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  1. Great Plains a vast prairie region extending from Alberta and Saskatchewan and Manitoba in Canada south through the west central United States into Texas; formerly inhabited by Native Americans
  2. trade expense ordinary and necessary expenses incurred in a taxpayer's business or trade
  3. indirect expression an indirect way of expressing something
  4. direct examination (law) the initial questioning of a witness by the party that called the witness
  5. direct quotation a report of the exact words used in a discourse
  6. direct loan a loan by a lender to a customer without the use of a third party; direct lending gives the lender greater discretion in making loans
  7. direct current an electric current that flows in one direction steadily
  8. re-explain interpret from a different viewpoint
  9. direct evidence evidence directly related to the fact in dispute
  10. direct correlation a correlation in which large values of one variable are associated with large values of the other and small with small; the correlation coefficient is between 0 and +1
  11. near-death experience the experience of being close to death but surviving
  12. practicableness the quality of being usable
  13. direct action a protest action by labor or minority groups to obtain their demands
  14. direct support a mission requiring one force to support another specific force and authorizing it to answer directly the supported force's request for assistance
  15. tortoise plant South African vine having a massive rootstock covered with deeply fissured bark
  16. tractableness the trait of being easily persuaded
  17. directness trueness of course toward a goal
  18. direct discourse a report of the exact words used in a discourse
  19. interest expense interest paid on loans
  20. travel expense (frequently plural) expenses incurred by an employee in the performance of the job and usually reimbursed by the employer