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1. Stubborn; hard to control or treat; Ex. obstinate cough; N. obstinacy

2. In confusion; disorderly; Ex. dash pell-mell

3. Untidy; careless in work habits; slipshod; N. sloven: one who is habitually untidy or careless

4. Steal (things of small value)

5. An act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point - right - etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire

6. Prevent by taking action in advance

7. Be a sign of; foreshadow

8. Stick out; jut; project; Ex. protruding teeth

9. Waterspout carved in grotesque figures on a building

10. Person who turns animal hides into leather

11. Diligent; assiduous; paying attention; N. sedulity

12. Take pleasure in great comfort

13. Unfrightening

14. Elevation to godhood; an ideal example of something

15. Universally present; ubiquitous

16. Bitterness of speech and temper; ADJ. acerbic: bitter; acrid (in taste - manner - or tone)

17. Contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.

18. Assume a particular posture; put forward; present; affect a particular attitude (to impress others); Ex. pose a threat; N.

19. List; mention one by one

20. Huge creature; something of monstrous size or power

21. Slope; inclined plane or roadway (connecting two levels)

22. Root up; uproot; destroy completely

23. Profitable; producing wealth

24. Shaving of the head especially by person entering religious orders; V.

25. Reject bluntly; snub; beat back; Ex. She rebuffed his invitation; N.

26. Inattentive or unmindful; unaware; wholly absorbed; forgetful(having the habit of forgetting)

27. Use of force to get someone to object; compelling; V. coerce

28. Act of providing; something provided; preparatory measure; provisions: necessary supplies (esp. food); stipulation; condition in an agreement; Ex. According to the provisions of the agreement

29. Close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding

30. Openmouthed

31. Habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist

32. Holding tenaciously to an action; stubborn; persistent

33. Leap or spring; limit or confine; constitute the limit of; Ex. bounded by Canada; N: leap or jumping; boundary; ADJ: certain; having a duty to do something (legally or morally); confined by bonds; Ex. We are bound to be late; Ex. I am bound to say my

34. Prescribed course of diet or exercise; prescribed diet and habits; Ex. daily regimen of a dancer

35. Plant or scatter seed

36. (of a place) deserted; unpopulated; (of a person) lonely; forlorn; joyless

37. Living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular

38. Vertebrate animal whose female suckles its young

39. Assumption; hypothesis; surmise; V. suppose

40. Give up; do without

41. Withdrawal; retreat; time of low economic activity

42. Neglect of duty; abandonment

43. Like a fox; crafty

44. Produce a design in raised relief; decorate with a raised design

45. Approve formally; confirm; verify

46. Refer

47. Trembling; slight quiver (as of the earth or from nervous agitation)

48. Revert (to bad habits); N. reverter

49. Dilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.

50. List of works of music - drama - etc. - a performer is prepared to present; CF. repertory