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1. Epicure; person who takes excessive pleasure in food and drink

2. (of an animal) feed on growing grass; cause (an animal) to feed on grass; scrape (esp. the skin) or touch lightly in passing; brush; Ex. We can't graze the cattle till summer; N: surface wound

3. Farewell or departure

4. Substitute; person or thing used in place of another; Ex. surrogate mother; ADJ.

5. Sky blue

6. Compulsive habitual need

7. Courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery

8. Moving with a wavelike motion; V. undulate; CF. und: wave

9. Clever and imaginative (in dealing with difficult situations); N. resource - resourcefulness

10. Able to float; cheerful and optimistic; N. buoyancy; Ex. buoyancy of wood/water/American market

11. Plants of a region or era

12. Chain; fetter; confine with shackles; N.

13. Find out for certain; make certain

14. Combination of different things; mixture of metals (containing mercury) used for filling holes in teeth

15. Malleable; pliable; (of metals) easily pulled into shape; flexible; (of someone) easily influenced or controlled

16. Shine intensely and blindingly; stare fixedly and angrily; N.

17. Mental calmness

18. Evil; ominous

19. Arrival

20. Place of safety; refuge; harbor; Ex. tax haven

21. Tiresome dwelling on a subject; V. harp: dwell on(think or speak a lot about) tediously

22. Soul; mind

23. Going against; opposing; unfavorable; hostile

24. Of the production of electricity by the action of an acid on a metal; having the effect of an electric shock; Ex. galvanic cell; galvanic effect; CF. Luigi Galvani

25. Of low rank or position; modest; having a low opinion of oneself and a high opinion of others; unassuming; not proud; V. humiliate: make humble; cause to feel ashamed or to lose the respect of others

26. Payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce

27. Essential; inherent; built-in

28. Having only one color

29. Crude cabin

30. Line (of waiting people or vehicles)

31. Pithy maxim or saying; ADJ. aphoristic

32. Conflict; lack of harmony; dissonance (when musical notes are played)

33. Excessively exacting; too critical (without noticing good qualities)

34. Refutation; response with contrary evidence; V. rebut: refute; disprove

35. Root up; uproot; destroy completely

36. Giving off an odor

37. Pertaining to conversational or common speech; informal; N. colloquialism: colloquial expression

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

39. Gloomy; depressed

40. Continue steadily in spite of difficulties

41. Growing or spreading uncontrollably; growing in profusion; unrestrained; Ex. rampant lawlessness/weed

42. Highly excited; intensely curious

43. Cut down; cut down expenses; economize

44. Slip or slide

45. Liberal; wasteful; generous or wasteful in giving or using; abundant; profuse; great; Ex. decorated lavishly; V. give in abundance

46. Illusive; deceptive; not real

47. Inquire impertinently (someone else's private affairs); use leverage to raise or open something; prize; N. pries: tool for prying

48. Attractive; CF. preoccupying ?

49. Element; ingredient

50. Tall column tapering(becoming gradually narrower toward the end) and ending in a pyramid