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Abraham Lincoln the 16th President of the United States (1861-1865), who was Commander-in-Chief of the Union troops during the American Civil War and who signed the Emancipation Proclamation, thus bringing an end to slavery in the United States (b.1809--d.1865).
aluminum hydroxide a white, water-insoluble powder used as an antacid and to waterproof fabric and manufacture glass.
arum any of a family of plants, such as jack-in-the-pulpit, with arrow-shaped leaves and bearing a flower, at the tip of a long spike, that is enclosed by a hoodlike leaf. [1/2 definitions]
automobile a four-wheeled vehicle with a built-in, self-propelled motor requiring a driver and used on roads to carry people; passenger car.
baryon in physics, a heavy subatomic particle of half-integral spin, such as a proton, neutron, or hyperon.
boom box a portable stereo radio with built-in speakers, a carrying handle, and usu. a cassette or CD player, capable of producing loud sound.
bootstrap being or pertaining to a self-initiating or self-sustained computer program. [1/5 definitions]
brucellosis a bacteria-induced disease that causes recurring fever and pains in the joints in people and abortions in cattle; undulant fever; Malta fever; Mediterranean fever.
bulimarexia an eating disorder, esp. found in young women, that is marked by the eating of large amounts of food followed by purging, usu. by self-induced vomiting or by taking laxatives, to avoid weight gain. (Cf. anorexia.)
calculating coolly scheming, esp. in a self-interested way. [1/3 definitions]
cannonball a jump into water with one's arms wrapped around one's tucked-in legs. [1/4 definitions]
carhop one who waits on customers in their cars at a drive-in restaurant.
clock radio a radio with a built-in clock that can be set to turn the radio on at a given time.
comprehensive wide or all-inclusive in range or scope. [1/3 definitions]
confess to reveal, admit, or concede as true, esp. something self-incriminating. [1/6 definitions]
confinement the state of being in childbirth; lying-in. [1/3 definitions]
crash1 (slang) to feel intensely depressed after a drug-induced euphoria. [1/17 definitions]
cuckoopint a European arum similar to the jack-in-the-pulpit.
devil an evil-intentioned or wicked person; malefactor. [1/8 definitions]
dim (pl.) the lower-intensity or lower-pitched lights of an automotive vehicle. [1/9 definitions]
disinterest lack of bias or self-interest; impartiality. [1/2 definitions]