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Identify what word the definition belongs to.

E.g. Q. a device consisting of a circular canopy of cloth on a folding metal frame supported by a central rod, used as protection against rain.
A. Umbrella


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#1. Place or deal with close together for contrasting effect.

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#2. An electromagnetic wave of high energy and very short wavelength, which is able to pass through many materials opaque to light.

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#3. Each of two or more words having the same pronunciation but different meanings.

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#4. A member of a self-appointed group of citizens who undertake law enforcement in their community without legal authority.

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#5. The tendency of a body to preserve its state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force.

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#6. A medicine or procedure prescribed for the psychological benefit to the patient rather than for any physiological effect.

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#7. A monotheistic religion founded in Punjab in the 15th century by Guru Nanak.

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#8. The induction of a state of consciousness in which a person apparently loses the power of voluntary action and is highly responsive to suggestion or direction.

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#9. An orthodox Anabaptist sect that separated from the Mennonites in the late 17th century and exists today primarily in Ohio and southeast Pennsylvania.

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#10. A form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them.

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#11. A state of equilibrium or parity characterized by cancellation of all forces by equal opposing forces.

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#12. The branch of linguistics that studies the origin and history of words.

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#13. A market condition in which sellers are so few that the actions of any one of them will materially affect price and have a measurable impact on competitors.

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#14. The quality of being made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or around an axis.

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#15. An area of space-time with a gravitational field so intense that its escape velocity is equal to or exceeds the speed of light.

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#16. A device consisting of two flexible strips of metal or plastic with interlocking projections closed or opened by pulling a slide along them, used to fasten garments, bags, and other items.

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#17. A spasm of the diaphragm resulting in a rapid, involuntary inhalation that is stopped by the sudden closure of the glottis and accompanied by a sharp, distinctive sound.

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#18. A State of the western United States. It was admitted as the 45th state in 1896. First explored by the Spanish in 1540, the region was settled in 1847 by Mormons led by Brigham Young.

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#19. The principal church of a diocese, with which the bishop is officially associated.

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#20. A large feline mammal of Central and South America, closely related to the leopard and having a tawny coat spotted with black rosettes.

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FULL QUESTION AND ANSWER LIST
Place or deal with close together for contrasting effect.
Juxtapose

An electromagnetic wave of high energy and very short wavelength, which is able to pass through many materials opaque to light.
X-ray

Each of two or more words having the same pronunciation but different meanings.
Homophone

A member of a self-appointed group of citizens who undertake law enforcement in their community without legal authority.
Vigilante

The tendency of a body to preserve its state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force.
Inertia

A medicine or procedure prescribed for the psychological benefit to the patient rather than for any physiological effect.
Placebo

A monotheistic religion founded in Punjab in the 15th century by Guru Nanak.
Sikhism

The induction of a state of consciousness in which a person apparently loses the power of voluntary action and is highly responsive to suggestion or direction.
Hypnosis

An orthodox Anabaptist sect that separated from the Mennonites in the late 17th century and exists today primarily in Ohio and southeast Pennsylvania.
Amish

A form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them.
Democracy

A state of equilibrium or parity characterized by cancellation of all forces by equal opposing forces.
Balance

The branch of linguistics that studies the origin and history of words.
Etymology

A market condition in which sellers are so few that the actions of any one of them will materially affect price and have a measurable impact on competitors.
Oligopoly

The quality of being made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or around an axis.
Symmetry

An area of space-time with a gravitational field so intense that its escape velocity is equal to or exceeds the speed of light.
Black hole

A device consisting of two flexible strips of metal or plastic with interlocking projections closed or opened by pulling a slide along them, used to fasten garments, bags, and other items.
Zip

A spasm of the diaphragm resulting in a rapid, involuntary inhalation that is stopped by the sudden closure of the glottis and accompanied by a sharp, distinctive sound.
Hiccup

A State of the western United States. It was admitted as the 45th state in 1896. First explored by the Spanish in 1540, the region was settled in 1847 by Mormons led by Brigham Young.
Utah

The principal church of a diocese, with which the bishop is officially associated.
Cathedral

A large feline mammal of Central and South America, closely related to the leopard and having a tawny coat spotted with black rosettes.
Jaguar

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