1. large intestine beginning with the cecum and ending with the rectum
  2. last in first out inventory accounting in which the most recently acquired items are assumed to be the first sold
  3. Turkestan Desert a desert in Turkmenistan to the south of the Aral Sea
  4. Keystone State a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
  5. Clark standard cell a form of voltaic cell once used as a standard for electromotive force
  6. first in first out inventory accounting in which the oldest items (those first acquired) are assumed to be the first sold
  7. North Star State a midwestern state
  8. Lone-Star State the second largest state
  9. gastroenterostomy surgical creation of an opening between the stomach wall and the small intestines; performed when the normal opening has been eliminated
  10. interstate involving and relating to the mutual relations of states especially of the United States
  11. Alaska Standard Time standard time in the 9th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 135th meridian west; used in Hawaii and most of Alaska
  12. Bering Standard Time standard time in the 11th time zone west of Greenwich, reckoned at the 165th meridian west; used in the Midway Islands
  13. norethindrone acetate a synthetic progestational hormone (trade name Norlutin) used in oral contraceptives and to treat endometriosis
  14. disinterested unaffected by concern for one's own welfare
  15. prime interest rate the interest rate on short-term loans that banks charge their commercial customers with high credit ratings
  16. first estate the clergy in France and the heads of the church in Britain
  17. security interest any interest in a property that secures the payment of an obligation
  18. President Arthur elected vice president and became 21st President of the United States when Garfield was assassinated (1830-1886)
  19. red sanderswood tree of India and East Indies yielding a hard fragrant timber prized for cabinetwork and dark red heartwood used as a dyewood
  20. Marquis de Condorcet French mathematician and philosopher (1743-1794)

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