1. basic assumption an assumption that is basic to an argument
  2. taste perception the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus
  3. domestication adaptation to intimate association with human beings
  4. exteroception sensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body
  5. exemption an act freeing someone from obligations
  6. prestidigitation manual dexterity in the execution of tricks
  7. domestic pigeon domesticated pigeon raised for sport or food
  8. set decoration a decoration used as part of the set of a theatrical or movie production
  9. take exception raise a formal objection in a court of law
  10. misconception an incorrect assumption
  11. Immaculate Conception (Christianity) the Roman Catholic dogma that God preserved the Virgin Mary from any stain of original sin from the moment she was conceived
  12. homeostatic related to or characterized by homeostasis
  13. direct examination (law) the initial questioning of a witness by the party that called the witness
  14. James Dewey Watson United States geneticist who (with Crick in 1953) helped discover the helical structure of DNA (born in 1928)
  15. homesteader someone who settles lawfully on government land with the intent to acquire title to it
  16. redirect examination (law) questioning of a witness by the party that called the witness after that witness has been subject to cross-examination
  17. stock option the right to buy or sell a stock at a specified price within a stated period
  18. self-deception a misconception that is favorable to the person who holds it
  19. subsumption incorporating something under a more general category
  20. homestead law a law conferring privileges on owners of homesteads

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