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1. Earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; CF. raise

2. Central or vital part; core; whole seed (as of corn)

3. Attach; add to a large thing; take possession of; incorporate (territory) into a larger existing political unit (by force); N: building added to a large one

4. Predicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape; situation allowing for no further progress

5. Rushing stream; flood; Ex. The rain fell in torrents.

6. Determine or seek opinions - votes - etc.; go through (a region) to solicit votes or orders; conduct a survey; N.

7. Destroy or wear away gradually by chemical action (over a long period)

8. Pertaining to drama; N: actor or actress

9. (of a person) suffer from oppressive heat; be oppressed by heat

10. Doubts

11. Steadiness of effort; persistent hard work

12. Bitter scolding or denunciation; invective; abuse

13. Legal claim or right on a property

14. Prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)

15. Deceiving; based on illusion; causing illusion; deceptive

16. Attractive; agreeable; having a pleasing appearance

17. Lean and angular; thin and bony; emaciated; barren

18. Put on; OP. doff

19. Merry

20. Let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate

21. Give a slight degree of a color or quality to; N: slight degree of a color or quality; Ex. tinged with grey/jealousy

22. Infallibly; ADJ. unerring: making no mistakes

23. Terrible; very bad

24. Protruding(sticking out); conspicuous; notable; eminent

25. Distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess

26. Disloyal; cowardly; N: disloyal and cowardly person

27. Despicable; unpleasant; disgusting; Ex. vile slander

28. Bitterness of feeling; nerve; effrontery; CF. gall bladder

29. Swayed by sentiment; appealing to the sentiments

30. Branch out; divide into branches or subdivisions

31. Play or frolic boisterously; gambol; N.

32. Misleading vision or visual image; false idea or belief; CF. delusion

33. Private secret meeting

34. Heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast

35. Related; belonging to the same group; similar in nature or character; Ex. kindred languages; N: relative; kin; kinship

36. Division into factions (esp. within a religious body); split

37. Shine with a flickering light; glimmer intermittently; Ex. The moonlight shimmered on the water; N.

38. Abandon; give up (by formal announcement); disown; repudiate; Ex. renounce one's claim to the property/one's religion; N. renunciation

39. Bearlike; pertaining to a bear

40. Associate with; keep company; N: husband or wife (or a ruler)

41. Uncertain; not clearly fixed; indefinite

42. Stormy; violent; impassioned; N. tempest: violent storm

43. Plead; ask earnestly

44. Compose on the spur of the moment

45. Poke (with a pointed object); stir up; urge; goad to action; N: pointed object used to prod; prodding

46. Fern leaf; palm or banana leaf

47. Chatter rapidly or unintelligibly

48. Complicated situation (as in a play); painful or complex misunderstanding (as in a play); entanglement; confused mass (as of papers); V. embroil

49. Like wood

50. Surface texture; completeness of execution