1. ameliorate make better
  2. assimilate make alike
  3. alarmist a person who alarms others needlessly
  4. assimilation the process of absorbing one cultural group into another
  5. ice-cream soda a drink with ice cream floating in it
  6. family Formicidae ants
  7. family Cimicidae wingless flat-bodied bloodsucking insects
  8. Assemblies of God a charismatic Protestant denomination in the United States
  9. similarity the quality of being alike
  10. dissimilarity the quality of being dissimilar
  11. secular humanism the doctrine emphasizing a person's capacity for self-realization through reason; rejects religion and the supernatural
  12. malaria mosquito transmits the malaria parasite
  13. lamellar mixture a mixture in which substances occur in distinct layers
  14. Amelia Earhart first woman aviator to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic
  15. vascular hemophilia a form of hemophilia discovered by Erik von Willebrand
  16. small hours the hours just after midnight
  17. spermaceti a white waxy substance from oil of the sperm whale
  18. Passiflora mollissima cultivated for fruit
  19. Emilia-Romagna a region of north central Italy on the Adriatic
  20. gasteromycete any fungus of the class Gasteromycetes