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Formerly Heliopolis

A town of eastern Lebanon northeast of Beirut. It is the site of an ancient Phoenician city probably devoted to the worship of ... and is now noted for its extensive Roman ruins.
Population, 24,000.

Even though Jesse knew that there might be dangers in Lebanon, he still wanted to visit ... in order to view the Roman ruins.
n. The inhibition of growth, but not the killing, of bacteria.

Using a bactericide was not an option since the desired result was ..., not complete elimination of the bacteria.
bal musette
n. A dance hall in France, with the music provided by an accordian band.

Dancers filled the ... and danced the night away to the music of the accordian band.
basso profundo
1. A deep ... singing voice.
2. A singer who has such a voice.

The choir director was pleased with the new student, a ..., who had transferred from another school.
n. An abnormal fear of depths.

A person who suffers from ... would not want to be a deep-sea diver.
bel canto
n. MUSIC: A style of operatic singing characterized by rich tonal lyricism and brillian display of vocal technique.

The song was designed for a singer who was a master of ... .
belle époque
n. An era of artistic and cultural refinement in a society, especially in France at the beginning of the 20th century.

The course in French literature focused on writings done during the period known as ... .
n. HINDUISM: A sacred Hindu text that is incorporated into the Mahabharata, an ancient Sanskrit epic. It takes the form of a philosophical dialogue in which Krishna instructs the prince Arjuna in ethical matters and the nature of God.

The ... is a seven hundred verse poem considered by most Hindus to be their most important text.
A city of central India north-northwest of Nagpur. Founded in the early 18th century, it is an industrial and trade center. In 1984 a toxic gas leak at an insecticide plant killed more than 2,000 people. Population, 671,018.

n. An industrial disaster, especially in a developing country, that causes significant damage to the surrounding population and environment: "How inevitable were future ...?" (Fergus M. Bordewich).
n. SPORTS: A competition that combines events in cross-country skiing and rifle shooting.

Winning the ... at the Winter Olympics had been Howard's dream since he was a child.
n. (used with a sing. verb) Examination of written documents to determine authorship or authenticity.

Upon discovering what appeared to be an original document, I took the stained pages to a specialist in ... .
n. The study of the effects of climatic conditions on living organisms.

A course in ... was required for the degree.
bossa nova
1. A lively Brazilian dance similar to the samba.
2. Music that is a blend of jazz and samba.

Dancing the ..., the couple wont the dance competition.
1. The middle class.
2. In Marxist theory, the social group opposed to the proletariat in the class struggle.

The American Revolution was led by members of the ... .
n. An eating disorder in which one alternates between abnormal craving for and aversion to food. It is characterized by episodes of excessive food intake followed by periods of fasting and self-induced vomiting or diarrhea.

Also called binge-purge syndrome, binge-vomit syndrome, ... nervosa.

Because Sally had unusual eating habits, her friends told her parents that they suspected she suffered from ... .