1. dire straits a state of extreme distress
  2. fibrous astrocyte star-shaped cells with long processes
  3. farmstead the buildings and adjacent grounds of a farm
  4. first estate the clergy in France and the heads of the church in Britain
  5. Gasterosteus type genus of the family Gasterosteidae
  6. word stress the distribution of stresses within a polysyllabic word
  7. schoolmistress a woman schoolteacher (especially one regarded as strict)
  8. Carl Yastrzemski United States baseball player (born in 1939)
  9. Acridotheres tristis dark brown crested bird of southeastern Asia
  10. board of trustees a governing board elected or appointed to direct the policies of an educational institution
  11. chromaesthesia a form of synesthesia in which nonvisual stimulation results in the experience of color sensations
  12. distressed feeling general unhappiness
  13. genus Hydrastis small genus of perennial herbs having rhizomes and palmate leaves and small solitary flowers; of northeastern United States and Japan
  14. extrados the exterior curve of an arch
  15. family Ostraciidae boxfishes
  16. Tapirus terrestris a tapir found in South America and Central America
  17. chromesthesia a form of synesthesia in which nonvisual stimulation results in the experience of color sensations
  18. cross dressing the practice of adopting the clothes or the manner or the sexual role of the opposite sex
  19. Vicar of Christ the head of the Roman Catholic Church
  20. Burmeisteria retusa of southern South America