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  1. grenadine
    thin syrup made from pomegranate juice; used in mixed drinks
  2. pomegranate
    shrub or small tree having large red many-seeded fruit
  3. hefty
    of considerable weight and size
  4. gladiolus
    any of numerous plants of the genus Gladiolus native chiefly to tropical and South Africa having sword-shaped leaves and one-sided spikes of brightly colored funnel-shaped flowers; widely cultivated
  5. pelter
    a thrower of missiles
  6. concretize
    make something concrete
  7. manikin
    a life-size dummy used to display clothes
  8. canvass
    get opinions by asking specific questions
  9. lubberly
    clumsy and unskilled
  10. cordial
    politely warm and friendly
  11. jocular
    characterized by jokes and good humor
  12. Utopian
    of or pertaining to or resembling a utopia
  13. tamp
    press down tightly
  14. subnormality
    the state of being less than normal
  15. obbligato
    a part of the score that must be performed without change or omission
  16. woodsy
    characteristic or suggestive of woods
  17. ha-ha
    a loud laugh that sounds like a horse neighing
  18. stevedore
    a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port
  19. effervescence
    the process of bubbling as gas escapes
  20. bromidic
    given to uttering bromides
  21. canoodle
    fondle or pet affectionately
  22. satrap
    a governor of a province in ancient Persia
  23. congeries
    a sum total of many heterogenous things taken together
  24. twain
    two items of the same kind
  25. kittiwake
    small pearl-grey gull of northern regions
  26. polysemy
    the ambiguity of an individual word or phrase that can be used (in different contexts) to express two or more different meanings
  27. madrigal
    an unaccompanied partsong for 2 or 3 voices
  28. bollard
    a strong post
  29. parvenu
    a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status
  30. bowdlerize
    edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
  31. mountebank
    a flamboyant deceiver
  32. hauteur
    overbearing pride with a superior manner toward inferiors
  33. asphodel
    any of various chiefly Mediterranean plants of the genera Asphodeline and Asphodelus having linear leaves and racemes of white or pink or yellow flowers
  34. annulment
    the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation
  35. quasi
    having some resemblance
  36. Yugoslavia
    a former country of southeastern Europe bordering the Adriatic Sea; formed in 1918 and named Yugoslavia in 1929; controlled by Marshal Tito as a communist state until his death in 1980
  37. paleobotany
    the study of fossil plants
  38. cephalopodan
    relating or belonging to the class Cephalopoda
  39. Serbian
    of or relating to the people or language or culture of the region of Serbia
  40. tribunal
    an assembly to conduct judicial business
  41. ague
    successive stages of chills and fever that is a symptom of malaria
  42. Netherlands
    a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea
  43. Bosnian
    of or relating to or characteristic of Bosnia-Herzegovina or the people of Bosnia
  44. Albanian
    of or relating to Albania or its people or language or culture
  45. Kosovo
    a Serbian province in southern Serbia and Montenegro populated predominantly by Albanians
  46. Chile
    a republic in southern South America on the western slopes of the Andes on the south Pacific coast
  47. humiliating
    causing awareness of your shortcomings
  48. Suharto
    Indonesian statesman who seized power from Sukarno in 1967
  49. contemplate
    think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes
  50. Peruvian
    of or relating to or characteristic of Peru or its people
  51. oust
    remove from a position or office
  52. Saddam Hussein
    Iraqi leader who waged war against Iran
  53. subsequently
    happening at a time later than another time
  54. massacre
    the savage and excessive killing of many people
  55. civilian
    a nonmilitary citizen
  56. revolt
    rise up against an authority
  57. fascist
    an adherent of right-wing authoritarian views
  58. revered
    profoundly honored
  59. regime
    the governing authority of a political unit
  60. Mandela
    South African statesman who was released from prison to become the nation's first democratically elected president in 1994 (born in 1918)
  61. triumphantly
    in a triumphant manner
  62. Pretoria
    city in the Transvaal
  63. culminate
    end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage
  64. assassinated
    murdered by surprise attack for political reasons
  65. Ferdinand I
    king of Castile and Leon who achieved control of the Moorish kings of Saragossa and Seville and Toledo (1016-1065)
  66. Suharto
    Indonesian statesman who seized power from Sukarno in 1967
  67. Burmese
    of or relating to or characteristic of Myanmar or its people
  68. Beijing
    capital of the People's Republic of China in the Hebei province in northeastern China; 2nd largest Chinese city
  69. Kyrgyzstan
    a landlocked republic in west central Asia bordering on northwestern China; formerly an Asian soviet but became independent in 1991
  70. Venezuela
    a republic in northern South America on the Caribbean
  71. charismatic
    possessing an extraordinary ability to attract
  72. daw
    common black-and-grey Eurasian bird noted for thievery
  73. upsurge
    a sudden or abrupt strong increase
  74. suffrage
    a legal right to vote
  75. minimal
    the least possible
  76. insurgency
    an organized rebellion aimed at overthrowing a government
  77. Sri Lanka
    a republic on the island of Ceylon
  78. torture
    infliction of suffering to punish or obtain information
  79. Guatemala
    a republic in Central America
  80. Bangladesh
    a Muslim republic in southern Asia bordered by India to the north and west and east and the Bay of Bengal to the south; formerly part of India and then part of Pakistan; it achieved independence in 1971
  81. manipulate
    influence or control shrewdly or deviously
  82. Bolivia
    a landlocked republic in central South America
  83. stringent
    demanding strict attention to rules and procedures
  84. vulnerable
    capable of being wounded or hurt
  85. prod
    to push against gently
  86. famine
    a severe shortage of food resulting in starvation and death
  87. eradicate
    destroy completely, as if down to the roots