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An immoderate or fanatical adherent to a cause, especially a religious one
A gentle, mild breeze
A tubular pasta in short pieces, similar to rigatoni, often baked in a tomato sauce
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A large dirigible balloon consisting of a long, cylindrical, covered framework containing compartments or cells filled with gas
A line, course, or progression characterized by sharp turns first to one side and then to the other
An extremely large, indeterminate number
To become unconscious from alcohol or narcotic drugs; pass out
The figure or symbol 0, which in the Arabic notation for numbers stands for the absence of quantity
A temple of Sumerian origin in the form of a pyramidal tower
Fervor for a person, cause, or object; eager desire or endeavor; enthusiastic diligence; ardor
To kill; to shoot; to attack; to defeat; to bombard with electrical current, radiation, laser beams, etc.
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Any of several horselike African mammals of the genus Equus, each species having a characteristic pattern of black or dark-brown stripes on a whitish background
To move quickly or suddenly with a loud humming or buzzing sound
A small, slender freshwater fish, Brachydanio rerio, having luminous bluish-black and silvery-gold horizontal stripes
Any of several composite plants native to Mexico and adjacent areas, especially the widely cultivated species Z. elegans, having variously colored, many-rayed flower heads
Any continuous area that differs in some respect, or is distinguished for some purpose, from adjoining areas
The cell produced by the union of two gametes, before it undergoes cleavage
A sudden, brief hissing sound, as of a bullet
The body of a dead person given the semblance of life, but mute and will-less, by a supernatural force, usually for some evil purpose
Any organic body or cell capable of spontaneous movement and of an existence more or less apart from or independent of the parent organism
An imaginary belt of the heavens within which are the apparent paths of the sun, moon, and principal planets that contains twelve constellations and hence twelve divisions (signs)
A pimple; skin blemish
A parklike area in which live animals are kept in cages or large enclosures for public exhibition
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A ductile, bluish-white metallic element used in making galvanized iron, bras, and other alloys with atomic number 30
Keen relish; hearty enjoyment; gusto
Ludicrously or whimsically comical; clownish
A device used for fastening clothing, valises, etc., consisting of two toothed tracks or spiral metal or plastic coils, each bordering one of two edges to be joined
The science or branch of biology dealing with animals
A musical instrument, consisting of a flat sounding box with numerous strings stretched over it, that is placed on a horizontal surface and played with a plectrum and fingertips
A Mahayana movement, introduced into China in the 6th century AD that emphasizes enlightenment for the student by the most direct possible means
The point on the celestial sphere vertically above a given position or observer
A variety of summer squash that is shaped like a cucumber and that has a smooth, dark-green skin
The aggregate of animal or animallike organisms in plankton, as protozoans
A metallic element found combined in zircon, resembling titanium chemically, with atomic number 40

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