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1. Throw forcefully; shout out violently

2. Provide with some quality; endow

3. Examine closely and critically; N. scrutiny

4. Lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive

5. Making up for; repaying

6. Laugh (at); mock; ridicule; Ex. scoff at their threats

7. Pollute

8. Angelic; innocent-looking; N. cherub; CF. seraph: winged angel of the highest order

9. Annoying; tedious; V. irk: annoy

10. Book for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize

11. Consider; ponder; ADJ: done on purpose; slow

12. Shake or move unsteadily; sway as if about to fall

13. Eating both plant and animal food; devouring everything

14. Full of pores; like a sieve

15. Friendship; peaceful relationship as between nations

16. Unharmed; Ex. escape the accident unscathed

17. Detest; hate

18. Large group of insects moving in a mass; crowd of people or animals; V: move in a crowd or mass

19. Restore to proper condition (health or useful life); restore the former rank of

20. Stitches sewn to hold the cut edges of a wound or incision; material used in sewing; V: sew together a wound

21. Collection of wild animals on exhibition; zoo

22. Happening in the near future; ready; willing to help; Ex. No answer was forthcoming.

23. Climb by crawling with difficulties; scramble

24. Top (as of a hill or wave); showy feathers on the head of a bird

25. Complete; consummate; make perfect; N.

26. Raised platform for speech-making; pulpit

27. State of being deprived of something valuable or beloved; state of being bereaved or bereft

28. Clearly different from others of the same kind

29. Burden; very worriying problem; mental care; nightmare; male devil; CF. succubus

30. Irresistible; not to be escaped; unavoidable

31. Domineering; too commanding; haughty; CF. imperial/emperor

32. Highest point; the point farthest from the earth; OP. perigee

33. Hereditary nobility; privileged class; government by nobility; N. aristocrat

34. Neatly or smartly dressed; dapper; smart; Ex. natty dresser

35. Large three-masted sailing ship

36. Not to be taken away; nontransferable; Ex. inalienable rights

37. Mass for the dead; dirge

38. Energetic; vigorously active

39. Pertaining to the improvement of race; N. eugenics: study of hereditary improvement of the human race

40. Possession of land or building by rent; period of a tenant's occupancy

41. Dispute or contradict (often in an insulting way); attack as false or questionable; challenge; gainsay; CF. fight

42. Unlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky

43. Provide or use scantily; live very economically; Ex. skimp on necessities; ADJ. skimpy: inadequate in amount; scanty; stingy; niggardly

44. Division of a long poem

45. (of men) friendly - charming - and fashionably dressed; aiming to please; CF. of good disposition

46. Devastate; plunder; despoil; Ex. crops ravaged by storms

47. Complete independence and self-government (of a country); supremacy of authority; power to govern

48. Outcry; loud cry or clamor; strong protest; Ex. hue and cry against the new rule

49. Warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food

50. Rebellion; uprising