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1. Small light sailboat or rowboat

2. Shining; brilliant; Ex. lustrous hair

3. Egg-shaped; CF. ovum; CF. ovulate

4. Explanation - especially of biblical(of the bible) passages

5. Lethargy; sluggishness; dormancy; ADJ. torpid: lethargic; lazy; inactive; (of an animal) dormant; hibernating

6. Brownish yellow

7. Superfluous; more than needed or demanded

8. Absence of contradictions; uniformity; degree of thickness or firmness; Ex. consistency of thick cream; CF. viscous

9. Without feeling; expressionless; imperturbable; stoical; Ex. impassive face

10. Boast

11. Boldness; nerve; rashness; Ex. temerity to ask for a pay increase after only three day's work

12. Stoical; impassive; unmoved by joy or grief; N. CF. stoicism

13. Exhibiting art or skill; deceitful; cunning; CF. artifice

14. Force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling - reduce fever - etc.

15. Coloring matter (usually powder to be mixed with water or oil)

16. Become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person

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

18. Highly gifted child; person with exceptional talents; marvel; wonder

19. Inclined to; likely to (suffer); prostrate; lying with the front downward; Ex. prone to disease/make mistakes; Ex. accident-prone

20. Superfluous; more than is necessary; verbose; excessively wordy; repetitious

21. Substantial; essential; pertaining to the substance; substantial; considerable; Ex. substantive issues

22. Quote; commend; Ex. cited for bravery in an official record

23. Groom oneself with care; adorn oneself

24. Very bad; detestable

25. Well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif

26. Diligent attention; diligence; V. apply oneself

27. Burden; N. encumbrance

28. Size or volume (esp. when very large); main part; Ex. The bulk of the work has already been done; ADJ. bulky: having great size

29. Body of customers

30. Group of people who share some common quality; armed band; a group of between 300 and 600 soldiers under one commander (in the ancient Rome)

31. Of a pivot; central; critical; crucial

32. Imperceptible(not easily understood); intangible; OP. palpable: tangible; easily perceptible

33. Condescend; stoop

34. Inquiry; question; V.

35. Outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.

36. Cliff; dangerous position; Ex. on the edge of the precipice

37. Strike the palms of the hands together with a sudden explosive sound; come together suddenly with a sharp sound; put or send promptly; Ex. clap the thief in jail; N: clapping; loud or explosive sound; CF. applause

38. Dining hall; room where meals are served (in a school)

39. Direct financial aid by government - etc.; V. subsidize: assist with a subsidy

40. Ordinary; typical; not nuclear; Ex. conventional weapons

41. Cautious; unwilling to take risks; sparing or restrained about giving; OP. bold

42. Crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli - which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power

43. One who writes in defense of a cause or institution; N. apologia

44. Pertaining to the organs or sense of touch

45. Swayed by sentiment; appealing to the sentiments

46. Plan in advance; Ex. premeditated murder

47. Motivate; activate; cause to act

48. Fastening or lock consisting of a movable bar that fits into a notch; V: close with a latch

49. Renounce under oath; abandon; make a solemn promise to give up; CF. abjure

50. Increase in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent