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1. Full of flowers; full of ornate expressions

2. Declare openly; N. avowal

3. Sour; bad-tempered; peevish; difficult to read as handwriting

4. Old-fashioned; past the prime

5. Praising; eulogistic; N. encomium: very high praise; eulogy

6. Peak; highest point; acme; Ex. pinnacle of fame

7. Capable of using either hand with equal ease

8. Move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.

9. Strangle; regulate the speed of with a throttle; N: valve that regulates the flow; CF. throat ?

10. Main impact or shock (of an attack or blow); Ex. brunt of the argument

11. Opponent; enemy

12. Doctor specializing in ailments of the heart

13. Serious or fatal accident; person killed or wounded in an accident or battle

14. Capable of being repaired

15. Restraint; compulsion; repression of feelings; reticence; V. constrain: hold back; restrain; compel; oblige; confine forcibly; imprison

16. Honor; excellence; difference; contrast; discrimination; Ex. graduated with distinction; Ex. a writer of real distinction

17. Successful; rich; affluent; well-to-do; well-off

18. Start a fire; ignite; inspire; arouse

19. Lawyer in the lower court of law

20. Weird; causing fear because strange

21. Area of thick hard skin

22. Grandiloquent - pompous speech

23. (sitting or standing) straight up; honest; moral

24. Inflammatory disorder of the lower intestinal tract

25. Twist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (necks or hands)

26. Small bit or fragment; discarded waste material; fight; Ex. a scrap of paper/cloth; V: break into parts for disposal; discard as worthless; fight; quarrel

27. Not spacious; inconvenient

28. Supplying nourishment

29. One that achieves unexpected success; something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable

30. Utter impulsively from nervousness or excitement

31. Holding of an office or real estate; time during which such an office is held

32. Existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)

33. Be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of; ADJ. appreciable: enough to be felt; Ex. appreciable difference

34. Split or sever; cling to; remain faithful to; N. cleavage; ADJ. cloven

35. Features especially of the face; distinctive shape or contour of the face; CF. line

36. Foretell; be a warning or sign of; N: presentiment; foreboding; omen

37. Stupid person; clown

38. One who studies reptiles; CF. herpetology: branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians

39. Excessively enthusiastic expression of feeling; musical composition of irregular form (as if made up as one plays it)

40. Maze

41. Propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners; appropriateness of behavior or conduct

42. Destruction of life; slaughter; killing of large numbers of people or animals

43. Plant disease; V: infect with blight; ruin; destroy

44. Clearly different; clearly noticed

45. Drunken revel; V. carouse

46. Unruly; rebellious; Ex. mutinous teenagers; N. mutiny: open rebellion; CF. mutineer

47. Adopt; support (an idea or aim); marry; N. espousal

48. Gift made by a will; something handed down from an ancestor

49. Capable of being stretched; of tension; Ex. tensile rubber

50. Turn into a god; make a god of; idolize; Ex. Kings were deified; CF. deity