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albedo in physics, the degree to which particles such as neutrons are reflected by a surface that they strike. [1/2 definitions]
all-points sent out in all directions or to all receivers wherever they happen to be.
ant lion any of several lace-winged insects whose larvae dig holes in which they trap ants or other insects for food.
applesauce a sweet and sometimes spiced sauce made by simmering apples until they are soft.
Arab of, pertaining to, composed of, or involving Arabs or the countries in which they are the dominant population. [1/4 definitions]
arthritis a disease of the joints in which they become painfully inflamed.
atman (cap.) the universal soul from which all individual souls derive and to which, as the supreme goal of existence, they return. [1/2 definitions]
attributive in grammar, indicating an attribute, as adjectives and adverbs that immediately precede the words they modify. [1/3 definitions]
auxiliary verb a verb used in conjunction with a main verb in a clause that assists the main verb in reflecting aspects, voices, moods, and tenses. In the sentence "They have escaped," the main verb is "escaped," and the auxiliary verb is "have."
background the sum of a person's experience, education, and origins, esp. as they relate to his present character or situation. [1/5 definitions]
Beguine a member of a lay Roman Catholic sisterhood of the Netherlands, first established in the twelfth century, that allowed women to keep their private property and revoke their vows whenever they wished.
benefit of clergy formerly, a special privilege granted to members of the clergy, esp. that they be subject to ecclesiastical rather than secular courts. [1/2 definitions]
billing the order or size of performers' names as they appear on a printed program, screen credits, or the like, taken as a sign of relative status or importance. [1/3 definitions]
birdlime a sticky substance, made from plants such as holly or mistletoe, that is smeared on branches and twigs to catch small birds when they alight. [1/2 definitions]
breakwater a barrier that disrupts waves before they reach a harbor or shore.
broncobuster a person who trains wild horses so that they can be ridden.
buck fever the nervous excitement felt by novice hunters when they first sight game.
button any of various small, usually round, fasteners which are attached to a garment and designed to slide through a slit or loop. They may also be used purely for decoration. [1/7 definitions]
camp1 a place or program that provides activities, and often overnight accommodations in a rustic setting, for children when they are on vacation from school. [1/8 definitions]
chlorofluorocarbon any of a group of compounds containing carbon, chlorine, and fluorine, which were once commonly used as refrigerants, solvents, and aerosol propellants but are now being phased out as they contribute to ozone depletion (abbreviated CFC.)
clear-eyed able to see things as they are; perceptive or realistic. [1/2 definitions]