1. chuck up the sponge give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat
  2. hypothesis a tentative insight that is not yet verified or tested
  3. chutzpanik (Yiddish) a person characterized by chutzpa
  4. vegetable sponge the loofah climber that has cylindrical fruit
  5. counterespionage spying on the spies
  6. Victoria sponge a cake consisting of two layers of sponge cake with a jelly filling in between
  7. expunge remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line
  8. Cuban spinach succulent herb sometimes grown as a salad or pot herb
  9. clothespin wood or plastic fastener
  10. glass sponge a siliceous sponge of the class Hyalospongiae
  11. clothes pin wood or plastic fastener
  12. kibbutznik a member of a kibbutz
  13. clothes peg wood or plastic fastener
  14. petty spurge an Old World spurge introduced as a weed in the eastern United States
  15. bigtooth aspen aspen with a narrow crown; eastern North America
  16. skip distance the shortest distance that permits radio signals (of a given frequency) to travel from the transmitter to the receiver by reflection from the ionosphere
  17. loufah sponge the dried fibrous part of the fruit of a plant of the genus Luffa; used as a washing sponge or strainer
  18. Vaccaria hispanica European annual with pale rose-colored flowers
  19. genus Pongo type genus of the family Pongidae: orangutans
  20. Scots pine medium large two-needled pine of northern Europe and Asia having flaking red-brown bark

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