An alloy of mercury and other metals.
Silver _____, which was commonly used for filling teeth, is being replaced by a composite of other materials.
A mixture of different elements.
The report is a curious ____________ of practical proposals and questionable claims of past accomplishments.
Very old or old-fashioned.
In this age of cell phones, faxes and e-mail, picking up a pen to write a letter seems almost ___________.
One who prepares and sells ointments, drugs, or similar items for medical purposes.
Romeo convinced the impoverished __________ to sell him the deadly poison illegally.
refraining from self-indulgence.
Henry David Thoreau lived an _______________ life during his two years in a cabin a t Walden Pond.
A person who practices self-denial.
As he searched for the meaning of life, the man who became the Buddha lived for many years as an ___________.
Doing or producing good.
Quitting smoking has a ___________ effect on the health even of smokers of long duration.
One who falsely claims knowledge or ability.
Anyone whose program promises dramatic weigh loss without the need to diet or exercise is a ___________.
An inhabitant, resident, or frequenter of a place.
In several of his novels, Marcel Pagno vividly delineates the ___________ of small rural towns of southern France.
A senior member of a group, especially one who is highly respected.
Anthropologist Louis Leakey was the ___________ of a small group searching for evidence of human origins.
The oldest example of a category.
Plants considered as a group in a particular area or era.
Prominent among the ____________ of Florida are dozens of varieties of palm trees.
To consume by drinking.
As the designated driver, I will not _____________ even one alcoholic drink.
To absorb or take in mentally.
As the designated driver, I will not ____________ even one alcoholic drink.
A medicine or remedy whose effectiveness has not been proven.
Here is a _____________ that the makers claim reverses hair loss.
To prevent or make unnecessary; to get rid of.
Frequent oil changes may ___________ the need for expensive engine repairs.
Lasting indefinitely or recurring;
Until they received financial counseling, credit-card debt was a _________ problem for that family.
A plant that lives three or more years.
Her garden includes some of my favorite ___________---irises, poppies and peonies.
Commonly accepted or supposed; assumed to exist.
Isabel Marlowe is the ________ heir to the Goldstone fortune and will go to court to prove her claim.
A person with detailed knowledge in a specialized field.
Thomas Jefferson was a self-taught ____________ in several diverse areas of knowledge.