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1. happening or produced by chance, accidental - a ___________ encounter
2. lucky; fortunate
1. self-confidence, self-possession; poise; composure
2. the perpendicular or vertical position
1. to cause to contract or shrink; to compress
2. to slow or stop the natural course or development of
1. capable of various interpretations; ambiguous
2. deliberately misleading or vague, evasive
1. farcical or grotesque imitation; mockery; parody
2. to imitate grotesquely or absurdly; turn (a serious work or subject) to ridicule
1. a malicious, false, and defamatory statement or report - a _________ against his good name
2. to utter against; defame
1. a sudden disastrous collapse or defeat, esp. one involving a disorderly retreat; rout
2. the breaking up of ice in a river during spring or summer, often causing flooding
1. to grieve; distress; afflict - it __________ her much that he could not go
2. to injure unjustly, esp. by infringing a person's legal rights
1. the mouth, throat, or gullet of an animal, esp. a carnivorous mammal
2. the stomach, especially that of an animal
1. open or available for inspection
2. obvious - their scorn was _________ to everyone
3. a grant made by a government that confers upon the creator of an invention the sole right to make, use, and sell that invention for a set period of time
4. an invention protected by such a grant
5. to invent; originate, or be the proprietor of an idea
6. to grant a _________ to someone or for something
1. taking advantage of opportunities and circumstances
2. a person who adapts his action, responses, etc. to take advantage of opportunities, circumstances, etc.
1. a viscous or solid material of natural origin that is insoluble in water, and has a low softening temperature
2. to rub, smear, stiffen, polish, etc. with _______
3. to increase in extent, quantity, intensity, power, etc. - discord ___________ at an alarming rate.
4. (of the moon) to increase in the extent of its illuminated portion before the full moon
1. of an indefinitely great number; innumerable - the __________ of stars on a summer night
2. a very great or indefinitely great number of persons or things
1. extremely bad reputation, public reproach, or strong condemnation as the result of a shameful, criminal, or outrageous act - a time that will live in ___________
1. to calm, pacify, or soothe, esp. by giving into the demands of
2. to satisfy or quell (an appetite or thirst, etc.)
1. a striking or notable deed; feat; spirited or heroic act
2. to utilize, especially for profit, turn to practical amount - to __________ a business opportunity
3. to use selfishly for one's own ends
1. to stir, encourage, or urge on; stimulate or prompt to action - to ___________ a crowd to riot
1. worthy or imitation; commendable - ___________ conduct
2. serving as a warning - an _____________ penalty
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