Lessons 21-22

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Lessons 21-22
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2010-04-10 11:42:49
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  1. a great ambition; a breathing in; in medicine, the removal of fluids; the act of pronouncing a sound that begins with a puff of breath´╗┐
    aspiration
  2. the closing off of an area by enemy ships of troops; any obstruction or hindrance; v. to obstruct or hinder
    blockade
  3. to seize by authority
    confiscate
  4. a government representative; a person skillful in dealing with others
    diplomat
  5. a book's introduction
    foreword
  6. to produce or bring into being
    generate
  7. unerasable; permanent
    indelible
  8. taking no sides; indefinite; having little color; n. a nation that takes no sides; a disengaged position of gears
    neutral
  9. a published notice of a person's death, usually with a brief biography
    obiturary
  10. not clear; not well known; hidden; dark; v. to make dim; to conceal from view; to confuse
    obscure
  11. a dull gray alloy of tin with lead, copper, and other metals
    pewter
  12. a prime minister; a chief executive; adj. most important; supreme
    premier
  13. a play on words; v. to make a play on words
    pun
  14. attractively old-fashioned; unusual in an old-fashioned way
    quaint
  15. to put out (a fire or light); to end or destroy by satisfying or cooling; to cool hot metal by thrusting into water
    quench
  16. a small, dark mammal sometimes bred for its fur; adj. black or dark
    sable
  17. a gesture of greeting; the opening greeting in a letter
    salutaion
  18. the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or wit to expose foolishness or vice; a literary work that uses such devices
    satire
  19. a tax or list of taxes on trade goods
    tariff
  20. calling for haste or immediate action; pressing or insistent
    urgent

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