1. status epilepticus a condition in which there are continuing attacks of epilepsy without intervals of consciousness; can lead to brain damage and death
  2. First Duke of Wellington British general and statesman
  3. pigs in blankets small frankfurters wrapped in biscuit dough and baked
  4. fastidious giving careful attention to detail
  5. laser-assisted subepithelial keratomileusis a refractive surgery procedure that reshapes the cornea
  6. United States Public Health Service an agency that serves as the office of Surgeon General
  7. hit the ceiling get very angry and fly into a rage
  8. Actitis hypoleucos a variety of sandpiper
  9. basketball clinic a meeting at which basketball players receive special evaluation and instruction
  10. genus Callinectes New World blue crabs
  11. pestis bubonica the most common form of the plague in humans
  12. Salix babylonica willow with long drooping branches and slender leaves native to China; widely cultivated as an ornamental
  13. West Germanic language a branch of the Germanic languages
  14. Podocarpus elongatus South African tree or shrub having a rounded crown
  15. visually challenged having greatly reduced vision
  16. wet blanket someone who spoils the pleasure of others
  17. phytoplankton photosynthetic or plant constituent of plankton
  18. saddle blanket stable gear consisting of a blanket placed under the saddle
  19. Pecten magellanicus a large scallop inhabiting deep waters of the Atlantic coast of North America
  20. fastidiousness the trait of being meticulous about matters of taste or style