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alchemists
scientists who tried to change less valuable metals into gold, find a single cure for all diseases, and discover how to live forever
conducts
carries
cyanide
a poisonous white compound
fine
the amount of pure metal in a substance expressed in parts per thousand
gold leaf
a very thin sheet of gold
karats
units of fineness for gold equal to 1/24 part of pure gold in a blend with one or more other metals
refined
brought to a pure state
grand prix
one of several international races
gauge
a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity
must
a necessary or essential thing
reaction time
how fast a person can act
sleek
having a smooth, gleaming surface
triumph
the thrill of victory
first
the beginning unit in a series
other
not the same one
shapes
the forms of things or people
things
items
world
the earth
Formula 1
a racing car of a certain size, weight, and engine power having a long, narrow; open wheels; a single-seat open cockpit; and a rear engine
caffeine
a bitter drug that makes the body feel active
hulls
the dry outer coverings of fruits or seeds or nuts
plantations
areas or farms where plants and trees are cared for
stimulates
makes active or more active
backed
bore the financial obligation of
barter
a trade by exchanging one thing for another
conserve
avoid wasteful use of
currency
money in circulation
standard
regularly and widely used
surfaced
became widely known