed hair in place
  • 5. any of a group of heavenly spirits under the god Anu
  • 10. singing jazz; the singer substitutes nonsense syllables for the words of the song and tries to sound like a musical instrument
  • 14. scalelike structure between the base of the wing and the halter of a two-winged fly
  • 15. French biochemist who (with Francois Jacob) explained how genes are activated and suggested the existence of messenger RNA (1910-1976)
  • 16. appear suddenly or unexpectedly
  • 18. a desert in southern Israel
  • 19. (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness
  • 20. annual or perennial herbs
  • 22. (pathology) a faint cloudy spot on the cornea
  • 24. Celtic goddess who was the mother of the Tuatha De ____nn; identified with the Welsh Don
  • 25. large Indian antelope; male is blue-grey with white markings; female is brownish with no horns
  • 26. a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes
  • 27. seek indirectly
  • 29. failure to reach a minimum required performance
  • 30. a choice or delicious dish
  • 32. marine or freshwater animals that form colonies of zooids
  • 34. United States educator who introduced reforms that significantly altered the system of public education (1796-1859)
  • 38. roused to anger
  • 39. being six more than sixty
  • 41. type genus of the Oriolidae
  • 43. game in which matchsticks are arranged in rows and players alternately remove one or more of them; in some versions the object is to take the last remaining matchstick on the table and in other versions the object is to avoid taking the last remaining matchstick on the table
  • 44. an appliance that allows an object (such as a ship's compass) to remain horizontal even as its support tips
  • 50. a Uralic language spoken by a Samoyed of northern Siberia
  • 51. a Tibetan or Mongolian priest of ____ism
  • 52. Emperor of Rome who introduced a degree of freedom after the repressive reign of Domitian; adopted Trajan as his successor (30-98)
  • 53. a city in northern Italy (northwest of Venice) on the River Adige; the site of the Council of _____
  • 54. muscular diaphragm that controls the size of the pupil which in turn controls the amount of light that enters the eye; it forms the colored portion of the eye
  • 55. an alliance of nations joining together to fight a common enemy
  • 56. someone who drives a herd
  • 58. (astronomy) a measure of time defined by Earth's orbital motion; terrestrial time is mean solar time corrected for the irregularities of the Earth's motions
  • 59. capital of Swaziland; located in northwestern Swaziland
  • 60. chocolate cookie with white cream filling
  • 62. the 21st letter of the Greek alphabet
  • 63. any of various strong liquors distilled from the fermented sap of toddy palms or from fermented molasses
  • 64. a country on the island of _______; became independent of England in 1962; much poverty; the major industry is tourism
  • 69. a large hardwood drinking bowl
  • 71. an independent ruler or chieftain (especially in Africa or Arabia)
  • 72. (computer science) a unit for measuring the speed of a computer system
  • 75. necessary for relief or supply
  • 80. a church officer who takes care of the interior of the building and acts as an attendant (carries the verge) during ceremonies
  • 82. a genus of Mustelidae
  • 83. semiformal evening dress for men
  • 84. any disease of the throat or fauces marked by spasmodic attacks of intense suffocative pain
  • 85. steal goods; take as spoils
  • 87. cause to leak
  • 88. the capital and principal port of _____ia
  • 89. a runner in a one-mile race
  • 90. young eel
  • 91. put in a ____
  • 92. slow and apathetic
  • 93. have ____ of
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  • 1. a thin morbid discharge as from a wound or especially chronic gonorrhea
  • 2. a form of football played with an oval ball
  • 3. the part of the small intestine between the jejunum and the cecum
  • 4. Russian physiologist who observed conditioned salivary responses in dogs (1849-1936)
  • 5. a United Nations agency to promote trade by increasing the exchange stability of the major currencies
  • 6. completely or thoroughly
  • 7. towards or into the interior of a region
  • 8. the act of departing
  • 9. model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
  • 10. the act of sitting or standing astride
  • 11. organize into a code or system, such as a body of law
  • 12. (Greek mythology) Greek god of light; god of prophecy and poetry and music and healing; son of Zeus and Leto; twin brother of Artemis
  • 13. the Tungusic language of the Evenki in eastern Siberia
  • 14. Queen of England and Scotland and Ireland; daughter if James II and the last of the Stuart monarchs; in 1707 she was the last English ruler to exercise the royal veto over parliament (1665-1714)
  • 17. used chiefly as a direction or description in music
  • 21. small deer of Japan with slightly forked antlers
  • 23. a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility
  • 28. the herpes virus that causes infectious mononucleosis; associated with specific cancers in Africa and China
  • 31. an associate degree in applied science
  • 33. equip with sails or masts
  • 34. one of the twelve divisions of the calendar year
  • 35. large west African tree having large palmately lobed leaves and axillary cymose panicles of small white flowers and one-winged seeds; yields soft white to pale yellow wood
  • 36. the cardinal number that is the sum of eight and one
  • 37. on and on for a long time
  • 39. the mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity
  • 40. a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland
  • 42. a terrorist organization in Sri Lanka that began in 1970 as a student protest over the limited university access for Tamil students; currently seeks to establish an independent Tamil state called Eelam; relies on guerilla strategy including terrorist tactics that target key government and military personnel
  • 43. Australian clover fern
  • 45. a radical terrorist group dedicated to the removal of British forces from Northern Ireland and the unification of Ireland
  • 46. Australian operatic soprano (1861-1931)
  • 47. Eurasian rose with prickly stems and fragrant leaves and bright pink flowers followed by scarlet hips
  • 48. oats
  • 49. a refractive surgery procedure that reshapes the cornea
  • 51. having relatively few calories
  • 55. characterized by avoidance or withdrawal
  • 57. mythical bird of prey having enormous size and strength
  • 59. one million periods per second
  • 61. strike or drive against with a heavy impact
  • 62. type genus of the _______aceae; chiefly bristly hairy herbs with usually showy flowers
  • 64. a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans
  • 65. a cylindrical spikelike inflorescence
  • 66. mergansers
  • 67. an island in the Aegean Sea in the Saronic Gulf
  • 68. conducive to peace
  • 69. the spirit of a group that makes the members want the group to succeed
  • 70. a hot sandwich with corned beef and Swiss cheese and sauerkraut on rye bread
  • 73. Italian nuclear physicist (in the United States after 1939) who worked on artificial radioactivity caused by neutron bombardment and who headed the group that in 1942 produced the first controlled nuclear reaction (1901-1954)
  • 74. be in confinement for childbirth
  • 76. a person who is voluntarily absent from home or country
  • 77. turn up, loosen, or remove earth
  • 78. (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character
  • 79. a person who acts and gets things done
  • 81. Danish philologist whose work on Old Norse pioneered in the field of comparative linguistics (1787-1832)
  • 86. the coordinated universal time when an event is received on Earth
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