1. hasty defense a defense organized while in contact with the enemy or when time is limited
  2. hasty defence a defense organized while in contact with the enemy or when time is limited
  3. past tense a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the past
  4. hastiness overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)
  5. histidine an essential amino acid found in proteins that is important for the growth and repair of tissue
  6. air defense defensive measures designed to destroy attacking enemy aircraft or missiles or to nullify their effectiveness
  7. Steffens United States journalist whose exposes in 1906 started an era of muckraking journalism (1866-1936)
  8. Stevens United States psychologist and psychophysicist who proposed Stevens' power law to replace Fechner's law (1906-1973)
  9. defense the act of guarding someone or something against attack
  10. restiveness the anxious feeling you have when you have the jitters
  11. stiffness the physical property of being inflexible and hard to bend
  12. assertiveness aggressive self-assurance; given to making bold assertions
  13. histaminase enzyme that acts as a catalyst in converting histidine to histamine
  14. self-defense the act of defending yourself
  15. civil defense activities organized by civilians for their own protection in time of war or disaster
  16. statutory offense crimes created by statutes and not by common law
  17. biodefense procedures involved in taking defensive measures against attacks using biological agents
  18. positiveness the quality of being undeniable and not worth arguing about
  19. defence the act of shielding someone or something against attack
  20. steadfast marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable