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  1. farce comedy a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
  2. Archimedes Greek mathematician and physicist noted for his work in hydrostatics and mechanics and geometry (287-212 BC)
  3. forensic medicine the branch of medical science that uses medical knowledge for legal purposes
  4. vena sigmoideus tributaries of the inferior mesenteric vein
  5. Phragmites reeds of marshes and riversides in tropical or temperate regions
  6. forcemeat mixture of ground raw chicken and mushrooms with pistachios and truffles and onions and parsley and lots of butter and bound with eggs
  7. thoracic medicine the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the chest
  8. Pyrus communis Old World tree having sweet gritty-textured juicy fruit
  9. viscometer a measuring instrument for measuring viscosity
  10. law of Archimedes (hydrostatics) the apparent loss in weight of a body immersed in a fluid is equal to the weight of the displaced fluid
  11. Varanus komodoensis the largest lizard in the world
  12. dark comedy a comedy characterized by grim or satiric humor
  13. War Secretary head of a former executive department
  14. finance committee a committee appointed to consider financial issues
  15. friskiness lively high-spirited playfulness
  16. schematise give conventional form to
  17. viscometry the measurement of viscosity
  18. tragicomedy a dramatic composition involving elements of both tragedy and comedy usually with the tragic predominating
  19. seriocomedy a comedy with serious elements or overtones
  20. Franche-Comte a former province of eastern France