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Limpid
Clear; Transparent; Free from obscurity; Lucid
Lucid
clear; easily understood; distinct; evident
Turbid
Not clear; Thick/dense; Confused; disturbed
Pneumatics
Branch of physics that deals with mechanical properties of air and gas
Esker
A ridge formed by glacial stream
Brass
Alloy; Consists of copper and zinc
Pewter
Alloy; Consists of tin and lead
Cowcatcher
Immediately precedes a locomotive
Denouement
Outcome or resolution; Climax immediately precedes denouement
Catamaran
Raft
Termagant
Shrew; Violent
Sycophant
Brown-noser, flatterer, parasite
Contumacious
Rebellious; inflexible; defiant
Renegade
One who rejects lawful or conventional behavior
Obsequious
Subservient; Submissive; Subordinate
Dowser
Divines the presence of water or minerals by means of a rod
Geomancer
Divines by means of geographical features or configurations
Safari
Swahili ;Means journey
Salaam
Arabic greeting
Pedestal
Architectural support or base that raises something up from the ground
Stalagmite
Stalactite
Deposits of calcium corbonate formed by the dripping of calcareous water in a cave
Bona Fide
In good faith (Latin)
In Toto
In Full (Latin)
Carte Blanche
Blanket Permission (French)
Avant-Garde
Pioneer (French)
Forbear
To hold back or abstain; refrain
Adumbrate
predict; forecase; foreshadow
Piscatorial
meaning of or relating to fish
Roman Numerals
X(10)
M(1,000)
I(1)
C(100)
Diligent
Unremitting; constant hard working
Diametric
Opposite
Pallid
blanched; pale
Veracity
Accuracy; truth; genuiness
Amelia Earhart
First women in aviation
Nellie Bly
First women journalist
Newton
Science
Copernicus
Science
Minerva
Daughter of Jupiter in Roman mythology
Athena
Daughter of Zeus in Greek mythology
Puccini
Created operas
Balanchine
Created ballets
George Orwell & Aldous Huxley
Wrote novels with heavy political content set in the future
Garry Trudeau & Thomas Nast
Gained fame as political cartoonists