1. obscure not clearly understood or expressed
  2. absconder a fugitive who runs away and hides to avoid arrest or prosecution
  3. abscond run away, often taking something or somebody along
  4. tape recorder a magnetic recorder using magnetic tape
  5. obscurity the state of being indistinct due to lack of light
  6. air search radar a shipboard radar that searches for aircraft
  7. Jacques Cartier French explorer who explored the St. Lawrence river and laid claim to the region for France (1491-1557)
  8. War Secretary head of a former executive department
  9. wire recorder an early type of magnetic recorder using iron wire
  10. obsequious attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
  11. Ionic order the second Greek order
  12. Labor Secretary the person who holds the secretaryship of the Department of Labor
  13. Japanese lacquer tree small Asiatic tree yielding a toxic exudate from which lacquer is obtained
  14. Job's comforter someone whose comfort is actually discouraging
  15. box girder a beam built up from boards
  16. episcleritis inflammation of the sclera of the eye
  17. escort accompany
  18. Abies grandis lofty fir of the Pacific coast of northwestern America having long curving branches and deep green leaves
  19. discord lack of agreement or harmony
  20. secretary an assistant who handles correspondence and clerical work

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