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1. Location; place (of a crime - trial - gathering - etc.); CF. come

2. Face; appearance

3. Respectful; worshipful; V. revere: regard with reverence; N. reverence: profound respect

4. Autopsy; ADJ: occurring after death; of a postmortem

5. Counterfeit; reproduce fraudulently; form by heating in a forge and hammering into shape; move with a sudden increase of speed or power; Ex. forged ahead in the last two years; N: furnace where metals are heated

6. Insane; Ex. lunatic asylum

7. Of a pole; characterized by opposite extremes; Ex. polar opposites

8. Forceful; intensely emotional; with marked vigor; strong; N. vehemence

9. Participation; involvement (in a questionable act or a crime)

10. Hug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet

11. Large in quantity; generous; Ex. handsome reward

12. Cheerful and pleased with life; lighthearted; animated; easy and carefree; dapper in appearance; Ex. jaunty person/hat

13. (of voice) harsh and unpleasant; (of people) disorderly and boisterous; Ex. raucous shouts

14. Medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium

15. Individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism

16. Crawl or creep on ground; remain prostrate; behave in a servile manner

17. Crush or grind into very small particles

18. Chew

19. Refer

20. Wrestle; come to grips with; take hold of and struggle with; Ex. grapple with the burglar

21. Diminish; weaken; undermine the foundations of (a fortification); Ex. The element kryptonite sapped his strength.

22. Food; CF. live

23. Having lost one's original power; barren; worn out; exhausted

24. Refrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one's vote

25. Masses of leaves; CF. defoliate

26. Read through with care; N. perusal

27. Solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse; V. anathematize

28. State of being numerous or multiple; large number; Ex. multiplicity of details; ADJ. multiple: of more than one element

29. Powerlessness; feebleness

30. Feverish

31. Desertion

32. Generator for producing electricity; energetic person

33. Rule over tyrannically

34. Drowsy; dull; N. lethargy: state of sluggishness and inactivity

35. Shrink quivering as from fear; cringe

36. Defame; disgrace; destroy confidence in; disbelieve; N. CF. discreditable: causing discredit; shameful

37. Goblet; consecrated cup

38. Criticize harshly

39. Fugitive from the law (excluded from legal protection); V: declare (someone) to be an outlaw; deprive of the protection of the law; declare illegal; Ex. Drinking has been outlawed.

40. Incurable; uncorrectable; impossible to remedy

41. Worship of idols; excessive admiration or devotion; ADJ. idolatrous

42. Long narrow channel made in a surface to guide the movement of something; Ex. groove of the record

43. Spasmodic; intermittent; irregular

44. Concise; abrupt; pithy

45. Get one's bearings; adjust; make familiar with a situation; orientate

46. Harmful

47. Unfounded false rumor; exaggerated false report

48. Work (esp. musical composition); Ex. magnum opus: masterpiece; CF. opera

49. Repeat aloud (something learned); describe; Ex. recite his complaints; N. recitation

50. Great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event

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