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1. Pertaining to ships or navigation

2. Suffering from a disease; destroyed

3. Formal essay; treatise

4. Full of life; animated; vibrant and lively; critical; of great importance; necessary to stay alive; of life; living; breathing; N. vitality; V. vitalize

5. Mild expression in place of an unpleasant one; ADJ. euphemistic

6. Extreme poverty; stinginess; ADJ. penurious: very poor; stingy

7. Someone who advises insurance companies

8. Highly ornate

9. Violation of a law; sin; V. transgress: go beyond (a limit); violate; do wrong

10. Trick; shift; sham blow; feigned attack to draw away defensive action; V.

11. Wandering; traveling from place to place (to perform work); Ex. itinerant preacher

12. Having an odor

13. Surround and swallow up

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

15. Trinket; cheap jewel; trifle

16. Mental or bodily powers; teaching staff

17. Reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $neq$ cause repulsion

18. Study of artifacts and relics of early mankind

19. Openmouthed

20. Imprison; shut up in confinement; CF. wall

21. Turn upside down or inside out; reverse the position or condition of

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

23. Slow up; loosen; make or become slack

24. Physician specializing in delivery(assisting in giving birth) of babies; N. obstetrics; CF. midwife

25. Strategem to gain an advantage; tactic; Ex. management ploy

26. Laugh quietly

27. Irritable; impatient and bad-tempered; short-tempered; N. testiness

28. Enclose; place in something; fix firmly in a surrounding mass

29. Easily approachable; easy to talk to; warmly friendly

30. Impressiveness; stateliness; majesty

31. Mixed indiscriminately; indiscriminate; not choosing carefully; indiscriminate in the choice of sexual partners; irregular - particularly sexually; Ex. promiscuous life/girl; N. promiscuity

32. Present falsely; represent falsely to be

33. Relapse; backslide; turn back to; return to the former owner; N. reversion

34. Lawyer using questionable methods; unscrupulous practioner

35. Essential; inherent; built-in

36. Disclaim or disavow; retract a previous statement; openly confess error; Ex. recant one's faith/a statement

37. Small chamber used for sleeping or work

38. Severe trial or affliction; difficult experience; trial(test of patience or endurance); affliction

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

40. Unmoved or unconcerned by; having no interest in; mediocre; neither good nor bad

41. Animal that ruminates; ADJ.

42. Small hill; hillock

43. Accustomed; hardened; Ex. inured to the Alaskan cold; V. inure: make used to something undesirable; harden; CF. unfeeling

44. Surrender of prisoner by one state to another; Ex. extradition treaty; V. extradite

45. Oppression; cruel government; ADJ. tyrannical: of a tyrant or tyranny; despotic; V. tyrannize: treat tyrannically; oppress

46. Thin surface layer (of good quality wood - glued to a base of inferior material); cover; surface show; fac{c}ade; V.

47. (esp. of a flower or leaf) many-colored

48. Appease; conciliate; make peaceful; ADJ. propitiatory

49. Humorous imitation; spoof; takeoff; travesty; V.

50. Vessel in which substances are crushed with a pestle