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  1. stereotype a conventional or formulaic conception or image
  2. Dugald Stewart Scottish philosopher and follower of Thomas Reid (1753-1828)
  3. Metasequoia glyptostrodoides large fast-growing Chinese monoecious tree having flat bright-green deciduous leaves and small globular cones; commonly cultivated in United States as an ornamental; known as a fossil before being discovered in China
  4. desperate straits a state of extreme distress
  5. collective security a system for international peace
  6. eclectic selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
  7. genus Triceratops genus of herbivorous horned dinosaurs
  8. take to the woods flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
  9. Galictis vittatus carnivore of Central America and South America resembling a weasel with a greyish-white back and dark underparts
  10. altostratus a stratus cloud at an intermediate altitude of 2 or 3 miles
  11. Gilbert Stuart United States painter best known for his portraits of George Washington (1755-1828)
  12. down the stairs on a floor below
  13. scarlet wisteria tree a softwood tree with lax racemes of usually red or pink flowers; tropical Australia and Asia; naturalized in southern Florida and West Indies
  14. by fits and starts intermittently
  15. prickly custard apple small tropical American tree bearing large succulent slightly acid fruit
  16. Scolytus multistriatus a vector of the fungus causing Dutch elm disease
  17. coast white cedar slow-growing medium-sized cedar of east coast of the United States; resembles American arborvitae
  18. taste tester someone who samples food or drink for its quality
  19. clothes drier a dryer that dries clothes wet from washing
  20. man in the street a hypothetical average man