1. protagonist the principal character in a work of fiction
  2. antagonist someone who offers opposition
  3. stickiness the property of sticking to a surface
  4. dickens a word used in exclamations of confusion
  5. Pinguinus great auk
  6. butacaine a white crystalline ester that is applied to mucous membranes as a local anesthetic
  7. Dickens English writer whose novels depicted and criticized social injustice (1812-1870)
  8. paunchiness the bodily property of a protruding belly
  9. deaconess a woman deacon
  10. body count a count of troops killed in an operation or time period
  11. pluckiness the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury
  12. tackiness tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar
  13. blackness total absence of light
  14. staginess an artificial and mannered quality
  15. betoken be a signal for or a symptom of
  16. pathogenesis the origination and development of a disease
  17. Pediculus type genus of Pediculidae: true lice infecting humans
  18. bulkiness an unwieldy largeness
  19. bodkin a dagger with a slender blade
  20. Pelecanus type genus of the Pelecanidae