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  1. Daucus carota a widely naturalized Eurasian herb with finely cut foliage and white compound umbels of small white or yellowish flowers and thin yellowish roots
  2. US Coast Guard an agency of the Department of Transportation responsible for patrolling shores and facilitating nautical commerce
  3. Jacques Cartier French explorer who explored the St. Lawrence river and laid claim to the region for France (1491-1557)
  4. consecrate give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
  5. exaggerate enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
  6. reconsecrate consecrate anew, as after a desecration
  7. unsecured not firmly fastened or secured
  8. deconsecrate remove the consecration from a person or an object
  9. execrate curse or declare to be evil or anathema
  10. OTC security a security traded in the over-the-counter market
  11. Sanskrit an ancient language of India
  12. Social Security social welfare program in the U.S.
  13. suction curettage a method of induced abortion
  14. cascara sagrada dried bark of the cascara buckthorn used as a laxative
  15. security guard a guard who keeps watch
  16. Ficus carica Mediterranean tree widely cultivated for its edible fruit
  17. obscurity the state of being indistinct due to lack of light
  18. smoke-cured dried and cured by hanging in wood smoke
  19. masquerade a party of guests wearing costumes and disguises
  20. salt-cured (used especially of meats) preserved in salt