1. notwithstanding despite anything to the contrary
  2. carbohydrate loading a diet of foods high in starch that increases carbohydrate reserves in muscles
  3. concluding occurring at or forming an end or termination
  4. defective pleading any pleading that fails to conform in form or substance to minimum standards of accuracy or sufficiency
  5. quenched steel steel that has been hardened by immersing it in water or oil to cool it
  6. connectedness the state of being connected
  7. bond trading trading in bonds
  8. scintillating having brief brilliant points or flashes of light
  9. banded stilt web-footed Australian stilt with reddish-brown pectoral markings
  10. indirect lighting a concealed lighting fixture
  11. directed study a course of study that is supervised and controlled by a specialist in the subject
  12. connecting flight a flight with an intermediate stop and a change of aircraft
  13. Canada thistle European thistle naturalized in United States and Canada where it is a pernicious weed
  14. United States North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
  15. judgment on the pleadings a judgment rendered by the court prior to a verdict because no material issue of fact exists and one party or the other is entitled to a judgment as a matter of law
  16. titillating pleasantly and superficially exciting
  17. wing loading the ratio of the weight of an airplane to its wing area
  18. second reading the second presentation of a bill in a legislature
  19. black-necked stilt stilt of southwestern United States to northern South America having black plumage extending from the head down the back of the neck
  20. United States Navy the navy of the United States of America