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1. Diabolic; devilish; fiendish

2. New growth from a plant

3. One devoted to the promotion of human welfare; CF. humanism

4. Like a corpse; pale

5. Pardon (allowed by government to political criminals)

6. Difficult condition; condition or state (esp. a bad state or condition); predicament

7. Clever in deceiving; secretive; not telling one's intentions

8. (of words or statements) ambiguous; intentionally misleading; (of behavior) questionable; OP. unequivocal

9. Pertaining to soil deposits left by running water

10. Ing'enue; young innocent girl

11. Angle of a slope; V: slant from the perpendicular

12. Lover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy

13. Willful; stubborn; unyielding; determined to have one's own way; CF. no 'excessive'

14. Public records; place where public records are kept

15. State as a necessary condition (of an agreement); make express conditions; specify; Ex. He stipulated payment in advance

16. Talk idly; speak foolishly; boast idly

17. Study of insects

18. Extremely small

19. Union; coalition; V. fuse

20. Disease passed on by the bite of an infected animal (causing madness and death)

21. Slang; speech spoken by only a small group of people

22. Someone seeking revenge; source of downfall or ruin; CF. Nemesis

23. Purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence

24. Sudden outburst of an illness or feeling; convulsion caused by epilepsy

25. Support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott

26. Unavoidable

27. Female sheep

28. Make valid; confirm; ratify

29. Take the place of unfairly; usurp; replace

30. Division of a city for election or police purposes; precincts: space that surrounds a building; Ex. precincts of the college

31. Supplying nourishment

32. Causing a problem; open to doubt; doubtful; unsettled; questionable; Ex. Whether the arena will ever be completed is problematic.

33. Lawyer using questionable methods; unscrupulous practioner

34. Right and power to apply the law; authority

35. Large group; Ex. a bevy of starlets

36. Bravery; courage; strength of mind

37. Instruct; correct morally

38. Mixture

39. Being only one; individual; unique; extraordinary; odd; Ex. singular beauty/behavior

40. Examination of accounts of a business; official examination; V.

41. Substance that prevents infection in a wound; ADJ.

42. Delayed

43. All-knowing

44. Decorative edge of hanging threads; edge

45. Foul-smelling

46. Boast

47. Persuade not to do; discourage; N. dissuasion

48. Crowd; swarm

49. Childish; immature; CF. puer: boy

50. Start a fire; ignite; inspire; arouse