1. faux pas a socially awkward or tactless act
  2. tax base collective value of taxable assets
  3. caspase any of a group of proteases that mediate apoptosis
  4. forceps an extractor consisting of a pair of pincers used in medical treatment (especially for the delivery of babies)
  5. VX gas a highly lethal nerve agent used in chemical warfare
  6. backspace the typewriter key used for back spacing
  7. workspace space allocated for your work (as in an office)
  8. foxiness shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
  9. Phoxinus minnows
  10. wax bean a common bean plant grown for its edible golden pod
  11. waxiness the quality of being made of wax or covered with wax
  12. phase space (physics) an ideal space in which the coordinate dimensions represent the variables that are required to describe a system or substance
  13. vacuousness indicative of or marked by mental vacuity and an absence of ideas
  14. auxesis growth from increase in cell size without cell division
  15. expose show; make visible or apparent
  16. fix up make arrangements for
  17. weak spot a place of especial vulnerability
  18. flare pass a short forward pass to a back who is running toward the sidelines
  19. Faustus an alchemist of German legend who sold his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for knowledge
  20. fauces the passage between the back of the mouth and the pharynx

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