1. Josephus Jewish general who led the revolt of the Jews against the Romans and then wrote a history of those events (37-100)
  2. Joseph husband of Mary and the foster father of Jesus
  3. Sisyphus (Greek legend) a king in ancient Greece who offended Zeus and whose punishment was to roll a huge boulder to the top of a steep hill; each time the boulder neared the top it rolled back down and Sisyphus was forced to start again
  4. Joseph Smith religious leader who founded the Mormon Church in 1830
  5. genus Aphis type genus of the Aphididae: injurious to fruit trees and vegetables
  6. houseful as many as a house will accommodate
  7. housefly common fly that frequents human habitations and spreads many diseases
  8. genus Physa type genus of the Physidae; freshwater air-breathing snails
  9. Joseph's coat perennial aromatic herb of southeastern Asia having large usually bright-colored or blotched leaves and spikes of blue-violet flowers; sometimes placed in genus Solenostemon
  10. Ziziphus spiny chiefly tropical American and Asiatic shrubs: jujubes
  11. Boselaphus Indian antelopes: nilgais
  12. geosphere the solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer mantle
  13. housewife a wife who manages a household while her husband earns the family income
  14. genus Phaius genus of Asiatic and Australian terrestrial orchids
  15. James Ives United States lithographer who (with his partner Nathaniel Currier) produced thousands of prints signed `Currier & Ives' (1824-1895)
  16. dysphasia an impairment of language (especially speech production) that is usually due to brain damage
  17. house fly common fly that frequents human habitations and spreads many diseases
  18. Cepheus (Greek mythology) king of Ethiopia and husband of Cassiopeia
  19. scyphus an ancient Greek drinking cup; two handles and footed base
  20. hives an itchy skin eruption characterized by weals with pale interiors and well-defined red margins; usually the result of an allergic response to insect bites or food or drugs