1. protagonist the principal character in a work of fiction
  2. antagonist someone who offers opposition
  3. green-eyed monster a feeling of jealous envy (especially of a rival)
  4. paternity test a test based on blood groups to determine whether a particular man could be the biological father of a particular child; negative results prove he was not the father but positive results show only that he could be
  5. maternity hospital a hospital that provides care for women during pregnancy and childbirth and for newborn infants
  6. mythical monster a monster renowned in folklore and myth
  7. prostate cancer cancer of the prostate gland
  8. Edmond de Goncourt French writer who collaborated with his brother Jules de Goncourt on many books and who in his will established the Prix Goncourt (1822-1896)
  9. patterned advance a series with a definite pattern of advance
  10. Edward the Confessor son of Ethelred the Unready
  11. modern dance a style of theatrical dancing that is not as restricted as classical ballet; movements are expressive of feelings
  12. landed gentry the gentry who own land (considered as a class)
  13. maternity ward a hospital ward that provides care for women during pregnancy and childbirth and for newborn infants
  14. maternalistic showing maternal instincts
  15. paternoster a type of lift having a chain of open compartments that move continually in an endless loop so that (agile) passengers can step on or off at each floor
  16. Paternoster the Lord's Prayer in Latin; translates as `our father'
  17. prince consort a prince who is the husband of a reigning female sovereign
  18. American wistaria an eastern United States native resembling the cultivated Japanese wisteria having pale purple-lilac flowers
  19. maternal quality the quality of having or showing the tenderness and warmth and affection of or befitting a mother
  20. paternity suit a lawsuit filed to determine the father of a child born out of wedlock (and to provide for the support of the child once paternity is determined)

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