1. ecstatic feeling great rapture or delight
  2. William Augustus English general
  3. Islamic Unity a fundamentalist Islamic group in Somalia who initially did fundraising for al-Qaeda; responsible for ambushing United States Army Rangers and for terrorist bombings in Ethiopia; believed to have branches in several countries
  4. Baltic State European countries bordering the Baltic Sea
  5. Islamic calendar the lunar calendar used by Muslims
  6. Islamic Jihad a Shiite terrorist organization with strong ties to Iran
  7. Gulf States the countries in southwestern Asia that border the Persian Gulf
  8. ischaemic stroke the most common kind of stroke
  9. William Curtis English botanical writer and publisher (1746-1799)
  10. United States North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
  11. welfare state a government that undertakes responsibility for the welfare of its citizens through programs in public health and public housing and pensions and unemployment compensation etc.
  12. Islamist a scholar who knowledgeable in Islamic studies
  13. Alcedo atthis small kingfisher with greenish-blue and orange plumage
  14. Allium canadense North American bulbous plant
  15. Arilus cristatus large predatory North American bug that sucks the blood of other insects
  16. Islamic Community a clandestine group of southeast Asian terrorists organized in 1993 and trained by al-Qaeda; supports militant Muslims in Indonesia and the Philippines and has cells in Singapore and Malaysia and Indonesia
  17. legal status a status defined by law
  18. Nutmeg State a New England state; one of the original 13 colonies
  19. lower status the state of being inferior
  20. Mid-Atlantic states a region of the eastern United States comprising New York and New Jersey and Pennsylvania and Delaware and Maryland