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A harsh and stern demeanor, or circumstances of hardship brought on by financial difficulty.
47th Vice President of the United States of America.
The medical technique of burning tissue to close wounds.
Prominent atheist and author of The Selfish Gene.
The Greek god of love and desire; son of Aphrodite.
Italian director of La Dolce Vita and La Strada.
Forename of the English author of Brighton Rock, the Irish creator of Father Ted, and a popular BBC chat-show host.
Recipient of an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1991, for the shortest performance ever to be awarded that honor.
A former British colony, now the world's largest democracy.
Member of the '27 club' of musicians who died young; lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding Compan.y
Capital of Nepal.
Only tennis player to win the 'Grand Slam' as both amateur and professional.
Salzburg-born 18th-century composer of 41 symphonies and 16 operas, including The Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute.
The practice of awarding jobs on the basis of familial and social connections.
English author, born Eric Arthur Blair, creator of characters such as Snowball and Winston Smith.
Energy stored in an object in a force field, or capacity to eventually exceed present performance.
The 'Q' in 'LGBTQ' (a catch-all acronym for non-hetrosexual sexualities).
A 15-a-side contact sport played in the UK, France, Italy, Argentina, and many former British colonies of the Southern Hempishere.
In film, the 'magnificent' number of a thriller starring Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman.
The setting of 70s British sitcom Fawlty Towers.
Host nation of the first FIFA World Cup, as well as two-time champions.
City on a lagoon now in North-East Italy; in its imperial days, its leaders were called 'Doge.'
John Lennon claimed to be this animal, known for its large tusks and whiskers, on the Magical Mystery Tour.
Noble gas, chemical number 54.
Time Magazine's Person of the Year in 2006 for their contribution to online content generation, and democracy.
Most recent former name of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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