1. tenacious stubbornly unyielding
  2. pugnacious ready and able to resort to force or violence
  3. conscious having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts
  4. bonus an additional payment (or other remuneration) to employees as a means of increasing output
  5. Borassus palmyra
  6. census a periodic count of the population
  7. Bonasa ruffed grouse
  8. bonanza a sudden happening that brings good fortune
  9. Dionysus god of wine and fertility and drama
  10. Parnassus a mountain in central Greece where the Muses lived
  11. bonsai a dwarfed ornamental tree or shrub grown in a tray or shallow pot
  12. Pegasus (Greek mythology) the immortal winged horse that sprang from the blood of the slain Medusa; was tamed by Bellerophon with the help of a bridle given him by Athena; as the flying horse of the Muses it is a symbol of highflying imagination
  13. panacea hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases
  14. bounteous given or giving freely
  15. boneset European herb having small white, pink or purple flowers
  16. bones a percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance
  17. Cnossus an ancient town on Crete where Bronze Age culture flourished from about 2000 BC to 1400 BC
  18. byssus tuft of strong filaments by which e.g. a mussel makes itself fast to a fixed surface
  19. Pontus an ancient region of northern Asia Minor on the Black Sea
  20. nisus an effortful attempt to attain a goal

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