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