1. predicament an unpleasant or difficult situation
  2. adamant very hard native crystalline carbon valued as a gem
  3. croquet equipment sports equipment used in playing croquet
  4. cricket equipment sports equipment used in playing cricket
  5. Labor Department the federal department responsible for promoting the working conditions of wage earners in the United States; created in 1913
  6. prearrangement something arranged in advance
  7. cape forget-me-not anchusa of southern Africa having blue to red-purple flowers
  8. abridgment a shortened version of a longer work
  9. cardiac tamponade mechanical compression of the heart resulting from large amounts of fluid collecting in the pericardial space and limiting the heart's normal range of motion
  10. sports equipment equipment needed to participate in a particular sport
  11. contentment happiness with one's situation in life
  12. counterargument an opinion offered in opposition to another position
  13. commitment the act of binding yourself to a course of action
  14. debridement surgical removal of foreign material and dead tissue from a wound in order to prevent infection and promote healing
  15. payroll department the department that determines the amounts of wage or salary due to each employee
  16. compartment a partitioned section within a larger enclosed area
  17. summary treatment a brief and unsympathetic rejection
  18. creme de menthe sweet green or white mint-flavored liqueur
  19. indictment an accusation of wrongdoing
  20. Interior Department the United States federal department charged with conservation and the development of natural resources; created in 1849