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diploid: Of a cell, having a pair of each type of chromosome, one of the pair being derived from the ovum and the other from the spermatozoon.

zygote: A fertilized egg cell.

lipid: Any of a group of organic compounds including the fats, oils, waxes, sterols, and triglycerides. They are, however, soluble in nonpolar organic solvents.

anabolic steroid: A class of steroid hormones that promote growth of tissue.

typhoid: An infectious bacterial fever with an eruption of red spots on the chest and abdomen and severe intestinal irritation

android: A robot that is designed to look and act like a human (usually male).

embroidery: The ornamentation of fabric using needlework.

lederhosen: knee-breeches made of leather

dickey: A detachable shirt front, collar or bib.

hip-huggers: Tight-fitting pants (trousers) with a waistline that rests on the hips

angler: A person who fishes with a hook and line.

bobber: A buoyant device (frequently made of cork) attached to a line so as to suspend the end of the line with the hook (and bait or lure) above the bottom.

entomologist: A scientist who studies insects

auger: A carpenter's tool for boring holes larger than those bored by a gimlet.

omega: The twenty-fourth, and last, letter of the Greek alphabet (Ω, ω), transliterated as ‘o’ or ‘ō.’

alpha: The name of the first letter of the Greek alphabet (Α,  α), followed by beta. In the Latin alphabet it is the predecessor to A.

liver: A large organ in the body that stores and metabolizes nutrients, destroys toxins and produces bile. Responsible for thousands of biochemical reactions.

Dixie: The southern United States; the South.

ditty bag: A small bag used to carry one's personal effects or toiletries while traveling.

attaché: A diplomatic officer, usually one who plays a specific role.

footlocker: A long, rectangular trunk or similar container that lays flat on the floor and is usually kept at the foot of a bed, commonly used in barracks and dormitories.

saddlebag: one of a pair of covered pouches laid across the back of a horse behind the saddle or hanging over the rear wheel of a bicycle or motorcycle

hatbox: A piece of luggage for a hat; a case or box for a hat.

coriander: An aromatic Mediterranean plant of the parsley family, the leaves and seeds of which are used as culinary herbs

checkerberry: A creeping evergreen North American shrub of the heath family, with spiny scented leaves and waxy white flowers

celluloid: Any of a variety of thermoplastics created from nitrocellulose and camphor, once used as photographic film.

iodine: A chemical element (symbolI) with an atomic number of 53; one of the halogens.

goitre: An enlargement of the front and sides of the neck caused by inflammation of the thyroid gland.

lozenge: A small medicinal tablet, originally of this shape, taken for sore throats and dissolved in the mouth

bozo: A stupid or foolish person.

Gandalf: A male given name known in history, and in the books of Tolkien, but not usually bestowed on children.

yellowhammer: A native or resident of the American state of Alabama.

settee: A long seat with a back, -- made to accommodate several persons at once.

gooseberries: A round edible yellowish-green or reddish berry with a thin translucent hairy skin

sonneteer: A writer of sonnets.

barrette: A clasp or clip for gathering and holding the hair.

wombat: A burrowing plant-eating Australian marsupial that resembles a small bear with short legs

opossum: An American marsupial that has a ratlike prehensile tail and hind feet with an opposable thumb

foley: Relating to or concerned with the addition of recorded sound effects after the shooting of a film

dolly: A small platform on wheels used for holding heavy objects, typically film or television cameras

ablution: The act of washing oneself (often used for humorously formal effect)

minaret: A tall slender tower, typically part of a mosque, with a balcony from which a muezzin calls Muslims to prayer

Muhammad: The prophet who founded Islam.

Mecca: A city in Saudi Arabia, the holiest place in Islam, location of the sacred Ka'ba, and to which Muslims are required to make a hajj at least once in their lifetime.

kudos: Praise; accolades.

Khrushchev: Soviet statesman and premier who denounced Stalin (1894-1971)

shotgun shack: A house with no internal barrier between the front and back doors.

stucco: A plaster that is used to coat interior or exterior walls, or used for mouldings.

Pamplona: A city in Navarre of northern Spain famous for the running of the bulls.

Alamo: An infamous fort in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

cotillion: A bold dance performed in groups of eight where ladies lift their skirts to display their ankles!

jitterbug: A fast dance popular in the 1940s, performed chiefly to swing music

on the mend: Healing or recovering, as from an injury or illness.

on the lam: Running away, usually from the police; on the run.

on the fence: undecided; wavering in one's opinion

on the wagon: Abstaining from drinking any alcoholic drink, usually in the sense of having given it up (as opposed to never having partaken).

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