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  1. disposition your usual mood
  2. hit the ceiling get very angry and fly into a rage
  3. practice bundling sleep fully clothed in the same bed with one's betrothed
  4. fair to middling about average; acceptable
  5. field thistle stout North American thistle with purplish-pink flower heads
  6. serratus posterior skeletal muscle that draws the rib cage backward and downward
  7. Bramley's Seedling very large cooking apple
  8. Fistulina hepatica a popular edible fungus with a cap the color of liver or raw meat; abundant in southeastern United States
  9. fortune telling the art or gift of prophecy by supernatural means
  10. vicar apostolic a titular Roman Catholic bishop in a non-Catholic area
  11. fortunetelling the practice of predicting people's futures
  12. Boris Pasternak Russian writer whose best known novel was banned by Soviet authorities but translated and published abroad (1890-1960)
  13. liquid body substance the liquid parts of the body
  14. Arabidopsis thaliana a small invasive self-pollinating weed with small white flowers; much studied by plant geneticists; the first higher plant whose complete genome sequence was described
  15. solid body substance the solid parts of the body
  16. startling so remarkably different or sudden as to cause momentary shock or alarm
  17. manifest destiny a policy of imperialist expansion said to be inevitable
  18. dismantling the act of taking something apart (as a piece of machinery)
  19. subsiding a gradual sinking to a lower level
  20. forestalling the act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively