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  1. Ticonderoga a pitched battle in which American revolutionary troops captured Fort Ticonderoga from the British in 1775
  2. thunderous loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss
  3. ponderous having great mass and weight and unwieldiness
  4. dichondra a creeping perennial herb with hairy stems and orbicular to reniform leaves and small white to greenish flowers; used as a grass substitute in warm regions
  5. contract a binding agreement that is enforceable by law
  6. second-guess evaluate or criticize with hindsight
  7. condescending characteristic of those who treat others with arrogance
  8. Pithecanthropus former genus of primitive apelike men now Homo erectus
  9. Second Reich the Reich when Hohenzollern monarchs ruled Germany
  10. econometrics the application of mathematics and statistics to the study of economic and financial data
  11. decontrol relax or remove controls of
  12. dominatrix a dominating woman
  13. ponderosa common and widely distributed tall timber pine of western North America having dark green needles in bunches of 2 to 5 and thick bark with dark brown plates when mature
  14. Fort Ticonderoga a pitched battle in which American revolutionary troops captured Fort Ticonderoga from the British in 1775
  15. counteract act in opposition to
  16. ducks and drakes a game in which a flat stone is bounced along the surface of calm water
  17. whisky on the rocks whiskey with ice
  18. whiskey on the rocks whiskey with ice
  19. secondary coil coil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coil
  20. slanderous harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign