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1. Desecrating; profane; N. sacrilege: desecration - misuse - or theft of something sacred

2. Study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents

3. Flexible; supple; pliable; V.

4. Effort; expenditure of much physical work; V. exert oneself: make a great effort

5. Make stupid in mind; cause to appear or become stupid or inconsistent; suppress; frustrate or hinder; Ex. stultifying effect of uninteresting work; Ex. stultify free expression

6. (of a sound) grate on (eg. nerves); make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; rub with something rough; Ex. The cat's tongue rasped my hand.

7. Causing insensitivity to pain; N.

8. Wrong or improper name; incorrect designation

9. Without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection

10. Quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments

11. Wicked; immoral; unrighteous; N. iniquity; Ex. den of iniquity

12. Solidly uniform; unchangeable; unyielding; N. monolith: large block of stone

13. Having an aversion or lack of concern for political affairs

14. Of marriage or the wedding ceremony; N; nuptials; wedding ceremony

15. Resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic

16. Gigantic statue; person or thing of great size or importance

17. Build; lie; make up (a story) in order to deceive; Ex. fabricate the whole story; CF. fabric: underlying structure; Ex. fabric of society

18. Occupying a lower rank; inferior; submissive; N. V: put in a lower rank or class

19. Appearance of truth; quality of appearing to be true or real; likelihood; Ex. verisimilitude of her performance as Lady Macbeth

20. Effusively sentimental

21. Encouraging; exhortive; marked by exhortation; CF. exhort

22. Relentless; unyielding; implacable; not capable of being changed by entreaty or efforts; Ex. inexorable price rises

23. Monumental tomb; large stately tomb; CF. Mausolos

24. Very small

25. Become red in the face (from embarrassment or shame); become red or rosy; N.

26. Dreamily or deeply thoughtful; sadly thoughtful; thoughtful with a hint of sadness; contemplative; CF. think over

27. Summit; highest point; PL. vertices

28. Seniority by birth; state of being the first-born child; right of the eldest child (to inherit the entire property of one or both parents)

29. Narrow valley with steep sides; gorge; CF. gully - canyon

30. Change the appearance of (by marking with different colors)

31. Not shiny; matte; having a dull finish; N: flat piece of material used as a floor covering; V.

32. Favorable; auspicious; advantageous; fortunate; Ex. propitious day/sign

33. Trail of ship or other object through water; path of something that has gone before; Ex. hunger followed in the wake of the war

34. State of depression or melancholy; style of slow - mournful music (evolved from southern Black American songs)

35. Teaching; art of education

36. Poke abruptly with something sharp; punch with short blows

37. Sad and lonely; wretched; desolate

38. Loyalty

39. Distance around something; circumference

40. Give shape to; make; Ex. fashion the pot out of clay

41. Ideal place - state - or society; ADJ. utopian

42. Deception; trickery

43. Pertaining to a bishop or pope; pompous or pretentious; CF. pontiff: pope; bishop

44. Logically convincing; sound; legally acceptable; effective; Ex. valid reasoning/passport

45. Refer; attribute; assign

46. Oval building with tiers of seats; CF. arena

47. Border upon; adjoin

48. Complete; V.

49. Something that causes a substance in a chemical solution to separate out in solid form; OP. solvent

50. Lustful