1. Commonwealth of Independent States an alliance made up of states that had been Soviet Socialist Republics in the Soviet Union prior to its dissolution in Dec 1991
  2. capital of the United States the capital of the United States in the District of Columbia and a tourist mecca; George Washington commissioned Charles L'Enfant to lay out the city in 1791
  3. Supreme Court of the United States the highest federal court in the United States
  4. electronic countermeasures electronic warfare undertaken to prevent or reduce an enemy's effective use of the electromagnetic spectrum
  5. electronic counter-countermeasures electronic warfare undertaken to insure effective friendly use of the electromagnetic spectrum in spite of the enemy's use of electronic warfare
  6. President of the United States the person who holds the office of head of state of the United States government
  7. Constitution of the United States the constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen states
  8. Great Seal of the United States the seal of the United States government
  9. musculus sphincter ani internus an internal ring of smooth muscle formed by circular fibers of the rectum
  10. simple interest interest paid on the principal alone
  11. necrotizing enterocolitis an acute inflammatory disease occurring in the intestines of premature infants; necrosis of intestinal tissue may follow
  12. relational database management system a database management system designed to manage a relational database
  13. Vice President of the United States the vice president of the United States who presides over the United States Senate
  14. Second Coming of Christ the reappearance of Jesus as judge for the Last Judgment
  15. simple mindedness a lack of penetration or subtlety
  16. controlling interest ownership of more than 50% of a corporation's voting shares
  17. Symplocus tinctoria small yellowwood tree of southern United States having small fragrant white flowers; leaves and bark yield a yellow dye
  18. necrotizing enteritis enteritis characterized by bloody diarrhea and severe abdominal pain
  19. implication something that is inferred
  20. capital of the Dominican Republic the capital and largest city of the Dominican Republic