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  1. serendipity good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries
  2. beat around the bush be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information
  3. antithesis exact opposite
  4. paternity test a test based on blood groups to determine whether a particular man could be the biological father of a particular child; negative results prove he was not the father but positive results show only that he could be
  5. predisposed made susceptible
  6. around the bend informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
  7. exogenous obesity obesity caused by overeating
  8. serendipitous lucky in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries
  9. round the bend informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
  10. transparent substance a material having the property of admitting light diffusely
  11. New Zealand daisybush bushy New Zealand shrub cultivated for its fragrant white flower heads
  12. praiseworthiness the quality of being worthy of praise
  13. playground slide plaything consisting of a sloping chute down which children can slide
  14. fibrous-rooted begonia any of numerous begonias having fibrous rather than tuberous or rhizomatous roots
  15. preservationist someone who advocates the preservation of historical sites or endangered species or natural areas
  16. frontispiece an illustration facing the title page of a book
  17. behind-the-scenes designed and carried out secretly or confidentially
  18. ring-around-the-rosy a children's game in which the players dance around in a circle and at a given signal all squat
  19. fragrant woodsia a common rock-inhabiting fern of northern temperate regions having rusty-brown stipes and lanceolate pinnate fronds
  20. praisworthiness the property of deserving praise