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1. Used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease

2. Temporary encampment; camp without tents; V.

3. Main wooden stem of a tree; human body excluding the head and limbs; torso; prehensile nose of an elephant

4. Understanding the nature of an event after it has actually happened

5. Swamp gas; heavy vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence; noxious atmosphere or influence

6. Formal essay; treatise

7. Sore place appearing on the skin inside or outside the body; Ex. stomach ulcer; ADJ. ulcerous; V. ulcerate

8. Separated; alienated; V. estrange: alienate (people in a family); N. estrangement

9. Break a promise; deny; go back on; Ex. renege on the contract/paying off the debt

10. Steadiness of effort; persistent hard work

11. Annoyance and disappointment; vexation (caused by humiliation or injured pride)

12. Going beyond what is right; excessively forward; arrogant; taking liberties

13. Not planned; impromptu; extempore

14. Express condolences; N. condolence: sympathy for someone who has experienced great sorrow

15. Small model; small painting; ADJ: small

16. Bombastic; stiffly pompous; Ex. stilted rhetoric; CF. stiff: formal

17. Irreverent

18. Echo repeatedly; resound; Ex. The thunder reverberated across the valley.

19. Growing by addition; accumulative

20. Ash-colored; deadly pale

21. Persuade by flattery

22. Having only one color

23. Simultaneous discharge of a number of shots; V.

24. Slovenly; careless; sloppy; untidy; shabby; Ex. slipshod work

25. Official or legal permission; latitude of action or speech; excessive freedom that causes harm or damage; V.

26. Reservoir or water tank

27. Worldly wise and urbane; refined; complex; N. sophistication; V. sophisticate

28. Taking pains; showing hard work; taking great care; very careful and through

29. Touchy; peevish; ill-tempered

30. Stop motion; curb or restrain

31. Scandinavian myth; any legend; long heroic narrative

32. 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

33. Dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor

34. Pale; wan; Ex. pallid complexion

35. Returning something (lost or stolen) to the rightful owner; reparation; indemnification; compensation for loss - damage - or injury

36. Related to population balance; N. demography: statistical study of human population

37. Desertion

38. Having no motion; unchanging; lacking development; N. stasis: stable state

39. Change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander

40. Disheartened; dejected; sad; directed downward

41. Supporter; backer; opposite of opponent

42. Put into words; ADJ. verbal: of words; spoken rather than written; oral; of a verb

43. Appropriate; fitting

44. Bad-tempered complaint; person who keeps complaining; V: complain; grumble

45. (of speech) filled with passion; fervent

46. Speechless; producing indistinct speech; not articulate; not expressing oneself clearly

47. Unity of pitch (in musical performance); complete accord; Ex. The choir sang in unison.

48. Connected with history; based on events in history (whether regarded as important or not)

49. Quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments

50. Wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners