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1. Prepare by mixing or combining; make up in concert; devise (something false) so as to deceive; Ex. concoct an elaborate excuse for being late; N. concoction

2. Preventing infection; having a cleansing effect

3. Artificial channel for water; drain crossing under a road

4. In agreement; harmonious; corresponding; coinciding exactly; CF. congruous

5. Questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)

6. Inclination; natural tendency (esp. towards something bad)

7. Firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances - he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance

8. Make coins; invent or fabricate (a word or phrase); N. coinage: word or phrase recently invented

9. Predict (according to present indications)

10. Deception; trickery

11. Sure of one's own righteousness; moralistic

12. Domestic; made at home; spun or woven at home; simple and ordinary; Ex. homespun philosophy

13. Ornate; highly elaborate; richly colored; ostentatious; showy; CF. flame

14. Clergyman attached to a chapel

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

16. Recover; put right; find and bring in; regain; Ex. retrieve the situation

17. Businessperson (who assumes the risk of a business venture); contractor; ADJ. entrepreneurial

18. Come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual

19. Charlatan; boastful pretender

20. Change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas

21. Ointment

22. Boastful; excessively conceited; N. vainglory: great vanity

23. Essential or main point; Ex. the crux of the problem; ADJ. crucial: of deciding importance

24. Scholar; learned person; CF. savoir: know

25. Drink in

26. Theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational

27. Summit; highest point; PL. vertices

28. Marked by vulgar lewd humor; wanton; profane; N. ribaldry: ribald language or joke

29. Set right; correct; CF. rect-: right

30. Squabble; minor dispute; minor quarrel

31. Shameless and noticeable; blatant; bold; unconcealed; having no covering on the face; Ex. barefaced lie

32. Done with speed; quick; N. expedition

33. Tax of one-tenth (contributed to a church); V: pay a tithe

34. Enclosure for birds; large cage

35. Hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience

36. Pardon (an offense)

37. Lacking in flavor; lacking interest; dull; Ex. insipid food/character

38. Power of endurance; strength; staying power

39. Order; charge; authoritative command; power to govern another country; power to given to a government; region under administration; V: give a mandate to; place under a mandate; Ex. mandated territory

40. Waste material thrown away (as bits of paper scattered untidily); V: cover untidily with scattered litter

41. Eerie; strange; unnatural

42. Venomous spider

43. Extremely (offensively) obvious; loudly offensive; Ex. blatant lie; N. blatancy

44. Element that is a creature's natural environment; nutrient setting in which microorganisms are cultivated; appropriate occupation or means of expression; channel of communication; compromise; middle position between extremes; intervening substance th

45. (in ancient Rome) overseer of morals (also taking the census); person who eliminates inappropriate matter; V.

46. Terrible; very bad

47. Crown

48. Incapable of being pacified; impossible to appease; Ex. implacable enemy

49. Burlesque; act of leaving the ground

50. Stop short - as if faced with an obstacle - and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate